Technicians at the 6,000-square-foot West Loop Auto Spa hand wash cars from bumper to bumper with professional-grade products. During full-service washes, the technicians go the extra mile to clean glass, vacuum interiors, and wipe down the dash and rims, while customers test-drive the shop's complimentary WiFi. With their detailing services, they shampoo all mats and carpets, clean leather, and finish crossword puzzles tucked under the seats. In addition to washing and detailing, they also offer dent-removal services and window tinting.
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.
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.
We’ll Clean auto spa, awarded Best Car Wash by the Chicago Reader in 2010, mollycoddles cars inside a spacious warehouse garage with exposed beams and a skylight. The team behind We’ll Clean has been revivifying jalopies and hot rods since 1984, culminating in a 29-year anniversary party on January 20. They combine attention to detail with a concern for the environment, an awareness of patrons' busy lives, and a mindfulness of dusty dashboards' sensitive feelings.
Grand Prix Car Wash transforms the dirtiest of sedans, SUVs, and convertibles into pristine and well-waxed chariots. Their speedy automated soft-cloth wash banishes the lingering traces of rain, road dirt, or rock salt, and can be complemented with à la carte detailing services such as Scotchgarding or clay-bar treatment. Many of Grand Prix's car-wash packages also carry 24-hour or five-day guarantees, allowing drivers to return for an exterior car wash and hand-dry if they should get caught in a storm or city-wide food fight after their visit.
For more than 20 years, the staff at Quiroga Car Washes has cleansed auto interiors and exteriors utilizing state-of-the-art technologies and old-fashioned elbow grease. Detail services pamper façades with treatments such as tire shine and hand wax, and five types of car-wash packages indulge vehicles in varying levels of suds. Each Quiroga Car Washes location features a comfortable waiting room scented with the pleasant aromas of brewed coffee and newborn cars.