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.
Somerville Car Wash de-gunks autos sporting grime-soaked exteriors, delivering sparkling sedans and smudge-free trucks. A quintet of gold wash treatments will put a smile on each car's grill and make it forget the time it was covered in plastic wrap while napping. Soft cloths gently lure exterior dirt particles from tucked-away hiding spots, and high-pressure streams blindside unsuspecting stains. Next, blowers work in tandem with hand towels to soak up every drop of moisture, delivering a streak-free finish. Rust inhibitors help ward off salt from crashing into pretzel stands, and a gentle massage of triple-foam paint conditioner detangles each car's wispy locks. Finally, twin coats of spray-on sealer wax and polishing wax shine metallic hide and provide a formidable line of defense against incontinent seagulls. Groupon buyers are also entitled to half off a paint-sealant treatment when purchased online.
Though it has adopted advanced technology in its cleaning tunnels, Waves Car Wash still powers some of its services with the original drier: the sun. On the roof are 160 solar panels that soak up rays, fueling up to 20% of the facility's electrical output. The panels reflect Waves Car Wash's emphasis on green initiatives?others include biodegradable cleaning products and a recycling system for waste water. The shop also channels its vehicle-sprucing expertise to benefit charitable programs such as Wash for a Cause and Wash Away Thirst.
Meticulous treatments and a familial ambiance have enabled the wash spot to achieve its current level of altruism. Car washes ranked from Basic to Extreme glamorize vehicles with water, wax, and wheel pampering. Detailing, buffing, and headlight-restoration services leave cars looking so flashy that they'll begin attracting disco balls. Enamored patrons can even join the Always Clean Unlimited Wash Club, which grants them infinite cleanings in exchange for a monthly fee.