When The Smart Car Wash’s proprietors began their business, they did not simply want to clean cars, but also wanted to incorporate [green technology (http://www.thesmartcarwash.com/category/8348/enviroment.htm) into their business out of respect for the environment. A LEED-certified facility, the wash is powered entirely by electricity from off-site wind turbines and all of its water is recycled in a water recycling plant. Additionally, techs use biodegradable chemicals to rid vehicles of dirt and grime and clear off suds with a spot-free rinse before adding deluxe touches such as a triple foam polish and dash dressing. Along with performing washes seven days a week, the crew spruces up vehicles with detailing services including carpet cleaning, interior deodorizing, and revitalizing auto bodies with waxing and synthetic paint sealant.
Gentle sprays of soap and water soar at vehicles of all shapes and sizes as the technicians helm a revolving-belt system that carries autos through a cleansing crucible without scrapes or scratches. After customers drive their roadsters through the wash tunnel, they can relax in Planet Auto Wash's lobby, where snacks await and a plate-glass window offers a prime view of each vehicle as it passes through the detailing area, gets an interior vacuuming and wipe down, or tackles the obstacle course.
Serving Northern Virginia since the 1960s, Embassy Autowash carefully cleans each vehicle that cruises through its wash tunnel. During car wash sessions, the brushless system protects automobiles' sensitive surfaces from microscopic scratches while keeping every hair in place.
In addition to recycling 100% of its water, Speedy Green Car Wash incorporates eco-friendly practices into its wash process, including an energy-management system and biodegradable chemicals. As a Meguiar's direct-line detail center, Speedy Green ensures its staff is thoroughly trained in the art of using Meguiar's products to clean cars, whether they want to be cleaned or not. Drivers can go rogue and detail their own vehicles under the guidance of the skilled staffers, or relax as staffers wash cars with a soft cloth, jet wash, and surface protectant. The auto-detailing menu lets drivers pick and choose from à la carte services to add to packages, including an interior super clean, a carpet and mat shampoo, and an orbital buff and wax. Speedy Green's self-serve stations let dogs, bikes, or tricycle-peddling canines get in on the sudsy action.
Committed to the environment as much as they are to customer satisfaction, the auto bathers at Flagship Carwash coddle dusty vehicles with eco-friendly chemicals and the green LEED-certified water system found at their Herndon location. From eight locations across the Washington, DC, area, they vacuum rugs and wipe down dashboards before cars bask in a high-pressure tunnel wash. Technicians also break out the elbow grease for hands-on detailing services, scraping off splattered bugs and tar, buffing exteriors to remove scratches, or spiffing up interiors to obscure werewolf gashes in leather seats. To restore smooth surfaces, they touch up paint on car bodies and remove small dents by popping the metal back into place.
Behind the brick walls of Main Street Car Wash Detail & Lube, techs wash and detail autos with recycled spot-free water, micro-fiber towels, and eco-friendly concoctions. When they aren't lathering chariots, they maintain them by rotating tires, cleaning batteries, tweaking air conditioners, and restoring headlights. Their stock of supplies includes spray wax, polishes, glaze, and sealant, all of which help leave cars as shiny as the lucky nickel you carry around in your mouth all day.
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