Al’s Auto Detail is the official detailing company for Concord Toyota, but cars don’t need to be on the market to receive the showroom treatment. Their 25 years of painstaking attention to detail earned them the dealership gig in the first place, and it’s that same deft eye for cleanliness that they use to clean any type of car, whether it’s been cruising the roads for years or was recently birthed out of a monster-truck undercarriage. Al’s Auto Detail offers everything from hand-wash packages to extensive details, performing every buff, wax, and scrub with a delicate touch and a hard stance against dirt. On top of cleaning packages, they also offer specialty add-ons such as engine cleaning, leather treatments, and three-step clay buffing.
More than 2 million vehicles owe their reflective finishes and sparkling chrome to Autopia Carwash. Since its opening in 1994, the single wash has blossomed in size, scale, and clientele. A tiered menu of wash packages caters to the needs of all cars, from those that need a quick five-minute clean to those that need to buff away the phone number of a cute sedan that stopped calling. Detailing services range from hand wax and paint-sealant applications to carpet cleaning, promising personal attention to cars’ every nook and cranny. Thanks to Autopia Carwash’s rain policy, customers can cruise through the wash for free if it rains within 72 hours of their previous visit.
The meticulous technicians at A Plus Auto Detail revamp car façades and sanitize interiors with thorough washes and waxes. During the clay-and-wax detail, Clay Magic bars nimbly pluck dirt particles and split atoms from the frame without harming the paint, clearing a path for carnauba wax coatings to glaze the finish. The full detail commences with an exterior pressure wash, which loosens, liquefies, and dispels all forms of filth before dexterous human digits carefully apply carnauba wax. Next, chrome surfaces are conditioned to a heightened state of reflection, and plastic bumpers and doorjambs begin to glow from being in the presence of professional detailers. On the inside, technicians dutifully detail seats and carpets, leavening the stomped, muddied fibers with cleaning agents before toweling panels, cleaning and dressing the wheels, and tidying up the trunk.
Aladdin Limousine's chauffeurs wheel through the streets of the East Bay, their limousines glimmering in the sunlight. The seasoned drivers are experts when it comes to navigating the Bay Area, whisking customers to the airport using the quickest routes, and dropping students off safely at proms and fast-food joints all across town.
Thanks to Bay Area Ski Bus, getting from point A to point B never felts so good. Its shuttle buses, outfitted with modern conveniences such as video systems, usher passengers to and from local ski resorts, negating their need to worry over travel plans or convince the troll under their bed to return their car keys. Provided meals, snacks, and beverages keep both hunger and thirst at bay, and lift tickets dispensed upon arrival get skiers straight to the slopes. When the faraway ski destinations of Colorado or Val d'Isère entice travelers away from home, Bay Area Ski Bus grows wings to match. Its guides handle every detail of the adventure, from flights and shuttle arrangements to lodging and lift tickets.
The experienced technicians at BMW Concord keep four-wheeled human transporters of all makes rolling smoothly on the inside and looking fresh on the outside. During the ultimate spa detail, the staff pamper vehicles with a flurry of exterior treatments, including a hand wash and wax, bug and tar removal, and ranch-flavored tire dressing. The skilled hands also clean out engine compartments and vacuum, shampoo, and condition interiors. To complement the car's freshly primped countenance, mechanics meticulously inspect its mysterious inner workings, checking to see that brakes, tires, belts, lights, and suspension systems are working properly and ensuring that engines aren’t leaking fluids or dark secrets confessed during long road trips. While customers wait for the approximately six-hour service to conclude, they can grab a drink from the café and head out to cruise around in a BMW loaner car, which they can keep for up to 24 hours.
During the oil change, an experienced technician removes the worn-out filter and purges old motor oil, then replaces them with a fresh filter and up to five quarts of standard vehicular blood. The full engine inspection includes a thorough diagnosis of all your auto's mechanical components from its gears to its belts to its throat dangly. Owners of the newly rejuvenated motor carriage receive a computerized evaluation that details existing issues and points out potential future complications. The entire service package, including the oil change and inspection, takes about 45 minutes—long enough to lounge in the waiting room, peruse a few magazines, sip a cup of complimentary coffee, or twiddle the thumbs of a fellow waitee.