The sight of Empire Auto Detailers' white and orange vans rolling down the street strikes fear into the scratchy, whirring brushes of automatic car washes everywhere. The source of this dread is not the vans' self-sufficient supply of water and electricity, nor is it the onboard supplies and rain-shielding canopy; it is the technicians riding inside.
Empire Auto's dedicated detailing perform fully-loaded service packages that incorporate biodegradable carpet shampoos and steam cleaners, paint sealants that last from three months to one year, and waxes that leave cars with the sleek, wet look of a seal zooming down a Slip 'n' Slide. Ever ready to help autos in need, the technicians lend their careful hands to tint windows, install audio and alarm systems, and repair wheels and rims.
Next Level Handwash Carwash spruces up metal chariots with five different levels of washing that remove dirt and oil by hand and shine car coats so that their hides resemble that of a seal catching waves atop a newly waxed surfboard. During services, patrons relax inside one of two lounges, staring up at plasma TV screens instead of down at their watches. Car-wash customers can also request mobile service, which dispatches Next Level car cleaners to home driveways so washes can be witnessed through the venetian blinds in your living room. Next Level also offers paintless dent-removal services and auto detailing, in addition to pickup and drop-off services.
Canton Car Wash pampers autos with the tender care most people reserve for friends, pets, and lonely mail carriers. Your platinum wash includes a thorough, environmentally friendly exterior wash that scrubs the bugs off the grill, gets the grime off the wheels, and rubs the muck off the underside of the bumper. Then the interior receives some tender, loving care as the team squeegies away peanut-butter smears on the window, wipes off peanut butter on the dashboard, cleans the peanut butter out of the center console and door jams, vacuums up globs of peanut butter embedded in the carpet, and spoons old peanut butter out the ashtray to make a peanut-butter sandwich.
Trademark Auto Detailers hauls its entire arsenal of VOC compliant, 100% biodegradable cleaning products to clients' homes and businesses. That way, vehicles don't have to waste gas or even change out of their pajamas as technicians hand wash them right in their own driveways, reviving paint and trim with a clay bar, high-speed wax, and chrome polish. For grimy interiors, treatments such as plastic and vinyl dressing and shampoos help cabins and backseats rebound from food spills or muddy shoes. Basic washes can be enhanced with extras from pet-hair removal to headlight restoration, and for an extensive overhaul, technicians can even clean the car's engine or apply a protective finish to interior fabric.
The trained technicians at B&B Customs customize vehicles with a slew of gadgets, such as remote-start and security systems from Code Alarm. They give drivers fobs that have the power to start engines from afar and unlock doors without a key or secret password, and they boost in-car entertainment with audio and video systems, such as MP3-accessible CD receivers or custom subwoofers. In 2004, the company added a scooter shop and loaded it with a stockpile of scooters and ATVs for renting, buying, or using to patch a scooter-shaped hole in your wall.
Leading Edge’s auto body and mechanical repair shop offers aid to broken, busted, and bumped-up cars of any make or model. With this deal, customers get an oil and filter change ($19.95), a front-to-rear tire rotation ($40), and an exterior car wash ($12) that will leave the car’s shell clean enough to lick, even if it doesn’t undo the emotional damage from the ink-filled egg incident. An oil change keeps the car's bloodstream free of corrosive buildup, and a tire rotation elongates the lives of the tires and ensures treaded safety. In addition, Leading Edge will inflate tires to proper pressure levels, top off fluids, and visually check brakes. A $6 Environmental Protection Agency fee is also included with this deal.