Understanding the hard work put into buying and maintaining a vehicle, Performance Detailing's technicians harness that same work ethic as they lovingly scrub transports inside and out at homes, offices, and other convenient locations in Southwest Florida. Techs arrive at locations sporting everything necessary to complete the scheduled detail package, whether for automobiles, boats, RVs, or antique penny-farthings. They expertly hand-wash exteriors—using less than a half-gallon of water for most vehicles—before applying a protective coating of wax. Rather than driving transports down water slides, the techs often use clay bars to dislodge pollutants that bond to the paint and cause nasty oxidation scars. Inside, they use shampoo to evict grime from carpets and floor mats as conditioner massages leathery areas.
As Super-Lube's name suggests, its signature service is the oil change. Technicians at its more than 50 locations lubricate engines with up to five quarts of oil, including the option for recycled, locally sourced oil, if visitors ask for the eco-friendly treatment. The comprehensive service, which requires no appointment, also comes with a 20-point maintenance check, and a free fluid top-off between changes. The technicians' handiwork extend beyond oil changes, too—they can change radiator fluid, swap out fuel filters, and replace broken windshield wiper blades.
Though already highly skilled, the repair and detailing technicians at Custom Cars are required to undergo additional training every year. It's all part of founder Don “Dee” Hargrove’s mission to reach new heights in customer satisfaction. Thus armed with knowledge of all the best and latest repair techniques, the shop's certified technicians restore busted windshields and fix dents and dings, backing each repair with a one-year warranty. They also install—and sell—amplifiers and stereos and outfit rides with new wheels, tires, and glass-encased sidecars for superhero sidekicks.
In addition to fixing parts, Custom Cars staffs a deft and thorough detailing crew. The team uses foam washes to loosen dirt and reduce swirls before giving paint a thorough spray-down using a two-bucket method and pH-neutral soaps to prevent scratches. Techs also tidy up everything in sight on the inside, including floors in need of vacuuming, driver's cockpits in need of dusting, and drivers in need of waxing.
Wielding computerized diagnostics equipment, All Tune and Lube's skilled technicians examine autos to pinpoint potential complications and perform preventative care. Motors slurp up to five quarts of semisynthetic oil (full synthetic is available for an extra fee), which cuts down on engine-damaging friction by lubricating and cooling sensitive parts, then slip into a fresh filter to remove common oil contaminants, such as inadequately pressed olives. After going over the air-conditioning and radiator-cooling systems with a stethoscope, the mechanics inspect the auto to ensure that each essential component meets rigorous safety standards. A new set of wiper blades keeps windshields free of rain, and a speedy tire rotation helps to spread tread wear evenly across your car's rubber shoes. As a complimentary service, All Tune and Lube can give customers a ride to work or back home if the location is within 20 miles of the shop.
Locally owned and operated, Super-Suds Express scours cruddy car casings with a bevy of ultra-speedy wash options. Mucky motor coats shed their gunk with a three-minute Works wash, which entails a soft-cloth wash, an undercarriage wash, tire brushing and wheel cleaner, tri-foam bubble bath, spot-free rinse, and whirlwind trip through the Tornado air dryer. The tire shine restores tires to their chalk-line ringed youths, and the carefully draped layers of Rain-X and clear-coat sealer wax protect the exterior surfaces made of glass and metal from vengeful road conditions. The de-soiling includes the use of a free self-service vacuum session to clear interiors of dirt, leaves, and Lilliputian hitchhikers.