Ortega Car Wash & Lube’s friendly automotive technicians keep cars clean from the inside out with routine oil changes and meticulous hand washes. Offering four car-wash packages, they can refresh your vehicle with a simple wash and dry or a more intensive service that includes vacuuming, tire dressing, and a clear-coat protector. When they aren’t refreshing interiors with leather-seat treatments and carpet shampooing, technicians pop open the hood to soothe coughing engines with fresh helpings of brake fluid and cold medicine. A gift shop stocks air fresheners and other accessories designed to keep cars purring contentedly for miles down the road.
Automated car washes come with the risk of damaging a car’s finish or convincing the vehicle to run away to Henry Ford’s birthplace. Thus, the techs at Laguna Niguel Carwash do everything by hand—or, to be precise, by soft lamb’s wool mitts. The Meguiar’s-certified carwash tackles automotive blemishes with a huge battery of products, including rainbow triple wax, tire dressing, and air freshener. A full automotive haven, Laguna Niguel Carwash also features a gas station and convenience store so that both car and driver can fuel up before hitting the road.
At Crown Valley Auto Spa & Detail Center, an advanced computer system winks to life at the sight of besmirched autos and runs its program to dole out precise portions of water, soap, and wax that leave cars sparkling. Beyond the computerized wash bay, technicians draw on extensive experience to manually chase dirt from finishes, and they sojourn inside to slough grit and smudges from interiors.
While the staff keeps an eye on dirt, a water-reclamation system keeps an eye on the environment by filtering and recycling all of the auto spa’s water. Clean water helps to keep rides cleaner for longer by reducing the spotting that often occurs after rinsing vehicles with unfiltered water or driving too close to cars with the chicken pox.
Allstar Detail’s hardworking technicians impart cars, trucks, and SUVs with a luxurious shine and a protective finish following intensive detailing treatments. Each vehicle in the shop’s care bathes in gentle reverse-osmosis water, ensuring an exterior free from spots or semipermeable cell membranes. Pressurized water removes built-up dust and grime from wheel wells, while liberal applications of elbow grease cover up blemishes with biodegradable coats of Meguiar’s wax. In addition to bringing cars to their original factory-floor good looks through exterior and interior detailing, the techs at Allstar Detail outfit windows with UV-blocking tints, remove dents, and guard against scratches and chips with transparent clear bra films.
The staff at Laguna Hills Car Wash & Detail Center works to make sure cars and trucks leave glimmering like they?ve never glimmered before. Customers? vehicles roll through an automated tunnel during seven kinds of washes, such as the Presidential Package, which adds vacuuming, underbody washes, clear coat protectant, and tire dressing to the basic wash. Express and full-service details spruce up interiors and exteriors with orbital polish, leather dressing, clear coat exfoliation, and carnauba paste wax. In addition to its washes and details, Laguna Hills also repairs windshields after relaxing drives through dark forests, and offers a la carte services such as odor neutralizing and engine degreasing. To distract from the waiting area's current remodeling, staffers dish out scoops of Thrifty Ice Cream to customers as they await their rides.
As the preferred detailing company of the Golden Globe Awards, Miracle Detail understands the importance of getting it right. The technicians have experience with luxury cars such as Bugattis and Aston Martins, and they put the same attention to detail and finesse into any sedan or carpool-worn minivan. They offer a number of services to accommodate all different needs, though even the most basic package, the executive wash, includes meticulous interior and exterior cleaning. More advanced details see technicians applying?clay bars, deep polish and scratch removers, metal reconditioning, and shampoos, all in order to get the car as clean as it was when it first hatched.