For nearly three decades, the staff at Danny's Family Car Wash has washed cars using soft cloths, mild, pH-balanced cleaning formulas, and a water-recapturing system that helps conserve resources. Oil changes, hail and dent repair, and detailing services further resuscitate rides at the 11 full-service, automatic locations in the Valley.
The car-care specialists at The Arizona Car Wash Company have one goal: to make every vehicle gleam beneath the Phoenix sun. They bathe automobiles with four car-wash packages, which range from the basic wash to the platinum wash with a shower of clear-coat sealant and bug- and tar-remover. À la carte detailing further spruces up cars with services such as brushing and feeding the horses that live inside of the engine. Each of the business’s four locations houses a lobby for comfortable waiting, and some shops are neighbors to destinations such as the Paradise Valley Mall, where guests can hang out while they wait.
When slowly inching toward the enormous porthole of Clean Freak Car Wash's façade, drivers may think they’re about to enter an oversized washing machine. Once at the entrance, a member of the Clean Freak staff ushers them into a glowing blue tunnel. Inside, a conveyor belt propels vehicles through multiple stations such as a foam wash and spot-free rinse. For an additional fee, the staff shines tires, throws in an air freshener, and wraps the car in a giant robe.
At Blue Wave Car Wash, gentle cleaning fabrics from Neoglide and Microcleaner graze the sides of a car's metal exterior. These fabrics hold no water, dirt, or grit, and are used with biodegradable and nontoxic cleaning products. Cars can roll in for five-minute, ride-through express washes or stick around for the longer full-service sessions. Blue Wave offers full detailing and paint restoration, and reuses all water through a capture, filtration, and purification system. While waiting, guests put their feet up inside, nibbling on complimentary popcorn, watching TV, or using the Internet to research the great Sponge Wars of the 1920s.
Each Francis and Sons Car Wash facility features skilled staffers who cleanse vehicles with biodegradable solutions and perform vehicle maintenance like caruba waxes and vinyl conditioning. Washes, which range from basic rinses to complete interior and exterior makeovers, enlist spacious wash tunnels and soft cloths to scour paint, and hands wrapped in towels and feet gripping blow-dryers to dispel moisture. The multifarious auto stop provides detailing, repair, and oil-change services at the hands of certified auto technicians who also tint windows and butterfly-kiss rearview mirrors for good luck.