Cars are often people's third-most expensive investment, coming in just behind homes and diamond-encrusted scale models of homes. Look out for number three with this Groupon.
$79 for a Standard Car Detail ($249 Value)
A soft-cloth wash sweeps grime from surfaces, followed by single-stage conditioner, triple-foam wax polish, Rain-X and clear-coat protectants. Staffers also venture inside, vacuuming the seats, treating leather, and tidying up the dash, console, and doorjambs. A two-step hand wax and choice of four air fresheners round out each three- to five-hour session. See the full detail regimen here. There is an additional $10 fee for vans and SUVs.
Planet Auto Wash
Gentle sprays of soap and water soar at vehicles of all shapes and sizes as the technicians helm a revolving-belt system that carries autos through a cleansing crucible without scrapes or scratches. After customers drive their roadsters through the wash tunnel, they can relax in Planet Auto Wash's lobby, where snacks await and a plate-glass window offers a prime view of each vehicle as it passes through the detailing area, gets an interior vacuuming and wipe down, or tackles the obstacle course.