Water thrives when under pressure, much like spelling-bee finalists and fast-food drive-thru operators at the Indy 500. Unleash pressurized power with today's Groupon: for $10, you get a exterior car wash and more at Anthony's Car Wash and Detail Centers (a $20.95 value). Choose from the following locations: Hoover, Pelham, or Vestavia.
Anthony Serio and his family of technicians at Anthony's Car Wash vacuum nooks and crannies, wash windows, dress tires, and dust dashes after an automated tunnel washes exteriors. Baths begin with a high-pressure whoosh of water, sending grime surfing off hoods and sides from the soft cloths and chemicals of an automated tunnel. Afterward, a Wheel Brite treatment and a tire dressing is applied, making rubber glisten like a well-oiled tin man. Next, technicians tickle autos' insides with a thorough vacuuming until they giggle hard enough to eject dust bunnies from their dashboards. A final air freshener perfumes the oxygen that circulates in cars' nasal passages, causing passengers to fall instantly in love with the bucket seats.
Anthony's Full Service & Express Car Wash
Founder Anthony Serio and his family have been revivifying rides in the Birmingham community for almost 50 years. Their locations now operate as Flex Serve models, merging their successful Full Serve model with the popular Express Exterior model. Using biodegradable chemicals and water from a water-recovery system, Anthony's keeps the whole operation green by lessening their ecological footprint and reducing water usage. At the end of each wash, vehicles are stewarded through a reverse-osmosis wash tunnel that filters minerals from the water leaving vehicles spot-free. Those who like frequent car washes can even enroll in a monthly wash club that entitles them to one daily wash for a single monthly rate.
While all locations serve cars with washes, details, and oil changes, each has its own specialty. Mechanics at the Vestavia Hills shop stage automotive services for drivers who need to rotate tires or translate the shrieks from squeaky brakes into English. Shoe-shining services and an upstairs hair salon (A Cut Above) accessible by spiral staircase add character to Anthony's main branch in Hoover.