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.
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.
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.
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.
The Ultimate Wash starts with a quick high-pressure pre-spray that loosens dust's death grip on your road-ship's hull, followed by a thorough wheel cleaning and an underbody blast that scrubs the car's seldom-seen tummy. While you're playing an intense game of racquetball inside your car, Classy Chassis will buff the car's exterior and reveal its natural shine with a tri-color polish process. As a final nicety before the rinse and dry, the car wash will apply a 30-day sealant with rain repel—the next best thing to attaching an RV-sized umbrella to the roof.