Kwik Car Wash is just that: Bring in your car and you can have it squeaky clean in as little as three minutes. Treat your ride to any of three car wash types, which include two, three, or four-stage washes with turbo dryers plus extras such as triple-foam conditionings and Simoniz tire shines. In addition, you can protect your auto with UV-blocking waxes and ensure its structural integrity with rust inhibitors. After exteriors are scrubbed spotless, you can grab an onsite vacuum free of charge to dispense with interior dust or backseat drivers.
All wash tunnels feature eco-friendly soaps and recycle 90% of water used. In case there’s a storm or a tomato race right after your car wash, Kwik Car Wash also offers a complimentary re-wash within 24 hours.
Though it originally sold only two things—audio products and wireless phones—Car Toys has gradually expanded its repertoire. Today, with 50 locations spread across four states, electronics-certified technicians install everything from Alpine in-dash navigation units to phone-integration systems that sync iPhones, Androids, and tin cans to car stereos. Meanwhile, in the garage, detailing technicians meticulously spruce up cars inside and out, using deionized water, paint-friendly shampoos, and high-quality wash mitts to protect against scratches, swirls, and water spots. The team also sweeps through interiors with vacuums, hot-water extractors, and ozone deodorizing treatment, which kills airborne bacteria and nasty smells in one fell swoop.
At Richie's Express Carwash, cars roll through an automated tunnel where a cutting-edge computer system hones in on each vehicle's dirtiest spots. Soapy soft cloths clean vehicles and then a special eight solutions cleans exteriors, before suds are blasted away with high-pressure clean water. At the end of each session—which takes about four minutes—cars travel through a drying tunnel whimsically decorated with stuffed animals. There, a system of 15 high-velocity fans brings exteriors to a spot-free shine. Drivers can blow raspberries at their newly cleaned rides from the viewing station before sprucing up interiors at complimentary self-serve vacuum stations.