At each of Fast Eddie’s three locations, technicians reward roughed-up autos with a spa-style cleansing that helped earn them the Northwest Herald's 2012 Best Car Wash/Detailing award. Performed entirely by hand, four types of car washes service the entire car, ranging from basic exterior jobs to all-encompassing packages that evict grime hidden in interior corners. Owners wait for newly primped rides in a dog-friendly waiting area that doubles as an iceless, bring-your-own-equipment hockey rink.
Handle With Care, which has been servicing dealerships, police departments, and fire departments for 8 years, hand washes horseless chariots with environmentally friendly products and fresh water before drying fiberglass to a spotless finish with towels and the winds of an air compressor. Car-spa services render exteriors showroom-shiny with premium waxes hand applied and buffed to a sparkly sheen before Wheel Magic shines up rubber soles in time for the automotive ball. Wash packages, interior detailing with Black Magic products, and ? la carte services for regular-size cars, midsize cars, and large SUVs leave automotive friends as clean as a freshly showered bar of soap.
Recently named “One of the Best” carwashes in Planit Northwest’s Best of the Fox 2012 list, The Car Bath hoses down its car clients with fresh, non-recycled water. A full suite of services await for routine washes and deep-down cleansing. Soft foam fingers massage suds onto chasses before technicians climb inside to vacuum mats, and wash windows. While waiting on their cleanly chariots, guests can relax in the lounge, where they can watch television and enjoy a mug of hot sealing wax.
The professional staff at Algonquin Auto Wash & Detail recaptures vehicles' lost beauty with the help of Meguiar's wax, paint buffers, and shampoo. Amongst a menu of wash packages are à la carte flourishes of Simoniz tire shines, Rain-X body shields, and clay-bar treatments, which add extra luster to vehicles' features. Technicians also perform engine details and paint restorations for rides that have accumulated dirt over the years or whose protective tarps followed their dreams to shield baseball diamonds during rain delays.
Winner of the Daily Herald's Readers' Choice 2011 award for best car wash, Raceway Car Wash and Detailing plies and pampers weary autos with award-earning soft-cloth car washes and meticulous detail packages. During each 10- to 15-minute deluxe exterior wash, soft cloths liberate paint and chrome from roadway grime, oily deposits, and old Datsun tattoos before deft hands whisk away lingering moisture with thirsty towels. An undercarriage wash combs the car's undersides for asphalt-born buildup, a wheel-shine rim cleaner grooms the tires, and applications of clear-coat sealer wax gild the shell in a glossy element-repelling shine. Technicians then tidy up the whitewalls and rims, giving wheels a fresh sparkle and sense of highway swagger.
In 1988, a small franchise of Super Wash—a car wash megachain with over 500 locations in several states—opened in South Elgin, IL. Over the years, car wash technology progressed, inspiring founder and president Mark Bohne to strike out on his own and found Pro Wash Express. Today, Pro Wash Express locations in South Elgin and Elgin provide customers with convenient self-service and automatic car-washing options 24 hours a day.
At three self-serve car wash bays, customers can customize their car wash with options including pre-soak, soap, rinse, polish, and spot-free rinse. Two touchless auto-bays leave cars spotless in under three minutes and feature four cleaning options calibrated to tackle cars afflicted by extreme dirt, bug guts, and remnants of the Boston Molasses Disaster. Customers can save time by using Pro Wash Express’ prepaid tokens and cards for both self-serve and auto-bay car washes.