At Millbrae Carwash, attendants guide auto owners into their two-lane car-wash bay for soft-touch exterior or full-service car washes, including higher-tiered options that douse paint jobs and wheels with Rain-X. After their cars exit the wash tunnel, auto owners can watch from under a table umbrella as attendants clean out interiors using vacuums that are studying for their drivers' permits. When road grime reaches severe status, the shop's detailing technicians massage carnauba wax onto paint jobs, shampoo floor mats, and coat surfaces with biodegradable Blue Coral cleaning products.
For nine years, the car buffs at Luxury Detail have maintained local automobiles of all kinds with meticulous detailing, restoration, painting, and repair. After gaining a reputation for its painstaking care and knowledge of luxury and unusual models, the family-owned shop expanded to a second location, now operating two shops in San Carlos and Sacramento. Standard car washes and detailing rely on eco-friendly products and the human touch, which allows for gentler and more precise attention to smudges and grime. Full detailing services even conclude with a q-tip finish to ensure sparkling perfection in the giant metal ears of every car, boat, and motorcycle. Window tinting, paint-less dent removal, and ClearBra paint protection further enhance modes of transit, and complete restoration allows the team to lovingly rescue rare coaches before releasing them back into their natural habitat of the bumper-car rink.
Carlos Quijada is living proof that the American dream is alive and well. Determined to give his family a better life, he arrived in the country alone and spent his first year moving from job to job, determined to find something that would give him the means to bring his loved ones over. When fate led him to his first detailing job, he knew he had finally found a line of work that could make his hopes a reality. Soon, he and his family were building their own thriving business from soft towels, buffers, and car wax, working all day, everyday to ensure its success.
The hard work paid off. Today, First Class Auto Detailing boasts two locations. Carlos and his team bring foreign and domestic cars, SUVs, and motorcycles to a spotless sheen through a slate of thorough detailing packages. Technicians coax out vehicles' showroom shines with regimens of polish and hand waxes, steam clean engines, and reach for stain-defying shampoos to treat carpets and the hair of dashboard hula dancers. In addition to car-cleaning packages, the team also offers window tinting and mobile sound-system services, and will gladly provide free estimates for all work.
Hesperian 100% Hand Carwash rejects cleaning done by machines in favor of the human touch, which is sensitive enough to meticulously preserve the beauty of automobiles and the health of the environment. A crew of 25 detailers scours every crevice with biodegradeable cleaners and microfiber towels and maintains paint jobs with Clay Magic bars and wax buffed in with a lot of sustainably grown elbow grease. The center earned its Blue Coral Beyond Green certification because of the eco-friendly products and also because it recycles 85% of the water used for cleaning. To facilitate communication between clients and the handy staff, managers Michael and Sean are always onsite.
Every car-cleaning package at Hayward Carwash—from an exterior car wash to an advanced detail—begins with a 100% hand wash. This way, the painted finish is in no danger of being damaged by machines, and the car’s exterior is thoroughly cased for smudges and specks of dirt before the staff dresses it in Rain-X water repellent, Blue Coral wax, and paint sealant. During washes and details, cars shake off their filth as the staff scrubs them down with earth-friendly soaps and solutions to help them shine as brightly as the day they cartwheeled off the assembly line.
Hayward Carwash features an onsite gift shop that stocks auto accessories, beverages, complimentary coffee, and free popcorn that customers and their cars can share later that night at the drive-in movies.
As a full-service car wash and detailer, Brentwood Auto Spa keeps automobiles looking and feeling spiffy by employing environmentally friendly practices and the latest mud-loathing equipment. Treat cars to a relaxing sponge bath with a Super wash, during which an automatic all-cloth wash cleanses vehicles from bug shield to bumper sticker. Wheel treatment and an underbody flush manicure and cleanse oft-underappreciated components, and a clear-coat protectant is applied to prevent crow's-feet from taking root around the headlights. The process can have a sullied sedan in and out in 20 minutes, cleaning it more thoroughly than a collision with a neighbor’s aboveground pool. As an eco-friendly washery, Brentwood Auto Spa collects used water and filters it for oil and chemicals before disposal.
Today's Groupon gets you a car wash, wax, and light interior cleaning at Keatley Detail, a new premium carwashery that pampers autos with the tender care most people reserve for friends, pets, and lonely mail carriers. You get a Stage One detail, which includes a thorough exterior wash that scrubs the bugs off the grill, gets the grime off the wheels and wheel wells, and rubs the muck off the underside of the bumper. The interior cleaning squeegies away peanut butter smears on the window, wipes off peanut butter on the dashboard, cleans the peanut butter out of the center console and door jams, vacuums up globs of peanut butter embedded in the carpet, and spoons old peanut butter out the ashtray to make a peanut butter sandwich. Then Keatley's detail-devotees slather your ride with a thick coat of wax until it gleams brighter than burning barrels of peanut butter.