A Better Tint's licensed, insured, and bonded technicians darken glass surfaces with residential, commercial, and automotive window-tinting services. The factory-trained squad installs FormulaOne films on cars, Panorama films on storefronts, and Solar Gard films on home windows. For more than 20 years, its tinted windows have been shielding interiors from UV light, heat waves, and giant man-eating moths.
Fast washes, friendly service, and eco-friendly initiatives converge at Cobblestone Auto Spa. Instead of letting sudsy water seep back into the environment, Cobblestone Auto Spa drains it into a sewage system that strips it of any toxins before it's re-released. Precise computer controllers allow the spa's mechanical washing system to cleanse rides with less water and electricity, and Cobblestone's precise staffers man onsite detailing, express-lube, and windshield-repair centers. Multiple locations further convenience customers when paired with unlimited wash plans, which bedeck windshields with a radio-frequency identification sticker that automatically activates the car wash and any chosen upgrades such as wax protection or an underbelly tickle.
When slowly inching toward the enormous porthole of Clean Freak Car Wash's façade, drivers may think they’re about to enter an oversized washing machine. Once at the entrance, a member of the Clean Freak staff ushers them into a glowing blue tunnel. Inside, a conveyor belt propels vehicles through multiple stations such as a foam wash and spot-free rinse. For an additional fee, the staff shines tires, throws in an air freshener, and wraps the car in a giant robe.
Cool Auto owner Michael Moreno first opened shop at age 9, when he detailed his brother's 1968 Camaro and was paid with a bag of chips and a six-pack of root beer. Today, the longtime Tucson resident has expanded the business to include a staff of 22 full-time employees who detail about 8,600 cars, trucks, SUVs, and vans every year, pulling in almost as many chips and root beers as the World Bank can hold. Detailing technicians sanitize rides with grease removals from engines and auto bodies, clay-bar and waxing rubdowns, and steam cleaning of undercarriages, axles, and suspensions. They apply the same attention to detail inside cars, lifting soda stains and pulling out ground-in dirt with extractors. They can even protect leather upholstery from wear and sun damage with shine-boosting conditioning. To make sure the car smells nice, the techs use puffs of ozone to banish stubborn odors from car cabins.
Metro Car Wash's meticulous technicians and loaded wash and detail packages have earned them the back-to-back title of Tucson Weekly's Best Car Wash in 2011 and 2012. Determined to make both Metro Car Wash locations stand apart from faceless car-washing chains, owners Craig and Sean strive to add personal touches to both locations. To that end, the Speedway facility is known for its outdoor track where customers can observe their car during a wash and croon it soothing lullabies to calm its nerves. The owners and staff have also built a community partnership program to donate a portion of their funds to nonprofit organizations each quarter.