Yellow and blue signage near the parking lots of shopping malls, offices, and entertainment centers indicates the presence of ProntoWash, a car wash and detailing powerhouse that boasts more than 350 operations worldwide. Its business model revolves around accessibility—ProntoWash sets up shop where cars already are, saving drivers time and preserving all the gas and corn dogs that engines would have otherwise consumed during a trip to a traditional car wash. Helming special yellow Washing Karts, the company's technicians use biodegradable detergent and about a pint of low-pressure water to render each car clean. They also care for cars by vacuuming carpets, restoring headlights, stuffing multivitamins inside ailing glove compartments, and making arrangements to hit the road with their mobile car-wash service.
At El Car Wash's two brushless locations, you can drive your car into a series of sprayers and dryers to get it clean from bumper-to-bumper. At the end, clients can use the free vacuums onsite to get rid of dirt and debris on the inside. Staff members are on hand to assist drivers when ordering their service, and for the premium service, they hand-dry cars so clients don't have to park in front of 20 box fans.
Whether by suds, professional polish, leather conditioners, or tinted window film, the technicians at Miami Auto Spa keep cars looking sharp enough to make a stop sign blush. All washes are performed by hand. Details, with the help of Wolfgang sealants, Klasse polishes, and shampoos, reach every crevice of the car and transform it into a shiny, new-looking ride. Cars don’t need to be dirty to benefit here, though. Window tinting gives the car a sleek look and the driver protection and privacy, and rim repairs further add to the car’s overall aesthetic.
Kendall Car Wash transforms dirt-bedecked vehicles into glossy street sailors with professional sprucing services. The gold-wax special, which includes an interior vacuuming and comprehensive window-wiping, provides premium pampering for four-wheeled friends begrimed from work commutes and drag races against jaguars at the zoo. A car cleanser sluices away undercarriage filth, bastes sullied surfaces with sealer, polish, and clear coat, and sheathes the entire vehicle in a protective Teflon wax to produce a squint-inducing shine that shields against besmirching dirt and dust. Tires undergo an application of tire shine and wheel bright to turn them into rotating paragons of vehicular hygiene. To cap off the service, professional staffers hand dry cars top to bottom with microfiber towels and, like lollipop-lavishing pediatricians, reward them for not driving away at the first sign of a needle hose with a sweet-smelling air freshener.
The diligent detailers at Dadeland Car Wash free besmirched vehicles from their accumulated grime seven days a week. The gold-package cleaning begins with a trip through the exterior-purifying wash tunnel, spraying each carriage’s over- and undersides to remove hitchhiking dirt and tar. A tire shine and wheel clean gives each circular limb a complete manicure and a vision-clear treatment ensures unerring interpretation of important bumper stickers. Finally, the triple-foam conditioner leaves each paint job with a pearlescent luster for sparkly strolls down side streets and superhighways.
The trained technicians at Heaven's Touch Auto Detailing expertly de-grime autos with hand-washing and -waxing services. During the 30–60-minute deluxe wash, soft cloths touch down on auto bodies to initiate a spa-like treatment that gently scrubs away dirt, sprays tires with Armor All, vacuums the interior, installs an air freshener, and flosses between cars' grills. Drivers can unwind in a waiting area with a full café, flat-screen televisions, and comfy seating; in addition to streak-free cars, female motorists will drive away from the shop with a complimentary rose from the staff.