Like slapping a politician across the face, writing "wash me" on the back window of a dirty car is an open invitation to duel. Avoid conflict with today's Groupon: for $20, you get one Platinum car wash with Rain-X protectant for the exterior and wheels (up to a $39.99 value) at Hesperian 100% Hand Carwash in San Leandro.
The staff at Hesperian scours vehicles both inside and out while tenderly stripping away layers of dirt and grime by hand. Each Platinum wash package ($27.99, $2 extra for trucks, vans, and SUVs) ensures vehicles become as clean as an unused whistle in around 30 minutes. A triple-foam conditioner, cold wax, and additional Rain-X surface protectant ($5) dress the exterior in its finest formal wear, allowing the underbody to shed its exoskeleton of grime. Rims and tires discard their collections of grease and undergo a thorough cleaning that includes a Rain-X application ($5) before staff members delve into the interior. Meticulous hands vacuum and wipe down the vehicle's inner sanctum, including the doorjambs and dashboard, before leaving behind an array of sparkling windows in their wake. Additionally, Hesperian recycles 85% of water used for cleaning, unlike car owners who cleanse their combustion carriages by driving over a neighbor’s backyard sprinklers.
Splash Brothers Carwash and Gas
Splash Brothers Carwash and Gas rejects cleaning done by machines in favor of the human touch, which is sensitive enough to meticulously preserve the beauty of automobiles and the health of the environment. A crew of 25 detailers scours every crevice with biodegradeable cleaners and microfiber towels and maintains paint jobs with a lot of sustainably grown elbow grease. The center earned its Blue Coral Beyond Green certification because of the eco-friendly products and also because it recycles 85% of the water used for cleaning. To facilitate communication between clients and the handy staff, the manager Angel is always onsite.