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.
From the front grill to the rear bumper, New Life Auto Detailing’s technicians lavish cars, SUVs, and trucks with their very own cleansing products. Each detailing session begins by hand, with techs who scrub dirt and grit off the exterior with their own digits. They then machine polish the finish and turn the chrome, trim, and tires into sparkling features. They resurrect interiors with equal aplomb, using smatterings of solutions for leather, vinyl, and upholstery. Finally, the techs clean engines to keep things shipshape and prevent cars from being recruited by junkyard racing squads. For each step, the company uses its exclusive cleaning products, including a seasonal protective paint coating that preserves the shiny finish even through snow and rain.
Come Clean Auto Rescuer absolves cars, boats, and RVs of dirt and grime with in-shop and mobile detailing services. Expert techs load soft cloths with biodegradable Car Brite products—such as cherry-scented soap, high-gloss dressing, and acid-free tire cleaner—whose waterless application eases the strain on natural resources such as rivers and lawn sprinklers. Staffers complete each detail with a complimentary air freshener, and they add buffing and scratch removal to the exhaustive shine-up regimen upon request. Drivers can wait for their rides in the comfortably heated and air-conditioned lobby, or they can hitch a ride with Come Clean's pickup and drop-off service.
Yankee Car Wash & Detailing’s service menu spans everything from quick express washes to advanced detailings. The express washes take care of surface dirt for motorists short on time, whereas ultimate washes include applications of triple clear coat protectant and double-bond teflon paint protectant, as well as a tire shine to give the car a like-new gloss. Interior and exterior detailings target advanced blemishes with in-depth treatments and equipment, and steam cleaners, high-speed buffers, and machine polishes remove stains with power and precision. Yankee Car Wash also offers add-ons such as Rain-X treatments, carpet shampooing, and hand-washes for custom vehicles.
Centerville Car Wash & Café's team of wash doctors turn muddy autos into sparkling chariots of cleanliness as customers lounge in comfort. The Works car wash cleanses auto exteriors and paints them with a clear-coat sealant to prevent damage. Rain-X is applied to glass surfaces to repel the charm of water droplets, Wheel Brite treats tires to a relaxing facial, and the car's underbody receives a rust-inhibitor bath.