Ricki Mackin boasts a drag-racing career that began in 2001. He built his first racecar three years later and eventually won road races and circle-track showdowns. Today, he puts this expertise to use as CEO and founder of Mackin Street Customs & RV's, where he and his team customize and detail boats and automobiles and soup up and service everything from racecars to RVs.
Boasting more than 90 years of combined auto-body, restoration, and detailing experience, Diamond Auto Spa cleans the crevices of cars with professional care. Diamond's employees can lavish roadsters with a 30-minute wash and wax, whisking vehicles by hand with cleaners that contain wax components and scouring every corner of the car, down to the family of field mice singing show tunes in the wheel well. Available for cars (an $85 value), small SUVs (a $95 value), and large SUVs or trucks (a $105 value), Diamond's mini detail begins with a vacuum of interior carpet and upholstery before scouring the dashboard and center console. Over the course of four hours, Diamond's crack cleaners will hand wash exteriors, tires, and rims, removing insects and tar from lower-body panels and applying cleaning wax for protection.
Pit Stop U.S.A.'s friendly technicians share decades of automotive experience to safely and efficiently spruce up engines during 10-15 minute oil changes. Five quarts of fresh Pennzoil lubricant grace car bellies to flow through brand new filters and keep pistons pumping smoothly. Techs recycle the used oil and filter, helping them avoid landfills and finally earning conservationism merit badges, then check and top off important fluids, such as transmission, brake, and power steering solutions. A quick inspection assesses air filtration in the cabin, strength of serpentine belts, and light operation to ensure safe driving at night. Following services, car owners roll through drive-in bays that scrub car skins, spacious enough to accommodate RVs, oversized trucks, and Weinermobiles.
From its humble origins in 1946 as a single glass shop, Speedy Glass has expanded across the country into a network of more than 120 locations, where technicians stand at the ready to repair and replace the glass in cars, homes, and offices. The centers' automotive technicians handle all manner of automotive window services, from tinting windows to repairing chips. To overhaul homes' glass panes, the residential specialists can cut, polish, and install fresh windows in the same day. They tackle projects ranging in scope from fashioning new glass tabletops to building solariums for clients who like to bask in the sun or teach clouds to spell swear words. Speedy Glass's workmanship and materials are backed by an array of warranties.
At Extreme Clean, owner Mike Small welcomes all manner of land and water transportation, including cars, trucks, boats, RVs, and motorcycles, with soap-covered arms. His team of experienced techs hand washes and waxes automotive exoskeletons with Auto Magic car-care products to rid rides of grime and instill more shine than replacing paint with bioluminescent sequins. Drivers can pair a detail package with à la carte services, which address additional aesthetic concerns such as chipped glass, cigarette burns, and discolored carpets.