For the full-service Triple Shine wash at Grandview Auto Wash, automatic coupe cleansers buff and polish sullied exteriors before a vacuum-wielding hominid sweeps through the inside. Crusty cars cruise through the shower, where eco-friendly suds shimmy across wheels, windows, underbodies, and hood gargoyles, removing unsightly soils. Expunged exteriors shine like a bronze statue of a socialite's dog after a clear-coat protectant and triple clear-coat polish. Finally, a car concierge wraps wet wagons with a terry-cloth embrace until they are cozy and dry, then hops inside to wipe down consoles, swab windows, and quietly propose new bumper-sticker slogans.
NuShine Auto Wash’s state-of-the-art wash tunnel is the product of 30 years of car-wash-building experience. As cars switch into neutral and roll through the tunnel, smatterings of triple-foam polish and clear-coat protectant brighten up their finish, undercarriage blasts whittle down lower-level road grit, and Black Magic tire shine grooms each wheel. Shiny vehicles emerge after just five minutes, ready and eager for motorists to detox crumbs from their interiors with help from the free high-powered central vacuum system, which has no time limits or special dietary constraints. For further filth purging, NuShine also operates a special self-service mechanical mat cleaner, which both washes and dries dingy floor rests for just $1 a piece.
When overcast winter skies and spring storm clouds clear, the roads begin to glisten with freshly washed cars. With 12 locations across Missouri and Kansas, there?s a pretty good chance that many of those vehicles visited a Squeaky Clean Car Wash. Whether it?s a soft-cloth tunnel car wash or a touchless, in-bay spraydown, rides leave dirt-free in a matter of minutes. Every wash comes with complimentary access to a self-serve vacuum, and select locations allow patrons to take matters into their own hands at self-serve washing bays. At their Quick Lube locations, Squeaky Clean flushes out sludgy fluids and also invites pet owners to hose down canines and pet mammoths preserved in tar at self-serve dog washes.
Spot Not keeps cars dapper and scratch-free using an efficient cleansing system combined with a purified rinse for a flawless finish. The sudsy pageant commences with a Tire-Kleen treatment to dissolve the dust of the road before a double high-pressure wash sloughs remaining filth from soiled shells. A cleansing, de-mineralized rinse leaves the car to dry without streaking or spotting, and owners who enjoy pampering their perambulator pals can pay an additional $2 at time of service for the touch-free dryer treatment, which hastens evaporation and protects your ride from embarrassing postbath chassis chafing.
After treating your tires to a game of musical chairs (during which each tire will be checked for leaks, damage, and stowaways), Rob Sight's technicians will run a rigorous test on every component of your vehicle's brake system down to its friction material, rotors, drums, hoses, and connection points ($24.95 for tire rotation and brake inspection). Dual- or rear-wheel vehicles cost extra. Next, they'll conduct a charge system test ($34.95) on the alternator, starter draw, and battery. After a thorough multipoint inspection and an exterior car wash, your chariot will shimmer its way off the lot looking fresh as a genetically engineered super-creature with dangerously soulful eyes.
A cave stands near the entrance of Aqua Auto Spa. Cars approach slowly, their drivers peering into its dark recesses. Inside, soft cloths burnish vehicle exteriors in a matter of minutes, making them as a shiny as the sun’s mouthful of braces. All washes come with free use of the self-serve vacuums, plus complimentary glass cleaner, wipe-down towels, and dash dusters. Nearby, an industrial washing basin brims with towels, brushes, and grooming shears. Here, dog owners can lather pups’ fur with canine shampoo or style it into a handsome pompadour.