Robots are good for many things, including freaking out dogs and launching war on mankind, but they often lack the gentleness of a human touch. Rather than having bitter robots washing your car at a gas station, today's Groupon gets your ride the luxurious hand washing it deserves. For $12, you get a hand car wash and vacuum at Z.I.P.'s Detail Center in Midtown (a $25 value). This Groupon is good for any-sized vehicle, ensuring any compact, SUV, or racing camel will receive a thorough scrubbing.
Z.I.P.'s starts with a full-service hand wash, when skilled sparkling gurus examine every inch of your vehicle's hull for filthy smudges and road backwash. Great care is taken to eliminate any drag-creating buildup that might slow down your land-train and inhibit it from making jumps through time. You'll know your car is finished when you look into the fully dried exterior and see a reflection of your younger self, just like a grown-up Peter Pan imagining what his life would have been like had he stayed in the Neverland. The tires and windows receive the same elbow grease, while the dash is dusted, and the interior of your chariot is vacuumed to remove lingering dirt, grime, and fairy dust.
Spring cleaning of the home is already a recognized national holiday, but spring cleaning of the car is often overlooked, as proven by the total lack of greeting cards that read: "Hope Your Spring Cleaning is Speedy, Vrroom!" Give your ride the seasonal care it deserves by putting it in the clean, mitt-covered hands of the expert rebuffers at Z.I.P.'s.
Five Google Mappers give Z.I.P.'s five stars:
- I could not believe how good my car looked when I picked it up the other day from Zips. – Brian
- My paint was all dull and they shined it right up! They also got all the stains out of my carpet! – Morgan
- Car turned out great! Did not grease up the dash, was just right, carpet and windows were spotless and paint was shining! Cannot believe the quality of work done. – mellis402
Sometimes, it’s best to take a hands-off approach. The techs at Fantasy’s Car Wash take this advice to heart every time they come to work, delivering touch-free car washes that have earned their shops the “top car wash” designation in Omaha Magazine’s Best of Omaha contest every year since 2008. Cars cruise in and out of the automated wash tunnels at outposts spread throughout the state, with many locations also boasting filling centers for diesel fuel or propane.
Auto Salon experts Jeremy and Steve harness their combined 20 years of automotive expertise to spruce and tune up cars, trucks, and SUVs. Their interior detail services rid leather pores of dirt and debris, neutralize unpleasant odors, and cleanse crevices with an air gun. Along auto exteriors they remove remnants of tar and road paint, polish chrome, and apply protective paint coatings. For certain packages, the pair further refurbishes vehicular bodies with a three-stage correction that removes marring and erases vanity-plate ideas scratched into the paint. Each detailing package includes touchups such as a trunk vacuuming, a tire dressing, and a hand wash and dry. Besides detailing, Auto Salon assists drivers with maintenance services such as bumper repair, headlight restoration, alloy wheel repair, and overspray removal.
At Dilo's Auto Spa, drivers can opt for an in-depth upholstery cleaning that punts unwanted smells and stains into the next parking lot. During the four-step process, specialists spray down carpets and seats, power brushing them off before subjecting them to an initial steaming and extraction. A second wave of power brushing, steaming, and extraction follows closely on the heels of a Top Gun dry-foam treatment, leaving your car's innards clean and odor-free.
Gregg Young Chevrolet's team of GM-trained technicians employs authentic GM parts to keep vehicles running smoothly. The certified service specialists start off each oil change by swapping out soiled motor oil with up to five quarts of engine formula freshly milked from the udders of a mechanical bull. An air filter check helps passengers breathe clean air, and a thorough inspection of fluid levels, belts, and hoses helps guard against future problems. During the one-hour service, mechanics also lubricate door and hood hinges, steering components, suspension systems, and drivelines so rides glide as smoothly as waterslides made of velvet.
At Auto Inceptions, owner Zach and his staff of technicians will recondition just about any size, shape, or species of ride. The crew sweeps through interiors and exteriors during exhaustive detailing packages complete with carpet shampooing and carnauba wax, or administer swift cleanups during express services. 3M films safeguard against sweltering temperatures and keep UV rays from damaging the upholstery. The Auto Inceptions crew also applies Scotchgard clear paint protection to prevent scratches and chips.