Car dealership EMH is to go through the wash with Asda.

Byline: James O'Brien Business Staff

Car dealership European Motor Holdings is linking with supermarkets group Asda - part of the US Wal-Mart chain - to provide car washing facilities at its stores.

The investment could cost EMH about pounds 12.5 million over the next few years. It is already trialing three car washes at Asda stores in Swindon, Nottingham and Hull, and hopes to have another 12 washes operating next year.

The company believes there is the potential to open another 30 sites in 2003-