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 $13, you get three Ultimate car washes with Rain-X protection at Circle K Car Wash (a $27 value). This Groupon is valid at 50 locations.
Circle K's automatic car-wash bays degunk vehicles with powerful lathers of environmentally considerate wash chemicals from Blue Coral Beyond Green. After customers enter a provided coupon code into a supercomputer guarding the entrance, spurts of tri-color conditioning foam loosen clingy debris from each auto's exposed exterior, undercarriage, and screened-in back porch. The bay's soft wash brushes swirl across each vehicle's flanks, roof, and hood, scattering soiled suds and polishing all peripheral surfaces during a pair of passes. Pressurized jets of water subtract all traces of froth during a spot-free rinse, and a thin veneer of Rain-X complete surface protectant repels rainwater more effectively than an umbrella wearing a rain slicker.
Circle K Car Wash
So established is Circle K that even brand-new vehicles recognize what its red-and-white logo stands for—fuel, snacks, and everything else a car might need to keep powering down the road with its driver. Circle K's story starts back in 1951, when Fred Hervey bought three Kay's Food Stores in El Paso, Texas. Under his guidance, these three little shops grew into the more than 3,000 convenience stores that crouch on our nation's street corners today.
After rolling up to a Circle K, drivers can pump their faithful roadsters full of high-octane fuel and send them skipping through a car wash to experience the cleansing touch of Blue Coral Beyond Green and Rain-X products. Then it's time to step inside the air-conditioned shop for a peek at the provisions. Rows of sodas hibernate behind glass doors, and snacks, candy, and their ATM guardians stand boldly out in the open. Some Circle Ks also offer the Take Away Café, which presents an appetizing lineup of healthy road fare including Ball Park hot dogs. Drivers can gear up for a long drive with Premium Coffees or enjoy a cold Polar Pop, whose specially formulated cup keeps drinks colder thanks to the family of tiny snowmen trapped in its foam walls.