The vehicle-scrubbing specialists at Paul's Car Wash & Lube Center buff cars to a burnished shine with hand-powered washes. As the half-hour Elite Wash unfolds, cleaning technicians tend to the outsides of cars, bathing them in a sudsy lather and rinsing off caked-on mud, insects, and junkyard magnets. All four rubber rollers gleam after a wheel-brightener and tire-dressing treatment; to care for the rest of the car's body, the staff applies a clear coat sealant and Rainbow wax to leave the exterior protected and shiny. Finally, a vacuum tears through the interior in search of loose filth before a sweet-smelling air freshener settles down to disguise the car's natural factory odor.
Carwood offers hand car washes and custom detailing services that treat roadsters to a customized experience. Eschew bronze and silver runners up with the Gold Finish service, which polishes pavement ponies with a full-service wash of every surface, including a sudsy tickle of the undercarriage and an Armor All tire and exterior dressing. A clear-coat protectant, Blue Coral triple-coat treatment, and sealer wax lock in each vehicle’s new clean. Both washing services end with an air freshener to improve the olfactory aesthetics of car interiors.
The newly remodeled Lakewood Car Wash & Detail Center slays built-up vehicular filth with protective Simoniz products. During each drive-thru express exterior wash, fiberglass surfaces are bathed with a soft cloth before suds are rinsed away with a spot-free formula and contour drying to thoroughly eliminate water spots and pruned tires. A healthy serving of Wheel Brite, Simoniz Wheel Bling, and Simoniz triple-foam polish imbues exteriors with a long-lasting luster. The procedure also includes a rust inhibitor and clear-coat protectant to keep autos guarded from steel decay and barnacles. Each five-minute wash comes with unlimited use of vacuums and a $3 mail-in rebate for Simoniz Double Bond Teflon car-care protection.
From the mud-stained tire rubber to the bird-stained roof?and all the worn interiors between?Long Beach Auto Detail's technicians turn their attentive eyes and unforgiving soaps on car dirt. A hand wash kicks off every cleaning frenzy, after which technicians use clay bars to pull contaminants off the paint, lock the glossy shine into the finish with sealant, and put the finishing touches on tires, chrome, and hood ornaments that promise not to bite. Knowing that dirt does not discriminate against its victims, the techs turn the same zealous eye toward revamping motorcycles, trailers, and boats. In addition to detailing, they also lay sleek tints over auto windows and pry out exterior dents with a paintless process that preserves the integrity of the ride's original finish.
Blessings Hand Car Wash boasts 20 years' experience in beautifying cars of all sizes. To begin each full-service wash, staffers scrub exterior surfaces by hand, erasing dust-traced love notes from amorous mail trucks before gently buffing away moisture with soft towels. Cleaners then dress tires and wipe windows inside and out. In auto interiors, a vacuum’s voracious snout devours cookie crumbs and flux capacitors that have dropped between seats, and techs sanitize the dashboard with a thorough wipe-down. As cars are serviced, customers can browse the gift shop or flip through 100 TV channels in Blessings’s recently remodeled lounge.
Puddles Car Wash's owner has loved cars since childhood and continues to care for them as an adult by establishing an oasis where vehicles can rest and get grime washed away. The shop opens for washes and detailing services every day, catering to cars so well that corporate clients—among them ADT, Hooters, and Disney—have sent their vehicles speeding in its direction. While four-wheelers wallow in soapsuds and carnauba wax, their owners can visit the business lounge to relax in massage chairs, watch TV, surf the Internet, nibble on snacks, and stock up on auto accessories, such as air fresheners and inflatable backseat drivers.