To ensure they don't scratch your car's paint, the technicians at Johnny's Car Wash have tossed aside their stiff-bristled brushes in favor of ultrasoft cloths. But this emphasis on gentleness doesn't mean the staffers take it easy on grime. They blast away dirt, vacuum up interior dust, and rinse undercarriages during car washes. Since these versatile technicians are committed to cleaning cars inside and out, they also offer steam cleaning, scrubbing of interior surfaces, hand buffing, and waxing.
When Mike's Carwash first opened in 1948, it was one of only 18 carwash businesses in the United States. Today, the family-owned establishment keeps the 65-year-old tradition of gussying up automobiles alive at 42 locations throughout the Midwest. At each location, accommodating staffers stand by to assist customers during the cleaning process. Decked out in cartoon neckties, the cheerful team ushers cars into computer-controlled washers that eschew traditional gear-operated brushes and baseball bats in favor of controlled sprays and soft cloths. After the mixture of eight signature soaps de-grimes surfaces, 200-miles-per-hour gusts of hot air dry vehicles instantly. Mike's also offers specialty coats to give car exteriors and tires additional shine.
It's the small details matter at Johnny's Express Car Wash. To help protect paint finishes, the technicians here use eco-friendly products instead of harsh chemicals; ultra-soft cloths instead of bristled brushes; and fresh, soft water instead of Super Soakers left over from 2003. Polymer soaps coax out entrenched grime and the facility's high-pressure nozzles even manage to rinse away remnants of brake dust. After the washing's through, high-speed drying turbines scatter the leftover moisture.
Mike’s Express Car Wash’s trusty team has been cleaning muddy motor vehicles since 1948 with a combination of state-of-the-art equipment, specially formulated shampoos, soft cloth scrubs, and touchless hot-air dryers. Get The Works and soiled sedans will be lovingly scrubbed during a high-quality express wash, brushlessly brushed with heated water and eight different signature soaps. An application of Mike’s clear coat shields hunched hatchbacks from the elements, rotten tomatoes, and good-natured ribbing. Wheels roll away polished to perfection, while sparkling clean underbellies are wrapped in a soothing rust-inhibiting cocoon to survive winter’s storms of snow and salt.
At Water Works Car Wash, there's a car wash even before the car wash. To wit: before cars are trundle through the main wash, technicians prep them with a power wash and a soft brush scrub in the back of the vehicle. This removes the surface level of dirt so that the actual wash can take on more stubborn forms of grime and poltergeists. This is just one example of the lengths they go in order to get cars sparkling clean. The actual wash features Samurai Shield total body protectant, tire shines, as well as interior vacuuming and mat cleaning. There are a number of wash packages here as well as more advanced detail services, all designed to get cars looking as clean as they did when they first memorized their garage door code.
Parkway Auto Wash has been a staple of the Cincinnati community since 1953, and the business has been family-owned since 1976.
Though the last few decades have not seen Parkway change ownership, they have seen it adjust with the times. Today, the facility relies on modern, eco-friendly equipment to gently and effectively clean cars, trucks, SUVs, and minivans. Even with the industry's latest equipment, Parkway still makes sure that its staff is trained in the most thorough hand-washing processes. These come in handy during detailing sessions, especially, when staff members have to clean those hard-to-reach places, such as in the vents, under the seats, or under a napping cousin.