Detailing cars since the age of 15, Cameron Ford, owner of Polished Image, has spent the bulk of his life in the field of auto detailing. His years of vanquishing dust, debris, and grit from all manner of vehicles has elevated his standard of what a truly clean vehicle should look, smell, and feel like. Since 1986, Cameron and his team have worked to uphold this high standard at Polished Image, even as the detail and repair shop spread to new locations and expanded its menu of services to include windshield replacement, fixing chipped paint, and removing custard pie stains caused from cutting off clown cars.
The automotive aestheticians at Clark Executive Detail consider the business day spa for cars. Only instead of facials and massages, the team doles out pampering hand washes before coating cars with wax and polish, rendering paintjobs with the radiant twinkle of a light bulb’s earrings. Owners can also stow rides inside heated, 15,000 square feet storage space, where their investments rest easy inside a dust- and pest-free garage guarded under 24-hour camera surveillance.
The touch-free Water Wizard and soft-wash Sparklesoft units at Utah Auto Spa dole out Ultimate washes with automated technology and vehicle-vivifying products in roughly eight minutes. For the car that prefers a gentle touch, the Sparklesoft carefully whisks away dirt and road debris with soft brushes. Alternatively, brush-sensitive autos can enjoy the no-touch Water Wizard, which employs only water pressure to remove gunk, beginning with a thorough undercarriage wash that whisks away mud, grime, and hook-handed hitchhikers from the car's nether regions. Donning the guise of a good cop, a double-pass hot presoak wears away at filth's defenses, before a bad-cop pressure rinse takes a more direct approach. Wheels and tires are blasted or scrubbed by an automated rocker panel. Then triple-foam conditioner and clear-coat protectant smooth away wrinkles from the car's road-weary skin, and LustraShield hot wax creates a surface gloss that clearly reflects the jealous, open-mouthed stares of other cars on the road. Vainglorious vehicles finally shed excess moisture with a double pass from the automatic dryer.
Most people wait until their car develops an ecosystem in its wheel well before deciding it's time to clean it. Travel Clean won't judge you for your procrastination. Instead, the friendly staff will guide you into the car-wash tunnel. All you'll have to do is relax while Travel Clean's massive army of Three Laws––compliant car-care robots––wade into the mess and give your car a pristine cleaning while eerily chanting, "Wash, wax, restore." You won't have to get out of the car, ruin your suede shoes, or make small talk with the weird waiting-room clown. While you do whatever one does in the privacy of a car wash, your car will get a refreshing undercarriage cleaning, a Wheel Brite treatment to clean the dirt and break dust from your wheels, and a patented silicon wax to go with your renewed sparkle.
From their three locations, the auto mavens at Platinum Car Wash & Oil employ advanced water-reclamation systems and power-conscious equipment during cleaning and maintenance services. The facility's full-service car-wash tunnels spray paint jobs with Simoniz soaps, waxes, and foams before staff members dab rides with microfiber towels. They continue hands-on touch during signature or 20-minute express detailing sessions that unfold as auto owners explore the waiting area's magazines, complimentary WiFi, or leather couch cushions.
Opposed to using recycled or reprocessed oils, the crew spurs pistons with Mobil oil and complimentary top-offs between services. They also help boost car with lube services, such as transmission drains, tire rotations, and VPS fuel-rail services that dislodge harmful debris and misplaced CDs from fuel- and air-intake systems.
Dirty, down-on-their-luck vehicles pass through AutoSpa Express’s 125-foot car-wash tunnel and emerge from the other end spick, span, and clean-shaven. The Ultimate wash begins with a dual-stage pre-soak and application of wheel-bright foam before proceeding through the high-pressure area, which uses a soft-touch wash cycle with triple-foam conditioner and triple-foam polish to leave cars glistening and treat any unsightly dandruff problems. Next, rust inhibitor is applied to the car’s ticklish undercarriage, then the car is rinsed in four stages and tire shine is applied for supernaturally glossy tires. Ten air-fueled dryers finish the three- to five-minute process, and each customer receives a vacuum token to suck up the hundreds of empty ketchup packets that constitute the floor of their portable kitchen.