Madrona Car Wash's facilities are both technologically advanced and environmentally friendly. That's because it's home to a McNeil Tunnel Wash, which cleanses vehicles with controlled high-pressure nozzles and pumps, then treats all water for reuse. The Tunnel makes use of Envirosoft Foam, a material that's so gentle that, unlike a hood ornament that's just a penknife tied to a roller skate, it will never scratch a car's surface. For an additional cost, technicians also detail and polish automobiles, boats, and motor homes.
Green Clean Express Car Wash purifies garage-dwelling devices with a host of environmentally friendly products and techniques. Custom-made electric wash equipment eliminates harmful emissions as specialists wield biodegradable soaps to clarify each car's sullied spots while minimizing impact on the surrounding ecosystem. As powerful sprays of water release caked-on debris, a two-stage clarifier catches and treats every ounce of runoff, purifying the water for future scrub downs. Extra-long hog's-hair brushes cleanse finishes as a natural alternative to synthetic brushes, and water-restricting spray nozzles conserve up to 14 gallons of water while dramatically increasing automobiles' chances of getting asked out to car prom.
Carwood offers hand car washes and custom detailing services that treat roadsters to a customized experience. Eschew bronze and silver runners up with the Gold Finish service, which polishes pavement ponies with a full-service wash of every surface, including a sudsy tickle of the undercarriage and an Armor All tire and exterior dressing. A clear-coat protectant, Blue Coral triple-coat treatment, and sealer wax lock in each vehicle’s new clean. Both washing services end with an air freshener to improve the olfactory aesthetics of car interiors.
In 1986, Rob of Rob’s Glass Tinting found an automotive outlet for his artistic side. While employed by an auto dealer, Rob witnessed a window-tinting expert work his magic and decided on the spot to follow suit. He apprenticed with the expert for two years before opening Rob's Glass Tinting in 1988, darkening the panes of homes, cars, and boats with Solar Gard film.
Through the use of a computerized cutting system, technicians are able to install fitted window films that cling to glass with aesthetic precision, avoiding embarrassing gaffes such as missed corners, sloppy edges, or loose, baggy films that look like hand-me-downs from 1970s conversion vans. They can tailor tints for any make or model of car, and their work has graced cars from automakers such as Ferrari, Lamborghini, Rolls Royce, and Bentley.
From the mud-stained tire rubber to the bird-stained roof—and all the worn interiors between—Long Beach Auto Detail's technicians turn their attentive eyes and unforgiving soaps on car dirt. A hand wash kicks off every cleaning frenzy, after which technicians use clay bars to pull contaminants off the paint, lock the glossy shine into the finish with sealant, and put the finishing touches on tires, chrome, and hood ornaments that promise not to bite. Knowing that dirt does not discriminate against its victims, the techs turn the same zealous eye toward revamping motorcycles, trailers, and boats. In addition to detailing, they also lay sleek tints over auto windows and pry out exterior dents with a paintless process that preserves the integrity of the ride's original finish.
While the techs at Coast Carwash are experts at washing dirty autos, their expertise doesn't end there. They've got everything they need to make sure grungy cars leave looking as good as the day they drove off the dealership lot. Waxes by Meguiar's and Nanoskin help seal in the car's restored shine and repel incoming filth, while Meguiar's leather treatments keep seats and other interior surfaces soft, supple, and crack-free. While they're inside, techs can also freshen the upholstery and carpets, shine all gauges, switches, buttons, and vents, and remove any foul odors left behind by forgotten take-out containers or hitchhiking trout salesmen. Tears in upholstery or isolated scratches on the car's finish are swiftly brought to rights, and the crew can also handle full headlight restorations or repair cracked windshields to ensure each auto drives away safely.
The technicians at Overland Car Wash reach for premium products from brands such as Meguiar's, Rain-X, and Armor All as they scrub autos clean with gentle microfiber towels. The team is well versed in vanquishing grime and odor, performing eco-friendly detailing packages and car washes that focus on interiors, exteriors, or both. Technicians wax and shampoo surfaces by hand and make heavy use of steam cleaners to brush up trunks and gas cap compartments. Two-wheeled vehicles also receive gleam-inducing services, as Overland Car Wash handles motorcycles, bicycles, and penny farthings.