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.
The licensed and insured technicians at Tint Crafters of Centennial Inc. deftly apply 3M clear bra treatments to protect cars’ pristine painted surfaces. The durable clear coating repels debris, keeping stone chips, gravel, or pithy bumper-sticker slogans from scratching the finish. Clear bra treatments on the hood and fender vary by size ($199+ for 12 inches), and techs can affix the damage-defying treatment to headlights ($50/lens), fog lights ($20/lens), and side mirrors ($20 each) as well. This Groupon is valid for a 12-inch treatment, measured from the lowest point on your car's hood. 3M has a five-year warranty on all materials, and all services from Tint Crafters are backed by a lifetime warranty.
Grease Monkey’s preventative maintenance professionals provide street pilots with wide-reaching, proactive auto treatments. The road to extended motor vehicle life begins with a 16-point safety inspection to listen to engine purrs and measure mud-flap flappiness levels. The staff then fills tires with delicious nitrogen, a road hugger’s preferred between-meal snack (a $19.99 value), before expertly rotating wheels in perfect circles (a $19.99 value).
Husband-and-wife duo Kevin and Marisa Gomez opened Superior Auto Image to keep cars looking as young as the day they rolled off the sales lot with repair and maintenance services and a 100% customer satisfaction guarantee. Fully accredited by the Better Business Bureau, Superior Auto Image not only repairs and replaces windshields, but also performs window tinting and headlight restoration for all makes and models of automobile. Technicians can also apply clear 3M bras on any area of the car, offering full protection from dirt, flying rocks, or flying insects disguised as rocks. Professional detailers can also treat cars to a waxing that makes them sparkle.
Computer-controlled wash tunnels meet good old-fashioned elbow grease at Three Palms Auto Spa, where a spectrum of wash and detailing services restore cars to a like-new shine. Vehicles of all shapes and sizes zip through the sudsy vestibule, soaking in the shop’s specially formulated soap, triple-foam wax, and rust inhibitor as they go. Once cars reach the other side, a meticulous cleaning crews hand-dries exteriors and dispenses a slew of detailing services, such as sprucing up paint jobs with Polymer II wax, conditioning vinyl and leather, and shampooing carpets or the driver's hair.