For more than 20 years, the certified technicians at DEKRA Emission Check have done one thing and done it well: superfast Georgia-state vehicle-emissions inspections. Although most patrons choose to stay in the car and alphabetize their eight-track collection during the typically five-minute inspection, many of the growing list of almost 30 Atlanta-area locations feature an indoor lounge for auto owners to kick back in. If a vehicle?s emissions exceed the regulated limit, the team advises drivers of their options and performs a free retest at a later date.
Since its creation in 1925, DEKRA Emission Check?s umbrella company, DEKRA, has grown to include more than 30,000 employees in 50 countries. In addition to having performed more than three million vehicle inspections in the United States, the larger business offers services such as expert appraisals, industrial product testing and certifications, and management-system certifications.
Xpress Shine Car Wash’s automated tunnel is designed to re-create the gentle touch of human hands—if human hands were able to wash an entire car in three minutes. As vehicles start along the 125-foot conveyor, a biodegradable, high-lubricity foam begins to break up dirt and grime. The eco-friendly system then deploys recycled, low-pressure water and strategically placed cloth ribbons made from spa robes in place of brushing, blasting, or harsh chemicals. Optional surface protectants and a powerful air-dryer array finish the process, after which drivers can use free high-powered vacuums to get the inside as clean as the outside.
Whether inside their two facilities’ work bays or on location in area driveways, Dunwoody Detailing & Window Tint’s technicians orchestrate automotive makeovers with hand wash and detailing sessions. Cars can let cleanses come to them, with mobile crews hauling equipment within a 12-mile radius of zip code 30324. Two decades of window-tinting experience guides glass tech’s steady hands as they accent vehicles and businesses with film chosen from a wide selections of shades and styles. In addition to tech-performed services, the facility helps drivers restock supplies for at-home care, packing its shop with more than 200 commercial-grade products including Blue Tire Shine, Carnauba wax, and the password that unlock each city’s secret radio stations.
Southern Friends CarWash's automated tunnel cranks out reinvented rides rinsed and shined by 100% recycled water and eco-friendly soaps. During each 15-minute Shine wash, soft cloths circulate cleansing foams along the car's outer shell, eviscerating dirt and accumulated pie filling with a deft, gentle touch. Rim cleaners wrestle road muck and mud from the wheel centers, and high-pressure waters disentangle grease and grime during an undercarriage wash. Next, coats of triple-foam polish and conditioner bring a glossy veneer back to the paint, as a tire shine applied by hand grants rollers top-to-bottom luster. A thorough hand dry brings the beaming ride back to a glowing state of road-readiness, complete with 24-hour rain insurance to give drivers peace of mind without forcing them to park their car in the guest room for the night.
As Auto Spa Bistro's cleaning technicians hand wash and detail road-weary automobiles, the scent of three-egg omelets, Angus burgers, and chicken wings wafts from an on-site bistro. Technicians wipe away weather stains, bugs, and dragonfly-shaped mud splatters from cars and trucks with biodegradable cleaning products before shining them up with Carnauba wax. Guests are free to grab a beer, cocktail, and snack in the lounge while technicians overhaul unsightly dents and protect the car's interior with UV-blocking window tinting and interior detailing.