The hard-working car washers at Staten Island Auto Bath restore glowing complexions to autos while protecting tires and paint from damage. Using high-pressure machines, they evict grime from jalopies and add protective coats of wax, tire-shielding treatments, and a thick pair of long underwear to restore showroom shines. Air compressors dry all visiting vehicles, which roll in and out from 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday–Saturday, closing at 4:30 p.m. on Sundays.
Since 1987, the Auto Image crew has been equipping cars with upgrades for all makes and models. 3M window film tints windows to help block out unwanted UV rays and increase privacy better than trading in all of the blinds in your home for camouflage curtains. Professional cleaning crews offer various levels of auto detailing, which include services such as waxing, engine cleaning, and washing by hand. Technicians also install remote start systems, security alarms, and keyless entry systems from brands such as Viper and Avital. Custom audio and video installations draw from the shelves of top industry brands such as Alpine, JL Audio, and Pioneer, and their services range from hands-free Bluetooth integration to GPS navigation, custom speaker enclosures, and DVD receivers.
• For $5, you get a full-service exterior car wash and interior vacuum at Robin Hood Car Wash in Bloomfield (up to a $10 value). • For $5, you get an exterior car wash at Linden Express Wash in Linden (up to a $9.99 value). • For $6, you get a deluxe exterior car wash (up to a $12 value) at Supreme Car Wash in Newark. • For $6, you get a full-service exterior car wash and interior vacuum at Kearny Auto Spa in Kearny (up to an $11.95 value). • For $6, you get a full-service exterior car wash and interior vacuum at Jax Car Wash in Maywood (up to an $11.95 value). • For $6, you get a full-service exterior car wash and interior vacuum at Magic Touch Auto Spa in Lodi (up to an $11.95 value). • For $6, you get a Super Service exterior car wash and interior vacuum at Prestige Car Wash in Hackensack (up to a $12.99 value). • For $7, you get a full-service exterior car wash and interior vacuum at Prowash in Union (up to a $13.95 value). • For $7, you get a full-service deluxe exterior car wash and interior vacuum at Big Daddy’s Car Wash & Quick Lube in North Bergen (up to a $13.95 value). • For $7, you get a full-service exterior car wash and interior vacuum at Roxbury Car Wash in Ledgewood (up to a $14 value). • For $7, you get a custom exterior wash and interior vacuum at Emerald City Auto Spa in North Plainfield (up to a $14.99 value).
Auto electronics have changed a lot since 1989. Tape decks gave way to iPods, LCD screens brought movies to the back seat, and the Internet expanded from college campuses to car interiors. Frank Rodriquez and his crew at Exotic Auto Boutique have worked on the frontlines of this technological evolution, wielding a half century of collective expertise while tailoring vehicles' aesthetics and equipment. Specializing in seamless audio updates using Soundstream equipment, the team also sells listening gear for DIY installation from other brands including Pyle and Kenwood. With an enthusiasm for unusual projects, they invite big dreamers in for complimentary consultations for projects to make over school buses as limos, trick out children's bikes, or transform pumpkins into horse-drawn teleportation devices.
The certified technicians at Sound Waves specialize in taking some of their clients' biggest purchases—their cars, their homes, even their boats—and improving them. Their work can help a client get more enjoyment at home by installing a home theater system or by helping keep families safe by wiring in a home security system. The team can also transform a newly purchased car into a fully customized driving experience complete with GPS navigation, iPod integration, and tinted windows.
Equipped with foam featherweight brushes, Major Car Wash's automated tunnels swallow sullied vehicles and gently spit out shimmering chariots. Drivers at the Rahway or Princeton facilities can roll their rides through #2 washes, which renovate peaked paint jobs with sudsy sprays, underbody treatments, Armor All polish, and clear-coat conditioner. A precise wheel cleaning and rim blaster frees circular hooves of road-sourced grime, giving tires the confidence to face snarled commutes or their fears of becoming a spare. The South Brunswick location's Gold protection wash supplements car cleansings with an Armor All–enhanced dual polish and a Rain-X protection package engineered to repel precipitation including rain, snow, and eagles' tears.