A 125-foot automatic wash tunnel is the bread and butter at each of Motor City Car Wash’s three locations. The system, which uses light-touch soft cloths and 60% recycled and filtered water, effectively cleans cars from roof to underbelly without damaging the paint. Drivers can choose one of four car-wash packages, such as the Basic—a wash, power dry, and hand finish—or the Works, complete with an exterior dressing and a Rain-X windshield treatment. After rolling through the tunnel, cars can pull up to a uniformed technician to be lavished with praise for their new and shiny look, or to be detailed with Meguiar's products. Motor City backs all of its services with a 48-hour re-wash policy.
After driving past a stand of palm trees and VIP Car Wash's sunny yellow façade, visitors entrust themselves to the care of a friendly greeter and their rides to the technicians, who can wash and detail both two- and four-wheeled vehicles. The cleaners ensure the long-lasting beauty of interiors and exteriors by using top-shelf products from brands such as Armor-All, Rain-X, Meguiar's, and Simoniz, and by refusing to use cheap plastic brushes that may damage a delicate paint job or offend a car’s aesthetic sensibilities. The cleaners maintain a strong connection to the community and the world around them by hosting fundraising car washes for local schools and athletic teams, and donating to charities such as St. Baldrick’s Foundation, the American Heart Association, and the American Red Cross.
Awesome Shine Mobile Detailing's automotive beautifiers caravan to residences and businesses all throughout Martin, Palm Beach, Broward, and Miami-Dade counties to rejuvenate jalopies with their grille-gleaming services. The patented 5 Star Shine PPS formula, used by both the US Navy and the aerospace industry, is designed to protect paintjobs for five years and is preceded by a special solution that prepares the car's paint for the sealant. The silver detail wax sees that buggy buffers get more up close and personal with the interior—spot cleaning carpets, shampooing mats, and taking the car seats out to a Hugh Grant movie. The exterior is then revisited for the Klasse All-In-One polish, patented by European chemists for its six months of protection. The stage is set for this fortifying treatment with a paint-burnishing clay bar that extracts microscopic bits of dirt from the car's surface, followed by a sealant glaze.
At Motor City Car Wash, the car washes range from the basic—a tunnel wash, power dry, and hand finish—to the luxurious "Executive Complete Detail" wash, which incorporates extras such as air freshener and tire dressing. Regardless of the exact wash, however, the soaps and waxes applied to exteriors will enhance gloss and overall appearance. The entire process is eco-friendly; the car wash reuses 60% of its water via a reclaim and filtration system.
Espresso. Complimentary WiFi. Flat-screen TV. If not for its name, Jupiter Inlet Car Wash might seem more like an upscale coffeehouse than a car wash. Yet a deep delve into the environmentally conscious station reveals water-saving systems that reclaim rainwater, green soaps and chemicals, and 100% recycled paper products working together to restore vehicles to their showroom shine. The shop bundles their extensive wash and detail services into convenient packages, and offers a range of à la carte treatments, including paintless dent removal and headlight restoration.
While cars enjoy their baths, drivers can retreat to the comfortable indoor and outdoor seating areas and recharge with a free cappuccino or chai tea from the espresso bar. Bright-green walls and sleek wooden floors line the onsite Island Boutique, where pristine white shelves and marble countertops host a range of items, from clothing and handbags to home accessories and hand-painted watercolors of maps and mechanic pinups by artist William Johnson Jr.
Gabriel Mejia lathered his first car in 1985—a modest attempt that soon blossomed into a full business serving Boca's prestigious clubs and neighborhoods. As his clientele increased, his number of arms didn't, so he taught a small crew how to perfectly replicate his hand-wash technique by strengthening their muscles with lead shoulder pads. Today, Gabriel's 12 mobile technicians perform washing and detailing services around town with the help of 10 fully equipped vans. When they aren't polishing roadsters, they also re-dye leather, remove dents, and block UV rays with window tinting.