At Great American Car Wash, dexterous carriage cleansers speedily refurbish dirt-encrusted vehicles with diligent washes. Cars careen through the automatic vestibule, where robotic scrubbers loosen dirt and tickle the underbelly, all within five minutes or fewer. Once the mechanical crew has done its job, the shop's meticulous detailing team takes over to douse paint in carnauba wax, treat windows to helpings of Rain-X, and vacuum and air-freshen interiors. Because maintaining a clean car may help prevent illnesses and allergies, monthly passes are offered to make sprucing up vehicles quick and easy. For certain packages, the shop hands out free rewashes within three days, granting messy roadsters a mulligan after an unexpected rainstorm or off-road trip through a sloppy-joe festival.
River Park Express Car Wash's facility, which is now under new management, can accommodate cars in all states of distress. Wash packages range from express washes to full-service treatments, including interior and exterior cleaning and a fragrance of your choice. Cars that require a bit more attention can get it from detailers who wash and wax vehicles by hand, clean carpets, and shampoo the upholstery.
Since 1988, Auto Care Super Saver has been helping car owners save cash with maintenance punch cards redeemable at local auto shops throughout the course of a full year. These cards come loaded with all kinds of prepaid services, including at least three full-service oil changes with up to 5 quarts of oil, lube, and a new filter. Depending on the location, punch cards may also feature tire rotations, brake inspections, engine-light readings, air-conditioning performance tests, and other repairs and inspections essential to a car's well-being. Customers can transfer the punch card's benefits to any ride, ranging from station wagons to sports cars to feral merry-go-round mounts.
Top Notch Detail & Tint's factory-trained technicians restore vehicles to a gleaming state via detailing and add privacy with expert tinting services. During each detailing session, technicians douse vehicles with ultra-purified water before treating exteriors with polymer sealers, polishes, and waxes. Inside, techs treat floor mats and upholstery with Scotchgard and condition leather seats to prevent fading and cracking. Additionally, Llumar tint films add cosmetic flair to cars and block as much as 90% of incoming glare. The color-stable films also truncate UV rays and minimize heat so that interiors stay cool even on hot days or family vacations to Earth's core.
Prime Shine greets ragged road-huggers with a precursory prewash before leading them into an all-cloth cleaning stable where experienced technicians tenderly groom horseless buggies. A nonacidic wash works to dispense with gunk and grime from all auto parts, from besmirched bumpers to unclean underbellies. Next, motor wagons are sprayed with a cleansing, perfumed polish, then coated in an invisible shield of silicone to seal in a glossy luster. Rain-X protectant bonds to every inch of exterior to make cars impervious to water, bugs, and bug-shaped water balloons. Finally, after a 120-horsepower blow dry, mechanical beasts are ready to shake manes and roar away. The Protex car wash takes only about three minutes from start to finish, and customers can use self-service vacuums to put any finishing touches on rejuvenated rides.
Driving a vehicle that exceeds emission limits is not only illegal, but it also contributes to the already alarming amount of pollution coughing its way out of cars. The ASE-certified master technicians at Stanislaus Smog help solve this two-pronged problem with professional smog tests to keep emissions at bay. The team clamps monitoring devices to tail pipes of all types of vehicles, including gross polluters and out-of-state rides, checking not only for the amount of emissions, but also the types of pollutants. Once complete, the technicians can either approve autos for DMV renewals, title transfers, and soccer-team tryouts, or send them off to a repair shop to prepare for a second test attempt.