Each Francis and Sons Car Wash facility features skilled staffers who cleanse vehicles with biodegradable solutions and perform vehicle maintenance like caruba waxes and vinyl conditioning. Washes, which range from basic rinses to complete interior and exterior makeovers, enlist spacious wash tunnels and soft cloths to scour paint, and hands wrapped in towels and feet gripping blow-dryers to dispel moisture. The multifarious auto stop provides detailing, repair, and oil-change services at the hands of certified auto technicians who also tint windows and butterfly-kiss rearview mirrors for good luck.
For nearly three decades, the staff at Danny's Family Car Wash has washed cars using soft cloths, mild, pH-balanced cleaning formulas, and a water-recapturing system that helps conserve resources. Oil changes, hail and dent repair, and detailing services further resuscitate rides at the 11 full-service, automatic locations in the Valley.
Carlos Zamora has been in the auto body and dealership trade since 1994, racking up training with 3M and Simoniz. At Quality Detailz, he and his crews make house calls to spruce up cars with involved details, ranging from supreme hand washes to packages designed to combat the strains the desert climate puts on automobiles. The detailers also offer a la carte services such as wet sanding and engine details.
When they founded Classic Car Spa, Jim Barrons and Tim Stocker wanted to build an oasis for road-weary vehicles, a place where cars could stop for revitalizing washes or regain lost performance with basic oil changes. Now scattered across locations in Phoenix and Tucson, the technicians carefully scrub away highway grime with lamb-wool mitts and wick away moisture with comically oversize blow dryers.
Fast washes, friendly service, and eco-friendly initiatives converge at Cobblestone Auto Spa. Instead of letting sudsy water seep back into the environment, Cobblestone Auto Spa drains it into a sewage system that strips it of any toxins before it's re-released. Precise computer controllers allow the spa's mechanical washing system to cleanse rides with less water and electricity, and Cobblestone's precise staffers man onsite detailing, express-lube, and windshield-repair centers. Multiple locations further convenience customers when paired with unlimited wash plans, which bedeck windshields with a radio-frequency identification sticker that automatically activates the car wash and any chosen upgrades such as wax protection or an underbelly tickle.
When slowly inching toward the enormous porthole of Clean Freak Car Wash's façade, drivers may think they’re about to enter an oversized washing machine. Once at the entrance, a member of the Clean Freak staff ushers them into a glowing blue tunnel. Inside, a conveyor belt propels vehicles through multiple stations such as a foam wash and spot-free rinse. For an additional fee, the staff shines tires, throws in an air freshener, and wraps the car in a giant robe.