Blossoming from the original Pennywise, established in 1969, Expresso Car Wash now shoos dirt form begrimed automobiles at six convenient lube-and-detail facilities. Upholding a focus on swift service, mechanics perform quick 10-minute oil changes, towel off 12-minute full details, and scrub cloths on their eight-minute abs. As environmental stewards, the detailing staff carts off all used water to a water-treatment facility and uses fewer chemicals than home washings tend to.
Each vehicle's aesthetic and under-the-hood beauty gets continual boosts with additional services, including air-conditioner and timing-belt repair and transmission flushes. When they are not pampering autos, the Expresso staff lends philanthropic support to nonprofits, including local schools, the Make-A-Wish Foundation, and teenage cars saving up for a new driver.
For more than two decades, cars have been emerging from Perretti's Auto Detailing gleaming with a like-showroom shine. The staff applies carnauba wax by hand, bestowing vehicles with a sheen that can last up to eight months and is impenetrable by squirt-gun attacks or razzberries from jealous neighbors. Rubout compound or correction cream can reduce the appearance of small marks and scratches, and the crew is careful to use only foam pads in order to prevent swirl marks. To match the like-new exterior, technicians can then move inside to clean and seal most surfaces, including cracks in leather upholstery.
Russ' Auto Wash implements the tools acquired from its 60 years in the car-cleaning trade to groom dirty cars inside automated tunnels of tidiness. After the attentive staff gives them a welcoming pat on the hood, cars pull forward for an exterior wash, which strips away dirt and grime.
Ride Renewal revitalizes soiled road crafts at its shop or brings the clean to cars with mobile detailing services within a 12-mile radius of its location. Wherever the washing takes place, a professional crew makes automobiles immaculate inside and out in two hours or fewer. The exterior will experience a thorough soaping, scrubbing, rinsing, and waxing, as well as a grime-ridding wipe down for each rim and a tire dressing. As for the interior, a scrupulous sweep expunges the upholstery of garbage accumulation, fallen crumbs, and forgotten sandwich stowaways. Windows are either cleansed or cast under a spell of invisibility, and a final dressing dusts off the dashboard, console, and Donna Shalala–bobblehead-doll collection.
In 1981, Seal Plus Auto Detail sprang from the minds of two buddies whose love of car care inspired them to become business owners. Though co-founder Kurt Schuster became the sole owner four years later, he made it his mission to treat each customer like a friend. A commitment to customer service drives each interaction at this friendly shop, where attentive technicians deep-clean cars, trucks, and vans in a four-bay garage filled with buffing machines, sealants, and leather conditioners.
During the signature Seal Plus Detail, the technicians vacuum and shampoo the seats, mats, and trunk, then tidy the door panels, dashboard, and console. After wiping down the windows, they sends the vehicle to the adjacent Seal Plus automatic wash, where soft foam brushes gently erase dried mud and milkshake stains earned during duels with insolent ice-cream trucks. The service concludes with a buffing, a waxing, and, if desired, a high-five.
A car's appearance is part of its value, and it deserves as much care as the parts that rev and chug and pump. At White Water Car & Van Wash, staffers protect that investment with professional wash and detail services. They take pride in their work, just as they know car owners take pride in their autos. That work could include regularly scheduled washes just to keep exteriors pristine, or full details with interior vacuuming and dusting, exterior washing and waxing, and extras such as Turtle Wax and Rain-X applications.