Performance Detailing's experienced technicians buff, wax, and polish cars to a professional shine. Their nigh-invisible, clear-bra protectors ward off scratches and rock chips, and their two-coat wax jobs protect painted surfaces for up to four months with layers of polish and carnauba wax. The techs promote comfort and safety by deflecting 99% of harmful UV rays with ceramic and nonceramic tint, or boost nighttime visibility with headlight restorations. Though the automotive artisans routinely buff, polish, and steam-clean car outsides and cabins, they also undo damage from hailstones or wayward shopping-cart stampedes with paintless dent removal.
Drive & Shine's lengthy wash tunnel scrubs muck and mire from auto frames with eco-friendly soaps and nimble-fingered soft foam wraps. During the 10- to 15-minute service, an underbody wash cleanses the car's road-facing parts, and autos beam like a smiling hologram after being lovingly smothered in applications of clear-coat sealant and foam polish. A layer of Diamond Wax projects the radiant luster of the finish far into the future, and Wheel Brite and tire dressing keep the vehicle's rubber boots looking spick-and-span. To keep the interior looking sharp, technicians climb inside to vacuum dirt, debris, and crumbs from the rugs and seats, beat particles out of mats, scrub windows, and wipe dashes and door jambs with soapy foam wraps. Ten percent of Drive & Shine's proceeds will be donated to United Way, an organization that promotes healthy living and helps humans reach their full potential.
Tidal Wave Hand Car Wash's talented staff stabilizes chipped windows and swaps too-far-gone windshields for clear replacements. During the chip-repair service, technicians stymie small glass divots before they can grow into large, dangerous cracks that spell out cursive obscenities. One or two chip repairs seal over rock and debris damage before the entire window becomes impaired, leaving glass clear and driver visibility restored and safe. Skilled staffers replace windshields that have been damaged beyond repair can be removed and replaced with high-quality glass that allows commuters a clear view of the road and the thumb of a hitchhiking diplomat ($225+).
Auto Fix draws on their parent company's deep wells of experienced, ASE-certified technicians to staff their seven garages in Illinois and Indiana. The full-service shops keep cars running with oil changes and thorough vehicle check ups, and they routinely flush power steering, radiator, and transmission fluids. Having spent years working with vehicles, Auto Fix technicians can repair any part of the car from the suspension to the fuel system. They're confident in their repairs as well, offering any client a 12-month or 12,000-mile guarantee on each fix. The team also renders problem-precluding services such as full safety inspections, shocks and struts service, and tire rotation—which does not mean enforcing who’s up next on the backyard tire swing.
Technicians at the 6,000-square-foot West Loop Auto Spa hand wash cars from bumper to bumper with professional-grade products. During full-service washes, the technicians go the extra mile to clean glass, vacuum interiors, and wipe down the dash and rims, while customers test-drive the shop's complimentary WiFi. With their detailing services, they shampoo all mats and carpets, clean leather, and finish crossword puzzles tucked under the seats. In addition to washing and detailing, they also offer dent-removal services and window tinting.
Professional detailers at Ritz Hand Car Wash & Detail Center rejuvenate autos inside and out with a range of cleansing services. Hand washes caress hulls until they swoon, and complete details include ministrations such as shampooing of carpets as well as exterior buffing, polishing, and hand-waxing by the hands of wax sculptures. The temperature-controlled, pet-friendly facility stays open seven days a week while autos roll ever closer to nirvana.
Grand Prix Car Wash transforms the dirtiest of sedans, SUVs, and convertibles into pristine and well-waxed chariots. Their speedy automated soft-cloth wash banishes the lingering traces of rain, road dirt, or rock salt, and can be complemented with à la carte detailing services such as Scotchgarding or clay-bar treatment. Many of Grand Prix's car-wash packages also carry 24-hour or five-day guarantees, allowing drivers to return for an exterior car wash and hand-dry if they should get caught in a storm or city-wide food fight after their visit.