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Coronado National Forest Needs Your Input

Here at Rita Ranch, we are committed to helping preserve our country’s national treasures, which is why we wanted to let you know about an opportunity to help our national forests and protect our planet for future generations. The Coronado National Forest is working to make their developed recreation sites more sustainable. As part of their larger effort called Restructuring Developed Recreation, they are proposing fee changes and adding fees at additional recreation sites. As it currently stands, the costs to operate and maintain these sites exceeds current and projected growth. Per their website, these nominal fee increases will ensure that the park can: Continue maintaining and providing amenities and services important to forest visitors Preserve capital investments Protect resources […]

2017 Readers' Choice Awards Winner

We are proud to announce that we have won the Arizona Daily Star’s 2017 Readers’ Choice Awards for “Best Car Wash” in the favorites category. The winners were revealed at the awards ceremony in Tuscon, held at the Hilton El Conquistador Golf and Tennis Resort on August 30th, 2017. The event honored businesses in over 300 categories, with more than 140,000 votes submitted. Laura, our Marketing Director, and Cheryl, our Senior Greeter, attended the ceremony to accept the award on behalf of Rita Ranch. The whole team at Rita Ranch Storage, Car & Dog Wash would like to thank each and every one of you who voted for us. We couldn’t have achieved this honor without the support of our […]

#1 AAA U-Haul Dealer in Southern Arizona

We’re thrilled to announce that Rita Ranch Storage, Car & Dog Wash has been named the #1 AAA U-Haul dealer for the Southern Arizona region! Elizabeth Eggers, Area Field Manager, for the Southern Arizona U-Haul Corporate Office recently presented the plaque to Stewart Lind, our U-Haul Operations Manager. Our U-Haul dealership is one of the largest in Southern Arizona. We are a full-service dealer offering truck, trailer and towing equipment rentals seven days a week. Stewart, a former U-Haul corporate employee, and the rest of our office staff are always ready and willing to assist you with any of your U-Haul needs. If we don’t have what you need in our inventory, we will find it for you! Please visit […]

6th Annual GVACC Golf Tournament

Rita Ranch Storage, Car & Dog Wash was proud to be a major sponsor of the 6th Annual Greater Vail Area Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament, held on May 13, 2017. In 2012, the GVACC established a scholarship fund for Vail area high school seniors. To date, the GVACC scholarship fund has raised over $20,000. In 2013, they awarded $5,000 in scholarships. From 2014 onward, they’ve awarded $6,000 each year. Since its inception, Rita Ranch has been a major sponsor of the event, held at Del Lago Golf Club each year. The 2017 Rita Ranch golf team participants from left to right were Jay Hitchcock, Mike Mapither, Rita Ranch Owner Mike Adams and Bailey Wherry. Though the competition was fierce, […]

Car Wash vs. Car Detail: Which One Do You Need?

Pop quiz! It’s time to clean your car. Do you a) Go to the self-serve car wash? b) Drive through the touchless automatic car wash? c) Call Adam to schedule a car detailing? Comparing a car wash vs. car detail isn’t always as straightforward as it might seem. Many people confuse the two thinking that they can get the same results at the self-serve car wash or automatic car wash as they can by getting their car detailed. Although both are similar, there are a few core differences you should know to make the best decision for your immediate car cleaning needs. Self-Serve Car Wash The self-serve car wash is a great place to go if you’re in a hurry. […]

Better Security at Rita Ranch Self Storage Facilities

It’s your stuff. Shouldn’t you have the peace of mind that it’s safe no matter where it’s being stored? We believe the answer to that question is a resounding, YES! The security of your belongings at Rita Ranch Storage, Car & Dog Wash is a top priority. To continue our efforts of securing your belongings and the facility, we’ve gone the extra mile to beef up our on-site security measures. Introducing: A New Camera System to Monitor the Rita Ranch Self Storage Facilities. It’s hard to get inside the mind of a criminal, but the folks at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte did just that when they conducted a study about what motivates intruders. The study called, “Understanding […]

Puppy Love: 10 Tips to Make Owning a Dog in Tucson a Better Experience

Congratulations! You just brought home the newest addition to your house – a four-legged friend! You’re officially a dog owner and now you’re determined to give your puppy the best life possible. In Tucson, dog owners face unusual challenges. The heat, desert critters, and wide open spaces put dogs in danger. To make owning a dog in Tucson as enjoyable as possible while giving your pet the best life possible, here are a few tips. 1. Time your walks carefully. It’s no secret that Arizona gets hot! Time your walks so that you’re getting your dog out in the most moderate temperatures of the day. In the summer, that might mean getting up a little earlier to beat the heat. […]

Easy Fundraising: How Partnering With Local Businesses Makes Your Fundraisers More Successful

You’ve heard of “shop local” but what about “fundraise local?” For many schools, churches and organizations, fundraising is a challenge. You plan, sell, and work hard to get people to your event. It’s exhausting for you, the students, and the parents. Everyone is grinding day and night to try to raise enough money to support a specific cause. What if there were easy fundraising ideas to bring your local organization more buyers and money? With local businesses, there is. Local businesses give your organization an upper hand when it comes to fundraising. Here’s how: Local Businesses Have Local Connections Local businesses work hard to build a following in the area and build a reputation of trust. When you host a […]

Packing Tips: How to Store Your Kitchen Items in a Self-Storage Unit

If you’re getting deployed, going overseas for an extended period of time, or just moving into a smaller home, the kitchen is one of the first rooms you’ll pack up to move into your self-storage unit. This room is probably one of the most difficult to pack. With the amount of breakable items in your kitchen and dining storage, you are understandably worried about their security during transport and storage. Before you get ready to move kitchen items from your house to our facility, here are a few packing tips to keep your fragile items in tact. Donate or Toss Out Old Food Believe it or not, some people try to store canned goods or non-perishable items. Although this might […]

Moving Pets: What You Need to Know About Bringing Your Four-Legged Family Members to a New House

You’ve gone house hunting and finally decided on a new place to call home. It’s an exciting time for your family – but what about your dog? It’s normal to get so caught up in the stress of moving your family that you forget how overwhelming it is for your four-legged family member too. Although you know what’s in store during this big transition, your pet is left wondering what’s happening and where he’s going. Moving pets is a little bit easier when you understand how to make a more seamless transition from one house to another. Here are a few tips for moving with your pet. Start Packing Early No matter how much your pets hate to see you […]