A dusty car invites scrawled invitations such as "wash me" or "kick me," along with lawsuits from passersby who take the latter literally. Erase hazardous messages with this Groupon.
$14 for On-Location Car Wash ($29.99 Value)
Motorists check in the location of their vehicle, signaling a skilled cleaner who arrives to administer a thorough scrub down. After washing the exterior, they detail and vacuum the interior, providing car owners have left the doors unlocked, opened them upon the cleaner's arrival, or scrawled an encrypted passcode on the passenger door in mud. After they're through, the cleaner will lock up and text the owner, leaving behind an air freshener in one of four scents. In addition to standard-sized vehicles, this Groupon is also valid for vans and SUVs. View the company's FAQ.
A car stands waiting, tucked into a parking lot or driveway or on an unassuming street. Dust covers the back windshield, and the hood sports splotches of dirt and other day-to-day detritus from the mean streets and its even meaner birds. Without warning, a stranger approaches, bearing ecofriendly wash solution and a water-conserving car-wash sprayer, and begins the heroic work of restoring the sullied auto to its pristine state. So goes the work of the skilled staff of Cherry.com, a mobile-car-wash company favorably featured by CNN and Mashable. After checking in their vehicle's location, motorists await a text message letting them know that a Cherry cleaner is en route, and a second message informs them that the transformation is complete or that the car, like a cat, fled at the sight of water. Though tips are included in the wash price, Cherry encourages clients to rate their ride's revivification and rewards its team accordingly.