To showcase the skills of his talented detailers, Andrew went on a mission. The owner of Custom Car Detail began searching for the Chevy Camaro his father drove when Andrew was a boy. Although his dad had sold it several years before, Andrew tracked the roadster down through assiduous work. What he saw both heartened and dismayed him. The car was in a state of disrepair, with a crunched front fender and a fading paint job. Where many might have seen broken childhood memories, Andrew saw hope and revived the car to what it is today. Custom Car Detail's main goal is customer service and they strive for perfection in every detail.
The highly trained technicians at Jiffy Lube tend to about 24 million customers each year with services such as the Signature Service oil-change package, which promotes the longevity of each vehicle. Staffers acknowledge that oil plays a crucial role in maximizing the lifespan of each car—it cools the motor and prevents moving parts from deteriorating. More than 20,000 technicians who have completed an extensive training program certified by the National Institute Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) nurse vehicles at Jiffy Lube.
In addition to performing oil changes, Jiffy Lube’s savants perform air-filtration, electricity, and windshield services, among others. The technicians’ quality pledge includes a commitment to transparency, which stipulates that they will inform car owners of any necessary services, complete a service only after it has been approved, and refuse to replace windshields with Saran wrap.
The ASE-certified technicians at Brake King help buggies of all makes and models prep for winter weather and recover from bumpy rides. During the 60-minute winterization package, mechanics thoroughly inspect vital components including thermostats, gaskets, and batteries and fill radiators with up to 2 gallons of fancy extended-life antifreeze. Experts also work to prevent uneven tread-wear by rotating all four tires and pumping them up with air or morale-boosting hip-checks. The 90-minute pothole-damage service combines an alignment, balance, rotation, and pressure-adjustment to re-sync steering wheels with their respective rollers, correcting the gait of steel steeds weary from roadway rumbles. Techs also prepare SUVs and 4x4s for rugged winter driving by changing differential fluids and refilling four-wheel-drive systems' transfer cases with hockey-player repellant. The 90-minute drivetrain treatment wraps up as specialists check to make sure rides' four-wheel drive function is working and free of leaks.
For more than 12 years, the electronic experts at Can You Hear It Car Audio Inc. have been outfitting vehicles with premium audio, video, and security products, as well as beautifying them with detailing and customizations. They keep drivers shrouded in comfort during chilly months and cool during warmer months with remote starters, and they help deter thefts by installing alarms or CD players that play only "It's a Small World." Whether selling Kenwood, Pioneer, or JVC equipment, the staff gives customers peace of mind by replacing defective items that fall under the full manufacturer's warranty.
OnPoint Connections' skilled technicians tackle a wide range of car, truck, motorcycle, and marine-accessory services, from installing secure remote starters to UV-blocking Solar Gard window tinting. Detailers buff away scratches and grime with hand washing and clay-bar treatments, while electricians turn car interiors into high-tech cockpits with GPS devices, hands-free controllers, and custom structural designs. Upgrades from OnPoint Connections not only enhance the automotive experience, but can also add a touch of aesthetic flair, such as brightening up vehicles with LED lighting kits or adding a hologram Steve McQueen to a motorcycle seat. All techs are knowledgeable about their stock of products, which includes major brands such as Kicker, Kewood, JBL, Pioneer, and Parrot, and can travel to customes' homes to perform mobile services.
Bradley Auto Wash expertly coaxes grime away from cars, turning dirty transporters into shiny motorized chariots. During the Platinum wash, a set of electronic eyes sizes up autos, measuring length, height, and level of filth with robotic precision and calculating the proper amount of soap, wax, and tranquilizer needed to subdue and clean cars. A soft-cloth system then safely cleans vehicular exteriors before stationary fans blow water away at 3,600 RPM. A triple-foam polish ensures that cars glisten like a greased-up bodybuilder, and an undercarriage wash and rust inhibitor blast away winter's clingy salt and head off corrosion. To help cars repel mud, rain, and malevolent fog sprites, Bradley Auto Wash applies a clear-coat protector before giving wheels their own pampering—including a hubcap polish, tire shine, and whitewall cleaning—leaving cars perfectly groomed and ready to impress neighbors and strike shame into the hearts of carjackers.