The sign in front of Manhasset Hand Wash & Detail Center reads "100% Hand Car Wash," a tip of the cap to the old-fashioned service its technicians provide. From inside a full-service car wash tunnel, they draw on Rain-X products and Rosie the Riveter-levels of elbow grease to administer tiered hand-wash packages each named in tribute to the East Coast, such as the Bay Breeze Wash and Light House Wash. The staff works under the gaze of Elvis Presley and vintage automobiles, thanks to a wall-sized art piece designed like a strip of black-and-white film. As cars receive a hose blast from the past, their owners wait in a modern shop filled with automotive accessories, including a Technicolor forest of air fresheners.
Drawing on half a century of automotive service, Midas helps drivers to prolong vehicle vigor with factory-recommended maintenance services. Mechanics pop car hoods to perform oil changes with standard and temperature-durable synthetic solutions, taking time to inspect belts, hoses, fluids, and the air conditioner's resident penguin. Armed with EPA- and CARB-complying catalytic converters, the staff helps to shrink harmful emissions during muffler and exhaust-system checks. Trained technicians augment brake services with lifetime guarantees and curate healthy, evenly worn tires with rotations or replacements from Goodyear, Michelin, Firestone, and Bridgestone.
NY Auto Boutique tends to the cosmetic needs of cars through washing, detailing, tinting, and bodywork services. Staffers remove every speck of dirt from auto exteriors with hand washes and freshen up interior carpets, seats, and vinyl surfaces with steam cleaners, shampoos, and conditioners. They also offer steam washing, which is an eco-friendly method of car washing, as well as window tinting, dent removal, and rim repair.
The skilled staff at Five Corners takes care to bring out your ride's natural beauty. Unlike competitor car washes, which use porcupine brushes and battery acid, Five Corners hand washes your vehicle using gentle, ecologically conscious products. A thorough cleaning of automobile innards removes fossilized fries and lingering reminders of straw-slurp failures, and the outside cleaning includes a high-pressure poly-glaze wax—a Teflon-fortified wax that preserves your exterior finish. A tire-dressing imbues wheels with a fierce fashion sense and runway-worthy strut. Lastly, a pressure sprayer applies a silicone-based body gloss by Simoniz, coating your ride in a silky-smooth protective casing capable of deflecting short-sighted flies and pigeon parting gifts.
The Jiffy Lube Signature Service oil change comes standard with a fresh-from-the-box oil filter and up to 5 quarts of motor oil, plus a comprehensive lineup of other vehicle-maintenance checkups, an exterior window wash, and interior floor vacuum. Trained technicians entreat cars to say "Ahh," before quenching automotive thirst with a refill of transmission, differential, transfer-case, power-steering, and windshield-washer fluids. A detailed inspection enforces the well-behaved manners of the antifreeze and coolant reservoirs, engine air-filtration system, serpentine belts, wiper blades, and exterior lights. By evenly distributing the weight across each tire, a fresh tire rotation helps to minimize wear and tear, maximize traction, and avoid the need to conceal balding tires with cumbersome toupees. Though Heartland Automotive Services Jiffy Lube sometimes features a discounted price online, this Groupon still offers the best deal available.