A shiny car can blind potential carjackers just long enough to distract them while you steal their bikes. Turn the tables on the amateurs with today’s Groupon: for $8, you get a deluxe wash at Ultimate Car Wash & Express Lube in Belvidere (up to a $16 value).
Ultimate Car Wash & Express Lube’s automated car wash batters away grime and dirt from automotive panels and windows before staffers clean up interiors by hand. Deluxe wash customers’ cars will experience an approximately fifteen- to twenty-minute transformation, beginning with an automated wash and ending with a personality test for their newly sentient car. A bristling array of soft flappers whips away dusty residue and mud globules, foaming up the hull and underbody with a soapy mix before water jets blast it clean and a clear-coat protectant seals in the renewed shine. On the other side of the purification tunnel, Ultimate Car Wash will assign a staff member to hand-dry the dripping chassis and windows with a towel before opening up the doors for an interior cleaning. With vacuum in hand, the car companion will liberate crumbs and velcro-covered pennies caught in the carpet.
Though Ultimate Car Wash sometimes features a discounted price online and costs $3 with an oil change, this Groupon still offers the best deal available on a stand-alone deluxe wash.