Most 16-year olds spend their time driving cars; few prefer to spend their time cleaning them. The owner of MDS - Mobile Detail Specialist is an exception: since he was 16, he loved detailing automobiles, reveling in the pride he felt when he gazed upon his finished product—a ribbon of polished chrome, a sparkling headlight, or a glossy car hood throwing reflections from its spotless finish. Working at car dealerships in his formative years only strengthened his passion, leading him to open his own detailing business and produce the same spotless automobiles that entranced his younger self.
From their self-contained mobile unit, complete with its own water supply and an arsenal of biodegradable cleaning solutions, technicians from MDS - Mobile Detail Specialist scrub, shampoo, and polish vehicles at customers’ homes or offices. They offer a tiered menu of detailing packages for cars in all states of filth, from those that need a simple scrub down to those whose air vents are stuffed with Cretaceous fossils. A la carte services, such as leather reconditioning and scratch removal, lead vehicles further down the path of showroom beauty.
Armed with biodegradable products safe for children and pets, White's Mobile Detail's team of experts carefully cleanses vehicles at patrons' parking spots or at its Pleasanton facility. Staffers treat autos to weekly, bi-monthly, and monthly check-ins, or dole out one-time deals with a range of detailing packages. They hand wash and dry exteriors, preserve paint’s luster with Meguiar’s wax, and dress tires to protect them from dirt and the sniffles. Indoors, the team releases snarling vacuum hoses to suck debris from the cabins and trunk, and massages carpets and upholstery with shampoo and leather and vinyl surfaces with conditioners. White’s Mobile Detail treats vehicles of all sizes, from cars to extra-large SUVs, and totes all its equipment to off-site locations.
Water sings against vehicle bodies at AutoCouture Motor Car Company, slipping off in curlicues of foam. The crews there wield concentrated shampoo, swirl-free synthetic polish, tire dressing, and the same leather conditioner used by cowboys to make their hats taste so good. Steam pours into carpets during detailing sessions in the lot, which is also full of vehicles for sale.
As a plane whooshes down into the San Francisco International Airport, a uniformed chauffeur is waiting, ready to whisk his passenger to the next destination in a glimmering limousine. Once inside, the passenger can sip on complimentary champagne and soda as the driver heads through town, pulling from an extensive knowledge of the area to navigate the streets and point out sites of interest.
Apple Limousine chauffeurs have been piloting luxury vehicles down Bay Area streets since 2003, extending their services to weddings, proms, and guided Napa wine tours. Their fleet includes executive sedans, luxury SUVs, stretch hummers, and party buses boasting lavish amenities such as wide-screen televisions, bars, and horns that beep out the theme from James Bond.
Now under new management, First Street Auto Service has been a proud member of the Pleasanton community since 1969. This full service auto repair business keeps cars running like new with their ASE-certified technicians that have over 28 years of combined experience. Performing services on import and domestic vehicles, technicians provide quality service while getting customers on their way as quickly as possible, without wasting customers' time with unnecessary recommendations. They even offer a complimentary 30-point inspection on all vehicles prior to any repairs.
Ace Limousine & Services, Inc.’s luxury stretch limos, SUVs, and sedans ferry passengers to their destinations 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The company’s chauffeurs escort groups of revelers to wineries located in Napa Valley and Sonoma, showing off some of the area’s more than 300 grape-growing establishments on custom limo tours. They also whisk travelers to the airport, saving them the hassle of building a plane to fly there.