Terrible Herbst's staff cares for cars and the environment by swiping vehicular surfaces with eco-friendly Blue Coral products. During the ultimate full-service wash, vehicles are scoured inside and out over 20–25 minutes. Valets escort vehicles to the drive-thru tunnel, in which cars luxuriate in a bath of foam. A car caretaker then towel-dries its exterior and takes to the inside, wiping windows, dashboards, and consoles, and vacuuming dirt and Australopithecus-era crumbs from carpets. Wheels emerge from the treatment purged of dirt, and tires debut enameled in a protective dressing. The VIP express car wash with RainX cleanses cars in less than five minutes with a human-operated pre-scrub, then sends them through the underpass to bask in bubbles and a spot-free rinse.
Premier Car Wash lavishes vehicles with detailed services for their metal exteriors and piston-pumping interiors. Cars sidle in for one of six subspecies of full-service car washes, featuring an ascending level of amenities. Detailing packages primp autos with a higher level of care and attention, protecting exteriors and shampooing carpets to prevent the transfer of dandruff flakes to the driver's shoes.
Branching out from their main focus of auto cleanliness, Premier's technicians restore unhampered vision to drivers by repairing windshield cracks, and they darken windows with tinting products from SunTeck and Solar Gard. Premier Car Wash also caters to internal systems with smog testing and mechanical services such as repair of brakes, engines, and AC and cooling systems.
The 24-hour Bubbles AutoSpa is home to the LaserWash 360, an advanced car-wash system that uses ultrasonic sensors to measure the exact proportions of each vehicle that passes through. This technology enables the high-pressure washers to adjust themselves in order to pry every speck of dirt off the paint, chrome, and rubber. But the LaserWash 360 is just one of many amenities on hand to give cars a clean, sleek look. The six self-service bays include high-powered Turbo Vacs and dri-foaming spot removers. The full-service detail bay is staffed by thorough detailers who tackle more advanced forms of filth using carpet shampoos, wax, and wheel cleaners. And the mobile detailing unit sets out to homes and offices to polish cars while their owners work or frantically bury “Car for Sale” signs in the backyard.
Pako Taco maestro Pako Romero packs fresh-baked tortillas with flame-kissed chorizo, carnitas, lengua, and fresh shrimp as the basis for his menu of traditional Mexican eats. Ham-and-asada-stuffed omelets and burritos allow patrons to chow on eggs all day, and fruity Jarritos sodas add a sweet reprieve to the spiciness without having to beg Shirley Temple for a kiss on the cheek.
Time2tint improves cars' appearances and adds a layer of protection all in one fell swoop. With American Standard Window films that match factory windows on residential and commercial buildings, technicians add a barrier between the driver and distractions such as solar glare, heat, and UV rays. In doing so, they transform the car's look without painting it a new color or attaching hair extensions to the antenna. They use the same installation techniques and quality films to tint the windows of residential and commercial buildings, focusing on products that are designed not to fade, peel, or turn purple.
Granite Auto Grooming has been polishing, primping, and preserving autos with homespun Gloss-It products for more than 15 years. Upon rolling into the parking lot, less-than-lustrous cars (a $295 value) and SUVs (a $420 value) are eyed by a crew of highly trained technicians who can evaluate and prescribe a finish befitting its current level of funk. After removing surface impurities, such as tar, bugs, road pitch, and Cheez Whiz with a special Gloss-It clay bar, the crewmembers go to work applying a series of Gloss-It polishes and protectants, restoring its finish and leaving it with a silky, stubble-less texture. Once sheeny, all road boats are covered by a six-month guarantee, ensuring they’ll retain 80% of their mirror-like appearance, or be treated to a complimentary re-application.