With 25 years of detailing experience under their belts, the car-cleaning professionals at We Wash - Hand Car Wash & Detail Center exercise their grime-fighting gifts on all types of cars, trucks, bikes, and watercraft. As automobiles pass through a series of yellow arches, employees in cobalt fleeces take turns spraying, scrubbing, and hand waxing each auto body. Since not all blemishes can be scrubbed away or covered in decorative papier-mâché, the staff offers longer-lasting protective treatments including leather dying and replacement as well as StonGard products that coat automobiles with a urethane layer designed to repel rock chips.
The technicians at Strictly By Hand Car Wash and Detailing pamper their clients' cars as if they are brand-new babies. All detail services begin with their most luxe wash, which is done by hand from start to finish. Detail sessions can include polishing and wax on the exterior, and shampoo and conditioning on the interior. Three wash lanes and four detail bays keep waiting to a minimum. Meanwhile, customers sit out the treatments in a comfortable lounge stocked with snacks and drinks. There, they keep an eye on their rides through windows that look directly into the wash area, and they can pick up brand new floor mats or air fresheners to reward their cars for taking a bath without throwing a tantrum.
The factory-trained automotive technicians at Gateway Auto Service repair vehicular glitches to keep automobiles running smoothly and safely. With same-day service, expert mechanics quickly diagnose and perform curative conservation measures on domestic, imported, and classic cars, SUVS, trucks, and minivans. Automotive underbellies are kept in good working condition with general and electrical maintenance, engine repair, and brake checkups, and a visit to the auto spa pampers rides with carpet shampoos and window tinting that will keep drivers’ feet clean and faces anonymous.
At Falcon Car Wash, a team of collision-repair and color-matching specialists restores a show-room glow to dinged and grubby rides. Technicians in the shop, which is a member of the Society of Collision Repair Specialists, return foreign and domestic automobiles to pre-accident conditions with a Chief Genesis Velocity system, which looks for kinks in the body. Water hisses merrily against sleek finishes, removing harmful impurities before buffing and waxing lock in vehicular sheen in the 10,000-square-foot garage. As tow trucks hum past at all hours to scoop up stranded drivers, interior treatments let vacuums and shampoo feast upon grime, purifying carpets and upholstery and eliminating the constant need to give rainstorms rides home from the mall.
Most car-wash lounges don't give customers a hotel-lobby vibe. However, the one at Tempus Auto Spa gets pretty close, surrounding guests with marble countertops, exposed-brick walls, and large windows that cast sunlight onto posh furniture. As they wait here for their vehicle, visitors can sip gourmet coffee or browse the Internet at computer stations. The designer bathrooms' warm colors add to the ambiance—even they are part of the venue's mission to pamper cars and people simultaneously.
CS magazine highlighted Tempus Auto Spa as one business that "make[s] daily duties super swanky." As its waiting area charms clients with all that's chic, so its services indulge vehicles with careful cleaning and detailing. The technicians rely on their own meticulousness instead of traditional car-wash machinery and giant car dunk tanks, even refusing to use mitts and towels for more than a single hand wash. The same manual attention goes into their most comprehensive treatments—the Spankin New Look complete exterior and interior detail, for example, includes an engine cleaning, which technicians can do with steam or by hand.