PDQ Car Wash has been cleaning cars and trucks since 1960. The Ultimate Exterior wash restores a car's youthful shimmer with a double pre-soap and a full exterior wash, and the tricolor and clear-coat sealers ensure a lasting shine. An under-chassis flush removes any dirt or gremlins before car pedicurists clean the wheels. The Manager's Special wash begins with an ashtray emptying, dashboard wiping, and thorough interior vacuuming to remove taco crumbs and dinosaur bones. The attention shifts to the auto's exterior as washers set up a pulley-platform system, helping themselves reach every window, apply tricolor conditioner, and de-ice the locks in the winter or after driving into a meat locker. After an exterior wash and under-chassis flush, warm air and towels dry the car as a Victorian shoe shiner polishes its wheels.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular offering: Complete auto-detailing packages
Pro Tip: Detailing a vehicle well takes time. Plan for 5–7 hours without your vehicle.
What makes your business stand out?
OCDetailing LLC is different than most detail shops. We offer a guarantee that you will be happy with your vehicle. This means that if you see anything that is not up to your standards as a customer, we will be more than happy to correct the problem.
What inspired you to start or run this business?
We wanted to give the Fox Valley an affordable alternative to paying $250.00 for a complete detail package.
What is the best reaction you’ve ever gotten from a customer?
We've had customers that have been speechless with the appearance of their vehicle. Our reviews on our Facebook page, Google Places and Thumbtack.com best voice our customer's experience.
What’s your favorite part about your job?
Taking the time to look over a vehicle until it is perfect.
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