As a kid, Wayne Haddad would clean any vehicle he could get his hands on, whether it was his mother’s car, the neighborhood kids’ go-karts and mini bikes, or the Corvettes his older brother loved to work on. It's hardly surprising, then, that he opened Haddad Auto Detail, a company he’s helmed for more than 35 years. Over the years, Wayne has maintained a loyal clientele with his thoughtful car care advice.
Haddad Auto Detail's technicians recommend quarterly visits as a way to maintain a vehicle’s longevity by clearing away the acidic bugs that cling to bumpers in summer and the road salt that eats away at paint in winter. To complement these regular visits, Wayne’s team performs an extensive array of services, specializing in hand waxing and machine buffing to remove scratches. They also administer interior shampooing, particularly accident clean-up services that target stubborn stains on cloth seats from spilled food, carsickness, and pets. Mobile services provide on-location work, freeing drivers to stay at home, at the office, or inside the trunk while having their vehicles cleaned.
At more than a dozen locations throughout the northeast, ScrubaDub Auto Wash Centers' computerized wash tunnels and detailing pros spiff up cars with advanced technology and minimal environmental impact. The robotic wash systems and photoelectric sensors not only clean finishes with a gentle, soft-cloth technique, but they can target white walls, wheels, and chrome with site-specific formulas. The eco-savvy automated systems also consume less water than home washing and recycle the water used to clean the wheels and undercarriage. Biodegradable SuperGlo soap keeps the run-off free of harmful compounds before it is funneled down the proper treatment channels, where it can't pollute neighborhood storm drains or be used to test the resiliency of carnival goldfish.
The centers' innovative equipment and Earth-friendly practices have earned them the title of Best Car Wash from CityVoter for three years running. Some locations also boast separate interior cleaning bays to address filthy dashboards and seats.
Drawing on half a century of automotive service, the family owned and operated Midas helps drivers to prolong vehicle vigor with factory-recommended maintenance services. Mechanics pop car hoods to perform oil changes with standard and temperature-durable synthetic solutions, taking time to inspect belts, hoses, fluids, and the air conditioner's resident penguin. Armed with efficient catalytic converters built to US EPA standards, the staff helps to shrink harmful emissions during muffler and exhaust-system checks. Trained technicians augment brake services with lifetime guarantees and curate healthy, evenly worn tires with rotations or replacements from Goodyear, Michelin, Firestone, and Bridgestone.
Topside Detailing is a fully mobile detailing service dedicated to the environmentally friendly eradication of all car-centric gunk and grime. Their sudsy service tends to autos from petite sedans to hefty trucks on owners' own turf, bringing each service directly to the garage door. The complete detailing package offers dirty roadsters a chance to recapture the beauty of factory-fresh youth with a three-hour luxurious cleanse. Carriages are soothed with services including an exterior hand wash and dry, tire dressing, waxing, interior cleaning, and a thorough scrub behind the ears. Favoring a drier detail, Topside uses less than one cup of water per wash, resulting in the savvy saving of more than 100 gallons of earthy perspiration per car. Cleaning products used are 100% eco-friendly to further promote conscientious cleansing. Call ahead to schedule your appointment in a greener way than using a smoggy smoke signal or carbon-emitting carrier pigeon.
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.
Rides shine and shimmer after leaving Premier Auto Styling, where customers can deck out their rides with custom installations and meticulous detail jobs. Well versed in car anatomy, the company’s technicians can integrate iPods, tint windows, and add parking-ticket shredders to all types of vehicles, including SUVs and trucks. Premier Auto Styling also specializes in state-of-the-art, built-in OEM navigation systems and security devices from Viper, Python, and Ultra Start.