As a kid, Wayne Haddad would clean any vehicle he could get his hands on, whether it was his mother’s car, the neighborhood kids’ go-karts and mini bikes, or the Corvettes his older brother loved to work on. It's hardly surprising, then, that he opened Haddad Auto Detail, a company he’s helmed for more than 35 years. Over the years, Wayne has maintained a loyal clientele with his thoughtful car care advice.
Haddad Auto Detail's technicians recommend quarterly visits as a way to maintain a vehicle’s longevity by clearing away the acidic bugs that cling to bumpers in summer and the road salt that eats away at paint in winter. To complement these regular visits, Wayne’s team performs an extensive array of services, specializing in hand waxing and machine buffing to remove scratches. They also administer interior shampooing, particularly accident clean-up services that target stubborn stains on cloth seats from spilled food, carsickness, and pets. Mobile services provide on-location work, freeing drivers to stay at home, at the office, or inside the trunk while having their vehicles cleaned.
At more than a dozen locations throughout the northeast, ScrubaDub Auto Wash Centers' computerized wash tunnels and detailing pros spiff up cars with advanced technology and minimal environmental impact. The robotic wash systems and photoelectric sensors not only clean finishes with a gentle, soft-cloth technique, but they can target white walls, wheels, and chrome with site-specific formulas. The eco-savvy automated systems also consume less water than home washing and recycle the water used to clean the wheels and undercarriage. Biodegradable SuperGlo soap keeps the run-off free of harmful compounds before it is funneled down the proper treatment channels, where it can't pollute neighborhood storm drains or be used to test the resiliency of carnival goldfish.
The centers' innovative equipment and Earth-friendly practices have earned them the title of Best Car Wash from CityVoter for three years running. Some locations also boast separate interior cleaning bays to address filthy dashboards and seats.
The tunnel at Splash Car Wash and Detail Center is painted with a mural of crashing waves and drifting bubbles. From inside wafts the sibilant sound of water against metal. Products from Simoniz coat soft cloths during robotic rubdowns, and outside the passage, technicians wield towels to thoroughly wipe away water-spots. They also draw on an armory of clay bars, leather conditioner, carpet shampoo, and dust to fill in the spots where people have written “wash me.”
Friendly Carwash is a full-service car wash and detailing center filled with welcoming, experienced professionals who work quickly and efficiently to get visitors in and out in record time. Bring in thirsty vehicles for an oil change, and the courteous pit crew will grease gears with up to 5 quarts of motor oil before checking transmission, differential, power steering, battery, and windshield washer fluids; they'll also ensure that your wiper blades, door locks, and lights are fully operational, much like an Imperial death star. No matter which option you choose, each oil change comes with two exterior car washes, ideal for sprucing up sedans and revealing the happy smart cars contained within the crusty outer layers of panel vans.
Autobright Car Care uses top-of-the-line car-washing equipment to rid your car of pesky dirt and grime, leaving your ride looking slick and clean as the day it emerged from the womb of its motherly semi-truck. With the first deal, you’ll get a voucher good for five of Autobright’s extensive Gold carwash treatment, which includes an exterior carwash, a potent triple polish conditioner, a coating of clear protectant, a full undercarriage wash, and a powerful wheel brightener. Those hoping to give their badgerless carriage a world-class washing can choose the second deal, good for Autobright’s “The Best Detail" treatment. Autobright's car-cleaning virtuosos will buff out oxidation spots and give the car a thorough hand polish, and additionally apply a shine-enhancing hand glaze and hand wax. Carpets and upholstery will be vacuumed and shampooed with extractor, with vinyl and leather fixtures receiving a conditioning to give it a healthy, senator's-smile shine. Next comes the eradication of any leftover waste, with the dash, doorjambs, vents, and glass cleaned. The process finishes with a painstaking scrubbing of the wheels and arches, and finally the eviction of pesky road tar from its hideous-looking hiding spots.