After building a reputation as an expert car detailer, Zack Wirth chose to strike out on his own rather than work for another company. His resulting business, Z.I.P.'s Car Detail Center, emphasizes customer satisfaction as it offers a selection of reconditioning services for cars, trucks, and SUVs. Joined by a coterie of expert technicians, Zack scrupulously cleans cars from top to bottom with detailing services, personally overseeing every job before cars leave the shop. Windows are shaded with 3M tinting, and 3M Scotchgard clear bras shield auto bodies from debris, rocks, and paper-airplane kamikaze attacks. Technicians also beef up sound systems with Bass Inferno speakers and do custom audio installation work, ensuring that drivers can listen to music with the utmost clarity.
Inside the 5,500-square-foot garage at Homan's Auto, ASE-certified technicians fiddle with engines and batteries while meticulous detailing crews scrub away dirt and grime from cars, boats, and RVs. Using diagnostic equipment, the skilled team sleuths out and repairs vehicular issues, from transmission troubles to chocolate syrup seeping into the engine. While the teams work, customers relax in the waiting area amid free WiFi and frothy cappuccinos, or they can hitch a ride to work or home aboard the free shuttle.
Auto Salon experts Jeremy and Steve harness their combined 20 years of automotive expertise to spruce and tune up cars, trucks, and SUVs. Their interior detail services rid leather pores of dirt and debris, neutralize unpleasant odors, and cleanse crevices with an air gun. Along auto exteriors they remove remnants of tar and road paint, polish chrome, and apply protective paint coatings. For certain packages, the pair further refurbishes vehicular bodies with a three-stage correction that removes marring and erases vanity-plate ideas scratched into the paint. Each detailing package includes touchups such as a trunk vacuuming, a tire dressing, and a hand wash and dry. Besides detailing, Auto Salon assists drivers with maintenance services such as bumper repair, headlight restoration, alloy wheel repair, and overspray removal.
Dilo's Auto Spa—a licensed and insured detailing facility—cleanses vehicles of muck and mire during extensive mobile and on-premises detailing sessions. The two-man staff, led by Dilo himself, measures paint jobs with an electronic depth gauge and mollycoddles exteriors with quality carnauba wax and soft woolen mittens during each meticulous detail. A dedicated owner with a lifelong passion for car maintenance, Dilo spends hours on each job, working to ensure that each ride he and his team service shines like King Midas’s keyboard.
Sometimes, it’s best to take a hands-off approach. The techs at Fantasy’s Car Wash take this advice to heart every time they come to work, delivering touch-free car washes that have earned their shops the “top car wash” designation in Omaha Magazine’s Best of Omaha contest every year since 2008. Cars cruise in and out of the automated wash tunnels at outposts spread throughout the state, with many locations also boasting filling centers for diesel fuel or propane.
Ace Parking provides comfy quartering for passenger vehicles when their owners are too busy to spend time driving them. Located just south of the Omaha Civic Auditorium in the heart of downtown, the automated facility houses 660 stations for harnessing horseless buggies. The garage, which is open 24 hours a day and seven days a week, maintains security and commuter safety via round-the-clock guards and bat-signal.