With three automatic car-washing bays open 24 hours a day, Autowash @ Stapleton ensures that drivers can find the most convenient time to thoroughly clean their vehicles. These bays?which can accommodate anything from a coupe to a lifted truck?utilize an advanced combination of technology and cleaning products intended to efficiently imbue chassis with the requisite sparkle.
An optic guidance system controls the direction and spacing of the spray nozzles, ensuring that they follow the contours of the vehicle exactly and don't miss a single spot. And though barrages of warm water may do wonders when it comes to dislodging grime, the system also uses detergents and a tri-foam conditioner to provide an even more thorough cleaning while still remaining gentle on the vehicle's finish.
For visitors who would prefer to handle the cleaning themselves, Autowash @ Stapleton also features three self-service bays complete with foam brushes, air shammees, and six different vacuum systems?one of which is capable of adding a vanilla, pina colada, or new-car aroma to the interior. The facility also features two coin-operated, pet-washing stations that allow patrons to shampoo, condition, blow-dry, and de-flea either their dog or their favorite teddy bear.
Automotive Alliance specializes in scratch and dent repair and auto detailing, and the company has been tapped by car dealerships and rental-car companies for its exceptional work. But you don’t need a whole fleet of cars to benefit from its services. The technicians offer paint touchups and repairs for bumpers, windshields, and minor dents for individual car owners looking to enhance their ride’s image or increase its resale value should they decide to sell or trade it for a horse. But damage isn’t the only thing they address: detailers tackle blemishes, stains, and smudges with hand waxes, buffers, and shampoos to reinstate vehicles' glossy showroom look.
Though it originally sold only two things—audio products and wireless phones—Car Toys has gradually expanded its repertoire. Today, with 50 locations spread across four states, electronics-certified technicians install everything from Alpine in-dash navigation units to phone-integration systems that sync iPhones, Androids, and tin cans to car stereos. Meanwhile, in the garage, detailing technicians meticulously spruce up cars inside and out, using deionized water, paint-friendly shampoos, and high-quality wash mitts to protect against scratches, swirls, and water spots. The team also sweeps through interiors with vacuums, hot-water extractors, and ozone deodorizing treatment, which kills airborne bacteria and nasty smells in one fell swoop.
At each of several one-day festivals held throughout the country, thousands of revelers unite in an epic clash of pulp, beer, and live music. Armed with a cache of 300,000 tomatoes, participants don protective bathing suits and goggles and hurl the fruit at one another during a two-hour battle. Throughout the afternoon, live music and costume contests offer an entertaining respite from the front lines, as bartenders dispense drafts of beer to attendees older than 21, refueling soldiers' morale before they resign to writing goodbye letters to their produce vendors back home. All tomatoes used during the event are past ripe and already fated for disposal, making the battle an efficient means of tossing them before their cursed transformation into singing Muppets.
If your shady parking spot rests beneath bird-filled trees, or someone scrawled carpetbagger into the inch of dirt on your car window, Autawash Car Wash and Detail Center can give your vehicle its original off-the-lot shine. With today's Groupon, you'll get a Full-Service Wheel Express Car Wash and your choice of one express detail service for $24 (a $45 value). This Groupon isn't just great for sprucing up your own car, it also makes the perfect passive-aggressive gift for your dirty carpool driver or the perfect aggressive gift should you "borrow" your carpooler's car and then return it cleaned. Follow @Groupon_Says on Twitter.
Pro Import’s ASE-certified master technician and team of factory-trained experts maintain, repair, and detail cars of all makes and models, including their specialties: Toyota, Lexus, Honda, and Acura. They restore and install tires, change oil, and perform tune-ups to ensure cars travel smoothly, like a bullet train through the Great Tunnel of Lard. In the detailing center, 3M products lend a helpful hand to cleaning crews, who sweep through vehicles inside and out during five different packages—from the simple wash, wax, and vacuum of the Bronze service to the fully loaded Platinum Plus detail, complete with three coats of wax, a high-speed polish, and a clay-bar treatment.