Crowned one of the area's best car washes in 2011 by Gwinnett Magazine, Nexus Auto Detail owes its success to a trustworthy pairing of experienced technicians and quality products from brands such as Meguiar's. Unlike some shops that rely on heavy machinery, the crew at Nexus performs nearly everything by hand in order to avoid putting cars at risk for scratches or other damage. From a swift hand wash to a complete detail, their services ensure pampering for every facet of the vehicular anatomy. Following washes, optional clay treatments gently lift contaminants such as tree sap, metal fragments, dust, and clinging hitchhikers, and headlight restoration helps erase light scratches, yellowing, and oxidation from car eyelids.
While drivers await their roadsters' debuts, they can kick back in comfy seating and sip complimentary coffee as they watch a big-screen TV, surf free WiFi, or peruse magazines in an attempt to beat their personal records for fewest paper cuts in one hour.
From the road, Mammoth Car Wash & Detail Salon’s red-brick building looks like an independent coffee shop, complete with a charming outdoor patio. Guests lounge at wrought-iron tables, shaded from the midday sun by deck umbrellas and a copse of trees, but it’s their cars that are getting pampered. In the garage, detailers specializing in hand washes battle dirt with soap, wax additives, and war cries before drying vehicles off with a gentle chamois. For more in-depth details, the team waxes exteriors to lend glimmer to paint jobs and revitalizes interiors, extracting crumbs and grime with a vacuuming and shampoo. With convenience as one of its pillars, Mammoth takes appointments online so that customers can avoid long waits. Free WiFi fills an onsite café where customers can enjoy refreshments or host their vehicle's next birthday party.
Established in 1995, Cartique specializes in high-quality auto cleaning executed with the softest of whipped-cream-caressing touches. Customers pulling their grocery haulers into Cartique’s glistening family-owned abode are greeted by an experienced staff of dirt-blasting pros that smell like newly minted dollar bills. Each sedan ($35), SUV ($40), and wagon ($40) will be treated to a thorough Gold Package hand wash that includes a gentle exterior hand wash, chamois hand dry, hand buff, and express wax that scares off pterodactyls with its blindingly lustrous sheen. Interiors are assiduously cleansed of grime with an interior vacuum, window cleaning, dash and console wipe, and raccoon removal. Additionally, weathered tires are cleaned and treated to a luminous tire shine ($1 per tire) that efficiently removes dust, debris, and acne.
At Ultra Car Wash, three minutes is all it takes to rid cars of dirt that may have taken months to amass. Conveyor belts move cars through automated wash tunnels while hearty doses of hot carnauba waxes, tri-foams, and Rain-X protectants lather the exterior and soft cloths wipe grime free. At the end of each wash, customers are privy to free self-serve vacuum stations, which they may use for as long as it takes to rid car interiors of crumbs, dirt, and discarded sandwich crusts. And, for added convenience, these facilities feature self-serve pay stations allowing drivers to pick and pay for a wash package without even leaving their cars.