When it was founded in 1959, Ziebart?s business model hinged on a single service: its innovative rust-prevention procedure. However, the chain has diversified its auto treatments throughout the last five decades. Though the team of certified technicians continues to safeguard vehicles against corrosion, they also protect paint jobs with Z-Shield and Diamond Gloss coatings and render interior fabrics stain-resistant with their house Ultra Fabric Protector formula. They clean and disinfect ride interiors, and hand-wash and machine polish exteriors to a sparkling shine. Beyond up-keeping vehicles, they stock an arsenal of car electronics that run the gamut from remote car starters to in-dash navigation systems, which can help drivers find their way back home without relying on a trail of breadcrumbs.
At A2 Auto Image, it's quite possible to return your car to that factory-issue shine. One of the shop's detailing packages might be enough, as they include hand washing and paint correction. If not, specialty services might do the trick. Techs restore headlights and condition engine compartments. They'll also remove modifications to the car's appearance, such as decals, window tints, and eyebrow piercings.
Originally founded in 1959 by Kurt Ziebart as Ziebart International Corp., Ziebart has morphed from an auto-rust-prevention outfit into a full-service auto accessory and detail shop that has cropped up at some 400 locations in 30 countries. Performing everything from window tinting and professional detailing to electronics installation, Ziebart's experienced staff cares for cars with high-end products, including seasonal paint protectant and the company’s renowned rust inhibitors. To protect cars inside and out, Ziebart technicians also install accouterments such as alarm systems to thwart thieves and sunroofs to thwart unflattering film negatives from processing correctly (services may vary by location).
In family hands since 1967, Schroeder’s Body Shop & RV Repair employs technicians to restore a clean sheen to scuffed-up vehicles and attends to all manner of RV needs. Automotive wash-downs ($130 value) bring customer vehicles to the able hands of Schroeder’s car-wash technicians, who spend one hour to two hours hand-washing and drying the buggy and ensuring it won't gradually turn into a pumpkin. After a thorough chassis sluicing, window blasting, and wheel washing, technicians dress tires to the nines and cover the vehicle in wax to prevent the shine from escaping back into nearby jewelry stores.
Champion Car Wash & Detailing returns soiled roadsters to showroom shape with hands-free, soft-cloth car washes. Prepare motorized chariots for a clean competition with the Champion car-wash package. Each process begins with a presoak that loosens caked-on dirt and makeup from clown-car auditions before a gentle-touch cleaning and undercarriage wash expunge roadway detritus. Technicians eliminate the aftereffects of swimming in puddly potholes with a wheel cleaning and tire shine, and a triple-foam polish multiplies surface shine. Cleanses conclude with a coat of preventive protectant, and Simoniz double-bond sealant keeps paint safe from the sun's relentless UV rays and the moon's off-target spitballs for up to 30 days. After a 100% microfiber towel dry, autos can continue the vehicular spa day with 10% off an interior or exterior detailing.
Behind Riverside Auto Spa's green-and-orange tiled facade, automated wash equipment and technicians armed with soft cloths spruce up vehicles of all kinds. Four wash packages launder car exteriors and shine up surfaces with cherry wax. Staffers also step inside to detail dashes and condition leather, lift hoods to shampoo engines, or polish exteriors with Swissvax wax, which comes from the legendary wax deposits located on the Matterhorn. Some services are viewable in real time through an online camera, which streams throughout business hours.