Even before he had his license to drive, David Hetherington was already busy managing his own car wash business. By the time he was in college, he was spending vacations and weekends detailing the fleets of limo services, auto dealerships, exotic car companies, and nearby battleships, building up plenty of professional experience by the time he opened his own detailing shop in 1989. David works side by side with his employees every day, doing what he loves: taking care of automobiles. Special detailing services preserve and protect a vehicle's shine for weeks to come, with applications of Lexol leather conditioning, sealer wax, or thorough buffing and polishing of chrome and paint jobs.
Committed to the environment as much as they are to customer satisfaction, the auto bathers at Flagship Carwash coddle dusty vehicles with eco-friendly chemicals and the green LEED-certified water system found at their Herndon location. From eight locations across the Washington, DC, area, they vacuum rugs and wipe down dashboards before cars bask in a high-pressure tunnel wash. Technicians also break out the elbow grease for hands-on detailing services, scraping off splattered bugs and tar, buffing exteriors to remove scratches, or spiffing up interiors to obscure werewolf gashes in leather seats. To restore smooth surfaces, they touch up paint on car bodies and remove small dents by popping the metal back into place.
Tucked back between shops in the Book Hill section of Georgetown, Detailz Fine Auto Cleaning offers the first-class service you’d expect from an establishment in this tony neighborhood. The clean shop and amiable workers can offer a number of detailing packages, prices of which vary depending upon the size of your car and the services you want included. Full-body cleaning, interiors and trim work are all available, with many services available for quick turnaround. A gold-level complete detail package, starting at $299, is like a facelift for many of the upmarket cars that frequent the shop. But with meticulous attention to detail and stellar results, it’s not hard to see why Detailz is so popular.
Eco Detail, LLC's founder wanted a car cleaning service that delivered results while addressing his ecological concerns. Since he couldn't find such a business, he started it. Now he uses steam-cleaning technology on both interiors and exteriors, pairing the water vapor with natural, biodegradable products. He points out that, while not entirely waterless, steam cleaning uses less than a gallon of water to clean an entire vehicle, without producing water waste or run-off. Moreover, the technology is compact and easily transported, meaning that cleaning crews roam freely to wash dirty cars wherever they may park, be it in a driveway, at the office, or atop a runaway parking train.
It's hard to image washing a car with less than a quart of water. But the technicians of TLC WASH N SHINE DETAIL use their steam-cleaning technology to make cars sparkle without wasting water. What's more, they also hand-clean autos using scratch-less cloths and biodegradable cleaning products and offer mobile washes for their customers' convenience.
The technicians at Leher Mobile Detailing know that their clients' need for a well-groomed ride can crop up anytime, anyplace. That?s why the full mobile wash-and-detail center beautifies cars daily from before 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. The skilled technicians scrub away dirt and unlucky bugs during an exterior wash and primp insides and outsides with meticulous detailing. The center accepts all cars, whether they be foreign, domestic, or made by fairy godmothers.