For more than 20 years, GotCarWash.com has been providing unlimited car washes to customers nationwide through its innovative membership program. Online clients simply browse a list of locations?more than 100 in California alone?and sign up for unlimited cleanings at the most accessible one. But regardless of which location they choose, they can rest assured that their car will be bathed by professionals wielding only the highest quality cleaning products on the market. The teams strip away grime with biodegradable shampoos and cleansers, as well as top-notch formulas like a special closed-cell Envirosoft Foam, a cleansing foam designed not to scratch exteriors. The cleansing arsenal also includes products like ArmorAll Professional, Mequiar, Blue Coral, and Rain-X- all of which work to protect the car's finish from harsh environmental factors and any birds that decide to hold tap dance practice on its hood.
Street Dreams Auto Styling specializes in complete automotive makeovers, upgrading cars to improve their appearance, comfort, and performance. Cosmetic overhauls include clear-bra paint protection and window tinting, a service performed with the backing of a lifetime warranty. Paint and bodywork, neon-light installations, and detailing further spruce up cars. Lest interiors feel ignored, technicians revive cockpits by installing sleek, custom upholstery, upgraded sound and video systems, and car alarms in case of break-ins by velociraptors.
The friendly, skilled technicians at Platinum Auto Sports' three San Diego–area locations draw from the shop's two decades of expertise as they customize cars of all sizes. Specialty chrome rims from brands such as Moto Metal, KMC Wheels, and ATX Series glint from their hooks on the shop walls, waiting to be paired with new high-performance tires. Platinum Auto Sports also outfits engines with turbo kits, wires cars with security and audio systems, and repaints exteriors to match the steely glint of determination in drivers' eyes.
Because houses stubbornly refuse to clean themselves, Steamco Carpet Cleaning picks up the slack with his brimming menu of home-makeover services. The company's licensed and insured techs evict grime from home façades with a gentle pressure washing, or tackle tile and carpet stains with high-powered truck-mounted steam cleaning. Lending a hand after disaster, Steamco sweeps in for smoke- and flood-damage remediation. Area-rug cleanings are also available to remove red wine from Persian rugs and eagle feathers from clumsy flying carpets.
Genie Car Wash Oil and Lube keeps cars in top condition with speedy oil changes, window tinting, and detailing services at several different locations. One of the top five car washes on CityVoter's 2012 San Diego A-list, Genie offers automated washes that quickly remove dust and grime, and technicians who scour carpets and upholstery with vacuums and protect paint jobs with coats of sealer wax. In addition, mechanics are on hand to change oil, replace batteries, switch out filters and belts, and perform other basic maintenance services. The facilities also feature gourmet markets and customer lounges where guests can relax with snacks and drinks, or use the free WiFi to argue with complete strangers about the implications of Simpson's paradox.
At 555 Auto Repair & Body, peace of mind is second only to performance when it comes to cars and their drivers. Thus the technicians are ASE-certified, their diagnostic equipment is computerized, and they make it a point to keep an eye on the car as a whole to make sure everything is in order and nothing is clogged with bits of floss. They offer maintenance to keep vehicles from running into problems, and they'll take care of repairs should any problems occur. Their repertoire includes oil changes and tune-ups, as well as engine, brake, and transmission repair. In addition to mechanical services they offer collision repair?this includes welding, scratch and dent removal, and paint refinishing to give the car that showroom look.