The tunnel at Splash Car Wash and Detail Center is painted with a mural of crashing waves and drifting bubbles. From inside wafts the sibilant sound of water against metal. Products from Simoniz coat soft cloths during robotic rubdowns, and outside the passage, technicians wield towels to thoroughly wipe away water-spots. They also draw on an armory of clay bars, leather conditioner, carpet shampoo, and dust to fill in the spots where people have written “wash me.”
As a kid, Wayne Haddad would clean any vehicle he could get his hands on, whether it was his mother’s car, the neighborhood kids’ go-karts and mini bikes, or the Corvettes his older brother loved to work on. It's hardly surprising, then, that he opened Haddad Auto Detail, a company he’s helmed for more than 35 years. Over the years, Wayne has maintained a loyal clientele with his thoughtful car care advice.
Haddad Auto Detail's technicians recommend quarterly visits as a way to maintain a vehicle’s longevity by clearing away the acidic bugs that cling to bumpers in summer and the road salt that eats away at paint in winter. To complement these regular visits, Wayne’s team performs an extensive array of services, specializing in hand waxing and machine buffing to remove scratches. They also administer interior shampooing, particularly accident clean-up services that target stubborn stains on cloth seats from spilled food, carsickness, and pets. Mobile services provide on-location work, freeing drivers to stay at home, at the office, or inside the trunk while having their vehicles cleaned.
At more than a dozen locations throughout the northeast, ScrubaDub Auto Wash Centers' computerized wash tunnels and detailing pros spiff up cars with advanced technology and minimal environmental impact. The robotic wash systems and photoelectric sensors not only clean finishes with a gentle, soft-cloth technique, but they can target white walls, wheels, and chrome with site-specific formulas. The eco-savvy automated systems also consume less water than home washing and recycle the water used to clean the wheels and undercarriage. Biodegradable SuperGlo soap keeps the run-off free of harmful compounds before it is funneled down the proper treatment channels, where it can't pollute neighborhood storm drains or be used to test the resiliency of carnival goldfish.
The centers' innovative equipment and Earth-friendly practices have earned them the title of Best Car Wash from CityVoter for three years running. Some locations also boast separate interior cleaning bays to address filthy dashboards and seats.
Every day at JetStream Car Wash, man and machine work together to achieve a common goal: to maintain the aesthetic value of every car that rolls onto the premises. The team executes hands-on washing for cars, minivans, and SUVs, wiping soft cloths over car exteriors while a mechanical arm contours the sides with a high-pressure spray.
In automatic car washes, cars are pulled through a controlled downpour that can include Simoniz coat protectants with Teflon, as well as triple-foam polishes and sealer wax.
With its pitched roof, large windows, and red-brick exterior, Village Detail recalls the image of a quaint suburban home. Inside, cars and trucks purr contentedly as technicians wash exteriors and vacuum interiors. The shop's ? la carte services include enzyme odor remover and Rain-X treatments, which repel water more effectively than dipping cars in salad dressing.