A car wash's pressured sprays produce a cleansing force significantly greater than elbow grease and decidedly safer than repeatedly parallel parking your car under a waterfall. Witness the power and the glory of the car wash with today's Groupon: for $20, you get three The Works car washes at one of Mike's Carwash's six Cincinnati–area locations (a $45 value).
Mike's Carwash's brushless, computer-controlled power sprays and soft cloths unfasten road-sown grime from cars, SUVs, pickups, minivans, and full-size vans up to 83 inches. The Works elucidates vehicles' exteriors with a multistep pampering process. First, a friendly neck-tied employee prewashes motorcars with a hand-delivered power wash. Next, automated clean machines lather auto skin with Mike's signature formulation of eight soaps to scour dust from doors, before heated pressurized water pummels the car in the vehicular equivalent of Zeus spitting strawfuls of ambrosia down Mt. Olympus at mortals.
For wheels, the computer detects white walls for scrubbing, wire wheels for pressure sprays, or chrome wheels for buffing. The underbody is washed and sprayed with a rust inhibitor. And a silicon-based, no-wax clear-coat protectant shields cars from future sullied follies across tomato fields or shallow ink puddles. Finally, Mike's proprietary dryers hurl heated cyclones toward the vehicle to eviscerate any remainder moisture.
Started in 1948 and family owned and operated out of Indianapolis, Mike's Carwash shows it is not just another punk car wash packing a power washer by committing to environmentally-friendly standards and by earning honors from the Wall Street Journal as a top workplace in 2009.
When Mike's Carwash first opened in 1948, it was one of only 18 carwash businesses in the United States. Today, the family-owned establishment keeps the 65-year-old tradition of gussying up automobiles alive at 42 locations throughout the Midwest. At each location, accommodating staffers stand by to assist customers during the cleaning process. Decked out in cartoon neckties, the cheerful team ushers cars into computer-controlled washers that eschew traditional gear-operated brushes and baseball bats in favor of controlled sprays and soft cloths. After the mixture of eight signature soaps de-grimes surfaces, 200-miles-per-hour gusts of hot air dry vehicles instantly. Mike's also offers specialty coats to give car exteriors and tires additional shine.