ProntoWash understands that its customers may have more important things to do than sit in a lobby waiting for their car to be cleaned. Which is why they set up their full wash and detail facilities in the parking lots of shopping malls and other heavy-traffic areas. This way, drivers can leave their cars with the technicians and run errands, go shopping, or inspect the quality of every straw in the food court. Meanwhile, the technicians stay busy buffing exteriors, shampooing carpets, and glazing paints, vinyl, and plastics, making sure that when customers return they?ll find their vehicles looking shiny and clean.
While the techs at Coast Carwash are experts at washing dirty autos, their expertise doesn't end there. They've got everything they need to make sure grungy cars leave looking as good as the day they drove off the dealership lot. Waxes by Meguiar's and Nanoskin help seal in the car's restored shine and repel incoming filth, while Meguiar's leather treatments keep seats and other interior surfaces soft, supple, and crack-free. While they're inside, techs can also freshen the upholstery and carpets, shine all gauges, switches, buttons, and vents, and remove any foul odors left behind by forgotten take-out containers or hitchhiking trout salesmen. Tears in upholstery or isolated scratches on the car's finish are swiftly brought to rights, and the crew can also handle full headlight restorations or repair cracked windshields to ensure each auto drives away safely.
Yellow and blue signage near the parking lots of shopping malls, offices, and entertainment centers indicates the presence of ProntoWash Eco AutoSpa, a car wash and detailing powerhouse that boasts more than 350 operations worldwide. Its business model revolves around accessibility—ProntoWash sets up shop where cars already are, saving drivers time and preserving all the gas and corn dogs that engines would have otherwise consumed during a trip to a traditional car wash. Helming special yellow Washing Karts, the company's technicians use biodegradable detergent and about a pint of low-pressure water to render each car clean. They also care for cars by vacuuming carpets, restoring headlights, stuffing multivitamins inside ailing glove compartments, and making arrangements to hit the road with their mobile car-wash service.
Seven days a week, the trained technicians at Ultimate Car Wash & Detail Center usher dirty automobiles through a drive-through wash before manually vacuuming and wiping down their interiors. In addition to these general cleaning treatments, they perform detailing services such as headlight restoration and flux-capacitor calibration.
Gabriel Mejia lathered his first car in 1985—a modest attempt that soon blossomed into a full business serving Boca's prestigious clubs and neighborhoods. As his clientele increased, his number of arms didn't, so he taught a small crew how to perfectly replicate his hand-wash technique by strengthening their muscles with lead shoulder pads. Today, Gabriel's 12 mobile technicians perform washing and detailing services around town with the help of 10 fully equipped vans. When they aren't polishing roadsters, they also re-dye leather, remove dents, and block UV rays with window tinting.