All-Star Mobile Wash uses Daimer Industries’ Super Max technology to blast gunk and debris from decks, driveways, and buildings. The pressure washer is capable of cold- and hot-water washing, and it can reach temperatures up to 330 degrees, which is suitable to remove blemishes such as graffiti, weather debris, or fossilized gum. In addition to flat surfaces and structures, the technicians employ finesse and attentiveness to wash cars, trucks, RVs, and boats that are normally afraid of water.
For more than 60 years, Elephant Car Wash has resided on the cutting edge of car-wash technology. Archie, Dean, and Eldon Anderson founded the car wash in 1951 when they invented a hands-free machine that could clean cars and never be penalized in soccer. Thirty years later, they sold their shops to Bob Haney, who replaced the car-wash tunnels' plastic bristles with hybrid-blend cloths and high-pressure water nozzles. Nowadays, Elephant Car Wash features computer-operated tunnels that can read pH levels of dirt and—at certain locations—touchless car-wash tunnels that use high-powered water jets and potent detergents only.
Rotating above all of this technological progress is the car wash's signature pink elephant, which doubles as a polestar for drivers who need their vehicles washed, waxed, vacuumed, or shampooed. The trained staff waits outside the full-service car wash with towels and stages a slew of a la carte services including trunk vacuuming and leather conditioning. Elephant Car Wash works with the Puget Sound Car Wash Association and the Charity Car Wash Program, two organizations that strive to keep pollution out of waterways and inside the coffee mugs of Darth Vader.
Center Collision's owner Kevin House has had his head under the hood for more than 30 years. It all started in his garage as a teenager, when he became fascinated with cars and how they work. Today, he keeps that passion alive at his fully equipped, 8,000-sq. ft. full-service shop, where he and his team of certified technicians perform auto body and collision repair work. They do everything from helming complete paint jobs to replacing bumpers, fenders, and factory-installed fuzzy dice. They also work on dents, scratches, and frame repair, often completing most jobs within a couple days of drop-off. For customers in a bind, they operate tow-trucks and dole out rental vehicles at a reduced rate. To maintain the appearance of prized autos, they also offer exterior and interior detailing services.
Founded in 2006 by Zuarel Blue, Kingz Detail hopes to help its customers to experience a state described by their slogan–'ride like royalty.' Thorough detailing and washing services, all performed by hand, allow vehicles to shine in their present state, while custom performance parts further soup up rides. As customers wait for their transformed jalopies, they can surf the free Wi-Fi provided in the waiting lounge.
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.
At Awesome Touch Detail, staffers move from bumper to bumper, replacing grime with shine. Numerous packages combine hand waxes, polishes, and shampoos, and during full-service details, they bust dirt in tires, trunks, carpets, and crevices and treat all leather surfaces the way they'd like to be treated if the roles were reversed. The staff also installs window tints to stylize car exteriors and protect interiors from damaging UV rays and prying eyes, and they back up their work with a lifetime guarantee.