A proper polish boosts cars’ confidence, prompting vehicles unaccustomed to pageantry to turn roads into runways and pathways into parade routes. Teach an old car new scene-stealing tricks with today's Groupon: for $12, you get a Supreme car wash at Fountain Car Wash, located on Hardeman Avenue (up to a $27 value).
Fountain Car Wash offers full-service car washes from a staff of kindly experts, along with gasoline and detailing services. Since opening in 1971, Fountain has evolved with the times, transitioning from the pedal-powered broomstick scrubbers of yesteryear to a modern soft-cloth wash, designed to gently caress today's coddled cars clean. During a 20-minute Supreme car wash, your ride will be showered in high-pressure water rinses, bubble-coated with mild and clear-coat safe detergents, and blow-dried by touchless dryers. Next, a trifecta of clear-coat waxes is applied to horseless carriages, including tri-foam wax, polish wax, and sealer wax. Afterward, a micro-fiber towel buff is topped off with total-body Rain-X protectant and precise wheel cleaning. As an environmental steward, Fountain uses biodegradable products and recycles 98% of fresh water used, with the other 2% expended in water-gun fights with mischievous buzzards.
Fountain Car Wash & Lube
More than 40 years ago, the doors to Fountain Car Wash & Lube's full-service car wash tunnel opened to reveal a slew of heavy bristle brushes. Since then, the tunnel has been refurbished with soft cloths, high-pressure water jets, mild cleaning detergents, clear-coat waxes, and touchless dryers that blow away any remaining water droplets before they attract thirsty cops. The car wash works in tandem with the detail shop, where seasoned technicians shampoo interiors and revivify paint jobs with biodegradable waxes, Rain-X, and Simoniz double-bond paint sealer. In 1995, the staff added a full-service lube shop, an authorized Valvoline Express Care outlet that features transmission flushes, tire rotations, oil changes, and complimentary checkups in between services.