The detailers at Mike's Auto Spa designed a signature process to leave vehicles looking like they just came off the line. They start by documenting the car's condition, flipping through the car’s old baby pictures, and thoroughly washing its exterior. They then clean engines and treat leather or carpet interiors. Then it's back to the exterior, where they apply compounds and polishes that leave paint jobs shiny, protect windshields, clean headlights as needed, and shine tires. Finally, they perform a triple-check on every part of the vehicle.
If customers don't have time for the signature treatment, Mike's team also scrubs up vehicles with express services. Vehicles roll through the car wash tunnel, before heading to the vacuum lane, where staffers suck up dirt and crumbs.
The sight of a lamb's wool mitt, soppy and soaked, rotating in circles across a vehicle's exterior is a common scene at Detail King, LLC, where owner Terry Sherrett and his team overhaul vehicles inside and out with comprehensive detailing. Their work leaves no mat left behind, with technicians polishing doorjambs and cleaning hard to reach areas with a firm, yet gentle human touch. The staff's precision draws clients from all automotive realms, from everyday drivers to construction companies and dealerships. And the team handles more than coupes and SUVs, with services extended to trucks, tractors, RVs, and monster trucks that accidentally swallowed any of the above.
The sludgy brew and poor periodicals stashed in most auto-repair shops only remind you of all the things you could be doing instead, such as wading in a kiddie pool filled with strawberry jam. Revamp your ride in a work-friendly space with today's Groupon, offering a comprehensive tune-up at Lube and Latte for $30 (an $80 value).
Kwik Car Wash is just that: Bring in your car and you can have it squeaky clean in as little as three minutes. Treat your ride to any of three car wash types, which include two, three, or four-stage washes with turbo dryers plus extras such as triple-foam conditionings and Simoniz tire shines. In addition, you can protect your auto with UV-blocking waxes and ensure its structural integrity with rust inhibitors. After exteriors are scrubbed spotless, you can grab an onsite vacuum free of charge to dispense with interior dust or backseat drivers.
All wash tunnels feature eco-friendly soaps and recycle 90% of water used. In case there’s a storm or a tomato race right after your car wash, Kwik Car Wash also offers a complimentary re-wash within 24 hours.
At Richie's Express Carwash, cars roll through an automated, brush-free tunnel where a cutting-edge computer system hones in on each vehicle's dirtiest spots. It cleanses exteriors with soft cloths and a secret eight-ingredient solution, and then blasts away suds with high-pressure hoses. Patrons can build on this express package with luxurious extras such as underbody rust inhibitors, applications of Richie's Wheel Brite, and triple-coat protectants. At the end of each session—which takes about four minutes—cars travel through a drying tunnel whimsically decorated with stuffed animals. There, a system of 15 high-velocity fans brings exteriors to a spot-free shine. Drivers can blow raspberries at their newly cleaned rides from the viewing station before sprucing up interiors at complimentary self-serve vacuum stations.
The dirt eradicators at A&J Detail outsmart standard automated washing tunnels by going above and beyond the abilities of robotic scrubbers. As customers take advantage of free Wi-Fi, their team scours every crevice of carpets, coin trays, and dashboards to banish smudges and debris and cleanse the mouths of manner-less talking cars. After their services, vehicles as large as a tour bus and as boat-like as a boat come off the cleaning lot as pristine as the day they emerged from the showroom.