Denver’s Greenest Car Wash

Help Us in Our Mission to Keep Our Planet Green

We Use Less Water

We use less than 15 gallons of fresh water per car wash. Compare this to an average of 80-140 gallons of drinkable water per wash when you wash your car at home. An average hose with typical water pressure of 40 pounds per square inch spews about 11 gallons of water per minute. Washing your car with a hose for just ten minutes will use as much water as doing eighteen loads of dishes in an Energy Star qualified dishwasher – and that’s not including any water used to mix car cleaner. Save water with Denver’s greenest car wash.

We Reclaim & Treat Water

Gleam Car Wash is a mini water treatment plant, reclaiming almost 100% of all the water we use and treating ALL of it. Cleaning your car at home causes untreated toxic chemicals to flush down the drain into the stormwater system. These chemicals kill fish and other wildlife by polluting our waters. Keep our ecosystem healthy using a sustainable car wash.

We keep your car green

Dirty cars discharge water – from rain, snow, or sprinklers – with pollutants into the storm drain system. Washing your car frequently limits this as our environmentally-friendly car wash is able to collect, treat, and dispose of pollutants properly. Consider becoming a VIP member so you can wash your car every day.

WE conserve energy

In our commitment to sustainability, we use energy-efficient car wash tunnel equipment with Variable Frequency Drives (VFDs) in the motors, LED lighting for all lighting applications (both inside and out, including the Gleam Shop), and have solar panels on our roof. Solar energy is used to heat our water, run our hand dryers, power our LEDs and our electric car charging station. Reduce your carbon footprint, while enjoying a clean car with Gleam.


As part of our effort to reduce our carbon footprint and maintain our Silver Medal status in Colorado’s Environmental Leadership Program, we established a system to puncture each and every aerosol can, reclaim (and reuse when possible) the remaining liquid, and then we recycle both the cans and the lids. We recycle 200 cans per month!

ELP SILVER Certification

The Environmental Leadership Program (ELP) is a statewide environmental recognition and reward program which offers benefits and incentives to members that voluntarily go beyond compliance with state and federal regulations and are committed to continual environmental improvement. Gleam was the first car wash in Colorado to participate, and we did so at the ELP Silver Achiever level. If you’d like to learn more about the program please visit their website here.

The Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce, in recognition of our commitment to limiting our impact on the planet, awarded Gleam Car Wash the Green Business of the Year in 2018. And although we already treat 90% of our water, offer recycling and compost, and generate our own energy, there’s still more to be done! Thank you for supporting our dream!

Explore Gleam’s Services

Exterior Washes

Fast, Thorough, and Professional External Cleaning

Interior & Exterior Combo Service

Exterior Car Wash and Custom Interior Cleanings


Quality, Professional Detailing Packages to Meet Your Needs

Self-Service Dog Wash

Easy to Use, Sustainable Self-Service Dog Wash

Car wash membership

Wash as much as you like for one low monthly price. Five membership options starting at just $34. Our best packages pay for themselves in under TWO washes!

Two locations to serve you


4895 W 38th Ave | Denver, CO 80212


Tunnel | 7am - 7pm
Interiors & Detailing | 9am - 6pm

Gleam I

Gleam II

15911 E Colfax | Aurora, CO 80011


Tunnel & Complementary Vacuums | 7am - 7pm
Detailing By Appointment

Gleam II

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