Channeling Austin's spirit of community, honesty, and music through the doors of its service garage, the two mechanics who founded Groovy Automotive stand by their services with a one-year or 12,000-mile guarantee that is honored at a nationwide network of certified shops. At all four locations, Automotive Service Excellence–certified technicians leap into action to remedy ill vehicles with repairs or foster peak road prowess with upkeep and maintenance. The care they show cars also extends to the community. They donate to organizations such as the Helping Hand Home for Children, and recycle oil, tires, and coolant to relieve the environment of toxins and prevent disgruntled car-part protests outside junkyards. As an additional gesture of goodwill, Groovy Automotive's courtesy-car service lets clients keep on trucking while their own rides are down for the count.
For more than 25 years, The Steam Team has dispatched crews to residential and commercial sites to clean up and make repairs. The company's insured technicians often begin by hauling out hot-water-extraction systems that use steam to remove embedded dirt. While they're at it, the techs can also clean upholstery and leather, refinish hardwood floors, and clear air ducts of dirt and crawling action heroes. The team even repairs damage caused by fire, wind, and hail. The Steam Team does all this using biodegradable, nontoxic products that are safe for humans and pets.
H2O Car Wash and Detail's staff keeps cars in showroom condition with an emphasis on attentiveness and high-quality products. Meticulous hand washes are the team members' hallmark, and they perform each scrub down with soft, wool mitts instead of relying on machines or enormous carnival dunk tanks. To keep every vehicle looking its best, washes incorporate 100% carnauba wax to baby paint jobs and Lexol conditioners to gently maintain inside upholstery. The technicians rid interior and exterior dirt with a suite of washing and detailing services that leaves finishes glowing and interior fabrics looking freshly laundered. While the team does its work, motorists stay entertained in a lounge furnished with free WiFi and cable TV, and a kids' play area complete with video games works even better than hiring the GPS navigator to babysit.
At Genie, nearly a half-century of business success lends an air of wizened experience to locations recently upgraded with $500,000 in renovations. A large staff efficiently shuttles vehicles through a wash tunnel cushioned with foam pads designed to leave exteriors unscratched. Patrons can choose between one of six multistep car washes, or cherry-pick à la Carte services such as leather conditioning, engine cleaning, and headlight restoration. Detailing packages assemble extra touches that subject disheveled cars to white-glove once-overs including trunk cleanings and carpet steam cleanings.
Cars Like Cribs Mobile Detail remedies an assortment of automotive problems, all while the car relaxes in the comfort of its own driveway. Smudges and stains are handled with a balance of aggression and finesse during auto details, during which, technicians travel to the car's location and wash and hand wax the exterior, wipe down the interior, and degrease the engine. Other services, like wet sanding, dent repair, and leather restoration further fulfill their goal of returning each car to the shape it was in when it first rolled off the assembly line and into the arms of its loving driver.
At The Arbor Car Wash, skilled detailing crews and lube technicians meet drivers’ everyday vehicular needs from washing and detailing to oil changes and state inspections. Automatic washers restore squeaky-clean shine to exteriors, and pure elbow grease vacuums carpets and waxes exteriors. In the service center, technicians swap out oil with fresh, premium Castrol oil. Throughout each wash or service job, customers can retreat inside for a handful of popcorn or slink into a comfy chair to whittle a new steering wheel. The Arbor Car Wash also looks out for its community, donating time and money to a list of organizations that includes the American Cancer Society, the Austin Children’s Center, and Big Brothers Big Sisters.
Squeeky Clean Car & Truck Wash welcomes autos of all shapes, sizes, and makes into its collection of self-service and fully automated washbasins. Automatic washes guide vehicles and trainee weather reporters past a monsoon of multiple presoaks, high-pressure washes, and glistening clear coats. A self-service area ups the ante of DIY washing with an extended tool chest that ranges from tire and engine cleaners to pressure waxes and clear protectants. Squeeky Clean also shows off its humanitarian side with offers to split fundraising profits down the middle with a host of local nonprofits or raise public awareness of endangered sponge-capsule animals.