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.