Sudz Car Wash and Detail Center's three locations transform dirty cars into shiny driveway adornments. During each full-service wash, technicians vacuum the interior, clean the windows from the inside and out, dust the dash, wipe down the doorjambs, and wash the exterior until it's as reflective as an out-of-work psychologist. The service extends to the deluxe car wash, which rewards auto exteriors with dollops of glossy triple polish and clear-coat wax to heighten the finish. An underbody wash sweeps away road grime and a quick gloss of tire dressing straightens the posture of wearied rubber. Finally, staffers scrub out rubber mats and send the car off looking so good that parking meters will offer to foot the bill.
Winner of the New Haven Advocate's Best of New Haven Readers' Poll as well as Fairfield Weekly's Best of Fairfield County Readers' Poll in 2011, Splash Car Wash provides meticulous cleansings to all manner of auto. Following external pampering that includes the application of triple-foam polish, full-service The Works washes (up to a $26.99 value each) treat four-wheelers' innards to a vacuuming, window cleaning, and dashboard wiping. Wheel-bright and tire-shine services restore the dignity of circular feet after continuous altercations with the street, and a Simoniz clear-coat sealer equips car-outers to shake off needy dirt particles of the future. Finally, car attendants flush thirsty undercarriages with water, hydrating them with more liquid than what can fit in the mouth of a baby squirrel.
Even if their clients never intend to step into the ring, the certified trainers at Mittwork Fitness LLC train them with some of the same techniques as prizefighters. Through a noncontact quartet of boxing, kickboxing, MMA, and fitness classes, the coaches foster svelte frames and stronger limbs with combinations of mitt work, heavy-bag workouts, and boot-camp-style exercise. Meanwhile, students gain confidence and soak up the fundamentals of martial-arts techniques without ever having to spar with other students or engage in competition.
At Eco Friendly Car Wash, technicians clean vehicles using virtually no water at all, whether working at their shop or right in your driveway. Unlike traditional car-cleaning methods—spraying vehicles with pressurized water, driving cars into the ocean to locate sponges—this green-cleaning technique employs less than a pint of the precious liquid. They continue their eco-friendly efforts by employing biodegradable cleaning agents, and, just to be nice to cars, they use microfiber towels to dry them off without leaving behind soap residue or scratches.
Heartland Jiffy Lubes enjoy the benefits of being under the Heartland Automotive Services umbrella, putting them in good company along with more than 435 Jiffy Lubes nationwide that service more than five million customers each year. They specialize in the Jiffy Lube Signature Service Oil Change, which comes standard with a fresh-from-the-box oil filter and up to 5 quarts of quality motor oil, plus a comprehensive lineup of other vehicle maintenance checkups. Highly trained technicians also perform cosmetic and mechanical services including inspections, emissions testing, transmission service, and counseling for 1960s Corvettes that are going through a mid-life crisis.
From their three locations, the auto mavens at Platinum Car Wash & Oil employ advanced water-reclamation systems and power-conscious equipment during cleaning and maintenance services. The facility's full-service car-wash tunnels spray paint jobs with Simoniz soaps, waxes, and foams before staff members dab rides with microfiber towels. They continue hands-on touch during signature or 20-minute express detailing sessions that unfold as auto owners explore the waiting area's magazines, complimentary WiFi, or leather couch cushions.
Opposed to using recycled or reprocessed oils, the crew spurs pistons with Mobil oil and complimentary top-offs between services. They also help boost car with lube services, such as transmission drains, tire rotations, and VPS fuel-rail services that dislodge harmful debris and misplaced CDs from fuel- and air-intake systems.