After emigrating from east Africa in 1974, Bashir Hirjee started detailing cars in a small bay in his father's Texaco station. Today, Bashir's detailing center, Bashir’s Auto Cosmetics, could swallow several such bays, as the sprawling facility covers 16,000 square feet and services up to 150 cars per week. Inside the center, autos enter a 110-foot tunnel for a thorough lambscloth car wash before a slew of protectants enhance paint and inhibit rust. Customers can take refuge in Bashir's 800-square-foot lobby while they wait, running fingers along the handmade mahogany furniture or easing into a leather sofa to enjoy the view of a flat-screen TV. A 150-foot red carpet also runs adjacent to the auto wash tunnel, letting drivers keep watch over their sudsy vehicle like a school chaperone on a class trip to the water park.
Keep both insides and outsides of cars out of sticky situations with de-gunking services from the car kaisers of Lubeworld and Washworld. A standard oil change on your prized wagon includes chassis lubrication, oil filter, tire pressure check, a 23-point inspection, and more, ensuring that no frictiony stowaways make a home in your engine block. No appointment is necessary.
Fred Beck opened Broco Auto Glass's work bays in Surrey in 1978 and, with help from his brother Merle, installed up to 18 windshields per day. Their hard work would pay off—setting the blueprint for the 20 locations Broco has today—helping the sibling team branch off into residential and commercial glass services in addition to automotive glass services. Broco's government-certified auto-glass technicians specialize in foreign and domestic cars, trucks, and boats, and they undergo training every three months to stay abreast of the latest techniques for installing their selection of OEM or equally certified parts. Away from the shop, they equip homes and businesses with interior and exterior glass panes for an array of jobs, such as custom-crafting a glass door or installing a skylight that makes it possible to cast disparaging looks at the sun without leaving your home.
Ryan Biela's been honing his car cleaning acumen for more than 16 years. Originally a mobile detail service, The Detail Shop expanded into a brick-and-mortar business and augmented its growing detail service with auto-glass installations. The dutiful technicians remedy crestfallen rides with deep interior cleanings, wax and polish treatments, and paintless dent removal. Additionally, certified industry professionals replace windshields damaged by flying debris or bit by feral hood ornaments. While cars revel in the attention, a lobby with free coffee, WiFi, and TV entertainment gives motorists a break from the drivers seat, and an in-house showroom doles out detailing products, car accessories, and audio equipment.
Each Wash-N-Shine location is a modern and friendly bathhouse for weather-beaten vehicles. The Super Shine package provides a smattering of premium services for four-wheeled friends, including tire cleaning, bug removal, and trunk massaging. The advanced Quicksilver Touch-Free washing system gently bastes panels with a three-color foam bath before augmenting surfaces with Lustra Shield, a glossing agent and brake-dust repellant that ensures a shinier scuttle through town. Car care concludes with a powerful drying session that dispels droplets for radiant, streak-free gleam. Neighbors and co-workers will whistle at your roadcraft's shiny new exterior while mechanics and sewer dwellers gape at its immaculate undercarriage.
Brothers Rick and Daryl Francouer wanted a place to shape new ideas and find new challenges, so together they opened 360 Fabrication Inc.–a place where the pair could create custom fabrications, service hot rods and muscle cars, and use the skills honed over their combined 43 years in the industry. High-end custom paint jobs, created in the on-site down draft paint booth, add eye-catching elements to vehicles, and a 28-foot trailer allows the staff to pick-up and drop-off vehicles for service.