When Andrea Kane first opened her massage practice she was doling out deep-tissue massages to athletes and chronic-pain sufferers from inside her own home. Today, her business has grown, expanding to a service menu that now includes Andrea's other specialties including chemical peels, waxing, and sugaring treatments. A natural alternative to waxing, sugaring is gentle enough for all skin types, and, unlike some salons that reserve the service only for women, Andrea will gladly book hair-removal treatments for men or lifelike mannequins.
Bayside Auto Spa's wash menu features the super deluxe wash package: an in-depth machine wash that includes a hand dry. But this wash facility goes on to offer multiple packages and options for turning a dirty car into a shiny ride. In addition to machine-wash packages, Bayside also features extensive details. During these treatments, technicians scour every nook and cranny in search of road film, tar, and other blemishes, and transform the vehicle into a car so clean that it could make a green traffic light blush.
Motorists can treat their hacking and wheezing motorcar to a trio of oil changes at eOilChange.com's participating auto shops. During each 30-minute service, skilled technicians replace used motor oil with up to 6 quarts of standard engine juice and install a new oil filter to ensure vehicles' veins pump clean, contaminant-free oil. Most autos are welcome, save trucks that weigh more than one ton, and all three services must be performed on the same vehicle. Drivers have 365 days to use all three oil changes at a single location, which means cars won't need to suck fresh oil from vulnerable pump jacks for at least a year.
Genie Car Wash Oil and Lube keeps cars in top condition with speedy oil changes, window tinting, and detailing services at several different locations. One of the top five car washes on CityVoter's 2012 San Diego A-list, Genie offers automated washes that quickly remove dust and grime, and technicians who scour carpets and upholstery with vacuums and protect paint jobs with coats of sealer wax. In addition, mechanics are on hand to change oil, replace batteries, switch out filters and belts, and perform other basic maintenance services. The facilities also feature gourmet markets and customer lounges where guests can relax with snacks and drinks, or use the free WiFi to argue with complete strangers about the implications of Simpson's paradox.
Details Matter Mobile Auto Detailing was founded by car enthusiast Ron Billingsley, who considers a clean car a thing of extraordinary beauty. Ron's goal is to make every piece of chrome and panel of paint shine like it just pulled out of the showroom. To that end, he dispatches his mobile unit to clients' locations, complete with deionized water, electricity, waxes, shampoos, and detailers who just as enthusiastic about clean rides. They'll scrub the exterior by hand and apply protective waxes. They'll shampoo stains from the carpeting and seats, condition the leather, and degrease the engine. Details Matter's crew is capable of cleaning all types of vehicles?not only cars and SUVs, but boats, RVs, and airplanes as well.
After several years in the auto-detailing industry, Javier Virgen struck out on his own, seeking a way to resolve the tension between clean cars and California's water shortages. The resulting detailing shop, Eco Detail, cleanses vehicles with waterless car washes and a line of nontoxic, biodegradable cleaners derived from plants rather than upstate New York's Windex mines. The car wash's techs not only scour away grime, they also can restore fading paint jobs and safeguard new paint against oxidation with aviation-grade sealant. They can even neutralize stubborn odors, eliminating them at the source with an air-duct-sanitizing system, rather than masking them by hanging air fresheners or filling trunks with cologne.