Motor Age named Wilhelm Automotive, which has been in business for more than 80 years, one of the top 10 auto service shops in the country thanks to an Automotive Service Excellence agency-certified staff that coaxes cars into peak safety and efficiency.
When they founded Classic Car Spa, Jim Barrons and Tim Stocker wanted to build an oasis for road-weary vehicles, a place where cars could stop for revitalizing washes or regain lost performance with basic oil changes. Now scattered across locations in Phoenix and Tucson, the technicians carefully scrub away highway grime with lamb-wool mitts, rinse chassis with spot-free water, and wick away moisture with comically oversize blow dryers.
Dirty cars can pull up to any of Full Circle Autowash’s five locations for a full interior or exterior restoration. An automated wash tunnel doles out four car-wash packages, from a simple exterior wash and interior vacuum to the Platinum treatment, which includes sealer wax, interior-vinyl protection, and leather conditioning. Meanwhile, carnauba wax and clay bars give rides a deeper clean during interior and exterior detailing packages. In addition to sprucing up autos, the Full Circle team also arranges for windshield repairs, installs Solar Gard window film, and replaces old oil with fresh standard or high-mileage synthetic blends. While the team services cars, customers can head to the gift shop to get a snack or pick up a greeting card for their car.
A mobile company, Executive Auto Detailing brings customized detailing services to clients' homes and offices. They get interiors clean with carpet shampoos and vacuuming, and make exteriors shine with hand waxes and tire dressings. For a speedy service, they offer a mini detail, and autos in need of extra attention can receive a comprehensive full detailing. Clay-bar treatments, headlight restoration, and color sanding are available, as well.
With a full-course selection of preventative scans and treatments, Sands Chevrolet's diagnostic diviners sniff out problem spots in roadsters of all stripes. Sands' standard oil change swaps out winded sludge for fluid with a fresh set of legs, while newly installed filters flex bouncer muscles, keeping engine clubs exclusive by denying crashers such as friction-causing contaminants, meltdown-minded debris, and leisure suit-clad sacks of sugar.
Armed with professional cleaning products and equipment, Royal Shine's team of car-scrubbers brings detailing services to their clients' homes and offices. They scour exteriors with clay bars, waxes, and special cloths, and clear out car cabins by dusting and dressing all vinyl, and shampooing all carpets, mats, and seat wigs. For an extra thorough detailing, they also get under the hood to degrease and scour engines clean.
Fast washes, friendly service, and eco-friendly initiatives converge at Cobblestone Auto Spa. Instead of letting sudsy water seep back into the environment, Cobblestone Auto Spa drains it into a sewage system that strips it of any toxins before it's re-released. Precise computer controllers allow the spa's mechanical washing system to cleanse rides with less water and electricity, and Cobblestone's precise staffers man onsite detailing, express-lube, and windshield-repair centers. Multiple locations further convenience customers when paired with unlimited wash plans, which bedeck windshields with a radio-frequency identification sticker that automatically activates the car wash and any chosen upgrades such as wax protection or an underbelly tickle.