What You'll Get
Unlike cats and germaphobes, automobiles need to be reminded to wash themselves. Drop a blatant hint to your lazy ride with today's Groupon: for $16, you get three the Works car washes at ScrubaDub Auto Wash Center (up to a $49.50 value). Buyers must register online to get their wash certificate, which can be redeemed at any of ScrubaDub’s East Coast locations, with the exception of the Brighton and Jennings Street locations.
ScrubaDub’s the Works wash (which varies in price by location from $15 to $18) administers a computerized cleansing of besmirched auto bodies using eco-friendly products and equipment. Launching the complete auto-ablution, a wash robot uses photoelectric sensors to suss out dirt, salt, and missing left socks, as well as washing places that are unreachable by human hands, such as the undercarriage. Once ScrubaDub has purged the car of grime, gunk, and ectoplasm with its own environmentally safe Superglo soap (a customized blend of eight wash solutions), it gently bathes the wheelmobile with warm water that has been softened and heated to guarantee a spotless rinse. This water is later recycled and re-treated for future use, which ensures less waste than the results of washing your car or pet whale at home. The Works also slathers on a rust inhibitor, adds a twinkle to tires with Wheel Brite, and coats the exterior with DuraGlaze, a protective foaming wax that keeps surfaces sleek and friction-free.
Though ScrubaDub’s wash system is run by a sophisticated computer compliant with the Three Laws of Cleanly Robotics, a friendly team of human auto servicers is also on-hand to make sure each conveyance is scrubbed and buffed to its owner's satisfaction.
Although the Portland locations don't have many online reviews, ScrubaDub Auto Wash Center in Woburn, Massachusetts, has a four-star average from three Insider Pagers; the Dorchester, Massachusetts, location has a three-star average from five Yelpers; and the Brookline, Massachusetts, location has a 3.5-star average from nine Yelpers:
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Jul 14, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 2 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Online registration required prior to first wash. Must redeem in full by 7/14/11. Valid only at listed locations. No cash value. Not valid with other offers. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About ScrubaDub Auto Wash Centers
At more than a dozen locations throughout the northeast, ScrubaDub Auto Wash Centers' computerized wash tunnels and detailing pros spiff up cars with advanced technology and minimal environmental impact. The robotic wash systems and photoelectric sensors not only clean finishes with a gentle, soft-cloth technique, but they can target white walls, wheels, and chrome with site-specific formulas. The eco-savvy automated systems also consume less water than home washing and recycle the water used to clean the wheels and undercarriage. Biodegradable SuperGlo soap keeps the run-off free of harmful compounds before it is funneled down the proper treatment channels, where it can't pollute neighborhood storm drains or be used to test the resiliency of carnival goldfish.
The centers' innovative equipment and Earth-friendly practices have earned them the title of Best Car Wash from CityVoter for three years running. Some locations also boast separate interior cleaning bays to address filthy dashboards and seats.