A driver motors home from the car wash in a freshly showered car when, all of a sudden, the car splashes into a muddy pothole, leaving the entire front fender caked in wet dirt. The fleet-footed detailers at Mobile Wash & Lube save customers this heartache by traveling to homes and businesses to gussy up vehicles right where they sit. In addition to renewing cars, trucks, and SUVs, the team also refreshes homes inside and out with pressure-washing and carpet-cleaning services.
As a franchise of the well-known Valero fuel company, Zelienople Valero Gas Station, Convenience Store, & Car Wash tends to cars and customers with professional service and a triple threat of filling station, car wash, and convenience store. Patrons fill up their vehicles from a liquid buffet of regular, plus, and premium gas or on- and off-road diesel, and quell the mewling, auto-tuned hunger pangs of grill tanks and motor homes at the propane filling station. At the car wash, automated passes of Ryko Soft Touch brushes and sheets of cleansing foam polish car undercarriages and exteriors, and a feast of breakfast tornadoes, pizza, pepperoni rolls, soft pretzels, and soft-serve ice cream awaits famished travelers in the store.
Originally founded in 1959 by Kurt Ziebart as Ziebart International Corp., Ziebart has morphed from an auto-rust-prevention outfit into a full-service auto accessory and detail shop that has cropped up at some 400 locations in 30 countries. Performing everything from window tinting and professional detailing to electronics installation, Ziebart's experienced staff cares for cars with high-end products, including seasonal paint protectant and the company’s renowned rust inhibitors. To protect cars inside and out, Ziebart technicians also install accouterments such as alarm systems to thwart thieves and sunroofs to thwart unflattering film negatives from processing correctly (services may vary by location).
Technicians at Auto Effects equip cars with Prestige by Audiovox APS 51 remote starters able to activate engines and prep cold morning cars from up to 800 feet away. After deft techs install the auto augmentation, drivers roll away with a remote that can start engines, warm up cars, and shoo away hibernating lifeguards from the cozy comforts of their home or office. The keypad also allows drivers to activate the panic alarm in case of emergency, and grants them keyless entry to their car without having to dig in their pockets, slip a key into the lock, and hum the chorus of ”King of the Road.” Each remote-starter system is backed by a two-year warranty on parts and labor.
Spitzer Autoworld has been providing exemplary auto service for more than 100 years, having gotten its start selling and leasing Ford Model Ts. With today’s deal, soiled street wagons can ungrunge their outsides for the foreseeable future with a quintet of washes ($12 value each), during which their exteriors will be lovingly cleansed of accumulated grime and restored to factory-fresh spotlessness. Dirt-averse drivers can also opt for just one exterior clean but supplement it with the added perk of a standard oil change ($35 value) to re-lubricate crusty engines and inhibit corrosion, plus a 27-point auto inspection ($45 value) to ensure the car still has at least 27 parts.
Detailers run soft chamois cloths across car surfaces, soaking up droplets left by Car Bright Detail’s hand wash. The auto-detailing experts know which services are best rendered by hand, and which with the aid of machines. Mechanical buffing and polishing, for example, gives exteriors a glossy finish without having to get out at every light to spray the car with water, but wax gets applied by hand to ensure complete and even coverage.
At LaserWash TouchFree CarWash, attendants don't soap up your car—instead, the cleans are administered by scrupulous touch-free automatic bays, open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Drivers simply drive inside and follow easy-to-read signs to receive their mechanized pressure washes, which underbody spray, clear coat protectant, and biodegradable soaps and waxes.