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.
Machines are good at a lot of things—making calculations, building robots, spitting out candy in exchange for money—but when it comes to a car wash, nuts and bolts just aren't as precise as the human touch. At South Bay Auto Spa, every wash gets personal attention as technicians clean and dry vehicles to perfection. To top off a wash well done, they add Armor All tire protection, do waxing, and vacuum debris from interiors.
Torrance Car Wash pampers steel steeds with full service car washes or speedy express lanes that douse exteriors in grime-busting suds. During full-service washes, car owners relinquish their wheels to expert drivers who lead cars through an intense bath before toweling them dry, making hoods sparkle like they had been bathed in fairy dust and dried by a million fluttering butterfly wings. Next techs vacuum interiors, dust dashboards and consoles, and clean wheels, topping off the car’s spa day with a polish wax and clear protectant.
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.
Sam Meineke opened his three-bay muffler shop in 1972 with a single product line, and through time, he and his successors have expanded the business into a complete automotive car-care center. Today, nearly 900 franchise owners operate their locations around the globe, still standing on the firm foundation of Sam's ideal of nursing vehicles back to health at fair prices. Meineke Car Care Center's mechanics perform an array of services, keeping rides running in showroom condition with tune-ups, 23-point inspections, tire rotations, and deep-tissue windshield massages.
Big O Tires outfits wheels with tires from Michelin, Goodyear and other trusted brands–including their own Big O brand tires that are backed by a three-year warranty and a lifetime of rotations. The retailer has been in the road-ready rubber trade since 1962, when it began as a single co-op; over the past five decades, it has blossomed into a network of more than 480 locations, spanning 20 states. The shops’ ASE-certified technicians not only specialize in tires, but also tend autos with a comprehensive array of repair and maintenance services. They deftly change oil, replace brakes, and meticulously administer multi-point inspections, which ensure that headlights work and that wiper blades aren’t actually sleeping rattlesnakes.