Most people wait until their car develops its own ecosystem before deciding it's time to clean. Let the efficient robo-washers, with their sophisticated filtration system and total coverage, envelop the mess in their gentle cleansing arms. After driving through slushy snow and heavily salted roads, your vehicle can accumulate stuck-on gunk and ghostly salt stains. The Works Wash doubles your car's soapy coat to get off all the built-up gunk before rinsing it clean. A tri-color sealer polish and Clear Coat protectant are followed by a tire wash and shine, so roadside obstacles will scatter in fear of their unholy glow.
Originally founded in 1959 by Kurt Ziebart as Ziebart International Corp., Ziebart has morphed from an auto-rust-prevention outfit into a full-service auto accessory and detail shop that has cropped up at some 400 locations in 30 countries. Performing everything from window tinting and professional detailing to electronics installation, Ziebart's experienced staff cares for cars with high-end products, including seasonal paint protectant and the company’s renowned rust inhibitors. To protect cars inside and out, Ziebart technicians also install accouterments such as alarm systems to thwart thieves and sunroofs to thwart unflattering film negatives from processing correctly (services may vary by location).
Spitzer Autoworld has been providing exemplary auto service for more than 100 years, having gotten its start selling and leasing Ford Model Ts. With today’s deal, soiled street wagons can ungrunge their outsides for the foreseeable future with a quintet of washes ($12 value each), during which their exteriors will be lovingly cleansed of accumulated grime and restored to factory-fresh spotlessness. Dirt-averse drivers can also opt for just one exterior clean but supplement it with the added perk of a standard oil change ($35 value) to re-lubricate crusty engines and inhibit corrosion, plus a 27-point auto inspection ($45 value) to ensure the car still has at least 27 parts.
There's something about a spotless vehicle glistening in the sunshine that inspires a sense of pride. Perhaps it's a badge of success or perhaps it's the promise of freedom, but either way, Magic Touch Detailing's technicians understand. They've kept cars, trucks, SUVs, motorcycles, and boats shining for more than a decade, hand washing fiberglass contours and dressing tires so that even their habitually dull rubber glows with a high-gloss shine. Before handing the keys back to expectant owners, they reinvigorate each ride with a three-step paint reconditioning and a generous coat of carnauba wax. When clients sink back into the driver's seat, they reap the benefits of steam-cleaned carpets, spotless glass, and dustless vinyl and leather. To expand beyond their in-shop work, Magic Touch's mobile personnel also tinker with vehicles in clients' driveways or at the bottom of the pits where the cars were accidentally "parked."
Dan Kennedy’s secondhand car is far from shabby—before the Rolls-Royce convertible was his, it belonged to Dean Martin. To ensure his ride was meticulously taken care of, Kennedy started his own luxury garage and concierge service, Imperial Auto Castle. The climate-controlled garage, which car owners can view 24 hours a day via wireless surveillance cameras, houses vehicles when they aren’t in use. Technicians can detail and repair the parked cars or even sell them and replace them with a newer model, such as a hybrid—half car, half horse.
Wash-Works Car Wash's touchless-cleansing system purifies vehicles' exteriors in 180 seconds. During a car's three-minute vacation, powerful jets spray its exoskeletons with a triple-foam solution and wax to imbue a shine more luminous than the well-angled glare of a golden watch. A chassis bath meticulously tickles underbellies to remove built-up dirt, debris, and salt. After a rinsing, staffers release a pack of towels that cling to exteriors and soak up residual water with a thirst at once ferocious and gentle.