John Caraway is a perfectionist. He's also a certified auto-body technician. At Dent Wrx, located inside of Phillipe's Auto Body, John is able to combine these two traits by restoring dented surfaces back to an overall smooth finish on vehicle exteriors. Caraway and his team of technicians use specially designed tools to massage away dents caused by hail or overzealous rice throwers who got kicked out of the wedding they were attending. Paintless dent repair is also available for customers. Services restore surfaces without the use of putty or additional paint, and they won't damage the finish of existing paint. As an added bonus, Dent Wrx sometimes provides loaner cars so that patrons don't have to ride the family dog to work.
For 15 years, IntelliDent's paintless dent repair has smoothed away dings without damaging original factory finishes. The specialty technique relies on massaging exteriors from the inside, which activates the metal's memory and restores it to its initial shape. The eco-friendly process can remove dings between the size of a dime and a half dollar that were caused by hail, minor collisions, and forays into car acupuncture.
The shop's team of skilled technicians can also tend to vehicles with more conventional repairs, eradicating all sorts of primarily cosmetic woes. As they work, the staff consults closely with insurance companies to make sure their repairs are cost-effective.
The cleaning crews at Mr. Clean-It have been sanitizing cars since 1946, wielding safe, biodegradable products in their hunt for filth on mobile sojourns or at their Olathe shop. During the 15- to 20-minute premium wash, technicians attentively evict dirt, smudges, and slobber from impatient bridge trolls from the car's outer shell and sniff out crumbs from seats, carpets, and ashtrays with an astute interior vacuum. An interior window wash clarifies the glass from the inside, and exterior-glass scrub downs clear away environmental residue and give the car a chance to release pent-up inner beauty.
With lube and service centers spread across America, Valvoline Instant Oil Change ensures that roads from coast to coast teem with automotive vigor. Certified technicians perform a roster of services, including quick in-and-out oil changes that allow motorists to arrive without an appointment and remain in their car while Valvoline oils forge a truce between metal parts. Facilities also encourage odometers to reach up to 300,000 miles with an engine-guarantee program that helps motors live long enough to see tow trucks go extinct. Valvoline extends its care to cars of all makes and models as well as charitable organizations such as Big Brothers Big Sisters of America.
In addition to providing shop space for customers to make their own repairs, DIY Auto Repair has full-service technicians that perform repair work and maintenance, including oil changes and brake checks. The shop also spruces up car and truck exteriors with paint and bodywork services.
An open garage can attract many things—raccoons, neighbors, determined salesmen—but for Rodney Bruce it attracted dirty cars. Having worked at several dealerships since 1976, Bruce was familiar with a variety of detail techniques and could speak fluent Chevrolet. So in 2004, he decided to open a detail shop inside his two-car garage. Two successful years later, he moved his shop to its current and roomier location where he augments his detail services with hand washes and a repertoire of car-cleaning tools, including steam cleaners, orbiters, buffers, and 100% cotton terry-cloth towels.