Affordable Detailing owner Mark King applies years of experience working for Toyota Motor Manufacturing and detailing cars in his spare time to steer his attentive staff as they make cars and boats gleam from all angles. From cleaning leather seats and acid-treating the wheels of a sedan to winterizing the hull of a boat, the crew carefully maneuvers around vehicles and scrubs away grime using old-fashioned elbow grease and hot water. Team members also remove tiny dents, scratches, and scuffs from the exterior, or mobilize their cleaning services through offsite washing, which caters to cars stationed in their own driveways or boats marooned on their own deserted islands.
At Brannon Express Car Wash, robotic arms blast water jets along the contours of cars of all sizes, leaving them spotless from bumper to bumper and roof to undercarriage. Soft-touch scrubbers manufactured with closed-cell foam scour all areas of the vehicle, and because the scrubbers don’t retain water or particles, paint jobs emerge from the wash scratch-free. A tri-foam polish, meanwhile, restores exteriors to a shiny, like-new state.
Each of the company’s wash packages safely blasts grime and environmental contaminants from coats and strengthens them with misting applications of Rain-X and Ecolab protectants. After tires are buffed shiny and a power dry removes water spots, vacuums are available for self-serve use to hoover cabins free of dust and unwelcome carpoolers.
Since 1961, filthy cars have been entering Mr. Sparkle Car Wash’s whitewashed garage and re-emerging on the other side looking shiny and unsullied. The family-owned shop restores rides with a range of washes, from quick rinses to detailed Works washes that include extra attention to the undercarriage and wheels. The team also cares specifically for rubber rollers with a special tire package, and offers a complete protection package that includes a two-step polish, sealer, and complimentary guard dog.
Cars lack the opposable thumbs to wash themselves. That's why Shammy's Auto Wash, which is open 24 hours a day, cleans your finest four-wheeled suits to a spot-free shine with its ProTouch Tandem or touchless LaserWash bays. The high-pressure open-bay system uses eco-friendly products, does not have floor steel, and adjusts to fit almost every type of vehicle, whether it's a Hummer, compact car, or racecar bed.
The technicians at Lexington Auto Spa call on Rain-X products and hot-steam extractors to tidy up rides inside and out. Customers can choose from quick automated washes or opt for full-service treatments that include an interior vacuum and window cleaning. With a spectrum of detailing packages, technicians wash, wax, and clay bar exteriors to remove stubborn dirt and overspray before storming interiors with hot-steam extractors ready to eliminate foul odors so that dashboard hula dancers can breathe easy.
The trained staff at GorillaShine Detailing Co. treats vehicular chariots of all types to a deep-down clean without the use of harsh machinery. With the exterior auto-detail package, the outside of autos are carefully cleaned to a radiant shine, impressing friends and tantalizing shine-obsessed friends. Let your car kick up its wheels and relax as a staff member tidies up its body shell, door jambs, windows, and wheels by hand. The luxurious treatment caps off with a tire shine, hand chamois drying, and Carnauba paste-wax finish for that "just left the showroom" look.
AAMCO's deft technicians facilitate peak mileage and performance with 30-minute oil transfusions. During the oil-change service, mechanics confiscate dirty oils and caricatures of tow trucks from the car's pockets, replace them with up to 5 quarts of clean oil, and install a filter. They loosen up grease fittings with healthy doses of lubricant, then perform an inspection to check the vehicle's vitals. During the 36-point inspection, staffers pop the hood to view the battery and charging system, duck beneath the car to scrutinize brakes and drive axles, and take a tour of lights, instruments, and controls to determine whether the car has decided to forsake its charge and power itself via the screams of its passengers.