From major auto-body repairs to mold removal, the technicians at Ace Car Reconditioning handle nearly all automotive needs, and they do it with enough care and expertise to show off an Angie’s List Super Service award. At three locations in the Portland area, the crew spruces up exteriors with Llumar window films and revitalizes interiors with carpet shampooing and an ozone treatment that removes odors left behind by pets and hitchhiking dumpster divers. Dents and dings pop right out with paintless dent removal, and the team makes scratches disappear with Applied Colors’ paint-touchup system. Aside from superficial fixes, the Ace squad ensures cars are safe and sound with auto-body repairs such as hood and bumper replacements.
Since 1988, Auto Care Super Saver has been helping car owners save cash with maintenance punch cards redeemable at local auto shops throughout the course of a full year. These cards come loaded with all kinds of prepaid services, including at least three full-service oil changes with up to 5 quarts of oil, lube, and a new filter. Depending on the location, punch cards may also feature tire rotations, brake inspections, engine-light readings, air-conditioning performance tests, and other repairs and inspections essential to a car's well-being. Customers can transfer the punch card's benefits to any ride, ranging from station wagons to sports cars to feral merry-go-round mounts.
Fresh Start Detail Co.’s certified staff of car-cleaning technicians buff and scrub interiors and exteriors of cars, boats, and RVs, leaving vehicles with a gleaming, clean appearance. Rides in need of an old-fashion wash-down come out pristine with Fresh Start’s hand-wash and spiff, a basic package consisting of a hand-wash and dry and an interior vacuum, dusting, and window wash ($58–$128). Or, opt for the A La Carte detail, which relieves your car of rogue dirt, debris, or car-deteriorating alien infestations ($128–$298). This comprehensive cleaning includes a fresh interior detailing, containing floor-mat steam cleaning, light interior dusting, and window wiping. The bubbly dirt blasting continues with an exterior cleaning, including hand-washing and hand paste wax. Individual services, such as an exterior wash and wax ($98–$168) and the standard interior detail ($198–$348), can be purchased on an as-needed basis. Fresh Start Detail Co. offers $5 loaner BMWs to patrons who need a ride around town during their car-cleaning session. Car-detailing prices vary within given ranges based on size and condition of vehicle.
Though it originally sold only two things—audio products and wireless phones—Car Toys has gradually expanded its repertoire. Today, with 50 locations spread across four states, electronics-certified technicians install everything from Alpine in-dash navigation units to phone-integration systems that sync iPhones, Androids, and tin cans to car stereos. Meanwhile, in the garage, detailing technicians meticulously spruce up cars inside and out, using deionized water, paint-friendly shampoos, and high-quality wash mitts to protect against scratches, swirls, and water spots. The team also sweeps through interiors with vacuums, hot-water extractors, and ozone deodorizing treatment, which kills airborne bacteria and nasty smells in one fell swoop.