Carwood offers hand car washes and custom detailing services that treat roadsters to a customized experience. Eschew bronze and silver runners up with the Gold Finish service, which polishes pavement ponies with a full-service wash of every surface, including a sudsy tickle of the undercarriage and an Armor All tire and exterior dressing. A clear-coat protectant, Blue Coral triple-coat treatment, and sealer wax lock in each vehicle’s new clean. Both washing services end with an air freshener to improve the olfactory aesthetics of car interiors.
For 30 years, Downey Hand Car Wash has employed a team of prequalified chamois slingers and auto technicians that restore motorized carriages to their showroom heydays and keep moving parts in working order. During oil changes, technicians swap out corroded oil and filters for fresh batches of lube and debris bouncers. Inspections then scrutinize over 15 points for proper function, such as belts, tires, transmissions, and hydraulic car seats. Detailing services vanquish grime from vehicles’ nethermost nooks and polish paint with a sheen-inducing finishing wax. A recycled-water system and pH-balanced products protect the environment by conserving H2O reserves and preventing harmful soapy chemicals from leaching into the soil. An outdoor waiting area sports a flat-screen TV, or patrons can enjoy the indoor oasis, which is equipped with complimentary coffee, free WiFi, and a gift shop filled with goodies to reward vehicles for good behavior during bath time.
While the techs at Coast Carwash are experts at washing dirty autos, their expertise doesn't end there. They've got everything they need to make sure grungy cars leave looking as good as the day they drove off the dealership lot. Waxes by Meguiar's and Nanoskin help seal in the car's restored shine and repel incoming filth, while Meguiar's leather treatments keep seats and other interior surfaces soft, supple, and crack-free. While they're inside, techs can also freshen the upholstery and carpets, shine all gauges, switches, buttons, and vents, and remove any foul odors left behind by forgotten take-out containers or hitchhiking trout salesmen. Tears in upholstery or isolated scratches on the car's finish are swiftly brought to rights, and the crew can also handle full headlight restorations or repair cracked windshields to ensure each auto drives away safely.
Their window tinting services may add privacy, but Xtreme Tint has been seen in more than 26 national and international media outlets and has serviced famous faces of celebrity athletes and music moguls. Auto services glamourize cars with protective window tint, custom car audio systems, and vehicle wraps or vinyl designs that add favorite corporate logos or such graphics as checkered flags or tribal decals. Auto security systems keep belongings safe and paint protection covers exteriors in a protective film that defends against road debris, shopping carts, and bugs wearing metal armor. While technicians spoil cars, drivers can relax in front of a plasma TV and sip coffee or peruse the collection of auto accessories that includes chrome accessories, grills, and custom license frames with bling.
Though he's been in the detailing game since 1981, Transhine Auto Detailing's Bill DeBever has continuously invested in technologies and training that has kept his business on the cutting edge of industry innovations, and this dedication caught the attention of Drive! magazine in 2009. The energy he and his staff have put in to protecting vehicles from daily wear and tear—as well as nature's arbitrary attacks—earned Transhine Best of Whittier awards from the U.S. Commerce Association in 2010 and 2011. When they aren't defending autos from rogue gravel chunks and the sun's aggressive paparazzi photons with 3M paint-protection film and window tint, Bill and his staff detail vehicles, steam-clean engines, remove dents, and polish careworn headlights.
Madrona Car Wash's facilities are both technologically advanced and environmentally friendly. That's because it's home to a McNeil Tunnel Wash, which cleanses vehicles with controlled high-pressure nozzles and pumps, then treats all water for reuse. The Tunnel makes use of Envirosoft Foam, a material that's so gentle that, unlike a hood ornament that's just a penknife tied to a roller skate, it will never scratch a car's surface. For an additional cost, technicians also detail and polish automobiles, boats, and motor homes.