The professional staff at Algonquin Auto Wash & Detail recaptures vehicles' lost beauty with the help of Meguiar's wax, paint buffers, and shampoo. Amongst a menu of wash packages are à la carte flourishes of Simoniz tire shines, Rain-X body shields, and clay-bar treatments, which add extra luster to vehicles' features. Technicians also perform engine details and paint restorations for rides that have accumulated dirt over the years or whose protective tarps followed their dreams to shield baseball diamonds during rain delays.
One day in 1946, Bob Fuller returned home from military service to resume civilian life. By the time the sun had set, he was a business owner. The original location of Fuller's Carwash & Detail Centers, which he claimed with a handshake and a hip twist on that day more than 60 years ago, now serves as the flagship shop, the anchor for a business that has branched out to 11 more locations. Seven days a week, washers lavish cars with soap and special treatment, and detailing services help cars to rediscover their showroom shines. Some locations offer lube and auto centers, with staff technicians ready to remedy mechanical problems and translate esoteric owners' manuals, and convenience stores that stock snacks for drivers and fuel to keep their vehicles humming along as happily as The Little Engine That Couldn't, But Still Stayed Optimistic.
Tidal Wave Hand Car Wash’s meticulous technicians groom automobiles of all sizes with machineless, hand-powered baths. During each 15–20 minute standard wash, dexterous digits comb across cars’ outer shell, scrubbing away dirt, peeling away road grime, and decoding rebuses drawn onto dusty bumpers. Auto washers duck down to sanitize wheels and tidy up tires, and punctuate the exterior dirt purging with a gentle hand dry. Meanwhile, vacuum-brandishing techs inside the vehicle hunt for small debris or dirt particles on the carpeting and floor mats and pave trails of spotless surfaces across the dashboard and console. The service concludes with a clarifying window cleaning, helping drivers spot roadside hazards or entertain neighboring vehicles with middrive puppet shows. Tidal Wave Hand Car Wash is open from 8 a.m.–7 p.m. Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.–6 p.m. Saturday, and is closed on Sunday.
Road-weary wagons shed salt and grime while adding protective finishes as they pass through Palos Auto Spa’s automatic wash. Before the car wash welcomes tired trucks and cars with a soft, soapy embrace, it offers them a kindhearted presoak conditioner ($12.75). Then, a high-pressure wash dismisses lingering road residue from the exterior, Armor All Body Shied coats your car in a bulletproof sheen, and an undercarriage wash and wheel-blaster treatment expel dirt and dust before they metamorphose into rust. A tire dressing with included rim scrubbing ($3), VisionClear window protectant, tri-foam polish, hand-towel try and new air freshener round out the package.
Performance Detailing's experienced technicians buff, wax, and polish cars to a professional shine. Their nigh-invisible, clear-bra protectors ward off scratches and rock chips, and their two-coat wax jobs protect painted surfaces for up to four months with layers of polish and carnauba wax. The techs promote comfort and safety by deflecting 99% of harmful UV rays with ceramic and nonceramic tint, or boost nighttime visibility with headlight restorations. Though the automotive artisans routinely buff, polish, and steam-clean car outsides and cabins, they also undo damage from hailstones or wayward shopping-cart stampedes with paintless dent removal.
Delta Sonic Car Wash renews tarnished transportation with an innovative touchless car-wash system that automatically guides vehicles through a tunnel of high-pressure sprays and overhead buffing cloths. The hands-free wash massages mild lotions into paint jobs, leaving vehicles with sparkling, fingerprint-free finishes that are backed by a five-day guarantee. Detailing technicians do get their hands dirty as they make use of more than 100 hours of training to dote on vehicle interiors and exteriors with products from ValuGard, Aquapel, and Blue Coral. The team wields AOCA certification know-how when injecting engines with oil and devising rustproofing treatments that avoid drilling holes or covering corrosion in zit cream.