Featured by Auto Detailing Network, Gotham Auto Works revivifies rides' luster by doctoring damage and paint deprecation and safeguarding them against weather and road hazards. Owner and Danbury native Kevin Awalt performs each detailing service himself—be it a Level One express auto detailing, featuring a polish/wax, tire dressing, and interior cleaning ($150+), or a headlight restoration (set of two lights is $100+)—ensuring that each rubber burner receives personal attention and meticulous care. Groom new vehicles for life on the road with a new-car prep and detailing ($499+), or highlight their Hollywood-ready faculties with SunTek High Performance window film tinting ($100+). Awalt shows his respect for his clients’ time and trust by remaining reachable by email or phone and providing a gallery of work on his website to exterminate any anxiety about subpar results.
Exclusive Auto Spa’s car-care specialists believe that sometimes it’s best to do things the old-fashioned way. Case in point: they protect cars, SUVs, and trucks from scratches by washing them by hand. Techs apply both paste and spray wax to keep exteriors shiny, they vacuum and shampoo interiors, and they tend to leather with specialized conditioners.
The solar panels positioned on the roof of Greenwich Avenue Solar Car Wash are responsible for the facility’s warm water, which ably pries dirt and smears off cars. The solar photovoltaic panels, likewise, produce electricity that powers the car wash, making this spot an earth-friendly facility as well as a place where cars can recapture their cosmetic luster through wash packages and detailing. As cars move through the wash tunnels, kids can take aim with a spray gun and participate in the experience.
Sudz Car Wash and Detail Center's three locations transform dirty cars into shiny driveway adornments. During each full-service wash, technicians vacuum the interior, clean the windows from the inside and out, dust the dash, wipe down the doorjambs, and wash the exterior until it's as reflective as an out-of-work psychologist. The service extends to the deluxe car wash, which rewards auto exteriors with dollops of glossy triple polish and clear-coat wax to heighten the finish. An underbody wash sweeps away road grime and a quick gloss of tire dressing straightens the posture of wearied rubber. Finally, staffers scrub out rubber mats and send the car off looking so good that parking meters will offer to foot the bill.
Even if their clients never intend to step into the ring, the certified trainers at Mittwork Fitness LLC train them with some of the same techniques as prizefighters. Through a noncontact quartet of boxing, kickboxing, MMA, and fitness classes, the coaches foster svelte frames and stronger limbs with combinations of mitt work, heavy-bag workouts, and boot-camp-style exercise. Meanwhile, students gain confidence and soak up the fundamentals of martial-arts techniques without ever having to spar with other students or engage in competition.