Phil Chu and Darren Cho, the body and service specialists at AlphaWerx Auto Inc., spent years honing their automotive chops in training and apprenticeships at major manufacturers before turning their tireless work ethic to their own vehicle-perfecting institution. With a degree in auto body repair and two refinishing competitions under his belt—in which he placed first and second place—Phil decided to open his own shop and put his painstaking craftsmanship to work on collision and paint repairs. Service technician Darren Cho started out in small garages, where his passions blossomed and landed him apprenticeships working with European vehicles and later with Honda. A six-year stint at BMW fermented his knowledge and acumen for high-end cars and their entourages.
The trophies that line the inside of Royalty Auto Spa’s waiting room gleam, reflecting the care the staff takes when detailing the insides and outsides of each customer’s four-wheeled friend. Using only top-notch products and buckets of elbow grease, the detail-oriented car cleansers doll up dirty road-huggers with sudsy soft-cloth baths, a vacuum session, and a gentle hand dry to protect the coat. While autos undergo their pampering sessions, customers can prop their feet up in the waiting lounge and enjoy a snack or beverage while watching the TV tell knock-knock jokes.
• For $23, you get a preventive auto-maintenance package, including oil change, brake inspection, and tire rotation (a $99.32 value, including HST). • For $79, you get a premium auto-detailing package (a $158.14 value, including HST).
Fine Details deals exclusively in restoring cleanliness to motor vehicles with hands-on car wash and detailing services. Erase unsightly symptoms of overuse with a full-scale hand wash with pre-rinse covering the entire hull from bow to stern. Wheels and rims regain gleams with specialized dressing, and exterior windows are clarified to minimize pesky opacity. The final gem coat paint protectant seals in restored shine and guards against pigment fade, harsh weather conditions, and acidic wit of adolescent comedians.
EE Auto Detailing welcomes vehicles to all three of its locations for scrub-downs and sprucing-ups. Their detailing packages vary depending on how extensive a treatment the car needs; there's a basic hand wash to remove grime, a full interior and exterior package that includes Autoglym shampoo and interior dressing, and then claying and waxing treatments that leave paint as reflective as a fifth-year philosophy student. Additionally, EE Auto Detailing offers complimentary detailing services for senior citizens, with no purchase or tips required.
Automotive security systems such as alarms, smartphone car control, and dash cameras may be their bread and butter, but Lockdown Security Canada provides more than protection from car jackers and children who desperately need to get to a candy store. They're also experts in such automotive gizmos as seat-warmers, parking sensors, bluetooth systems, and lighting both inside and out. For the home, they can install such protective measures as motion-sensitive cameras, remote audio and video links, and Nest home-comfort systems.