Beyond the bright pops of blue and red that paint Detailz Auto Spa’s façade, skilled technicians are washing and detailing cars until every inch of them gleams. High-pressure blasts of water start things off, and a slew of special polishes, waxes, and treatments leave each wheel, roof, and leather interior sparkling. VIP programs reward frequent guests with discounts, and with spells that ward off post-car-wash rain showers.
After emigrating from east Africa in 1974, Bashir Hirjee started detailing cars in a small bay in his father's Texaco station. Today, Bashir's detailing center, Bashir’s Auto Cosmetics, could swallow several such bays, as the sprawling facility covers 16,000 square feet and services up to 150 cars per week. Inside the center, autos enter a 110-foot tunnel for a thorough lambscloth car wash before a slew of protectants enhance paint and inhibit rust. Customers can take refuge in Bashir's 800-square-foot lobby while they wait, running fingers along the handmade mahogany furniture or easing into a leather sofa to enjoy the view of a flat-screen TV. A 150-foot red carpet also runs adjacent to the auto wash tunnel, letting drivers keep watch over their sudsy vehicle like a school chaperone on a class trip to the water park.
At Coquitlam Wash World, drivers turn cars over to a chorus of machines or scrub them by hand with powerful, simple-to-use tools. The centre’s two touchless tunnels offer a wealth of services, including hot and cold soak, candy-coloured tri-foam, and fast-acting drying agents. Drivers can also roll roadsters into a 40-foot self-serve wash bay, where they’ll find an arsenal of foaming exterior brushes, high-pressure water guns, and shampoo-dispensing brushes designed for interiors. Coquitlam Wash World ensures visitors receive treats for all their hard work, including lollipops for children, dog biscuits for canines, and paper clips for teething accountants.
ESS Auto Couture & Spa restores vehicles to a pristine state, both inside and out, with a slew of high-end automotive spa services. The mini interior and exterior cleaning gussies up rides with an exterior hand wash, door-jamb cleaning, and window washing. Inside, vacuums inhale old french fries and cosmic dust dwelling in trunks and cabins, and a thorough wipe-down restores lustre to dashboards and seats. Finally, ESS slathers on tire dressing, gives rims a good flossing, and applies a protective Rain-X treatment. The showroom detail prepares cars to rock streets or heavily fortified fashion runways with an exterior hand wash that desmudges spattered surfaces and an engine cleaning that degunks horsepower housings. A Clay Bar treatment gently pulls embedded debris from the paint, readying freshly smoothed surfaces for a color-reviving polish and weather-shielding wax. Workers also clean door jambs, polish rims, and dress tires in yearbook-ready sweater vests. Interiors receive equal attention, as ESS steam cleans carpets, mats, and seats and treats leather interiors to a thorough scrub and a coat of protective conditioner.
The technicians at Pristine Detailers thoroughly purify vehicles through meticulous upholstery, auto-body, wheel, and engine care. The versatile team beautifies a range of wheeled and hulled transportation, such as RVs, trucks, semis, boats, and cars that dream of jumping over all of the above. When servicing rides, they employ Anco, Line-X, and Car Brite products to bring chariots to a glistening sheen or repair chips, dents, and blemishes. They also offer convenient pick-up, drop-off, and shuttle service to accommodate any schedule.
The team at Exclusive Detailing use hand-labor to meticulously scour vehicles, with services that include everything from traditional waxing and tire-dressing treatments to specialty services such as removing tree-sap and overspray. Exclusive Detailing also specializes in polishing and paint restoration, as well as sprucing up seasonal toys like boats and motorcycles that may be confused and cobweb-covered from their long winter hibernation.