Automotive in Delaware

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There's a glint and a glare bouncing off Greenhill Car Wash's rooftop. It's up there with the building’s solar panels, soaking up the sun's rays to power their computerized tunnel with clean, renewable energy. In their tunnel, soft foam and a pressure spray gently scrub the grime off of autos, while a lather of triple foam adds gloss, and a rust inhibitor staves off deterioration. Committed to keeping both cars and the environment clean, they also employ a water-recycling system that uses 60–80% less water than the standard commercial car wash. At their two locations, they remain true to their green car-washing techniques, and make their washes last longer by rendering thorough detailings or taping a scathing lampoon of dirt to each bumper. Detailers can return cars to a like-new appearance by rubbing exteriors with clay bars to remove contaminants, applying UV creams to interiors to prevent sun damage, and hand waxing paint jobs to a showroom shine.

300 Greenhill Avenue
Wilmington,
Delaware
US

The folks at Sound of Tri-State boast that they specialize in "everything that turns you on." This isn't mere braggadocio, though; their slogan accurately reflects their specialties. At four different locations, they dabble in all manner of audio equipment, such as car stereos, headphones, home theaters, and DJ setups. They also install security and remote-start devices in automobiles, and round out their car services with window tinting and navigation programs.

280 N Dupont Hwy.
Dover,
DE
US

With lube and service centers spread across America, Valvoline Instant Oil Change ensures that roads from coast to coast teem with automotive vigor. Certified technicians perform a roster of services, including drive-thru oil changes that allow motorists to arrive without an appointment and remain in their car while Valvoline oils forge a truce between metal parts.

122 North Dupont Highway
New Castle,
DE
US

Each day, Exquisite Automotive Detail & Mobile Car Wash’s staff of licensed and insured detailers clock in and view the tasks at-hand: a car needs its interior steam cleaned, a yacht needs to be polished up, or an airplane may need its wings pruned. The mobile team, who pride themselves on their professionalism, uses primarily biodegradable cleaning products, and they also offer pressure-washing services for homes.

606 Corbit Drive
Middletown,
DE
US

Reservations/Appointments: Recommended
Established: 2014
Staff Size: 2–10 people

Galaxy Powersports and Automotive's technicians boast impressive resumes: they are SAE-certified and have been tuning up trailers, wave runners, motorcycles, and every other kind of recreational vehicle for more than two decades. Most importantly, they harbor a passion for motor-sports, and keep up to date on the latest trends, technologies, and tools. Of course, their familiarity with engines extends to more traditional vehicles as well, and they conduct tune-ups and certified state safety and emission inspections for any kind of car or truck.

262 Valley Road
Warrington,
PA
US

Vehicles of virtually every make and model roll into Shorty’s Detailing and Window Tinting and roll out again glistening with showroom newness. The chamois-slinging detailers administer scrub-downs by hand, getting into cars’ every contour and bringing gleam out of dingy, road-weary tire walls. They also cut pieces of window tint, which can keep interiors feeling cool by blocking out UV rays, and buff away scratches after patrons get in fender benders or park under a skyscraper full of pennies and curious third graders.

1921 Pulaski Hwy.
Bear,
Delaware
US