Interior and Exterior Detailing Package with Scratch Repair at City Center Collision Services ($250 Value)

New Tacoma

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Detailing services can transform your vehicle, which is useful for impressing a date or convincing the police it was a much dirtier car that drove through that science museum. Make a clean getaway with this Groupon.

The Deal

$99 for detailing package ($250 value)

  • Interior and exterior full auto detailing
    • Small paint chip and scratch repair

Water on Wax: Why It Beads

Wax can protect your paint from scratches and chips, though it also guards against moisture damage. Learn why water rolls right off with Groupon's study of auto wax.

Rather than forming a gloomy puddle on the hood, water beads up attractively on the surface of a freshly waxed car. Wax is hydrophobic, meaning that it does its best to avoid absorbing water (and the paint-damaging acids and other contaminants that may come with it). Wax is so effective because it is (quite literally) water’s polar opposite. Water is made up of polar molecules, which are asymmetrically charged particles that are easily attracted to dirt and metal as well as to each other, whereas wax is decidedly nonpolar. When rain falls on an unwaxed car, the force holding the droplets together is just slightly more than the force adhering it to the car’s surface, causing the water to spread out. If a car has been treated to a coat of wax, its surface becomes much less adhesive and much more like an ice rink covered in banana peels. This leaves the water with nothing to stick to but itself, causing it to scatter into round beads that easily roll right off the surface.

The size of freshly fallen water beads can indicate whether a car is in need of a wax. If droplets are more than half an inch in diameter, then it's time for a fresh coat. In general, cars benefit from an application of fresh wax every three months, though more frequent waxing is required if cars are often driven through harsh or snowy climates or parked in the first two rows at Sea World.


Tips from Groupon Customers

  • “Very friendly, provided a ride home, did an excellent detailing job on my car.”

  • “Courteous, friendly, knowledgeable. And they do great work.”

  • “Excellent customer.”

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    New Tacoma

    2620 Pacific Ave

    Tacoma, Washington 98402

    253-503-1566

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In a Nutshell

Renew your ride with an interior and exterior detailing service complete with chip and scratch repair

The Fine Print

Expires 120 days after purchase. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Limit 1 per visit. Appointment required. Must sign authorization form. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

For those who strive to keep their car looking good and running well