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 two V.I.P. exterior wash packages (a $34 value) at V.I.P. Car Wash in either Overland Park or Shawnee.
Named the best carwash by CityVoter in 2009, V.I.P. Car Wash restores radiance to road-weary wagons with an uncanny attention to detail. Each V.I.P. wash ferries besmirched buggies through a sudsy sluicing that cleans with softened water to protect the paint and avoid hard-water stains. After cleaning the hood, roof, windows, and doors, the automated sprayers focus on ridding salt and grime from the underbody before applying a rust inhibitor just like a relaxing robot spa treatment. Next, a clear coat conditioner and protectant are applied before a shiny smothering of tri-poly foam polish leaves a glassy coat that’s slick enough to impress dolphins. Rubbery road donuts are treated to a wheel brightener and tire dressing.
After the wash and rinse, experienced techs use soft cloths to gently hand-dry the vehicle before releasing it so it can enthusiastically rub off its scent against its owner. Each car wash lasts about 15 minutes, leaving motorists enough time to daydream about ice-skating with stilts on.
CityVoters named V.I.P. Car Wash Kansas City's Best Car Wash in 2009.