For more than 20 years, the staff at LD's Custom Detail has traveled to local homes and offices to care for clients. Although these clients, which range from sports cars to workhorse minivans, hail from different factories and eras, they all end up sharing one thing in common—a squint-inducing exterior.
To produce this signature shine, the staffers hand-wash cars with biodegradable Meguiar's shampoo—paying extra attention to wheels—before hand-drying fenders with paint-friendly chamois and microfiber towels. They also tidy up the interior, de-griming seats and dashes even in their most elementary wash packages. During more comprehensive detailing jobs, they feature premium upgrades, such as an application of upholstery protectant, a tar-removal service, an engine cleaning, and a spraying of post-apocalyptic-biker repellant.
A sort of automotive medspa, Splash N Dash Car Wash & Lube emphasizes cosmetics as well as functionality. Vehicles go from grimy to glowing by way of clear coat, tri-foams, and Blue Coral waxes that rain down from the automated wash tunnels. Detailers are on hand to provide a more advanced cleaning, should clients want the insides and exteriors to look like they did when they first emerged from Henry Ford's thought bubble. As far as performance goes, Splash N Dash also keeps mechanics onsite to make sure automobiles run as well as they look, conducting services such as oil changes and transmission flushes. But it isn't just the cars that get treated well. Customers are invited to sink into leather couches in the lounge and watch TV while their cars undergo cleaning and care.
Lawman Auto Shine apprehends vehicular grime under the trained eyes of its owner, who served the community as a police officer for more than 20 years. With those analytical credentials ingrained into its mold, the company tracks down dirt with care and attention, making sure to outline each smudge or stain in chalk before scrubbing away the entire scene. They do so using an eco-friendly, waterless process, which gets called upon during basic hand washes or during full detailing services for both cars and SUVs. When they're not buffing rides, Lawman's staff can install snazzy extras, including car stereos and LED lighting.
My Detail Guys’ technicians roam Arlington and the surrounding area, cleaning vehicles at their owners’ homes and workplaces. Their detail-oriented hand washes leave exteriors sparkling clean, and their vacuuming and upholstery shampooing strip grime from interiors. To these basics they add services such as high-speed polishes, carnauba waxes, vinyl cleaning, leather conditioning, and paint sealant—which protects the finish from the elements. In addition to cars, they detail boats, RVs, and any spacecraft with a pilot who can pay in dollars.
At Laserwash of Euless, cars transform from mud-slicked messes into sparkling points of pride at any hour of the day. Here, members can access the 24-hour facility with the swipe of a keycard to suds up their vehicle at whatever time is most convenient, whether that is 5 a.m. before a day’s commute or 3 a.m. after a night spent shooting paintballs at your car for no reason. Ridding exteriors of unsightly grime, the automatic carwash performs a basic, midlevel, or deluxe wash to banish varying degrees of filth. The staff can also pair drivers with a car vacuum and fragrance islands to top off cleanings, and the collocated gas station helps both customers and vehicles refuel.
Go Express Wash is an automotive oasis where cars can get a wash, and an oil change without having to make two stops. Car washes render exteriors clean and shiny with triple foam polishes, clear coat protectants, and hand-applied tire shines. Details, meanwhile, take a more aggressive stance against dirt with attentive interior and exterior treatments. In the lube shop, certified technicians change oil and conduct fluid checks and state inspections. There's also free coffee so drivers can race their cars in a fuel chugging contest. Go Express Wash remains open seven days a week.