Originally founded in 1959 by Kurt Ziebart as Ziebart International Corp., Ziebart has morphed from an auto-rust-prevention outfit into a full-service auto accessory and detail shop that has cropped up at some 400 locations in 30 countries. Performing everything from window tinting and professional detailing to electronics installation, Ziebart's experienced staff cares for cars with high-end products, including seasonal paint protectant and the company’s renowned rust inhibitors. To protect cars inside and out, Ziebart technicians also install accouterments such as alarm systems to thwart thieves and sunroofs to thwart unflattering film negatives from processing correctly (services may vary by location).
At A2 Auto Image, it's quite possible to return your car to that factory-issue shine. One of the shop's detailing packages might be enough, as they include hand washing and paint correction. If not, specialty services might do the trick. Techs restore headlights and condition engine compartments. They'll also remove modifications to the car's appearance, such as decals, window tints, and eyebrow piercings.
Behind Riverside Auto Spa's green-and-orange tiled facade, automated wash equipment and technicians armed with soft cloths spruce up vehicles of all kinds. Four wash packages launder car exteriors and shine up surfaces with cherry wax. Staffers also step inside to detail dashes and condition leather, lift hoods to shampoo engines, or polish exteriors with Swissvax wax, which comes from the legendary wax deposits located on the Matterhorn. Some services are viewable in real time through an online camera, which streams throughout business hours.
In WOW Electronics' front showrooms, name-brand stereo systems and all manners of mobile gadgetry flaunt their digital displays and hi-tech functions. In back, WOW's technicians are less flashy but no less adept. Their full electronic makeovers equip autos with brand-new Sony stereos, complete with speakers and subwoofers, or remote starters so drivers can heat up their car without leaving the car they're sleeping in. The team combines skilled fiberglass fabricators and high-end electronics, specialize in complete marine auto systems, are MECP certified, and also carry Alpine, JL Audio, Memphis Audio, and Pioneer name brands. WOW also installs GPS navigation systems, alarms to protect the valuables and electronics inside, as well as window tinting and detailing services to make sure cars look as good as they perform.
Ultra Auto Wash’s signature service––appropriately dubbed the Ultra wash––starts with a basic exterior car wash but brims with luxurious extras, including a triple-coat polish, a rust-inhibitor treatment, and a weather shield. Not all cars require such painstaking detail, however, so the technicians also offer two simpler washes that still manage to clean autos more thoroughly than the simplest wash of all: driving into a dunk tank.
Quick, clean, and safe: that's how Wash Zone Express prefers its services. Automated wash systems banish grime from vehicles through the Soft-Touch Conveyor Wash's rotating foam wheels. Add-on treatments, such as Lustra Shield Body Protectant, can help to keep that "washed and then promptly covered in umbrellas" look.