The team at Santa Monica Car Wash & Detailing has one nemesis: road grime. Armed with powerful pro cleaning products, paint-shining suds, and buckets of elbow grease, wash techs battle environmental contaminants, including the mighty bird dropping. To enhance appearances while protecting finishes from sun-worn battle scars, they use high-quality waxes as well as clear-coat sealants.
Bonus Hand Wash & Auto Spa offers a multitude of packages and a la carte services all designed to restore vehicles’ factory shine. At the facility, staff members dress cars in Meguiar’s wax, apply UV protectants to the chrome and paint, and floss the hood ornament’s teeth. The technicians, who also offer clay-bar services, custom polishing, and full interior and exterior details, have undergone extensive training from Meguiar’s.
The car cleansers at Beverly Hills Car Wash scrub away vehicular dirt by hand, using soft water and products by Armor All to stop streaking, prevent spots, and bolster fiberglass shine. Attentive auto scrubbers wash away grime, wax and buff surfaces, polish exteriors, spray tires with Armor All, clean interiors of crumbs and dirt, hang a choice scent of air freshener, and then high-five doors upon completion. Beverly Hills Car Wash is conveniently located at a 76 gas station so that clientele can fill up to take freshly shimmering cars out for a spin on the town.
Randy barely recognized his own car. The year was 1977, and he had just picked up his cherished ride from a new detail shop, astounded by the glossy finish that gave it a sleekness he didn't know it could possess. For the next few years, he was a dedicated customer and continued to be inspired by the crew's work and attitude toward their customers. In fact, it made such an impression, that he decided to open his own shop, following the same simple business model––great work and top-notch customer service––that he'd come to admire.
For more than 30 years now, Randy and his crew have been doling out double takes to motorists, helping them see their cars in a shiny new light. After delicately washing every inch of the exterior, Elite Motorcar Polishing's techs then get to work buffing and waxing the paint to a high shine and detailing every inch of the interior. On top of cleaning, the staff also revamps rides by repairing wheels, surface dents, and bumpers, and can even refurbish leased cars on their way back to the car stork. Above all, though, Randy continues to put his relationship with his customers at the forefront of every service, offering them quotes, and the occasional joke, free of charge.
At Fashion Square Car Wash, winner of the Los Angeles Daily News Best Car Wash from 2010-2013, staff members dedicate themselves to more than just beautifying vehicles inside and out. With every wash, they make a small donation to the customer’s choice of charity, such as The American Cancer Society or City of Hope. As customers avoid the heat in the wash’s shaded waiting area or liquid-nitrogen-chilled gift shop, the technicians set about scrubbing exteriors until they gleam and vacuuming interiors until they’re spotless. Premium washes also include such first-class extras as Blue Coral polishes, Rain-X window treatments, and Black Magic tire dressings. Oil changes incorporate a 22-point inspection.
The technicians at Go Green Auto Spa cleanse sullied chariots and conserve H2O by using less than a quarter-gallon of water on each vehicle they service. With help from an eccentric car-wash inventor, Go Green developed rechargeable machines that add eco-friendly soaps and waxes to water and reduce excessive runoff. The auto spa’s four detail packages all couple hand washes with an interior vacuum, and augment services with an array of add-ons including upholstery shampoos and hand-rubbed wax that defends against weather and delusional cattle branders.