As Greeley's lone full-service auto wash and detailing location, Bear's Car Wash often becomes a popular sunny-day destination for car owners in need of car-cleaning options at any level of thoroughness. Set up to give drivers a choice in their cleaning services, customers queue up for treatment from the facility’s newly installed art-brush system in the touchless tunnel or bathe their chassis at self-service bays. When Bear’s cleaning professionals need to be called in for personal service, the detailers prove their mettle in top-to-bottom aesthetic overhauls for car interiors and exteriors. They quickly get to work on cars of any size, unleashing a whirlwind of services that can include carpet shampooing, underbody power washing, and hood-ornament mani-pedis. The car wash also offers a smaller-scale storage facility popular with frequent travelers.
After spending 12 years working in big-box retail stores, RC Auto Detail and Carpet Cleaning founder Romia Pritchett decided to give back to the environment and local community by building a business model based on eco-friendly products and charitable acts. With her philosophies in mind, Romia’s skilled technicians sanitize carpets, upholstery, and tile through a litany of domestic cleansing services, including upholstery cleaning, carpet grooming, and floodwater removal. Her auto polishers keep vehicles of all sizes fresh inside and out with washing, waxing, vacuuming, and odor-repellent treatments during extensive detail sessions, or remove mud stains and passive-aggressive Wash Me smudges from exteriors during quick washes.
In addition to promoting unsullied domestic and mobile ecosystems with thorough cleanings, Romia and her crew maintain a strong connection to the community with memberships in Rotary International, the Greeley Philharmonic Orchestra, and large donations in support of local charities.
The detailers at Mike's Auto Spa designed a signature process to leave vehicles looking like they just came off the line. They start by documenting the car's condition, flipping through the car’s old baby pictures, and thoroughly washing its exterior. They then clean engines and treat leather or carpet interiors. Then it's back to the exterior, where they apply compounds and polishes that leave paint jobs shiny, protect windshields, clean headlights as needed, and shine tires. Finally, they perform a triple-check on every part of the vehicle.
If customers don't have time for the signature treatment, Mike's team also scrubs up vehicles with express services. Vehicles roll through the car wash tunnel, before heading to the vacuum lane, where staffers suck up dirt and crumbs.
Now celebrating one year in business, the family-owned A&C AutoWorks continues to welcome rides of all shapes and sizes into its garage for maintenance and detailing services. The shop’s trusted mechanics swiftly complete basic jobs, such as oil and filter changes, and also take on more time-consuming tasks, including complete restoration. Meanwhile, detailing technicians venture to a client’s home, office, or Barbie Dreamhouse to spruce up cars, trucks, motorcycles, and boats inside and out. In deference to Mother Nature, the techs use eco-friendly products and a water-saving reclamation system as they hand wash and dry exteriors. Additionally, the team spoils cars with extraspecial attention, including color sanding, water-spot or scratch removal, and buffing.
Mountainview Tire Factory began in 1984 as a network of independent tire dealers who teamed up to find better prices for their customers. Today, they supply a chain of independently owned locations across the Western U.S. with tires from brands such as Goodyear, Kelly, and Dunlop. At each location, ASE-certified technicians specialize in the installation of both tires and wheels, and outfit every tire purchase with a warranty that includes free flat repairs for the lifespan of the tire, free rotation, and an inspection. They also perform a wide slate of maintenance services—such as oil changes, brake servicing, and electrical work—to ensure cars are healthy enough to make the most of their new rubber running shoes.
Though it originally sold only two things—audio products and wireless phones—Car Toys has gradually expanded its repertoire. Today, with 50 locations spread across four states, electronics-certified technicians install everything from Alpine in-dash navigation units to phone-integration systems that sync iPhones, Androids, and tin cans to car stereos. Meanwhile, in the garage, detailing technicians meticulously spruce up cars inside and out, using deionized water, paint-friendly shampoos, and high-quality wash mitts to protect against scratches, swirls, and water spots. The team also sweeps through interiors with vacuums, hot-water extractors, and ozone deodorizing treatment, which kills airborne bacteria and nasty smells in one fell swoop.