If your shady parking spot rests beneath bird-filled trees, or someone scrawled carpetbagger into the inch of dirt on your car window, Autawash Car Wash and Detail Center can give your vehicle its original off-the-lot shine. With today's Groupon, you'll get a Full-Service Wheel Express Car Wash and your choice of one express detail service for $24 (a $45 value). This Groupon isn't just great for sprucing up your own car, it also makes the perfect passive-aggressive gift for your dirty carpool driver or the perfect aggressive gift should you "borrow" your carpooler's car and then return it cleaned. Follow @Groupon_Says on Twitter.
Though it originally sold only two things—audio products and wireless phones—Car Toys has gradually expanded its repertoire. Today, with 50 locations spread across four states, electronics-certified technicians install everything from Alpine in-dash navigation units to phone-integration systems that sync iPhones, Androids, and tin cans to car stereos. Meanwhile, in the garage, detailing technicians meticulously spruce up cars inside and out, using deionized water, paint-friendly shampoos, and high-quality wash mitts to protect against scratches, swirls, and water spots. The team also sweeps through interiors with vacuums, hot-water extractors, and ozone deodorizing treatment, which kills airborne bacteria and nasty smells in one fell swoop.
So established is Circle K that even brand-new vehicles recognize what its red-and-white logo stands for—fuel, snacks, and everything else a car might need to keep powering down the road with its driver. Circle K's story starts back in 1951, when Fred Hervey bought three Kay's Food Stores in El Paso, Texas. Under his guidance, these three little shops grew into the more than 3,000 convenience stores that crouch on our nation's street corners today.
After rolling up to a Circle K, drivers can pump their faithful roadsters full of high-octane fuel and send them skipping through a car wash to experience the cleansing touch of Blue Coral Beyond Green and Rain-X products. Then it's time to step inside the air-conditioned shop for a peek at the provisions. Rows of sodas hibernate behind glass doors, and snacks, candy, and their ATM guardians stand boldly out in the open. Some Circle Ks also offer the Take Away Café, which presents an appetizing lineup of healthy road fare including Ball Park hot dogs. Drivers can gear up for a long drive with Premium Coffees or enjoy a cold Polar Pop, whose specially formulated cup keeps drinks colder thanks to the family of tiny snowmen trapped in its foam walls.
Kwik Car Wash is just that: Bring in your car and you can have it squeaky clean in as little as three minutes. Treat your ride to any of three car wash types, which include two, three, or four-stage washes with turbo dryers plus extras such as triple-foam conditionings and Simoniz tire shines. In addition, you can protect your auto with UV-blocking waxes and ensure its structural integrity with rust inhibitors. After exteriors are scrubbed spotless, you can grab an onsite vacuum free of charge to dispense with interior dust or backseat drivers.
All wash tunnels feature eco-friendly soaps and recycle 90% of water used. In case there’s a storm or a tomato race right after your car wash, Kwik Car Wash also offers a complimentary re-wash within 24 hours.
The sight of a lamb's wool mitt, soppy and soaked, rotating in circles across a vehicle's exterior is a common scene at Detail King, LLC, where owner Terry Sherrett and his team overhaul vehicles inside and out with comprehensive detailing. Their work leaves no mat left behind, with technicians polishing doorjambs and cleaning hard to reach areas with a firm, yet gentle human touch. The staff's precision draws clients from all automotive realms, from everyday drivers to construction companies and dealerships. And the team handles more than coupes and SUVs, with services extended to trucks, tractors, RVs, and monster trucks that accidentally swallowed any of the above.
Road Runner Auto Wash drastically improves vehicular hygiene with automatic car-cleansing stations designed to clean and glisten the exterior. While comfortably seated inside their automobile, customers can watch as robotic limbs diligently sanctify surfaces from bumper to bumper in 10–15 minutes. Like a beach-goer’s shrewd friends, the touch-free automatic bays coat cars with a solution designed to protect exteriors from harmful UV rays and toxic hazards such as acid rain and airborne jellyfish. The unique protectant can keep cars safe from a multitude of natural and unnatural elements for up to four weeks.