Though it originally sold only two things—audio products and wireless phones—Car Toys has gradually expanded its repertoire. Today, with 50 locations spread across four states, electronics-certified technicians install everything from Alpine in-dash navigation units to phone-integration systems that sync iPhones, Androids, and tin cans to car stereos. Meanwhile, in the garage, detailing technicians meticulously spruce up cars inside and out, using deionized water, paint-friendly shampoos, and high-quality wash mitts to protect against scratches, swirls, and water spots. The team also sweeps through interiors with vacuums, hot-water extractors, and ozone deodorizing treatment, which kills airborne bacteria and nasty smells in one fell swoop.
If your shady parking spot rests beneath bird-filled trees, or someone scrawled carpetbagger into the inch of dirt on your car window, Autawash Car Wash and Detail Center can give your vehicle its original off-the-lot shine. With today's Groupon, you'll get a Full-Service Wheel Express Car Wash and your choice of one express detail service for $24 (a $45 value). This Groupon isn't just great for sprucing up your own car, it also makes the perfect passive-aggressive gift for your dirty carpool driver or the perfect aggressive gift should you "borrow" your carpooler's car and then return it cleaned. Follow @Groupon_Says on Twitter.
Husband-and-wife duo Kevin and Marisa Gomez opened Superior Auto Image to keep cars looking as young as the day they rolled off the sales lot with repair and maintenance services and a 100% customer satisfaction guarantee. Fully accredited by the Better Business Bureau, Superior Auto Image not only repairs and replaces windshields, but also performs window tinting and headlight restoration for all makes and models of automobile. Technicians can also apply clear 3M bras on any area of the car, offering full protection from dirt, flying rocks, or flying insects disguised as rocks. Professional detailers can also treat cars to a waxing that makes them sparkle.
Pro Import’s ASE-certified master technician and team of factory-trained experts maintain, repair, and detail cars of all makes and models, including their specialties: Toyota, Lexus, Honda, and Acura. They restore and install tires, change oil, and perform tune-ups to ensure cars travel smoothly, like a bullet train through the Great Tunnel of Lard. In the detailing center, 3M products lend a helpful hand to cleaning crews, who sweep through vehicles inside and out during five different packages—from the simple wash, wax, and vacuum of the Bronze service to the fully loaded Platinum Plus detail, complete with three coats of wax, a high-speed polish, and a clay-bar treatment.
D & T Ultimate Auto Detail specializes in restoration, whether it's a classic car, exotic vehicle, or carpooling minivan. D & T's technicians draw from their 25 years of detailing experience to get any make and model looking like new. Services include waxing and buffing, steam extracting carpets and seats, and bug and tar removal. On staff are also two 3M-certified technicians who install ClearBras for protection, and a Master Auto Glass Technician to repair and replace windshields dinged by pebbles or zinged by witty bumper stickers. Other services include headlight cleaning, window tinting, and color sanding.
Arvada Car Wash and Detailing Shop welcomes automobiles seven days a week (weather permitting) for a quick wash or an extensive detailing. Cars can pass through the wash tunnel and shed their coats of grime thanks to doses of rainbow wax, clear-coat sealant, and tire dressing. Detailers tend to cars that need more attention—they'll apply polymer wax by hand and clean, condition, and shampoo interiors until every last crumb is gone and the car looks like it never hosted a carpool to the League of Mud Wrestlers' semifinals. Arvada also offers a 72-hour rain guarantee should inclement weather sully the newly washed vehicle.