Madrona Car Wash's facilities are both technologically advanced and environmentally friendly. That's because it's home to a McNeil Tunnel Wash, which cleanses vehicles with controlled high-pressure nozzles and pumps, then treats all water for reuse. The Tunnel makes use of Envirosoft Foam, a material that's so gentle that, unlike a hood ornament that's just a penknife tied to a roller skate, it will never scratch a car's surface. For an additional cost, technicians also detail and polish automobiles, boats, and motor homes.
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.
Carwood offers hand car washes and custom detailing services that treat roadsters to a customized experience. Eschew bronze and silver runners up with the Gold Finish service, which polishes pavement ponies with a full-service wash of every surface, including a sudsy tickle of the undercarriage and an Armor All tire and exterior dressing. A clear-coat protectant, Blue Coral triple-coat treatment, and sealer wax lock in each vehicle’s new clean. Both washing services end with an air freshener to improve the olfactory aesthetics of car interiors.
For 30 years, Downey Hand Car Wash has employed a team of prequalified chamois slingers and auto technicians that restore motorized carriages to their showroom heydays and keep moving parts in working order. During oil changes, technicians swap out corroded oil and filters for fresh batches of lube and debris bouncers. Inspections then scrutinize over 15 points for proper function, such as belts, tires, transmissions, and hydraulic car seats. Detailing services vanquish grime from vehicles’ nethermost nooks and polish paint with a sheen-inducing finishing wax. A recycled-water system and pH-balanced products protect the environment by conserving H2O reserves and preventing harmful soapy chemicals from leaching into the soil. An outdoor waiting area sports a flat-screen TV, or patrons can enjoy the indoor oasis, which is equipped with complimentary coffee, free WiFi, and a gift shop filled with goodies to reward vehicles for good behavior during bath time.
From the mud-stained tire rubber to the bird-stained roof?and all the worn interiors between?Long Beach Auto Detail's technicians turn their attentive eyes and unforgiving soaps on car dirt. A hand wash kicks off every cleaning frenzy, after which technicians use clay bars to pull contaminants off the paint, lock the glossy shine into the finish with sealant, and put the finishing touches on tires, chrome, and hood ornaments that promise not to bite. Knowing that dirt does not discriminate against its victims, the techs turn the same zealous eye toward revamping motorcycles, trailers, and boats. In addition to detailing, they also lay sleek tints over auto windows and pry out exterior dents with a paintless process that preserves the integrity of the ride's original finish.
In 1986, Rob of Rob’s Glass Tinting found an automotive outlet for his artistic side. While employed by an auto dealer, Rob witnessed a window-tinting expert work his magic and decided on the spot to follow suit. He apprenticed with the expert for two years before opening Rob's Glass Tinting in 1988, darkening the panes of homes, cars, and boats with Solar Gard film.
Through the use of a computerized cutting system, technicians are able to install fitted window films that cling to glass with aesthetic precision, avoiding embarrassing gaffes such as missed corners, sloppy edges, or loose, baggy films that look like hand-me-downs from 1970s conversion vans. They can tailor tints for any make or model of car, and their work has graced cars from automakers such as Ferrari, Lamborghini, Rolls Royce, and Bentley.