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. During car washes, dirty cars travel through a standard conveyor belt, then employees hand-dry vehicles and vacuum. 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.
Though it originally sold only two things—audio products and wireless phones—Car Toys has gradually expanded its repertoire. Today, with 50 locations spread across four states, electronics-certified technicians install everything from Alpine in-dash navigation units to phone-integration systems that sync iPhones, Androids, and tin cans to car stereos. Meanwhile, in the garage, detailing technicians meticulously spruce up cars inside and out, using deionized water, paint-friendly shampoos, and high-quality wash mitts to protect against scratches, swirls, and water spots. The team also sweeps through interiors with vacuums, hot-water extractors, and ozone deodorizing treatment, which kills airborne bacteria and nasty smells in one fell swoop.
ProClean Auto Wash pampers automotive exteriors with convenient facilities for blasting bugs off of windshields and scraping grime off of grills. Swing in for an automatic wash ($7) to declog your car's fiberglass pores, leaving it more radiant than a burning pile of flashlights. Cars who measure adoration in elbow grease will savor an affectionate hand wash of their delicate curves at ProClean Auto Wash's self-serve stations ($3 for first five minutes). Use a pressure washer to blast away filth and dirt until you're able to see your reflection and, like in every Disney movie, you find out who you really are.