Hesperian 100% Hand Carwash rejects cleaning done by machines in favor of the human touch, which is sensitive enough to meticulously preserve the beauty of automobiles and the health of the environment. A crew of 25 detailers scours every crevice with biodegradeable cleaners and microfiber towels and maintains paint jobs with Clay Magic bars and wax buffed in with a lot of sustainably grown elbow grease. The center earned its Blue Coral Beyond Green certification because of the eco-friendly products and also because it recycles 85% of the water used for cleaning. To facilitate communication between clients and the handy staff, managers Michael and Sean are always onsite.
BumperDoc's shop managers oversee an experienced team of specialists who make it their mission to restore bruised and weathered autos to fine fettle. Bumper repair and dent removal address the damage from small fender benders; full-scale body repair helps vehicles recover after serious accidents or attacks by jilted horses. BumperDoc also treats cars to window tinting, detailing, and paint touchups. To prove their ability to the entire Internet, BumperDoc's staff has filled an online gallery with photos of their car-beautifying efforts.
Expresso Airport Parking takes the hassle out of preflight parking, safely stowing automobiles while their owners are out of town. Partake in complimentary coffee, muffins, and newspaper after half-heartedly promising to send your car a postcard, and board the company shuttle, which whisks travelers to the terminal in about eight minutes. Both the indoor- and valet-parking options include protected parking, and the latter service offers luggage assistance and vehicle retrieval. As an added resource, voyagers can check the Expresso’s current-flight-status page for real-time updates on airline schedules and air-traffic-controller personals.
New Zealand based Jucy Rentals? lauded in Cond? Nast Traveler, the L.A Times, and the New York Times ? proves the adage that great things come in small packages. Exported to the U.S. in 2012, their cheery green minivans hit the road in disguise, appearing as humble, standard passenger vehicles with some storage on top and great paint jobs. Once stopped, however, they transform into a cozy campervan that sleeps up to four. Pop the container atop the van and pull down the ladder to enter the Penthouse, a roomy pod-tent. Inside the main cabin, the passenger seats morph into a comfortable bed, or make way for the screw-in table stored beneath them. A refrigerator, sink, and two gas cookers fill the trunk, a TV and DVD player folds down from the ceiling, and blinds allow for privacy as passengers weep for joy.
When you leave San Leandro Arco & Car Wash, you can do so with a clean, fueled-up car. That's because the gas-station franchise has onsite car-wash services. Best of all, in an effort to give services a more personal touch than a car-wash tunnel or a pond, the staff applies the soap by hand.