For more than 20 years, cars have lined up at Car Wash Palace to await a range of aesthetic services. The experienced staff of detailers runs autos through everything from basic washes to ultimate detail packages that rely on old-fashioned elbow grease to wax paint rather than the mechanical touch of a robot spilling melting candles on your hood.
At Tuffy's, motor-vehicle caregivers spruce up patrons' horseless carriages and prepare them for a new season of dutiful service. After installing a new oil filter, auto artisans remove the old sludgy glop clogging the car's arterial system and replace it with up to five quarts of 5W-30 or 5W-20 conventional motor oil (a $31.99 value; diesel or synthetic oil costs extra). The staff will also rotate tires to prepare four-wheeled wonders for safe gliding (a $12 value) and perform an inspection to make sure air-conditioning systems are functioning properly to bring riders to the brink of coolness faster than Fonzie’s leather jacket ($9.99). Finally, a pair of fresh wiper blades (up to 22")—grown locally by organic-blade farmers—supplants worn-out window-rubbers ($22) and a specialist conducts an extensive 41-point maintenance inspection.
The highly trained technicians at Jiffy Lube tend to about 24 million customers each year with services such as the Jiffy Lube Signature Service Oil Change package, which promotes the longevity of each vehicle. Staffers acknowledge that oil plays a crucial role in maximizing the lifespan of each car?it cools the motor and prevents moving parts from deteriorating. More than 20,000 technicians who have completed an extensive training program certified by the National Institute Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) nurse vehicles at Jiffy Lube.
In addition to performing oil changes, Jiffy Lube's savants perform air-filtration, battery, and transmission services, among others. The technicians' quality pledge includes a commitment to transparency, which stipulates that they will inform car owners of any necessary services, only complete a service after it has been approved, and refuse to replace windshields with saran wrap.
Inside Waterways Car Spa’s automated tunnels, cars eschew rough bristles for a brushless system of chamois cloths paired with eco-friendly soaps. Exterior and full-service washes treat rides to ample suds and add-ons such as tire shine, interior vacuuming, and underbody washes. Beyond the tunnels, detail technicians hand wash delicate rides and shine exteriors with clay-bar treatments and liquid glass, which helps cars ward off smudges in any lot or menagerie. Waterways also caters to fleets and corporate cars, and teams up with local schools, church associations, and other groups for fundraisers.
Since its inception more than 30 years ago, Just Brakes has expanded from one auto shop to more than 160 outposts across eight states. At every location, ASE-certified technicians maintain vehicle safety with the standard brake service including a lifetime warranty on parts, labor and platonic love. Though their specialty is brakes, the techs also perform routine maintenance and repairs such as oil changes, factory maintenance services, batteries, belt replacement, and fluid services.
The friendly and experienced staff at Bill’s Car Wash offers full-service buggy bathing and buffing seven days a week, regardless of the weather. Spruce up the exterior of your horseless carriage in just five minutes with a drive-thru Express Ultra Car Wash. As you relax within your car’s cozy confines, your soiled sedan will be lovingly scoured with powerful suds and coated with triple shine protection. An application of clear coat sealer protects autos from road germs while tire shine revives lackluster rims.