What You'll Get
- $19 for one month of unlimited car washes ($49 value)
Car washes include interior vacuum, console cleaning, interior and exterior window cleaning, and interior and exterior car wash and towel dry. Groupon customers who wish to stay in the car wash club after their first month can also enjoy a discounted monthly rate of $29.99.
Chrome: Beauty and Brawn
A car wash or detail might revive the shine on sullied chrome, but that mirror-like material isn’t just for looks. Check out Groupon’s guide to the purpose and process behind a chrome finish.
A car’s gleaming grill or a motorcycle’s shining exhaust pipes sure look pretty, but chrome plating is just as much about function as it is about style. True to its name, chrome contains chromium—a hard, rust-resistant metal element that, when overlaid on another material such as nickel, steel, copper, or plastic, results in a bright and durable finish. This combination of a radiant, bluish-white sheen and resistance to corrosion has made chrome a popular coating for appliances, industrial tools, and—of course—automotive trim.
Chrome is applied using a process called electroplating. After a quick dip in acid to remove any oxides from its surface, the material is coated with copper and nickel and transferred to a solution of chromic acid and another catalyst. There, an electric current attracts charged chromium ions to the material’s surface, locking in the bright, silvery shine much as a coat of varnish locks in the pioneer spirit of a Lincoln Log.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires 120 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Limit 1 per visit. Valid credit card and unique email address required to activate each membership. Valid for cars, vans and SUV's. Only applies to vehicles that fit through the car wash tunnel. Not valid for Commercial Vehicles. Not valid with the gas discount. Not valid for boats or trailers. Extra fee for oversized vehicles. See the rules that apply to all deals. Valid only towards 1 vehicle. Registration required prior to initial visit. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.