Shannon's Auto Cleaning has been in the buff-and-wax business since 1980, and its technicians have left a decades-long parade of shiny cars behind them. To this day they continue to make cars look like new with full detailing services for both interiors and exteriors. Besides washing dirt and grime off the car's body, they can condition leather, spruce up seats, and shampoo carpets, leaving the vehicle looking as good as it did when it suckled its very first gas pump. And, for its customers convenience, Shannon's Auto Cleaning also offers pick-up and delivery services.
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.
The skilled staff members at Auto Concierge restore vehicular topcoats and tires to their original luster within a 1,200-square-foot detailing studio comfortably heated or cooled according to the season. Armed with top-notch waxes and wheel sealants from brands such as Swissvax and Nanolex Premium, employees make over cars from hubcap to roof rack, bathing exteriors before gently lifting entrenched debris and paring down uneven paint. Compressed air blasts grime from interiors, and dry vapor steam purifies carpets and upholstery while staffers wring out smoky scents and other lingering odors such as fast-food fries, frankincense, or myrrh. Auto Concierge also rights wrongs inflicted by auto dealerships by leveling and polishing flawed paint jobs. Roadsters that need to stay overnight at Auto Concierge are locked indoors and chaperoned by a 24-hour surveillance system.