During the approximately 15-minute Extreme car wash, vehicles roll in for a thorough exterior scouring that frees auto-exoskeletons from accumulated dirt and debris. The comprehensive cleansing extends to the car's underbelly, safeguarding frames with a rust inhibitor that protects against corrosion. A triple-foam sealer and wax sealer then glides across the automobile's paint to infuse a glistening shine reminiscent of Mr. Clean's forehead. Visitors can do away with the straggling crumbs and dust that inhabit car interiors with complimentary vacuum usage.
The employees at Detail Plus are old hands when it comes to restoring cars to the glory of their showroom days. Staff members draw from years of experience as they gently detail the interiors, exteriors, and secret undercarriage glove compartments of roadsters. They hand wash outer frames and snatch any lingering environmental grime with Clay Magic products. Inside, conditioners care for vinyl and leather and steam removes contaminants from carpet. Protective extras include an undercoating that muffles noise and vibrations from the road as it shields wheel wells, gas tanks, and other fixtures from rust and corrosion.
Three flat-screen televisions, a DVD player, and a CD player with AM/FM radio entertain up to 10 passengers in single-window Lincoln Town Car limousine. In addition to these accouterments, the 14-seat Excursion also enthralls riders with an MP3 player, laser and strobe lighting, and a moonroof carved out of authentic lunar rock. Professional, punctual chauffeurs pilot both vehicles from Xquisite Limo’s fleet, which whisks wedding guests, bachelor and bachelorette parties, and prom attendees on leisurely rides throughout Iowa. Meanwhile, Lincoln Town Car sedans, the fleet’s third member, transports customers on business travel and trips to and from Eastern Iowa Airport.
Behind Budget Auto Detail Center's shiny fleet of cars for hire and moving trucks, teams of dedicated detailers clean up customers' precious four-wheeled friends. Rather than outsourcing the cleaning chores to cyborgs, technicians remove offending stains and blemishes by hand, touching up paint chips or working in protective coats of wax to create a handsome sheen. Their power washes, steam cleanings, and interior scrub downs leave cars as grime- and grease-free as a germaphobe's favorite bar of soap.
Vehicles from the Quad City area have rolled into Auto Doctor & Repair’s Bettendorf shop since 1969. Hydraulic lifts hoist the cars into the air so ASE-certified technicians can tend to underbody repairs, and mechanics on the ground pop the hood for services ranging from oil changes to complete engine replacements. Drivers can peruse magazines while seated on the waiting room’s cozy tan couch, or they can hop aboard a shuttle or into a loaner car to continue the day’s errands.
The Depot Express delights hungering tongue buds with a smorgasbord of specialty pies, as well as a slew of toppings for persnickety pizza patrons to create their own. The menu boasts belly-please combinations, such as the omelette breakfast pizza, adorned with egg, green pepper, onion, mushroom, canadian bacon, and the lactic duo of cheddar and mozzarella cheeses (12" for $12.99), and the supreme pizza, blanketed with beef, sausage, pepperoni, onion, mushroom, black olive, and green pepper (14" for $14.99). The barbecue-sauce-slathered cowboy ranch variety loads on the meat ($16" for $16.99), while the taco pie dons a disguise of refried beans, ground beef, and piñata-shaped tortilla chips to hide from pizza-centric crime syndicates (12" for $12.99). Dough-based artists can create a meal masterpiece with traditional toppers, as well as more exotic trappings, such as fajita chicken, pickles, and sauerkraut ($10.99+). Individual pizza slices are perfect for light snacking before deep-space diving expeditions ($1.98).