Mister HotShine protects engines and exteriors alike with a variety of oil-change services that include a complimentary environmentally conscious car wash. A full-service oil change replaces the vehicle's weary lifeblood with up to 5 quarts of Mobil Special or fully synthetic Mobil 1 oil in about 15 minutes. As the transfusion transpires, technicians perform an 18-point service inspection, replace the oil filter, and top off the transmission fluid. Vehicles then hit the showers for a free wash, during which a reclaim process treats and re-uses water when possible to reduce waste.
The staff at SuPreme Solutions make customer satisfaction their top priority, revamping dirty and damaged cars with detailing services and cosmetic repairs. In addition to paint and bumper work, the experts provide paintless dent removal, as well as headlight restoration that improves safety and the vehicle’s overall look. They also offer cigarette burn repair and dye work, further raising the car’s resale value and appearance.
Plastic Trim Restoration (PTR) began as a group of veterans and students working to put themselves through college, but has now evolved into a full-service detailing outfit. PTR’s uniformed technicians specialize in restoring faded plastic trim, which they do with the help of a polymer formula that allows clients to customize the shade of their trim. PTR still employs primarily veterans and students, who also perform services such as headlight restoration and premium detailing for private clients and dealerships.
On the corner of Washington Avenue and Heights Boulevard in the Heights, there’s a big blue building with a covered carport and a lot full of cars with all their doors open, this is Keep It Clean Carwash. Since 2004, Houstonians have been getting their cars hand-buffed by Keep It Clean team members. There are no big machines or drive-through sprayers here, it’s hand washing and detailing all the way. Customers can expect a wait on the weekends, when it seems like half of Houston is getting waxed and shampooed here, but they’re open every day except major holidays and during severe weather. Services range from a basic wash to show room detailing with leather treatments, rug shampooing and interior and exterior protectants.
RSVP Hand Car Wash's seven styles of wash and detail packages revolve around technicians' elbow grease and attention to detail. In addition to lavishing exteriors with wax and protectants, staffers climb inside vehicles to shampoo and deodorize carpets, condition leather, and wipe out consoles during interior detail sessions. The shop also restores headlights and small dents, and details boats, yachts, and HMS Pinafores. Drivers are invited to wait onsite during detailing services—RSVP is open every day of the week until 9:00 p.m.—or hitch a ride back home from a staff member.
Bubbles Express Wash swiftly gussies up sullied buggies with the three-minute Supreme Combo Express wash. The fully automated process begins with a wash, rinse, and dry, before your buggy's formerly spotted pelt is refeathered with tri-color polish, clear-coat wax, and a fast-drying agent. Wheels receive a tread-tickling scrub and high-gloss shine, and the auto's underbelly is showered and bolstered with a rust- and gremlin-repelling shield. Lastly, Rain Protection Plus is lovingly lacquered onto your ride, bringing a gleam to newly cleaned carriages while silently protesting Mother Nature's refusal to comply with "say it don't spray it" ordinances.