Fast washes, friendly service, and eco-friendly initiatives converge at Cobblestone Auto Spa. Instead of letting sudsy water seep back into the environment, Cobblestone Auto Spa drains it into a sewage system that strips it of any toxins before it's re-released. Precise computer controllers allow the spa's mechanical washing system to cleanse rides with less water and electricity, and Cobblestone's precise staffers man onsite detailing, express-lube, and windshield-repair centers. Multiple locations further convenience customers when paired with unlimited wash plans, which bedeck windshields with a radio-frequency identification sticker that automatically activates the car wash and any chosen upgrades such as wax protection or an underbelly tickle.
Centrally located in Tempe near west Mesa and south Scottsdale, Good Works Auto Repair helps to keep engines healthy with a focus on preventive maintenance. Certified technicians perform a 22-point inspection with any service, examining the car's supply of vital fluids and making maintenance recommendations. The techs also are trained to repair transmissions, replace tires, and service brakes, as well as change oil to keep pistons clean after a night of deep-frying chicken in the engine. The Tempe staff provides free rides to the nearby light-rail station or anywhere within a 10 mile radius, and the 8,000-square-foot facility houses a waiting area with Keurig coffee brewers and free WiFi.
When they founded Classic Car Spa, Jim Barrons and Tim Stocker wanted to build an oasis for road-weary vehicles, a place where cars could stop for revitalizing washes or regain lost performance with basic oil changes. Now scattered across locations in Phoenix and Tucson, the technicians carefully scrub away highway grime with lamb-wool mitts and wick away moisture with comically oversize blow dryers.
Each Francis and Sons Car Wash facility features skilled staffers who cleanse vehicles with biodegradable solutions and perform vehicle maintenance like caruba waxes and vinyl conditioning. Washes, which range from basic rinses to complete interior and exterior makeovers, enlist spacious wash tunnels and soft cloths to scour paint, and hands wrapped in towels and feet gripping blow-dryers to dispel moisture. The multifarious auto stop provides detailing, repair, and oil-change services at the hands of certified auto technicians who also tint windows and butterfly-kiss rearview mirrors for good luck.
The expert technicians at ProTech AZ shroud automotive glass in American-made SunTek window films. Drivers can keep the sun from barging into their car with a two-window tint ($85), or cover an entire four-door car ($179) in stylish charcoal, blue, and bronze dyed metal films designed to repel scorching temperatures and conceal backseat texting. During the two-hour installation process, deft techs apply the heat-shrinking film to windows, encasing the car in a shield featuring optical clarity and a lifetime warranty. Customers who purchase the first option can also drive away in a clean car and take 20% off accessories.