There’s a long trail of glossy paint and polished chrome following Matthew Gieseler, who has spent 17 years in the auto reconditioning industry. His work continues at AMG Automobile Detailing, now with the help of a trained staff of detailers who are well-versed in the art of hand-washing and buffing cars. With the singular goal of getting vehicles as clean as if they'd just rolled off the assembly line, the team details the interiors and exteriors of cars, heavy-duty trucks, and even boats, using eco-friendly products and eagle-eyed focus. AMG also offers pickup and drop-off service for customers whose stubborn cars don’t buy the line that they’re “just going to the park.”
Interstate All Battery Center leads the charge in power outposts, providing lifelong Michiganders and reserve-power road trippers with brand-new batteries for their trucks, cell phones, computers, and other appliances. With a vast storehouse of more than 16,000 products, Interstate carries batteries for nearly every brand of laptop and PC, as well as an expansive line-up of automotive batteries to restore sedans, coupes, and station wagons after a long night of headlight staring contests. Hearing aid batteries ($3.99-$10.99), watch batteries ($7.99 with installation) as well as other household powerables are also available, including an Interstate 9V alkaline battery ($3.49) for metronomes possessed by surprisingly funky eighth notes. Old used batteries find comfy retirement at Interstate’s recycling center, allowing their former owners and well-meaning grandchildren to rest easy.
When the licensed and insured staffers from Ultra Clean Detailing aren't scouring cars, boats, RVs, and motorcycles, they're fixing dings and dents without paints or fillers. The company’s other services include headlight restoration, odor removal, and polymer-paint sealant, which uses molecular cross-linking to protect paint jobs from ultraviolet rays and scratches caused by overeager sheriffs sliding across the hood.
Signature service: Mobile Oil Changes, We Come to You.
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Average Duration of Services: 30 Minutes or Less
Brands Used: Parts Master, Valvoline, Mann+Hummel, Rain X, Anco
Pro Tip: Please provide accurate and thorough vehicle info so we can provide manufacturer recommended services
Performance Plus Quick Lube's team of trained technicians is well-versed in the most common oil myths and uses that knowledge during regular oil changes to transform coughing engines into efficient, long-lasting, high-performance car-hearts. After expunging the contaminated sludge from the engine’s crankcase, the Performance pit crew enlists up to five quarts of Quaker State Enhanced Durability synthetic blend motor oil for a three-month (or 3,000-mile) tour of lubrication duty that eases piston pounding and traps engine dirt in suspended animation. Once they've installed a new oil filter, they'll top off the car's coolant, power steering fluid, and umbrella drink.
The automobile authorities at Seelye Wright of Paw Paw treat cars of all makes and models to a thorough maintenance routine that lasts from 30 minutes to an hour. Talented techs double-check brakes to ensure safe stopping at manatee crossings before subjecting belts and hoses to a thorough physical and refreshing all fluids to prevent vehicle dehydration. After banishing rogue particles with a new filter, engines guzzle fresh-squeezed oil and squeaks are silenced with a fresh coat of lubricant. The buggy revitalization is completed with a full tire rotation, in which rubber rollers play a game of musical wheel-well and treads are inspected for tears, punctures, and hidden stashes of potato chips.