For 16 years, Prime Time Auto Care has kept vehicles looking dapper with in-house and on-location washing and detailing services. Technicians dole out attentive hand washes to sweep away streaks and smudges, with additional wax, clay-bar, and shampoo treatments available for cars that require more in-depth attention or a thank-you for resisting the urge to nap during long drives. The detailers also leave evidence of their grooming acumen on the spotless surfaces of commercial fleets.
For 21 years, Splash N Dash Car Wash has washed, detailed, and fixed up vehicles from its retro, yellow service compound. Automatic tunnels lavish cars with tri-foams, clear coat, and conditioners, and rigorous detailers shine façades with Blue Coral waxes before restoring cabins to pre-carpool condition with interior shampoos and upholstery treatments. Onsite mechanics flush residue and Crackerjack prizes from stagnant transmission and cooling systems, and dispatch standard, synthetic, and diesel motor oils to mediate between friction-filled components. Customers flop down on plump leather couches inside Splash N Dash's waiting lounge, where flat-screen TVs and a small convenience store distract car owners from their desire to peek at their cars in the shower.
Beneath the cheery yellow awning at Rapid's Auto Spa, muck-covered cars trundle in for a wash. With the detail and care afforded by human hands, the cleansers bring panels to a mirror sheen, with options including a range of waxes harvested from bees with naturally occurring racing stripes. Additional services include interior cleanings, tar removal, and clarification of foggy headlights.
Since 1988, Auto Care Super Saver has been helping car owners save cash with maintenance punch cards redeemable at local auto shops throughout the course of a full year. These cards come loaded with all kinds of prepaid services, including at least three full-service oil changes with up to 5 quarts of oil, lube, and a new filter. Depending on the location, punch cards may also feature tire rotations, brake inspections, engine-light readings, air-conditioning performance tests, and other repairs and inspections essential to a car's well-being. Customers can transfer the punch card's benefits to any ride, ranging from station wagons to sports cars to feral merry-go-round mounts.
In addition to sprucing up cars at multiple fixed locations, the professional cleaners at The Waterboys mobilize and deploy their service to homes, places of business, and virtually anywhere else. Inspired by water-saving car-wash techniques in Europe, the team brings along 2 gallons of premixed solution and hand sloughs exteriors, windshields, wheels, and interiors with microfiber towels imported from Great Britain. The special solution allows cars to rinse cleanly and attain the streak-free shine of an illuminated dress shoe, all while using less than 1 cup of water.
Signature service: Guaranteed sanitation and odor removal
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Average Duration of Services: 30–60 minutes
Brands Used: None. It's our own proprietary reactant. All-natural.
Pro Tip: Our treatment kills germs, airborne bacteria, and fungus. No stench is too strong. Chemical-free.