Now that shaggy bumpers and flannel paint jobs have gone out of style, the grunge look only exposes cars to the ridicule of their peers. Keep your auto stylishly groomed with today's Groupon: for $40, you get two mini detail packages at VIP Express Car Wash in Wood Dale (a $79.90 value).
VIP Express has been in the business of sparklizing autos since 1968. During each of two 20- to 30-minute detailing sessions, an exterior wash and hand-spray waxing give steel steeds a bodily shine to reflect back the jealous looks of dingy mopeds and besmirched dune buggies. Inside-and-out window polishing invites second-guessing about glass's existence, and scrubbed wheels and rims outfit each car with fancy new footwear. Inside the car, a vacuum picks up finely aged potato-chip crumbs, and shampooed floor mats and conditioned consoles provide a pristine ridescape for lengthy road trips and quick treks to the taxidermist.
387 Prospect Ave.
Wood Dale, Illinois 60191