Lankershim Car Wash's auto-detailing package puts a twinkle back into the grille-smile of even the dingiest jalopy, be it an SUV, compact, or van. Seven days a week, Lankershim's buggy bathers begin each two- to four-hour scrub-down by hand waxing and buffing your human hauler until mud stains, avian expulsions, and embedded meteors seem like a fleeting bad dream. Team Lankershim will then shampoo your steel steed’s shell and string it onto a touristy necklace. Wheels are likewise steamed from top to bottom, while interiors and tires are dressed until their luster and dignity is restored.
The wayfaring detailers at Shine Bright Mobile Auto Detail & Wash cart their own soft-water supply to every job they're called upon. That way, they help drivers avoid the dreaded spotting associated with standard car washes or driving behind a leaky milk truck. Shine Bright knows that interiors are just as important as the exteriors, which is why they also offer interior shampooing, pet-hair and gum removal, and leather conditioning.
The technicians at Go Green Auto Spa cleanse sullied chariots and conserve H2O by using less than a quarter-gallon of water on each vehicle they service. With help from an eccentric car-wash inventor, Go Green developed rechargeable machines that add eco-friendly soaps and waxes to water and reduce excessive runoff. The auto spa’s four detail packages all couple hand washes with an interior vacuum, and augment services with an array of add-ons including upholstery shampoos and hand-rubbed wax that defends against weather and delusional cattle branders.
Hollywood’s most famous residents get hand-pampered until their skin shines, a trick to looking good they may have picked up the local Vineland Car Wash. Here, technicians use soap and elbow grease to scrub signs of wear from vehicle exteriors, following up with a coat of wax that keeps the cars looking like new. A typical scrub down ends with the hanging of an air freshener from the rearview mirror, a parting gift akin to a breath mint after a dinner of soap.
At Fashion Square Car Wash, winner of the Los Angeles Daily News Best Car Wash from 2010-2013, staff members dedicate themselves to more than just beautifying vehicles inside and out. With every wash, they make a small donation to the customer’s choice of charity, such as The American Cancer Society or City of Hope. As customers avoid the heat in the wash’s shaded waiting area or liquid-nitrogen-chilled gift shop, the technicians set about scrubbing exteriors until they gleam and vacuuming interiors until they’re spotless. Premium washes also include such first-class extras as Blue Coral polishes, Rain-X window treatments, and Black Magic tire dressings. Oil changes incorporate a 22-point inspection.
Using Autologic computer diagnostics, Sherman Oaks Exclusive’s factory-trained technicians can spot any number of automotive issues—whether an engine needs to be replaced or just requires a quick oil change. In addition to improving performance, the staff can spruce up a car’s cosmetic side with upholstery replacements, car wraps, flashy new tires and wheels, or racing stripes made of lipstick. Sherman Oaks Exclusive also showcases rows upon rows of domestic and imported rides that feature low mileage and glossy finishes.