Signature Auto Detail’s suite of car-cleaning services ranges from routine washes to comprehensive detailing. Hand washes ensure that no wheel well or door jamb goes unchecked, and detailing returns cars, motor homes, and boats to showroom status. The shop also performs overspray removal and odor removal.
The auto technicians at Derek's Auto Detail & Hand Car Wash revitalize vehicles with full-service scrubbings both inside and out. They clean cars from roof to tire with myriad services, all of which include hand washes. The team thoroughly scours interiors with vacuums, and treats exteriors to wax and window cleanings that make panes as transparent as a toddler with truth-serum-spiked juice. Additionally, the auto aestheticians at Derek's offer specialized services such as enzyme-and-odor treatment and conditioning for leather seats and trim.
Inside the service department at Michael's Chevrolet of Issaquah, technicians treat GM vehicles to routine maintenance that takes between 20 and 45 minutes. An oil change introduces up to six quarts of standard oil to engines; drivers who need synthetic lubricant can upgrade for an additional fee. The shop's mechanics will also perform a 27-point inspection and rotate the tires to ensure even wear, leaving the vehicle wagging its bumpers and grinning from headlight to headlight. Motorists can take the opportunity to teach their cars some personal responsibility by having them register online through the appointment scheduling page.
With thumping sound systems, color-changing LED lights, and wraparound leather seating, Seattle Party Limo’s party buses exude a club-like atmosphere. The buses, which seat 16–28, escort groups to events and destinations of all kinds, from actual nightclubs to proms, weddings, sporting events, and wineries. Behind the wheel of each bus sits a CDL-certified driver with 10 years of navigation experience. Throughout the ride, passengers can quaff BYO drinks as they hook up their iPods to the sound system or safely make faces at passing truck drivers from behind tinted windows.
Mark Wagner has been working under the hood of international automobiles since 1972. After securing a master's degree in mechanical engineering in Germany, Wagner ferried both his family and his familiarity with foreign cars to America, where, today, he teams up with the ASE-certified techs in his repair shop. The factory-trained mechanics dole out everything from tune-ups to engine, brake, and transmission repairs. And all of their work is backed by a 15-month, 15,000-mile warranty that prevents cars from worrying about waking up and seeing their name in the classified pages.
The first Tint XXperts opened in Auburn in 1994, with a second shop springing to existence in Renton in 2006. At both locations, technicians install leading line films, SunGard and SolarGard, on all types of vehicles, including specialty rides. In addition to the work done at their own shops, the XXperts also tint for 15 area car dealerships, and offer a lifetime warranty on every project they complete.
The ASE-certified technicians at Valley Automotive can never really graduate from school. Every staff member undergoes a mandatory 50 hours of training each year, learning about all the advancements and quirks of fresh vehicle models so that they can better receive them for treatment. Their services encompass basic procedures—oil changes, wheel alignment, and maintenance inspections—as well as more complex electric and automotive repairs. Flushes for brake fluid, transmission fluid, and cooling systems de-gunk their patients' many pipes, and prepurchase exams inform guests of malfunctions before they buy rings for new rides.
In the interest of convenience, the shop provides a shuttle service and loaner cars for clients whose buggies need extended stays. Its website also compiles frequently asked questions and guidelines for prolonged automobile life. Guideline suggestions include reducing the weight in your vehicle by unloading the trunk, cleaning mud from the undercarriage, and refusing to pick up even the loneliest-looking boulders. These tips speak to the trust-based approach of employees, who, in addition to enjoying 4x4 jaunts and customizing their own cars, prioritize professionalism over quick fixes.