H2O Car Wash and Detail's staff keeps cars in showroom condition with an emphasis on attentiveness and high-quality products. Meticulous hand washes are the team members' hallmark, and they perform each scrub down with soft, wool mitts instead of relying on machines or enormous carnival dunk tanks. To keep every vehicle looking its best, washes incorporate 100% carnauba wax to baby paint jobs and Lexol conditioners to gently maintain inside upholstery. The technicians rid interior and exterior dirt with a suite of washing and detailing services that leaves finishes glowing and interior fabrics looking freshly laundered. While the team does its work, motorists stay entertained in a lounge furnished with free WiFi and cable TV, and a kids' play area complete with video games works even better than hiring the GPS navigator to babysit.
At Genie, nearly a half-century of business success lends an air of wizened experience to locations recently upgraded with $500,000 in renovations. A large staff efficiently shuttles vehicles through a wash tunnel cushioned with foam pads designed to leave exteriors unscratched. Patrons can choose between one of six multistep car washes, or cherry-pick à la Carte services such as leather conditioning, engine cleaning, and headlight restoration. Detailing packages assemble extra touches that subject disheveled cars to white-glove once-overs including trunk cleanings and carpet steam cleanings.
The Spotless Mobile Car Wash team sniffs out and eliminates dirt and grime wherever it may hide. The technicians travel to Austin-area homes and office parking lots, cleaning rides so that auto owners don't have to give their car a bubble bath in the pool. Throughout their services, they reduce waste with the Optima Steamer—an environmentally friendly cleaning system. This device removes stains and grease while deodorizing surfaces in the process, boasting enough flexibility to clean hard-to-reach nooks. Flexible in their own right, the Spotless staffers also cleanse other types of transportation, including motorcycles, boats, golf carts, and small planes.
As a figure in the car wash community for more than 20 years, George Murray has seen what technology can do...and he's no fan of it. At least when it comes to car washes. The advent of mechanized power scrubbers and jet-engine power blowers may have led to the popularity of automated car washes, but those robots are prone to scratching surfaces, snapping antennas, and stealing hood ornaments to add to their trophy case. Understanding that human hands know how to polish a car better than over-sized toothbrushes, George opened The Final Touch Car Wash to give cars a custom, hands-on treatment. Utilizing soft wool mitts, car wash and detailing experts spiff up exteriors and interiors with hand polishing and waxing treatments that leave no scratches, and dry surfaces with soft chamois cloths.
Since 1988, Auto Care Super Saver has been helping car owners save cash with maintenance punch cards redeemable at local auto shops throughout the course of a full year. These cards come loaded with all kinds of prepaid services, including at least three full-service oil changes with up to 5 quarts of oil, lube, and a new filter. Depending on the location, punch cards may also feature tire rotations, brake inspections, engine-light readings, air-conditioning performance tests, and other repairs and inspections essential to a car's well-being. Customers can transfer the punch card's benefits to any ride, ranging from station wagons to sports cars to feral merry-go-round mounts.
Back when they were in college, the duo behind Green Team Auto Detailing turned their ardor for clean, well-maintained cars into a business. Now they’ve turned that business into a fine science, zipping about town with their own water and electricity in tow as they set up a mobile station to clean cars on their customers' schedules. They can get exteriors squeaky-clean and purge upholstery of odors such as cigarette smoke and the smell of fear during their services such as full detailing. The techs cleanse carpets with an allergy-free, pet-safe shampoo, scour every nook and cranny, and polish dashboards. Exteriors receive a gentle hand wash with a special cloth, and benefit from deep cleansing clay-bar treatments and a hand waxing. Techs can even steam clean engine bays to remove grime and help engines lose a few pounds.
The Texas Detail team shares anecdotes collected over 40 years of shared experience as they ramble through town, polishing autos at homes and offices with hand-washing and detail services. After arriving at their destination, they lather exteriors and apply wax to protect paint jobs and turn cars into statues of themselves. They also purge interiors by pre-treating stains, vacuuming carpets, and coating sun-kissed regions with UV protectant.