Not content just to polish the hoods of Mercedes to their rightful sheen, the thorough technicians once refurbished an F-14 Tomcat, removing decades of grit from its hull and wings and returning its star insignia to a pristine white. In between detailing luxury cars and boats, the techs work on restoring a beautiful cherry-red Ferrari to the glittering condition it was in when it was first unwrapped from its enormous Hot Wheels packaging. They've been removing microscopic dirt and bumps from the finish during careful clay treatments and sealing the paint to prevent future scratches. The ace techs can finish a meticulous exterior detailing of a car or SUV in as little as one hour.
Any trade requires tools. The array of cleaning supplies at On The Spot Superior Auto Detail might surprise even a doctor or mechanic, though. To complete services, which range from car washes with nonabrasive materials to interior and exterior detailing, the technicians wield polish, bug-and-tar remover, and carpet shampoo. They also collect any loose personal items into a sealed bag to protect them from cleaning products. In addition to services for cars, trucks, and SUVs, On The Spot also cleans and details motorcycles, heavy-duty trucks, boats, and the other vehicles that Power Rangers occasionally drive.
Owned and operated by a detail-oriented veteran of the US military, A Guy and a Girl Auto Detailing cleanses cars in New Orleans, Metairie, West Bank, and Northshore with their mobile detailing services. In their most meticulous service—known as the Big Easy Booster detail – the team restores luster to exterior sheet metal with a spotless hand wash, buffing, and wax. Interiors are lavished with similar attention—car owners can expect thoroughly shampooed upholstery, a dustless dashboard, and an air freshener installed upon entering their freshly detailed vehicle.
In 1968, whitewall tires were more popular. Grills were wider, gleaming grins on the front of powerful autos. Though cars have changed significantly, Halima Car Wash has stayed in the same place for four decades. Today, the staff there says they’ve cleaned more than one million vehicles. Cars return to a near-factory-issue gleam at the hands of the technicians, who are equipped with clear-coat conditioner, paint protectant, and tire shine.
The experienced drivers of Big Easy Limos chauffeur guests through New Orleans in style inside a fleet of luxury vehicles. Up to four commuters can swiftly move from A to B in a black Lincoln Town Car, and as many as 28 can pile into a spacious limo bus on outings such as bachelor parties, proms, or chain-gang reunions. Big Easy Limos also supplies vehicles ranging from a 16-passenger Hummer H2 limo equipped with three flat-screen televisions to a vintage 1957 Rolls Royce still covered in “I Like Ike” bumper stickers. The company can also transport up to 24 travelers at a time to and from airports.
An ASE Master-Certified facility, GT Automotive has been repairing cars for two decades. Technicians perform small- and large-scale repairs ranging from brake and transmission work to A/C servicing and oil changes. All services include a complimentary 21-point vehicle inspection, and repairs come with a 12-month warranty on parts and labor. Customers without other transit options can opt for vehicle delivery services or use free Wi-Fi in the lounge as they wait.