For the nearly two decades, Shine Master’s auto-finish and tinting specialists have beautified the cars of local customers and auto dealers with exterior restorations, window cleaning, and all-over details. The skilled technicians ply their trades across a range of cosmetic and protective auto procedures, extending the life of paint jobs and undercarriages with thorough rustproofing, or gently working out dents caused by errant rocks or gangs of delinquent shopping carts. Speedliner material lines truck beds with a sturdy shielding in 18 different colours, and detailing packages wash away blemishes from mud and road salts and add glossy sheens with high-speed wax polishers.
Cars roll in cruddy and roll out gleaming at Dean’s Auto Shine, which anchors its nearly 30-year legacy on expert hand washes and thorough detailing services. And it’s not just cars that get the Dean’s treatment; the shop’s seasoned staff applies their detailing prowess to boats, motorcycles, and RVs, as well as aircrafts defaced by UFO tractor beams. Custom-tailored detailing caters to a car’s interior and exterior, prolonging the life of autos in conjunction with rustproofing services and the removal of paint oxidation and paint swirls. Courtesy pick-up and delivery of autos is available to and from a customer’s home, place of work, or demolition derby.
Steve's Auto Shine’s meticulous detailing crew, overseen by owner Steve Farrell, leaves harsh automatic car-washing systems by the wayside in favour of the delicate hand washes of yesteryear. The hawk-eyed team hunts down dirt speckles and smudges on all makes and models with thorough detailing packages that cleanse horseless carriages from the inside out. Their arsenal of cleaning and protective solvents includes Teflon paint protector that shields auto exoskeletons from scratches and bites from Ford Pintos, as well as Scotchgard sprays that stave off stains on car seats and carpets.
Behind Riverside Auto Spa's green-and-orange tiled facade, automated wash equipment and technicians armed with soft cloths spruce up vehicles of all kinds. Four wash packages launder car exteriors and shine up surfaces with cherry wax. Staffers also step inside to detail dashes and condition leather, lift hoods to shampoo engines, or polish exteriors with Swissvax wax, which comes from the legendary wax deposits located on the Matterhorn. Some services are viewable in real time through an online camera, which streams throughout business hours.
The staff at Ezee Wheelz treats cars to ensure autos trundle smoothly through all seasons with meticulous inspections and auto services. During an oil change, certified mechanics replace old oil with up to 5 litres of fresh-faced conventional fluid, straight from lubricant college and ready to take on the heat, dust, and incredible pressures of today's high-octane internal combustion world. Clients can upgrade to synthetic fluid for an additional cost. Techs aim eagle eyes at the vehicle's functional parts in a 21-point inspection to prevent problems with safety and operational systems and to evict raccoons disguised as pistons.
UniglassPlus/Ziebart's certified glass techs de-ding windshields and replace those that can't be repaired with professional ease and quality customer service. If hail, kicked-up gravel, or pennies tossed from airplane windows have put a chip or crack in the breeze shield, the glass shop's experts can repair it to prevent further damage. Different types of chips in the glass such as a surface crack, bullseye, and half moon are prone to splintering into uglier, more serious damage, but can be fixed in about 30 minutes. When the windshield is beyond repair, UniglassPlus/Ziebart can replace it with a shiny new one ($299+) crafted only from first-class quality auto glass enhanced with superior urethanes that meet or surpass Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards. UniglassPlus will not replace the vehicle's gust guard if repair is an option, and will recycle all windshields by donating them to research for space cars.
Behind Easy Go Auto’s tidy crimson and white façade, teams of licensed technicians are hard at work, dutifully restoring and maintaining the vital systems of all makes and models of imported or domestic vehicles. Mechanics prevent wear, tear, and unexpected breakdowns with routine oil changes and tire rotations, while AC specialists maintain comfortable cabin temperatures with thorough inspections and repairs of hoses, lines, evaporators, compressors, and the cursed snowball that makes everything cold. Complimentary towing services within a 10-mile radius of the shop safely tote vehicles with unresponsive engines or ailing tires.
Lothrop Parking provides spaces for vehicles to rest their weary wheels for a while. One of Henry Ford Hospital's New Center skyways hovers above the entrance to this covered parking garage, which offers daily and monthly rates for car, truck, and SUV owners to leave their craft in a secure location. And it's just a few blocks northwest of the Amtrak station, putting travelers within easy walking or hopscotching distance of their waiting train.
The world’s first steam-cleaning car-wash franchise, DetailXPerts employs organic cleaning products to reinvigorate vehicles to show-room levels of spotlessness. With the Presidential detail, a team of expert scrubbers travel directly to clients to give four-wheelers the Oval Garage treatment over about two hours, kicking off with a traditional hand wash and dry. After the nebulous power of steam scours rims and wheels, a slathering of tire dressing shines up car shoes and eliminates any evidence of joy rides through tar pits. Detailers thoroughly vacuum and deodorize interiors, purifying seats and vents, conditioning carpet and upholstery, and steam-cleaning floor mats, along with a slew of other down-and-dirty tactics.
Proud owners of people-movers can schedule appointments for DetailXPerts’ mobile unit to come meet them whether they’re at home, at work, or out running a car-wash fundraiser.
At World Auto Body & Sales, certified mechanics maintain and repair cars of all makes and models. From basic tune-ups to major overhauls, the crew can handle it all, backing their services with one- to five-year parts warranties. The shop is also certified by Ontario’s Drive Clean program to test vehicle emissions and sponge bathe filthy drivers.
Automotive performance and appearance warrant equal attention at MAD J's Motor City Auto Service & Collision. The goal here is twofold: to keep cars running smoothly and looking sleek. The service menu lines up with this goal, and it includes everything from oil changes and mechanical inspections to painting and bodywork.
MAD J's certainly doesn't skimp on the aesthetic side of things, with custom paint jobs overseen by a color matching specialist to ensure the beauty and integrity of each finish. Collision repair is another marquee service here, with a full team of body specialists working together to fix dents caused by crashes or misfired bazookas.
Service has been servicing cars since 1974, and many on its staff have been employed there for upwards of 30 years. These experienced technicians service each car from its lowest tire tread to its topmost cowlick, with a service menu that runs the gamut from brakes to engines to heating and cooling systems. As part of their commitment to offering top-of-the-line service, the techs use Shell oil exclusively for oil changes, and AC Delco parts when replacing a belt, hose, or brake pad, and they also carry and install brand-name tires from the likes of Goodyear, Dunlop, and Michelin.
Holbrook Auto Repair has 13 service bays and a staff of ASE-certified technicians that service everything from the engine to the air conditioner. They offer oil changes, transmission work, and brake service to keep cars from premature retirement in a Florida junkyard. If a car needs a new part, the techs don’t need to go far; they stock parts for nearly every make and model, foreign and domestic, which they can install at the facility. Holbrook also carries tires from brands such as Goodyear and Michelin, and specializes in windshield replacement and repair.
The experts at Motor City Auto Detail travel to locations near and far, cleaning crud-covered cars in a driveway or jets in an airplane hanger. The mobile detailing unit shows up touting its own water and electricity and offers detailing packages that can include clay-bar treatment, foam orbital polishing pads, and interior cleaning with compressed air. Detailing all manner of mechanized travel, Motor City’s staff cares for 90s-era Volvos with the same diligence and care they show Porsches, Lambourghinis, and antique Chryslers.
Over the course of 14 years, a baby develops the motor skills to go from lying in a crib to winning the ninth grade high jump competition. The ASE-certified mechanics at East Detroit Goodyear have gained motor skills of their own over the last fortyear. They excel at maintaining the combustible engine, performing oil changes and finding weaknesses with computer diagnostics. Working with domestic cars as well as the arcane mechanisms of foreign vehicles, they tune-up engines and repairs defective parts foreign and domestic.