Soap, wax, and vacuums fly into action at Fred’s Car Wash, tackling the layers of grime and salt that cling to cars and trucks. Fred’s has been fighting the battle against dirt for more than three decades, watching as the jalopies of yore gave way to the hovercrafts of today, which the car wash’s experts pamper with four levels of express or full washes. This range of services lets clients decide whether their autos need a basic showering and hand drying, or if they could benefit from coats of foam protectant and Rain-X products. The car wash’s technicians also perform detail services, rejuvenating vehicular interiors with leather cleaner and vacuums or shining hulls with paste wax until hoods reflect the clouds and pterodactyls soaring above them.
Amity Car Wash & Detail Center scours vehicles inside and out with four wash packages—the top two of which include a 48-hour rain guarantee—and three detailing packages. Blue Coral and Simoniz products play major parts in the effort to supply every vehicle with a just-cleaned shine. When not drying cars with hand towels or feeding hood ornaments treats for sitting still, the shop's crew helps local schools, clubs, and sports teams raise money and protect the environment through a Think Green fundraising program.
Cars line up outside Complete Car Wash, awaiting their turn to duck under the blue awning and into the automated tunnel. Therein, wash packages lavish cars with triple-foam polish, Rain-X, Simoniz paint sealant, and other products. Technicians then step inside to clean floor mats and spritz air freshener. Complete Car Wash also details rides, waxing surfaces by hand and giving upholstered seats shampoo mohawks. In the new indoor waiting room, a plush, leather couch and flat-screen televisions keep drivers comfortable as they await their cars' return.
The solar panels positioned on the roof of Greenwich Avenue Solar Car Wash are responsible for the facility’s warm water, which ably pries dirt and smears off cars. The solar photovoltaic panels, likewise, produce electricity that powers the car wash, making this spot an earth-friendly facility as well as a place where cars can recapture their cosmetic luster through wash packages and detailing. As cars move through the wash tunnels, kids can take aim with a spray gun and participate in the experience.
Monroe Car Wash & Detail Center owner John Lilly doesn’t just preach honesty; he practices it. When customer Harold Heiney left his wallet at the car wash, he got a call from Lilly the very next morning. Upon picking up the billfold, a very grateful Heiney found its contents neatly enveloped and rubber banded, lying beside the soggy wallet.
Needless to say, Heiney became a vocal supporter of the car wash, and not just for its Simoniz-trained and certified detail technicians or 100-foot long, computer-controlled wash system. Also the model of integrity, they suds up each auto even if it’s forgotten to bring its rubber ducky, then banishes moisture with a 70 hp, touch-free air dryer before a technician towel dries the exterior by hand. In addition to protecting the environment with biodegradable products, Monroe goes green by recycling all its water—in fact, each wash requires 3 gallons of fresh water. Besides wash packages, customers can take advantage of express detail services or executive full service detail packages.