Robots are good for many things, including freaking out dogs and launching war on mankind, but they lack the gentleness of a human touch. Rather than have bitter robots wash your car at a gas station, this deal gets your ride the luxurious hand washing it deserves at Tempus Auto Spa. For $10, you get a complete interior and exterior car wash for one vehicle (up to a $26.99 value). This Groupon includes regular-sized cars (a $19.99 value), mid-sized cars (a $21.99 value), SUV or minivans (a $24.99 value), or large SUV or vans (a $26.99 value).
Using fresh, soft terry cloths and mitts, Tempus Auto Spa's skilled shine gurus wash each wheelmobile with careful, gentle touches. They start the process by examining every inch of your vehicle's hull for filthy smudges and road backwash. Tires will be dressed to eliminate any drag-creating buildup that might slow down your land-train and inhibit it from making jumps through time, and pressurized air blowers ensure no soapy streaks dull the paint's glow. You'll know your car is finished when you look into the fully buffed exterior and see a reflection of your younger self, just like a grown-up Peter Pan imagining what life would have been like had he stayed in the Neverland. The interior cleaning includes vacuuming, wiping down the dash and center console, and sparklitizing the windows.
While you await your vehicular makeover, lounge on a comfy couch and sip hot coffee while cruising high-speed Internet for videos of mini Al Gore dancing in Al Gore's palm. Tempus Auto Spa's waiting room is like a chic condo, with drop lights, modern furniture, and glitzy accents. The average car wash takes about 15 minutes, ensuring that your chariot will most likely be done before you can finish an episode of Gimme a Break!.
Tempus Auto Spa received a four-star average from Yelpers.
- This place did impeccable work on the interior and exterior. They did not miss a spot as most places tend to do here and there. Everyone was very friendly and welcoming. Their waiting room is a cut above any car wash. – Dave S.
- I can just get out, sit in the lobby for 20 minutes and check email...and voila, my car is nice again. – Colleen C.
Tempus Auto Spa
Most car-wash lounges don't give customers a hotel-lobby vibe. However, the one at Tempus Auto Spa gets pretty close, surrounding guests with marble countertops, exposed-brick walls, and large windows that cast sunlight onto posh furniture. As they wait here for their vehicle, visitors can sip gourmet coffee or browse the Internet at computer stations. The designer bathrooms' warm colors add to the ambiance—even they are part of the venue's mission to pamper cars and people simultaneously.
CS magazine_ highlighted Tempus Auto Spa as one business that "make[s] daily duties super swanky." As its waiting area charms clients with all that's chic, so its services indulge vehicles with careful cleaning and detailing. The technicians rely on their own meticulousness instead of traditional car-wash machinery and giant car dunk tanks, even refusing to use mitts and towels for more than a single hand wash. The same manual attention goes into their most comprehensive treatments—the Spankin New Look complete exterior and interior detail, for example, includes an engine cleaning, which technicians can do with steam or by hand.
Near North Side
1234 N Halsted St.
Chicago, Illinois 60642Get Directions