For more than a decade, August's Mobile Detail owner Jake August has funneled his passion for all things wheeled into precision mobile-detailing services for residential customers and dealerships. August's staff revamps vehicles with a complete detail that coddles horseless carriages for up to five hours at its Kirkland location or on-site at your home, office, or backyard Autobahn. A fleet of tidying technicians hand-washes exterior plastics, metals, and windows, thoroughly degunking paint with a Griot's clay bar. Wheels gleam after a detailed tire dressing, and trunks keep groceries from escaping after jambs are wiped clean. Following a swirl-free polish and protective wax, hand-dried sedans welcome an interior overhaul, which shampoos and vacuums carpets and cleans seats and dashes to remove dirt, debris, and memories of carpools past.
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.
AutoCouture's technicians spruce up shaggy automobiles with delicate hand washes and extensive detailing services. During the 30-minute hand scrub, caring cleaners nurse cars' outer shells with concentrated car shampoos and comforting factory rhymes. Technicians also shovel residue from fender wells and clear out grime from wheels and tires, gently dry the surface complexion with a hand-operated chamois, and finish off with air dryers. Drivers opting for the single-wash option sit back for another 15 minutes as vacuums comb the interior and snuff out any debris foolish enough to show itself.
Yelpers praise the services at many of Roesbery Car Care's locations. Two Yelpers give the Pleasanton location five stars, one gives the Danville location five stars, two give the Main Street location in Walnut Creek an average rating of three stars, and one Yelper gives the Oak Grove Road location in Walnut Creek five stars.
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.