For more than 60 years, Elephant Car Wash has resided on the cutting edge of car-wash technology. Archie, Dean, and Eldon Anderson founded the car wash in 1951 when they invented a hands-free machine that could clean cars and never be penalized in soccer. Thirty years later, they sold their shops to Bob Haney, who replaced the car-wash tunnels' plastic bristles with hybrid-blend cloths and high-pressure water nozzles. Nowadays, Elephant Car Wash features computer-operated tunnels that can read pH levels of dirt and—at certain locations—touchless car-wash tunnels that use high-powered water jets and potent detergents only.
Rotating above all of this technological progress is the car wash's signature pink elephant, which doubles as a polestar for drivers who need their vehicles washed, waxed, vacuumed, or shampooed. The trained staff waits outside the full-service car wash with towels and stages a slew of a la carte services including trunk vacuuming and leather conditioning. Elephant Car Wash works with the Puget Sound Car Wash Association and the Charity Car Wash Program, two organizations that strive to keep pollution out of waterways and inside the coffee mugs of Darth Vader.
With prompt 24-hour on-demand shuttle services to and from the airport, Park'n Jet offers airborne travelers a safe and dependable automotive sanctuary. Travelers place their car under the protective gaze of the closed-off parking lot and hop on a quick shuttle—equipped with a free newspaper and bottled water—to catch their flight or surf a baggage carousel.
Heartland Jiffy Lubes enjoy the benefits of being under the Heartland Automotive Services umbrella, putting them in good company along with more than 435 Jiffy Lubes nationwide that service more than five million customers each year. They specialize in the Jiffy Lube Signature Service Oil Change, which comes standard with a fresh-from-the-box oil filter and up to 5 quarts of quality motor oil, plus a comprehensive lineup of other vehicle maintenance checkups. Highly trained technicians also perform cosmetic and mechanical services including inspections, emissions testing, transmission service, and counseling for 1960s Corvettes that are going through a mid-life crisis.
WallyPark’s premier facility keeps cars safe, supervised, and ding-free while owners jet to far-flung locales. A complimentary copy of the Seattle Times, a cup of coffee, and a bottle of water greet drivers and passengers before a free shuttle ferries them to their airport destination (shuttles depart every five minutes). Cars patiently await their families’ return from the comfort of WallyPark’s Premier Garage, where pillowy padding keeps neighboring vehicles far enough away to prevent dings, yet close enough to enable bedtime “truth or dare” games. Washing, dent removal, and auto detailing are available upon request for an additional charge, and parking reservations can be made online.