Each wash lasts about 20 minutes, allowing you to kick back in Fairway's clean, bright indoor lounge. Catch the game, a sports game, or the Most Dangerous Game on its plasma TVs; toss back refreshments; or employ the free WiFi to stare into your laptop and avoid eye contact, deftly dissuading the soda machine’s unwelcome advances.
From two service tunnels on opposing ends of the facility, EZ Car Wash & Lube washes and maintains vehicles with products from Armor All, Blue Coral, Rain-X, Black Magic, and Westley's. In the wash-and-detail tunnel, staff members cleanse autos exclusively by hand before releasing them to folic in the pristine pastures at the other end. Eschewing harsh tactics, the detailers dote on paint jobs with soft lamb's-wool mittens, soft-water detergents, 100% cotton towels, and shampoo and conditioners with balanced pH levels. In charge of purging vehicle insides, the team at the oil-change station replaces old motor oil and filters with a haste that approaches the speedometer's highest documented speed.
Vehicles enter the car-wash tunnel at Pomona Express Car Wash and emerge with a near-factory-issue gleam. Best of all, each car wash can take as little as five minutes, meaning customers often find time to sneak in a wash during their lunch breaks. The tunnel blasts dirt from wheels with a high-pressure washer, and optional wax applications keep cars shiny, even when they've angered the rain gods.
Brea Car Wash and Detail Center glams up autos from tire to antennae tip—the only choice owners need to make is how to get it done. For everyday grime, the car wash will suffice—cars are lathered in water, soap, and waxes that give the car a bumper-to-bumper shine. The detailing center takes care of more advanced forms of filth; auto-artisans buff the finish and apply Meguiar’s waxes before foam cleaning the interior and degreasing the vinyl, leather, and dashboard pancake griddle. Taking pains to keep the mechanics as smooth as the cosmetics, Brea Car Wash also offers oil changes complete with inspections and fluid refills.
The staff members of Route 66 tend to men and women alike, providing salon services and barbering as needed. Under the leadership of owner Ron Dubin, they cultivate a warm atmosphere and begin each session with a focused conversation about the client's wants and needs. Then the styling and barbering commences, as guests gaze at memorabilia relating to the historic highway for which the shop was named. Treatments bear similarly nostalgic names—a Cruiser, or a precision cut on top with clippered sides, is one of several options for gentlemen, whereas ladies can opt for a Barbara Ann, a Peggy Sue, or a Paint Job, which does not actually involve paint.