The Glo Car Wash's automatic-wash system reclaims more than 90% of its water, making it an environmentally friendly option for cleansing road-weary vehicles. As autos sidle through the top-tier, multi-stage wash, the contoured arms of pressure washers angle over, under, and along the sides, blasting away bird droppings at 900 psi. With all sand and soil sluiced off, German-engineered SofTec washers twist and twirl around the vehicle, removing any residual film. Then, the three-stage detergent application featuring Citra-Glo lathers up the body as wheels rub against soft, spinning polishers during a two-stage cleaning. This system is designed to deep clean the auto and draw out its natural shine and infectious personality without wax or harmful chemicals. Extras such as RainX full-body protectant and Simoniz tire shine can also extend the life of the car's appearance. After a 180HP blow-dry, customers can unholster the Glo's onsite vacuums to hoover out the cabin and trunk and inflate tires to proper levels at the air machines.
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.
The detailers at Mike's Auto Spa designed a signature process to leave vehicles looking like they just came off the line. They start by documenting the car's condition, flipping through the car’s old baby pictures, and thoroughly washing its exterior. They then clean engines and treat leather or carpet interiors. Then it's back to the exterior, where they apply compounds and polishes that leave paint jobs shiny, protect windshields, clean headlights as needed, and shine tires. Finally, they perform a triple-check on every part of the vehicle.
If customers don't have time for the signature treatment, Mike's team also scrubs up vehicles with express services. Vehicles roll through the car wash tunnel, before heading to the vacuum lane, where staffers suck up dirt and crumbs.
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.
Chains have greater name recognition, but family-owned companies are more likely to have personal relationships with their customers. Or so says Dolphin Car Wash owner Dan LaFaver, who encourages his employees to get to know customers on a first-name basis. That’s not to say that the business shuns all major brands though; the certified staff works with Valvoline products during services, which include replenishing motor-oil reserves, upgrading windshield wipers, and brightening headlights. After any service, clients can use Dolphin’s fleet of free vacuums for additional cleanup or supplemental tickling.