For more than 25 years, Major League Auto Spa's team of automotive experts has been cleansing carriages inside and out with soft-cloth washes and detailing services. The automated washer gently nudges cars along a track flanked by a gauntlet of soap-laden cloths to deliver cars from their grimy fate and encourage wolf whistles from passing buses. Armed with vacuums and a keen eye for crumbs and stowaway dust bunnies, interior detailing crews lavish upholstery and carpets with equal attentiveness. Cleaners also apply glossy wax finishes by hand and smooth away imperfections with orbital buffing machines as auto owners wait in the Internet-equipped lobby, surfing the web for new stuffed animals to suction to the windows.
Don't be alarmed if you see a blue, lava-like substance oozing inside the car wash tunnel at Finish Line Express Car Wash & Detail Center. It's just the Blue Coral foam bath arch, a basic component of each full-service car wash. If the resulting shine from the bath isn't enough to blind your rival demolition derby drivers, the facility also offers details, headlight restoration, and Rain-X and Armor All treatments.
Professional Mobile Detailing staff brings its soaps, towels, waxes, and polishes to you. Clients can get work done in the office or furiously delete their "Car for Sale" classified ads at home while the detailers tend to the car outside. During their extensive detailing packages, they scrub the outside of the car by hand, using a clean wash mitt and mild detergent, before really getting down to business with Meguiar's waxes, polish, and water-based and high-silicone rubber/plastic dressing. Then they move on to the inside, where they shampoo seats, and carpets, scrub the pedals, and use glass-specific microfiber towels and cleaners to get all grime and streaks off the windows. Customers can also opt for just interior or exterior details, as well as add-ons such as engine detailing and paint-swirl removal.
Professional Mobile Detailing's staff cleans, waxes, and polishes cars in the comfort of their own driveways. They bring their supplies to you, eliminating the need for driving to the car wash or into a lake, and proceed to follow extensive detailing itineraries that leave vehicles looking like new. Their packages include a complete interior and exterior detail, during which technicians wash exteriors by hand with a mitt and mild detergent, polish and wax the finish, shampoo the seats and floor mats, and put the finer touches on the car with conditioners, dressings, and degreasers. They also offer a la carte detailing services and engine detailing, which can extend a vehicle's life.
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 Fresh Caf?, which presents an appetizing lineup of healthy road fare including sandwiches, fruit cups, and fresh-cut vegetables. 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.
At Nuno's Complete Car Care Inc., teams of ASE-certified technicians perform preventative maintenance and full-scale repairs on domestic and imported vehicles of any make or model, often rolling out freshly fixed vehicles within the same day of arrival. The bustling shops pride themselves on their family ownership, with president Bobby Nuno at the helm alongside his brother Ed, who serves as general manager and prince regent of the company. Sophisticated diagnostic equipment ensures that engines, transmissions, shocks, and exhaust systems run smoothly, and a handy online garage keeps customers up to date with any recalls, upcoming service needs, or discounts.