Washing a car, like performing taxidermy on a marlin, keeps it looking the way it did when it first came off the line. Preserve your greatest catch with today's Groupon: for $22, you get three full-service hand washes to Bubbles Hand Car Wash, valid at five locations throughout Houston, Katy, and Champions (up to a $45.75 value).
Voted best carwash in 2010, Bubbles Hand Car Wash's skilled technicians carefully cleanse the sullied interiors and exteriors of cars, SUVs, and small trucks shorter than 7 feet, 2 inches with hands garbed in lamb's-wool mitts. Staffers wash and dry exteriors, vacuum interiors, and wipe down glass surfaces during a full-service hand wash. Each wash typically takes about 12 minutes, but can vary depending on a vehicle's size or ticklishness.
Drivers may wait to reunite with their four-wheeled friends inside their respective location's lobby, which sports comfortable seating and free WiFi. Bubbles Hand Car Wash's gift shops offer an assortment of convenient wares, including greeting cards that help convey a message of love or undeniable jealously of another's sideburns.
Though Bubbles Hand Car Wash sometimes features a discounted price online, this Groupon still offers the best deal available.
Bubbles Hand Car Wash
There's a reason why owner Bill Lawrence decided to set Bubbles Hand Car Wash apart with upscale services and a pleasant ambiance. As Lawrence relayed to Allison Wollam of the Houston Business Journal, he was charmed by a clean, welcoming car wash he visited shortly after moving to Texas from New York, where car washes typically charged a convenience fee to any customer who smiled. Lawrence knew he could cater better to luxury car owners like himself with a conveyerized hand-wash system that combined the convenience of the tunnel model with the hands-on meticulousness of a traditional hand wash. His idea has caught on with some very high-profile customers. Houston Texans linebacker Mister Alexander trusts his ride to the skilled hands of Bubbles’ technicians, as do Houston Rockets players Hakeem Olajuwon and Kenny Smith, not to mention former president George Bush.
Even patrons without a Porsche or a professional sports career appreciate Bubbles' gentle lamb's wool mitt washes and eco-friendly soaps, sealers, waxes, and conditioners, as proven by the business’s 2010 and 2012 Houston A-List awards for Best Car Wash. Customers seem to be as taken with the company’s facilities as they are with its services; each lobby invites relaxation with free WiFi, a bemusing gift shop, and shoe shines so effective that patrons need only stand beside their vehicle to check its undercarriage. The community-conscious car washes also use less than a quarter of the water typically expended during a home wash, and the locations offer free car washes for military personnel on Veterans Day.