Blossoming from the original Pennywise, established in 1969, Expresso Car Wash now shoos dirt form begrimed automobiles at six convenient lube-and-detail facilities. Upholding a focus on swift service, mechanics perform quick 10-minute oil changes, towel off 12-minute full details, and scrub cloths on their eight-minute abs. As environmental stewards, the detailing staff carts off all used water to a water-treatment facility and uses fewer chemicals than home washings tend to.
Each vehicle's aesthetic and under-the-hood beauty gets continual boosts with additional services, including air-conditioner and timing-belt repair and transmission flushes. When they are not pampering autos, the Expresso staff lends philanthropic support to nonprofits, including local schools, the Make-A-Wish Foundation, and teenage cars saving up for a new driver.
With more than 90 years of experience, Ed Schmidt keeps the area's automobiles pristine from bow to stern. The detailing package exfoliates each vehicle's exterior with a grime-blasting wash and dragon-fire dry. Vacuums embark on a search-and-destroy mission through interior carpets and dashboard panels to obliterate dust and dirt. Equipped with streak-slaying cloths, technicians wipe windows inside and out so you can stare directly as the sun without any dust refraction. Finally, wheels are cleaned and dressed in formal attire, enabling entry to high-school proms, weddings, and velvet-roped doctor’s offices.
Taylor Auto’s medical mechanics nurse weary vehicles back to health with a battery of internal and external treatments. Taylor’s oil change zaps out thick, gunky crude and replaces it with quarts of pure black gold, smoothing the way for taxed engine parts and inspiring new plot points for The Beverly Hillbillies fan-fiction. Technicians exorcise dirt demons from a car’s nooks and crannies during the shop’s mini-detail session, blessing vehicles with a lustrous shine inside and out. Inspired by Vegas dealers, Taylor’s tire rotation shuffles the vulcanized deck, keeping spinners fresh prior to high-rolling departures. Each motor-coach makeover lasts about one–two hours, getting roadsters back on the open highway ahead of rush hour or clown-car drag races.
An SUV gleams in the driveway, prompting a neighbor to ask, “When did you get the new car?” But this car isn’t new; it’s just been detailed by a member of Toledo Mobile Detailing's meticulous staff. The fully insured team travels to automobiles at the owner’s request, whether it's at home or at work. They wax and polish each vehicle by hand with products that are so environmentally friendly that they send the wind a thank-you letter for helping dry vehicles.
Great Lakes Wellness Clinics' physicians supervise weight-loss plans to ensure that clients get a plan individually tailored to their body's needs. The physicians recommend a variety of treatments to help clients slim down, including laser-lipo sessions to shrink fat cells, or using the HCG hormone. They also may recommend that clients eat paleo bread, which is free of gluten and grains, or Miracle noodles, which are free of soy, gluten, and wheat.
Ride Renewal revitalizes soiled road crafts at its shop or brings the clean to cars with mobile detailing services within a 12-mile radius of its location. Wherever the washing takes place, a professional crew makes automobiles immaculate inside and out in two hours or fewer. The exterior will experience a thorough soaping, scrubbing, rinsing, and waxing, as well as a grime-ridding wipe down for each rim and a tire dressing. As for the interior, a scrupulous sweep expunges the upholstery of garbage accumulation, fallen crumbs, and forgotten sandwich stowaways. Windows are either cleansed or cast under a spell of invisibility, and a final dressing dusts off the dashboard, console, and Donna Shalala–bobblehead-doll collection.
At Tuffy's, motor-vehicle caregivers spruce up patrons' horseless carriages and prepare them for a new season of dutiful service. After installing a new oil filter, auto artisans remove the old sludgy glop clogging the car's arterial system and replace it with up to 5 quarts of Valvoline 5W-30 or 5W-20 conventional motor oil (a $26.99 value, diesel or synthetic oil costs extra). The staff will also rotate tires to prepare four-wheeled wonders for safe gliding (a $12 value) and make sure air-conditioning systems function properly to bring you to the brink of coolness faster than Fonzie’s leather jacket ($9.99) . Finally, a pair of fresh wiper blades (up to 22")—grown locally by organic-blade farmers—supplants worn-out window-rubbers ($22) and a specialist conducts an extensive 41-point maintenance inspection.