From their three locations, the auto mavens at Platinum Car Wash & Oil employ advanced water-reclamation systems and power-conscious equipment during cleaning and maintenance services. The facility's full-service car-wash tunnels spray paint jobs with Simoniz soaps, waxes, and foams before staff members dab rides with microfiber towels. They continue hands-on touch during signature or 20-minute express detailing sessions that unfold as auto owners explore the waiting area's magazines, complimentary WiFi, or leather couch cushions.
Opposed to using recycled or reprocessed oils, the crew spurs pistons with Mobil oil and complimentary top-offs between services. They also help boost car with lube services, such as transmission drains, tire rotations, and VPS fuel-rail services that dislodge harmful debris and misplaced CDs from fuel- and air-intake systems.
Personal Touch Car Wash features more than 10 locations on the east coast. Each offers express and full-service details that address interiors and exteriors, as well as car-wash packages that feature hot waxes, Wheel Brite treatment, and triple-foam conditioners, all using Simoniz products. Select locations also feature service centers that bolster vehicles’ mechanical components with oil changes and maintenance services.
Crowley's crew of factory-certified technicians tend to vehicles of every make, model, and color. Parched engines can quench their thirst with a fresh batch of up to 5 quarts of oil and a new oil filter ($36.95+). To further optimize performance, a fresh engine air filter prevents unfriendly particles of dust, bugs, and vaporized roadblocks from bringing your car to an unexpected stop ($24+). Falling rain and rocks have little hope of obscuring a driver's vision after the installation of a new set of front wiper blades ($28+) and wheel alignment services restore a graceful vehicular gait, ensuring that the driver never has to touch the steering wheel again ($89.95+).
Modern Tire & Auto Service, which topped the 2010 reader's polls at the Hartford Advocate and Hartford Magazine, speedily lubricates cranky car engines. In about 30 minutes (time varies by vehicle and height of the sun), the experts at Modern Tire & Auto Service can replace dirty oil and filters and grease a car's crucial moving parts. No appointment is necessary, as Modern Tire's locations are equipped to provide drive-thru service, where the driver can keep driving as mechanics attach themselves to the car with climbing rope in order to perform the service.
Advanced Auto Spa's staff prepares vehicles for winter's visitation with the interior and exterior cleanings of the super wash. At the spa, which saw The Situation's Bentley to cleanliness, buggies ride through the tunnel's automated sprays to clear their outer parts and underbodies of grime and erase dissertations scrawled on dirty windows. A coat of Armor All cleans and protects wheels and tires, and a layer of wax seals in shininess. To keep interiors sparkling, the cleaners vacuum up detritus and wipe down dusty dashboards, then give rides a quick towel drying and send them back out to cruise the world's highways.
The professional detailers at Ultimate Shine Auto Detailing bring cars, trucks, and SUVs to a glistening brilliance with top-to-bottom interior and exterior cleanings. Like a pit crew assembling a piece of sand art, the hard-working technicians combine a meticulous attention to detail with an impressive speed, turning dust-covered auto bodies and drab upholstery into gleaming, unsullied surfaces in as little as half an hour.