The automatic washes at Grizco Car Wash scour harmful salt and grit from four-wheeled friends using high-end Karcher equipment. Like a mad scientist entertaining his cat, the high-tech cleanbots use laser beams to get the job done, precisely measuring the height and width of each vehicle for a meticulous scrub and polish. Each Ultimate car wash douses undercarriages with a purifying spray, followed by both a low pH- and high pH-factor double presoak. Next, a wheel blaster applies a vehicular pedicure to rubber toes, and a contour-following high-pressure rinse removes grime from paint jobs. A clear-coat wax locks in shimmer, and a spot-free rinse removes any leftover specks of dirt, dander, or mustard before a high-volume air drier wicks away moisture. Each of Grizco's spic-and-span stations are fully automated for 24-hour access, seven days a week.
Cars emerge rejuvenated from the Gold wash at The Wave Car Care Center, whose eco-conscientious cleaners save millions of gallons of water per year through their use of a reclaim system. Throughout the treatment, a team of expert auto scrubbers conditions the tires, combs the underbody with a watery flush and rust-inhibitor treatment, and activates a once-dormant luster with cleansing applications of triple-foaming wax. As a layer of sealant settles onto the exterior, vacuums prowl carpeted pastures in search of debris, crumbs, and shredded For Sale signs. After clarifying window glass, staffers tidy up the dashboard and consoles, freshen interior scents, tend to door jambs, and usher the car to an arid state with an agile hand dry.
Although Mototech's Chris Bond and Robert Mayer are ASE-certified experts in the maintenance of vehicles ranging from flashy Audis to muscular Dodges, their most important innovations are invisible to the naked eye. The co-owners both worked as engineers, but now exercise their knack for invention with product-developing companies, researching and designing chemical degreasers and cleaners with the least environmental impact. Their molecular triumphs grew into the shop's signature line of decontaminants, which they create onsite with environmentally friendly ingredients from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Design for Environment list. During day-to-day operations, knowledge of science empowers them to perform sustainable car modifications, such as converting a motor to run on renewable ethanol or a puppy's boundless love, and to implement a broad program to reduce energy costs and recycle waste such as motor oil.
Bond and Mayer's met as industrial designers at Intelagard, a firefighting-equipment manufacturer, and bonded over their previous careers as mechanics. Missing friendly chats with clients and the impressions of Louise Jefferson wheezed out by jalopies, they quit the firm to open their ASE Blue Seal–recognized garage. Bond contributes specializations in metal fabrication, welding, and machining, and Mayer brings 12 years of expertise as a master mechanic and certification as an L1 advanced engine-performance specialist. They keep their team small to ensure a high quality of work and to welcome clients with familiar faces, and are a participating center in the NAPA AutoCare network, which guarantees parts and labor at any of its locations nationwide.
ProClean Auto Wash pampers automotive exteriors with convenient facilities for blasting bugs off of windshields and scraping grime off of grills. Swing in for an automatic wash ($7) to declog your car's fiberglass pores, leaving it more radiant than a burning pile of flashlights. Cars who measure adoration in elbow grease will savor an affectionate hand wash of their delicate curves at ProClean Auto Wash's self-serve stations ($3 for first five minutes). Use a pressure washer to blast away filth and dirt until you're able to see your reflection and, like in every Disney movie, you find out who you really are.
As part of the international WaterSavers program, the green-minded team behind Car Wash Express urges drivers to eschew the potentially harmful environmental effects of at-home car washes in favor of quick, thorough cleanses. 100% of the water used on your wash will be recycled and 80% of that will go toward the next wash. Across Car Wash Express?s five Denver-area locations, an automated tunnel attacks exterior buildup with biodegradable cleaning products and shine-enhancing protectants. The wash?s express lanes expedite the scrubbing process and cater to drivers in a hurry, and its fleet/bulk sales program meets the high-volume demands of people who own multiple cars or frequently race roadsters through the local pit.
Arvada Car Wash and Detailing Shop welcomes automobiles seven days a week (weather permitting) for a quick wash or an extensive detailing. Cars can pass through the wash tunnel and shed their coats of grime thanks to doses of rainbow wax, clear-coat sealant, and tire dressing. Detailers tend to cars that need more attention?they'll apply polymer wax by hand and clean, condition, and shampoo interiors until every last crumb is gone and the car looks like it never hosted a carpool to the League of Mud Wrestlers' semifinals. Arvada also offers a 72-hour rain guarantee should inclement weather sully the newly washed vehicle.