Washing the family car at home can waste hours of daylight and gallons of water. At Waterworks Car Wash, the staff’s green practices help car owners save time and shrink their carbon footprints. D uring hand car washes, technicians recycle all of the wash water and treat cars with eco-friendly and biodegradable chemicals. Techs are equally conscientious during detail sessions, applying wax with an orbital polisher and cleaning interior carpeting with dry foam. Waiting customers find respite within the shop, where comfortable tables surrounded by ocean-blue tile offer a place for them to have a snack or write long love letters to their cars.
The SteamWork LLC van and its accompanying technicians arrive at homes ready to spruce up floors and detail cars with precision. Using enzymes and deodorizers from brands such as Prochem and One Step, they can comb carpets to rid them of dirt, stains, debris, and allergens. They also swab cars with products that include Gold Class shampoo, Meguiar’s Wax, and clay bars to recreate the showroom shine. SteamWork specializes in additional treatments for the car and home that range from 3M automobile window tinting to home tile and grout cleaning.
The Glo Car Wash's automatic-wash system reclaims more than 90% of its water, making it an environmentally friendly option for cleansing road-weary vehicles. As autos sidle through the top-tier, multi-stage wash, the contoured arms of pressure washers angle over, under, and along the sides, blasting away bird droppings at 900 psi. With all sand and soil sluiced off, German-engineered SofTec washers twist and twirl around the vehicle, removing any residual film. Then, the three-stage detergent application featuring Citra-Glo lathers up the body as wheels rub against soft, spinning polishers during a two-stage cleaning. This system is designed to deep clean the auto and draw out its natural shine and infectious personality without wax or harmful chemicals. Extras such as RainX full-body protectant and Simoniz tire shine can also extend the life of the car's appearance. After a 180HP blow-dry, customers can unholster the Glo's onsite vacuums to hoover out the cabin and trunk and inflate tires to proper levels at the air machines.
Blue Wave Car Wash's touchless, automatic washes shower cars using a German-engineered, laser-guided contour system that efficiently dematerializes dirt and filth. During each Ultimate wash, a double presoak loosens hardened grime as an undercarriage spray combs the underside for contamination. Wheel blasters then wash dirt from their targets, and a contour high-pressure rinse clears away lingering residue. A coating of clear-coat wax armors auto paint against the weather of tomorrow, and a spot-free rinse and contour dry restore aridness to the revamped vehicle. With 24-hour access, commuters can clean their cars any time they like, even at eight o'clock.
Chains have greater name recognition, but family-owned companies are more likely to have personal relationships with their customers. Or so says Dolphin Car Wash owner Dan LaFaver, who encourages his employees to get to know customers on a first-name basis. That’s not to say that the business shuns all major brands though; the certified staff works with Valvoline products during services, which include replenishing motor-oil reserves, upgrading windshield wipers, and brightening headlights. After any service, clients can use Dolphin’s fleet of free vacuums for additional cleanup or supplemental tickling.
Voted best car wash in the Denver area by CityVoter, Bear's Car Wash & Detail Center takes a meticulous approach to purifying autos. Ozone-treated water rinses away environmentally friendly solvents, whose corrosion- and hazard-free formulas dissipate dirt and other debris during car washes through an automated tunnel. Detailing packages treat cars to hand-applied carnauba wax, carpet shampoo, leather conditioning, and other luxe spruce-ups. No matter the service, each newly cleansed car receives a thorough hand-dry with soft towels. Drivers can watch through observation windows as their rides roll through the wash tunnel, or sip a drink from the cappuccino bar in the sitting area while perusing car accessories and novelty items such as speed-bump-sized whoopee cushions.
Cars emerge rejuvenated from the Gold wash at The Wave Car Care Center, whose eco-conscientious cleaners save millions of gallons of water per year through their use of a reclaim system. Throughout the 10-minute treatment, a team of expert auto scrubbers conditions the tires, combs the underbody with a watery flush and rust-inhibitor treatment, and activates a once-dormant luster with cleansing applications of triple-foaming wax. As a layer of sealant settles onto the exterior, vacuums prowl carpeted pastures in search of debris, crumbs, and shredded For Sale signs. After clarifying window glass, staffers tidy up the dashboard and consoles, freshen interior scents, tend to door jambs, and usher the car to an arid state with an agile hand dry.