Specialty Auto Care’s team of mechanical transfusionists swaps out automobile lifeblood to keep pistons safely churning inside their cylinders. Technicians combine hydraulic hoists and impressive piggyback rides to raise cars and uncork oil pans before seamlessly replacing gritty motor oil with up to 5 quarts of freshly viscous fluids. During comprehensive maintenance services, tires play musical chairs for the prize of more even wear, a 21-point inspection identifies the car's deepest secrets, and fresh wiper blades clear away debris and stubble left on unkempt windshields.
Delta Sonic Car Wash renews tarnished transportation with an innovative touchless car-wash system that automatically guides vehicles through a tunnel of high-pressure sprays and overhead buffing cloths. The hands-free wash massages mild lotions into paint jobs, leaving vehicles with sparkling, fingerprint-free finishes that are backed by a five-day guarantee. Detailing technicians do get their hands dirty as they make use of more than 100 hours of training to dote on vehicle interiors and exteriors with products from ValuGard, Aquapel, and Blue Coral. The team wields AOCA certification know-how when injecting engines with oil and devising rustproofing treatments that avoid drilling holes or covering corrosion in zit cream.
From soft cloths to triple-foam polish to an air tool that looses dirt from floors, the technicians at Dolphin Inc. Car Wash & Express Detail use myriad cleaning methods to keep rides sparkling. Services range from exterior washes to full-scale detailing treatments that spruce up vinyl, leather, rubber, and surly chauffeurs.
At Final Touch Auto Spa, techs eschew conveyer belts, concentrated chemicals, and harsh spinning brushes by hand applying gentle cleaning products with lamb's wool cloths. Their multi-step washing process begins at the tires, where spray cleaner breaks up grime before the team washes each panel with soft, sudsy strokes. Once finished, they whisk away left-over moisture with a swipe of a microfiber towel and force out detritus from crevices with puffs of compressed air. In addition to basic washes, full detailing packages can restore assembly-line luster, and window tinting preserves interiors by blocking out harmful UV-rays and ugly rainbows.
At Emerald's Hand Car Wash and Detail Center, skilled technicians meticulously hand-wash a wide range of vehicles, from modest sedans to suped-up trucks and SUVs. Along with scouring exteriors, detailers treat leather and vinyl surfaces to shiny coats of conditioner, shampoo trampled-upon floor mats, and remove bugs, dirt, and fossilized honor-roll stickers from the paint with clay-bar treatments and layers of protective wax. While waiting to reclaim their cars, families can enjoy plenty of amenities, such as a kids' play area and soothing massage chairs.
Almost a century ago, it was 1914 and William J. Cassidy was gazing out from his livery stable to watch the newfangled automobiles rumble past on Roosevelt Road. He knew then that he’d been right to expand from shoeing horses to also servicing tires. Never having children, Will took his 16-year-old nephew, Hugh, under his wing in the venture. When Will retired, Hugh took over and kept the company afloat even during the bleakest days of the Depression and WWII. Hugh’s six sons all followed in the family footsteps, opening additional locations in the suburbs, and then their children opened even more.
Today, those descendants operate 15 Cassidy Tire & Service locations throughout the city and suburbs. The Cassidy experts keep vehicles running smoothly as they grow old by practicing a full range of other auto services, from rotating tires to changing oil and flushing transmissions.