After building a reputation as an expert car detailer, Zack Wirth chose to strike out on his own rather than work for another company. His resulting business, Z.I.P.'s Car Detail Center, emphasizes customer satisfaction as it offers a selection of reconditioning services for cars, trucks, and SUVs. Joined by a coterie of expert technicians, Zack scrupulously cleans cars from top to bottom with detailing services, personally overseeing every job before cars leave the shop. Windows are shaded with 3M tinting, and 3M Scotchgard clear bras shield auto bodies from debris, rocks, and paper-airplane kamikaze attacks. Technicians also beef up sound systems with Bass Inferno speakers and do custom audio installation work, ensuring that drivers can listen to music with the utmost clarity.
Inside the 5,500-square-foot garage at Homan's Auto, ASE-certified technicians fiddle with engines and batteries while meticulous detailing crews scrub away dirt and grime from cars, boats, and RVs. Using diagnostic equipment, the skilled team sleuths out and repairs vehicular issues, from transmission troubles to chocolate syrup seeping into the engine. While the teams work, customers relax in the waiting area amid free WiFi and frothy cappuccinos, or they can hitch a ride to work or home aboard the free shuttle.
Since 1988, Auto Care Super Saver has been helping car owners save cash with maintenance punch cards redeemable at local auto shops throughout the course of a full year. These cards come loaded with all kinds of prepaid services, including at least three full-service oil changes with up to 5 quarts of oil, lube, and a new filter. Depending on the location, punch cards may also feature tire rotations, brake inspections, engine-light readings, air-conditioning performance tests, and other repairs and inspections essential to a car's well-being. Customers can transfer the punch card's benefits to any ride, ranging from station wagons to sports cars to feral merry-go-round mounts.
Dilo's Auto Spa—a licensed and insured detailing facility—cleanses vehicles of muck and mire during extensive mobile and on-premises detailing sessions. The two-man staff, led by Dilo himself, measures paint jobs with an electronic depth gauge and mollycoddles exteriors with quality carnauba wax and soft woolen mittens during each meticulous detail. A dedicated owner with a lifelong passion for car maintenance, Dilo spends hours on each job, working to ensure that each ride he and his team service shines like King Midas’s keyboard.
Sometimes, it’s best to take a hands-off approach. The techs at Fantasy’s Car Wash take this advice to heart every time they come to work, delivering touch-free car washes that have earned their shops the “top car wash” designation in Omaha Magazine’s Best of Omaha contest every year since 2008. Cars cruise in and out of the automated wash tunnels at outposts spread throughout the state, with many locations also boasting filling centers for diesel fuel or propane.
Ace Parking provides comfy quartering for passenger vehicles when their owners are too busy to spend time driving them. Located just south of the Omaha Civic Auditorium in the heart of downtown, the automated facility houses 660 stations for harnessing horseless buggies. The garage, which is open 24 hours a day and seven days a week, maintains security and commuter safety via round-the-clock guards and bat-signal.