Car owners like their vehicles the way parents like their pop stars—squeaky clean. Auto-tune your auto with today's Groupon: for $21, you get three full-service car washes at Fast Eddie's. This Groupon is valid at all three locations in Barrington, Crystal Lake, and McHenry. Customers with trucks, minivans, or SUVs are responsible for an extra fee ($1–$2/wash).
The soft-cloth-equipped machines at Fast Eddie's have cleansed cars quickly and carefully enough to earn the facility the Northwest Herald's 2011 Best Car Wash/Detailing award. The 10-minute car wash starts by soaping and scrubbing painted surfaces and whitewalls; skilled workers then send frenzied vacuums inside the auto to extract dust bunnies and dirt jackrabbits. Tender cloths and towels latch themselves firmly onto staffers' hands before smearing their way across dashboards, door jambs, windows, and entire exteriors in pursuit of a smooth and dry finish. Customers and their canine companions can pass the time by chasing each other's tails inside Fast Eddie's waiting area.
At each of Fast Eddie’s three locations, technicians reward roughed-up autos with a spa-style cleansing that helped earn them the Northwest Herald's 2012 Best Car Wash/Detailing award. Performed entirely by hand, four types of car washes service the entire car, ranging from basic exterior jobs to all-encompassing packages that evict grime hidden in interior corners. Owners wait for newly primped rides in a dog-friendly waiting area that doubles as an iceless, bring-your-own-equipment hockey rink.