When Mike's Carwash first opened in 1948, it was one of only 18 carwash businesses in the United States. Today, the family-owned establishment keeps the 65-year-old tradition of gussying up automobiles alive at 42 locations throughout the Midwest. At each location, accommodating staffers stand by to assist customers during the cleaning process. Decked out in cartoon neckties, the cheerful team ushers cars into computer-controlled washers that eschew traditional gear-operated brushes and baseball bats in favor of controlled sprays and soft cloths. After the mixture of eight signature soaps de-grimes surfaces, 200-miles-per-hour gusts of hot air dry vehicles instantly. Mike's also offers specialty coats to give car exteriors and tires additional shine.
Mike’s Express Car Wash’s trusty team has been cleaning muddy motor vehicles since 1948 with a combination of state-of-the-art equipment, specially formulated shampoos, soft cloth scrubs, and touchless hot-air dryers. Get The Works and soiled sedans will be lovingly scrubbed during a high-quality express wash, brushlessly brushed with heated water and eight different signature soaps. An application of Mike’s clear coat shields hunched hatchbacks from the elements, rotten tomatoes, and good-natured ribbing. Wheels roll away polished to perfection, while sparkling clean underbellies are wrapped in a soothing rust-inhibiting cocoon to survive winter’s storms of snow and salt.
At Coventry Autowash, showers of warm, sudsy water make road-weary vehicles look new again. At the facility, cars cruise down an automated tunnel as oscillating brushes slap away mud, road salt, and debris from smaller cars you crushed on the way there. For a more personalized treatment, technicians vacuum out dust and lint from interiors with specialized vacuums and can also spray down interiors with a refreshing, natural scent.
Blossoming from the original Pennywise, established in 1969, Expresso Car Wash now shoos dirt form begrimed automobiles at six convenient lube-and-detail facilities. Upholding a focus on swift service, mechanics perform quick 10-minute oil changes, towel off 12-minute full details, and scrub cloths on their eight-minute abs. As environmental stewards, the detailing staff carts off all used water to a water-treatment facility and uses fewer chemicals than home washings tend to.
Each vehicle's aesthetic and under-the-hood beauty gets continual boosts with additional services, including air-conditioner and timing-belt repair and transmission flushes. When they are not pampering autos, the Expresso staff lends philanthropic support to nonprofits, including local schools, the Make-A-Wish Foundation, and teenage cars saving up for a new driver.
In 1981, Seal Plus Auto Detail sprang from the minds of two buddies whose love of car care inspired them to become business owners. Though co-founder Kurt Schuster became the sole owner four years later, he made it his mission to treat each customer like a friend. A commitment to customer service drives each interaction at this friendly shop, where attentive technicians deep-clean cars, trucks, and vans in a four-bay garage filled with buffing machines, sealants, and leather conditioners.
During the signature Seal Plus Detail, the technicians vacuum and shampoo the seats, mats, and trunk, then tidy the door panels, dashboard, and console. After wiping down the windows, they sends the vehicle to the adjacent Seal Plus automatic wash, where soft foam brushes gently erase dried mud and milkshake stains earned during duels with insolent ice-cream trucks. The service concludes with a buffing, a waxing, and, if desired, a high-five.
Russ' Auto Wash implements the tools acquired from its 60 years in the car-cleaning trade to groom dirty cars inside automated tunnels of tidiness. After the attentive staff gives them a welcoming pat on the hood, cars pull forward for an exterior wash, which strips away dirt and grime.