At locations throughout the northeast, ScrubaDub Auto Wash Centers' computerized wash tunnels and detailing pros spiff up cars with advanced technology and minimal environmental impact. The robotic wash systems and photoelectric sensors not only clean finishes with a gentle, soft-cloth technique, but they can target white walls, wheels, and chrome with site-specific formulas. The eco-savvy automated systems also consume less water than home washing and recycle the water used to clean the wheels and undercarriage. Biodegradable SuperGlo soap keeps the run-off free of harmful compounds before it is funneled down the proper treatment channels, where it can't pollute neighborhood storm drains or be used to test the resiliency of carnival goldfish.
The centers' innovative equipment and Earth-friendly practices have earned them the title of Best Car Wash from CityVoter for three years running. Some locations also boast separate interior cleaning bays to address filthy dashboards and seats.
Ray Lapointe stormed onto the auto industry scene in 1949 and was setting his own hours by 1965 when he founded Ray's Auto Service. Today, Ray's son and current owner, Mark, maintains and mends roadsters alongside a team of fellow ASE-certified technicians. Together, they perform restorative services, flushing sullied oil or transmission fluid and refreshing cooling systems with a draught of eco-friendly refrigerant, while shuttles or rental cars ferry patrons home or to the mall. When motors display disruptive behaviors, such as stalling or purring provocatively at semi trucks, the staff entrusts mechanical diagnoses to the computerized MODIS. The system poses a triple-pronged threat to vehicular maladies, using a lab ignition scope, digital volt ohm meter, and low- and high-amp current probes to record and analyze the electrical wavelengths that animate motors.
It may look like a two-story home, but the brown building on Melendy Road is indeed Zak’s Auto Industries, where ASE-certified technicians take in cars of all makes and models for a range of services. In addition to offering oil changes, complete frame repairs, and engine rebuilds, the family-owned shop doubles as an official New Hampshire inspection station where drivers can ensure that their vehicles meet the standards required by state law.
Located in the woods, Liquid Planet Water Park forms an oasis of thrilling water slides, pools, and watery play zones. Water attractions include high-speed vertical-drop slides, spiraling water runs that stretch upward of 250 feet, and brisk splash pools. Forming a relaxing buffer at the side of the park are 2,000 square feet of sandy beach that, like marshmallow swim trunks, offer cushy respite from the ubiquitous concrete-pool surroundings. The beach also borders spring-fed Crater Lake, which attracts swimmers and cannonballers with traditional watering-hole charms.
Vehicles roll into Nashua Car Wash & Detail Center's 120-foot tunnel of closed-cell foam and soft-cloth washing coupled with high-pressure rinsing before making their gleaming exits on the other end. For a personal touch, car owners can refresh rides in six double-deep self-service bays equipped with high-powered vacuums, or turn their cars over to the center's skilled sanitizers for a detailing session. Technicians wash and hand wax exteriors, clean tires, and apply wheel treatment before evicting grit and grime from interiors with an all-over vacuuming and wipedown for the dash and console, allowing drivers to transport rare dirt collections without fear of contamination.