Quick Wash Waterless was born in 2011, when California was in a drought and water was scarce. Why not, the founders thought, start a car-washing business that spruces up automobiles without using water? And they did just that.
Expert technicians travel to locations across Sacramento, toting soft cloths, vacuums, and professional polishes. They gussy up the interior and exterior of vehicles, finishing jobs off with professional waxing treatments and thorough shampoos. They also use a biodegradable formula that waxes and washes your car at the same time. They can service cars parked nearly anywhere within the area, excluding private lots, locked garages, and troll-guarded underpasses. Every wash saves 38 gallons of water, and a portion of the proceeds go towards constructing wells in Africa to provide clean drinking water.
With more than 30 years in business, the team at Premier Car Wash have gotten their process down to an environmentally friendly science. They use only green products from Blue Coral, and rinse cars clean with recycled water they treat themselves. And because their teams can complete a wash in around 20 minutes, they conserve about half the amount of water that's used during at-home washes in driveways or Buick-sized bath tubs. Though their service is speedy, it does not sacrifice quality—every wash unites both exterior and interior treatment, including vacuuming, a wipe-down of the dash, and an undercarriage rinse. Customers can also choose to add extras such as sealant and rust inhibitors, or detailing services that include carpet shampooing, and leather treatment.
Dads can be pretty protective of their cars. Mike's dad was no exception, but as a kid, he was handed a cloth and allowed to help with the waxing. It instilled in Mike a passion for auto care that has never waned. "As a teen," he says, "I was into muscle cars and, while my car might not have been the fastest, it was always the shiniest."
Restoring that new-car appeal to a vehicle is something of a passion for Mike, and at Mose Auto Detailing he indulges this sense of perfectionism by restoring cars to the shimmering gems they were when first driven off the lot. Accumulated brake dust, "bird bombs," and "just divorced" paint signs are no match for Mike, whose brushes, buffers, and leather treatment gear delves into car nooks and crannies.
With 15 years in the automobile industry under their toolbelts, the proprietors of 2K Performance know how to run an auto repair shop right. First, they fix and maintain just about everything: fuel pumps, fluids, filters, cooling systems, exhaust and emissions, front and rear differentials, and complete engine rebuilds. Because of the technicians' comprehensive knowledge of all things on wheels, customers never have to take their rides elsewhere for more extensive upkeep. In addition to their basic and comprehensive services, the team at 2K Performance also offers an array of soup-up services to transform buggies into rubber burners, and the shop is adjoined to SacTown Pros for those seeking new windows and hi-fi sound systems.
Given time, windshield cracks only get bigger and more dangerous. The insured, certified, and accredited technicians at Dave's Auto Glass know this, which is why they repair cracks, nicks and chips before the structural integrity of the windshield becomes compromised. If cracks widen past that threshold, the technicians can help determine whether replacement––a service they also perform––will be necessary.
M.K. Auto Inc. connects drivers with used automobiles and keeps existing vehicles healthy and rolling. Sales reps oversee a searchable database of used coupes, sedans, vans, SUVs, trucks, and wagons, and the auto center's service shop offers basic maintenance and helps keep air clean with standard smog tests instead of spending weekends stuffing dirty clouds into air mattresses.