The meticulous technicians of Top Hat Car Wash have watched the brake lights of nearly three million freshly cleaned cars pull away from their cleansing stations since sudsing up their first ride in 1968. Their wash tunnel churns out four types of washes, ranging from basic exterior cleanses to a 13-step SuperSaver Plus wash that scrubs undercarriages and vacuums out trunks. The detailing menu gives rides an extra human touch, whether through the Meguiar's hand wax or floor-mat cleaning of the express packages or the full-fledged white-glove services, during which technicians refine cars with leather conditioner, Teflon polish wax, and paint-refining clay bars. The shop?s complimentary Wi-Fi keeps waiting customers busy, and a three-day rain-check policy lets drivers bring their car back in case it rains or the hood-mounted water-balloon cannon backfires.
A 125-foot automatic wash tunnel is the bread and butter at each of Motor City Car Wash’s three locations. The system, which uses light-touch soft cloths and 60% recycled and filtered water, effectively cleans cars from roof to underbelly without damaging the paint. Drivers can choose one of four car-wash packages, such as the Basic—a wash, power dry, and hand finish—or the Works, complete with an exterior dressing and a Rain-X windshield treatment. After rolling through the tunnel, cars can pull up to a uniformed technician to be lavished with praise for their new and shiny look, or to be detailed with Meguiar's products. Motor City backs all of its services with a 48-hour re-wash policy.
Espresso. Complimentary WiFi. Flat-screen TV. If not for its name, Jupiter Inlet Car Wash might seem more like an upscale coffeehouse than a car wash. Yet a deep delve into the environmentally conscious station reveals water-saving systems that reclaim rainwater, green soaps and chemicals, and 100% recycled paper products working together to restore vehicles to their showroom shine. The shop bundles their extensive wash and detail services into convenient packages, and offers a range of à la carte treatments, including paintless dent removal and headlight restoration.
While cars enjoy their baths, drivers can retreat to the comfortable indoor and outdoor seating areas and recharge with a free cappuccino or chai tea from the espresso bar. Bright-green walls and sleek wooden floors line the onsite Island Boutique, where pristine white shelves and marble countertops host a range of items, from clothing and handbags to home accessories and hand-painted watercolors of maps and mechanic pinups by artist William Johnson Jr.
Awesome Shine Mobile Detailing's automotive beautifiers caravan to residences and businesses all throughout Martin, Palm Beach, Broward, and Miami-Dade counties to rejuvenate jalopies with their grille-gleaming services. The patented 5 Star Shine PPS formula, used by both the US Navy and the aerospace industry, is designed to protect paintjobs for five years and is preceded by a special solution that prepares the car's paint for the sealant. The silver detail wax sees that buggy buffers get more up close and personal with the interior—spot cleaning carpets, shampooing mats, and taking the car seats out to a Hugh Grant movie. The exterior is then revisited for the Klasse All-In-One polish, patented by European chemists for its six months of protection. The stage is set for this fortifying treatment with a paint-burnishing clay bar that extracts microscopic bits of dirt from the car's surface, followed by a sealant glaze.
At Motor City Car Wash, the car washes range from the basic?a tunnel wash, power dry, and hand finish?to the luxurious "Executive Complete Detail" wash, which incorporates extras such as air freshener and tire dressing. Regardless of the exact wash, however, the soaps and waxes applied to exteriors will enhance gloss and overall appearance. The entire process is eco-friendly; the car wash reuses 60% of its water via a reclaim and filtration system.