For more than 60 years, Elephant Car Wash has resided on the cutting edge of car-wash technology. Archie, Dean, and Eldon Anderson founded the car wash in 1951 when they invented a hands-free machine that could clean cars and never be penalized in soccer. Thirty years later, they sold their shops to Bob Haney, who replaced the car-wash tunnels' plastic bristles with hybrid-blend cloths and high-pressure water nozzles. Nowadays, Elephant Car Wash features computer-operated tunnels that can read pH levels of dirt and—at certain locations—touchless car-wash tunnels that use high-powered water jets and potent detergents only.
Rotating above all of this technological progress is the car wash's signature pink elephant, which doubles as a polestar for drivers who need their vehicles washed, waxed, vacuumed, or shampooed. The trained staff waits outside the full-service car wash with towels and stages a slew of a la carte services including trunk vacuuming and leather conditioning. Elephant Car Wash works with the Puget Sound Car Wash Association and the Charity Car Wash Program, two organizations that strive to keep pollution out of waterways and inside the coffee mugs of Darth Vader.
Since its founding in 1978, the international quick-lube franchise Grease Monkey has maintained its focus on speedy treatments and a detail-oriented approach to auto care. Shop technicians tune up rides with services such as air-conditioning repair, air-filter replacement, and fuel- and emissions-system cleaning. Grease Monkey's signature service, though, is its full-service oil change. After replacing a vehicle's lubricant with GF-5 or re-refined motor oil, technicians perform an entire review of its maintenance needs, referencing the owner's manual and the wise hermit living in the trunk.
Junk King’s red trucks travel to houses around the country to clear homes of clutter while maintaining environmentally safe practices. Friendly haulers give customers a call when they're en route, then cart away anything except hazardous materials, including garden clippings, outmoded furnishings, and cursed Cadillac trunks. The refuse rangers sort through everything they take away, donating what they can to charity, recycling what they can’t, and even sweeping up when the job is done. So far, Junk King has saved 908 tons from entering landfills by striving to recycle more than 60% of what they collect. All appointments are scheduled within two-hour time frames, often with same- or next-day service.
Whether repairing transmissions, clutches, or brakes, Auburn Transmissions & Auto Repairs’ mechanics use their combined 20 years of experience to diagnose auto ailments. In addition to repairs, they also offer life-extending maintenance services, such as oil changes, tune-ups, and inspections.
Windshield menders at Speedy Auto Paint clear up chipped glass during services that may prevent the need for costly windshield replacement. Autos scarred by wayward road rockets can be rid of chips, bull's-eyes, and hog's-hooves with Speedy Auto's windshield-repair service. Today's deal can be used to dismiss two cracks, each with a diameter of up to that of a quarter ($69 for the first chip, $19 for the second). The repair—which takes 30 minutes for the first chip and 20 minutes for each additional fix—is designed to prevent cracks from spreading further across the glass, which could necessitate a windshield replacement. Though the repair helps to make cracks less noticeable, only rarely does it grant them complete invisibility or the power to turn bugs into gold. Though it's not included in today's deal, drivers can have additional chips repaired during the same visit ($19 each).