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.
Auto Care Super Saver relieves car caretakers of some expenses and fretting with a bundle of maintenance services redeemable over the course of a full year. Keep joy rides running smoothly with three oil changes, which include up to five quarts of oil, lube, and a filter or give a jalopy a pedicure with two tire rotations that even out wheel wear and tear. Services are valid for up to three of a customer's foreign and domestic vehicles, whether they be station wagons, sports cars, or feral merry-go-round mounts, and cover a slew of possible automotive ailments. With the Auto Care Super Saver Punch card, clients receive 15% off any additional repairs. With the air-conditioner-performance tests, Auto Care Super Saver checks cars' circulatory systems, which can help to keep vents from spewing heat or fully formed snowmen, and the brake inspection reveals any stopping problems and gains customers a $20 discount on any brake servicing.
The glass guardians at SwiftPro Auto Glass restore nicked and dinged windshields to their factory sheen with repairs and full replacements. During rock-chip repairs, trained technicians mend cracks or chips up to 3 inches in length, correcting imperfections that hinder the windshield's structural integrity and ability to withstand dive-bombing goliath beetles. Most repairs conclude within 10 minutes.
The highly trained technicians at Jiffy Lube tend to about 24 million customers each year with services such as the Jiffy Lube Signature Service Oil-Change, which helps promote the longevity of each vehicle. Staffers acknowledge that oil plays a crucial role in maximizing the lifespan of each car—it cools the motor and helps prevent moving parts from deteriorating. More than 20,000 technicians who have completed an extensive training program certified by the National Institute Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) service vehicles at Jiffy Lube. In addition to performing oil changes, technicians perform preventative services such as air-filtration and electrical system maintenance, among others, as well as state emissions inspections. Jiffy Lube’s quality pledge includes a commitment to transparency, which stipulates that they will inform car owners of any necessary services, complete a service only after it has been approved, and refuse to replace windshields with saran wrap.