The technicians at Justin’s Car Wash Center don’t stop caring for cars after they’ve scrubbed windows and chassis clean during an extensive interior and exterior wash. They also journey under the hood ornament for a premium oil change, after which they complete a safety check and top off all fluids. Other automotive services keep engines running strong as the techs flush out old and expired fluids and measure exhaust pipes' CO2 and designer-perfume emissions in state smog checks. Matching interior excellence to exterior beauty, Justin’s Car Wash Center diligently details rims, carpets, and engines with three packages and express, à la carte services.
At Sundance Car Wash, cars shake away dirt while customers kick back, munching on snacks as their rides are taken care of with a gentle touch. Technicians treat every car with gentle hands-only care, scrubbing down each metallic exterior with soft sweeping motions of the wrist. Hand wax adheres to the exterior to fend off the dulling effects of rain and sun, whereas interior detailing clans up cars after picking up a hitchhiker who was covered in marinara sauce. Fresh hot coffee and Otis Spunkmeyer cookies are always free for the taking, and customers also can start off their Saturday or Sunday with free bagels and cream cheese.
As a member of WaterSavers, a program that recognizes and celebrates car washes that follow eco-friendly practices, Quick Quack Car Wash upholds its pledge to the environment by using only 8 gallons of water, biodegradable shampoos, and acid-free, non-corrosive cleaning products for each wash. Cars can typically traverse the brushless wash in 5–15 minutes, leaving ample time to revel in the attention of soft cloths, undercarriage flushes, and Rain-X treatments that repel moisture accumulation and championship-worthy Gatorade bombings. Quick Quack's 48-hour rain check promises cars a free wash if it rains within 48 hours of their last visit. It also opens its services to community fundraising events.
Aside from the piercing, finely tuned whir, all that an onlooker standing on the side of a winding NorCal highway may discern is a vivid streak of crimson. If that streak were to be slowed down considerably, he might also recognize the famed Ducati insignia on the side of a bright red motorcycle as it rushes past—as well as the wildly ecstatic grin on the face of the rider. That grin is thanks to Red Bike Tours USA, a motorcycle rental company that deals exclusively in lightning-fast Ducatis and white-knuckle thrills. The company rents out the keys to the Italian super-bikes for a day at a time, and it rents out the bikes, too. Motorcyclists can opt for a Ducati Multistrada 1200 S and take it cruising over the San Francisco Bay Bridge, or go with a 1199 Panigale S and point its Oz Magnesium wheels in the direction of the snowy slopes of Tahoe. A 1200 GT, Sport Classic, and 20th Anniversary Monster 796 round out the fleet of high-performance machines.
At Dirt Buster's Car Wash, the staff strives for a sense of community just as much as they do for cleanliness. Each locally owned wash participates in a variety of efforts to support the surrounding businesses and charities. They might help with fundraising, or partner with organizations such as the Placer Food Bank and Toys for Tots to aid people in need. They also offer discounts for customers affiliated with area schools—you just need to show your student card, school team fan gear, or the stolen head of a rival team's mascot.
Attendants at each location hand-wash and vacuum vehicles as the most basic service. From there, guests can request packages that include paint protectant, tire dressing, and underbody washes in addition to the standard wash. Detailing services, on the other hand, spruce up cars both inside and out with deep-cleanings and a three-step buffing process.
In 2013, Bravo Mike Aviation was awarded the prestigious "Excellence in Flight Training" from the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association. The FAA-certified instructors work with students of all ages and experience levels as they pursue a program of learning to fly, getting an instrument rating, or even becoming flight instructors themselves. Beginners can take their first flight during discovery lessons, which begin with ground instruction before stepping into the cockpit of a state of the art Light Sport Aircraft or Cessna 172 and eventually taking to the skies to send important computer data into the cloud.