Yellow and blue signage near the parking lots of shopping malls, offices, and entertainment centers indicates the presence of ProntoWash Eco AutoSpa, a car wash and detailing powerhouse that boasts more than 350 operations worldwide. Its business model revolves around accessibility—ProntoWash sets up shop where cars already are, saving drivers time and preserving all the gas and corn dogs that engines would have otherwise consumed during a trip to a traditional car wash. Helming special yellow Washing Karts, the company's technicians use biodegradable detergent and about a pint of low-pressure water to render each car clean. They also care for cars by vacuuming carpets, restoring headlights, stuffing multivitamins inside ailing glove compartments, and making arrangements to hit the road with their mobile car-wash service.
A jovial Buddha statue wearing sunglasses greets students arriving at Malibu Sun Yoga, where blue and orange walls mimic the tones of a blazing sun and a calm cerulean ocean. This duality is representative of the studio's hot yoga classes, which combine warming heat with yoga practice. Inside a mirrored studio heated to a steamy 105 degrees Fahrenheit, instructors lead custom sequences of vinyasa poses that help foster balance, flexibility, and strength, and are adjustable for students of all skill levels. The elevated temperature keeps sinews limber and joints soft to facilitate safer stretches, and it also aids in detoxification by increasing blood flow to vital organs and encouraging a healthy sweat, provided students drink plenty of water. Hot yoga can also help reduce one's appetite for unhealthy foods, such as alcohol, tobacco, or marshmallows still on fire.
Westlake Village Car Wash's auto experts pay careful attention to detail while wielding high-quality cleansing products during thorough car washes. Staffers handle four-wheeled friends with a tender touch, gently hand washing surfaces before concluding with a by-hand towel dry and open-handed high five.
At Lavaggio, each car gets pampered, whether it's undergoing a custom hand wash or a thorough interior and exterior detailing. Mitts made from lambswool gently remove debris from the exterior. Deionized water rinses away suds from eco-friendly cleaning solutions, and soft microfiber towels rub them dry without scratching or leaving rug burns.
This pampering service also extends to the car owners. While they wait for their cherished vehicles, clients stretch out on cushy leather couches to watch television or nibble on croissants. At the marble-topped business center, they can settle down with a Mac to catch up on work or tweet about how good the croissants are here. Busy guests can have the concierge arrange for shuttle service, make dinner reservations, and even check on movie showtimes. Outside, customers sit on the sunny patio alongside a bubbling waterfall as they admire the Spanish-style architecture.
An affiliate of Tesoro service stations, USA Gasoline fuels autos while providing intelligent car-cleaning solutions. Its ultrasonic mapping identifies the type of vehicle to be washed prior to service, and customizes the sudsing accordingly. The car wash takes an environmentally friendly stance by using reclaimed water and only accepting shade from free-range clouds.