Terrible Herbst's staff cares for cars and the environment by swiping vehicular surfaces with eco-friendly Blue Coral products. During the ultimate full-service wash, vehicles are scoured inside and out over 20?25 minutes. Valets escort vehicles to the drive-thru tunnel, in which cars luxuriate in a bath of foam. A car caretaker then towel-dries its exterior and takes to the inside, wiping windows, dashboards, and consoles, and vacuuming dirt and Australopithecus-era crumbs from carpets. Wheels emerge from the treatment purged of dirt, and tires debut enameled in a protective dressing. The VIP express car wash with RainX cleanses cars in less than five minutes with a human-operated pre-scrub, then sends them through the underpass to bask in bubbles and a spot-free rinse.
Ecowash Auto Spa's 35- to 45-minute Gold wash destroys car-clinging debris with an assault of foam agents, wheel blasters, and luster-inducing waxes. After a presoak softens exterior tar and dirt, cleansing foams sweep remaining filth from the shell, clear-coat protectants reinforce the finish, and a tri-foam wax snuggles against the body to protect it from wrecking ball high-fives. Meanwhile, wheel blasters dispel puddle scum from the car's rollers, and Wheel Brite dresses them up for joy rides on newly paved roads. As a rust inhibitor armors the underbody to defy oxidation, weather-guard treatments help to defend the driver from poor visibility or skydiving meteorologists. Technicians also head inside the auto, scouring surfaces with a vacuum, outfitting the dash, console, and door panels in dressing, wiping down doorjambs, and cleaning the windows from the inside out.
Granite Auto Grooming has been polishing, primping, and preserving autos with homespun Gloss-It products for more than 15 years. Upon rolling into the parking lot, less-than-lustrous cars (a $295 value) and SUVs (a $420 value) are eyed by a crew of highly trained technicians who can evaluate and prescribe a finish befitting its current level of funk. After removing surface impurities, such as tar, bugs, road pitch, and Cheez Whiz with a special Gloss-It clay bar, the crewmembers go to work applying a series of Gloss-It polishes and protectants, restoring its finish and leaving it with a silky, stubble-less texture. Once sheeny, all road boats are covered by a six-month guarantee, ensuring they?ll retain 80% of their mirror-like appearance, or be treated to a complimentary re-application.
The 24-hour Bubbles AutoSpa is home to the LaserWash 360, an advanced car-wash system that uses ultrasonic sensors to measure the exact proportions of each vehicle that passes through. This technology enables the high-pressure washers to adjust themselves in order to pry every speck of dirt off the paint, chrome, and rubber. But the LaserWash 360 is just one of many amenities on hand to give cars a clean, sleek look. The six self-service bays include high-powered Turbo Vacs and dri-foaming spot removers. The full-service detail bay is staffed by thorough detailers who tackle more advanced forms of filth using carpet shampoos, wax, and wheel cleaners. And the mobile detailing unit sets out to homes and offices to polish cars while their owners work or frantically bury “Car for Sale” signs in the backyard.
At Alamo Hand Car Wash, customers can enjoy the free satellite TV or WiFi, complimentary soda and coffee, and foot massagers, or stretch on the reclining massage couch in the waiting room. After all, their cars are being equally spoiled. Here, the each vehicle is treated to a gentle but thorough bath, using soft lambs wool mitts and premium soaps and waxes by Meguiar's. And whether treating the car to a quick exterior-only express wash or a detailed interior and exterior cleansing, no machines ever touch the paint's surface.