From the road, Mammoth Car Wash & Detail Salon’s red-brick building looks like an independent coffee shop, complete with a charming outdoor patio. Guests lounge at wrought-iron tables, shaded from the midday sun by deck umbrellas and a copse of trees, but it’s their cars that are getting pampered. In the garage, detailers specializing in hand washes battle dirt with soap, wax additives, and war cries before drying vehicles off with a gentle chamois. For more in-depth details, the team waxes exteriors to lend glimmer to paint jobs and revitalizes interiors, extracting crumbs and grime with a vacuuming and shampoo. With convenience as one of its pillars, Mammoth takes appointments online so that customers can avoid long waits. Free WiFi fills an onsite café where customers can enjoy refreshments or host their vehicle's next birthday party.
This cheery washery offers superior sudsing services, cleaning crud-encrusted chariots with fast, friendly service. Opt for the fully automated Best Wash for a rapid four-minute eviction of dirt, mud, and grime from the exterior, underbody, and wheels of any vehicle, regardless of make or model. After touch-free dryers evaporate lingering water droplets from a rinse, the on-line tire shine and tri-color wax leave your hood reflective enough to captivate vain birds overhead. The Ultimate Detail follows a Best Wash with a rig-pampering hand waxing, hand wheel clean, and the application of bug and tar remover. Sanitation-savvy techs then move inside the car for a full-service vacuum, leather and vinyl restoration, and compressed air cleaning. Detail packages are completed with a carpet shampoo to minimize underfoot split-ends, granting motorized manes a fresh new life.
If your shady parking spot rests beneath bird-filled trees, or someone scrawled carpetbagger into the layer of grime on your car window, Super Speed Wash can give your vehicle its original off-the-lot shine. With today's Groupon, you'll get $50 worth of car-wash services for $30 at any of Super Speed Wash's seven locations. This Groupon isn't just great for sprucing up your own car: it also makes the perfect passive-aggressive gift for your carpool buddies. Follow @Groupon_Says on Twitter.
Castaway Self Storage & Carwash's safe, clean storage units house worldly and domestic goods kept secure behind an electronic gate with a security code, video surveillance, and individual unit alarms. After renters transport property with a one-time complimentary moving truck rental and tuck it into its new bed, it gets to hear a bedtime story read by the facility's on-site owners, who remain vigilant in their guard against wardrobe-rustlers and magic-carpet-hijackers. All renters enjoy additional perks such as a monthly touch-less car wash, pest control, and 24-hour-a-day unit access.
Though its blue and pink neon lights and retro decor speak to times past, Surf's Up Carwash scrubs cars clean in a quick, modern-day automated wash house that subscribes to eco-friendly practices. Drivers pull up to an automated teller, follow a few touchscreen prompts, and, in about three minutes, drive off in a vehicle that sparkles from top to tire. During the wash, performed by power-minimizing machines, grime flows off of finishes with the help of biodegradable soap. Surf's Up also recycles 80% of its water and uses only 17 gallons of fresh water per wash, a process that’s more efficient than the typical at-home wash and easier than pouring soap down a waterfall and driving through it. All car washes also include complimentary access to Surf's Up's high-powered vacuums.
East Ridge Fast Lube's AOCA-certified technicians nurse autos to full health with oil changes and safety inspections, improving their fuel economy and extending their engines' lives. In a 10- to 15-minute procedure, mechanics comb through cars point by point, inspecting brake & transmission fluid, power steering, and ejector seats to ensure that each part meets rigorous safety standards. To prevent gunk and grime from building up in engines—which can eventually cause damage to the delicate parts and drag down fuel economy by as much as 0.4 miles per gallon—technicians pour in 5 quarts of fresh, pure engine oil to keep pistons pumping in lubricated harmony. East Ridge's mechanics top off oil changes with brand-new filters, which protect drivers from their cars' foul language.