Automotive in Middletown

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Each day, Exquisite Automotive Detail & Mobile Car Wash’s staff of licensed and insured detailers clock in and view the tasks at-hand: a car needs its interior steam cleaned, a yacht needs to be polished up, or an airplane may need its wings pruned. The mobile team, who pride themselves on their professionalism, uses primarily biodegradable cleaning products, and they also offer pressure-washing services for homes.

606 Corbit Drive
Middletown,
DE
US

There's a glint and a glare bouncing off Greenhill Car Wash's rooftop. It's up there with the building’s solar panels, soaking up the sun's rays to power their computerized tunnel with clean, renewable energy. In their tunnel, soft foam and a pressure spray gently scrub the grime off of autos, while a lather of triple foam adds gloss, and a rust inhibitor staves off deterioration. Committed to keeping both cars and the environment clean, they also employ a water-recycling system that uses 60–80% less water than the standard commercial car wash. At their two locations, they remain true to their green car-washing techniques, and make their washes last longer by rendering thorough detailings or taping a scathing lampoon of dirt to each bumper. Detailers can return cars to a like-new appearance by rubbing exteriors with clay bars to remove contaminants, applying UV creams to interiors to prevent sun damage, and hand waxing paint jobs to a showroom shine.

200 United Dr
Middletown,
DE
US

With lube and service centers spread across America, Valvoline Instant Oil Change ensures that roads from coast to coast teem with automotive vigor. Certified technicians perform a roster of services, including drive-thru oil changes that allow motorists to arrive without an appointment and remain in their car while Valvoline oils forge a truce between metal parts.

122 North Dupont Highway
New Castle,
DE
US

Established: 1985

Reservations/Appointments: Required

Staff Size: 2?10 people

Average Duration of Services: 30?60 minutes

Brands Used: Akebono brake pads, Michelin and Bridgestone tires

300 Churchmans Rd
New Castle,
DE
US

Throughout the past 17 years, the four Mikes who run Fox Run Auto have expanded their simple, two-bay repair shop into its current 12-bay sprawl. The nine ASE-certified technicians on staff tend cars suffering all types of maladies, backing their repairs with a two-year or 24,000-mile warranty rather than a notarized pinkie swear. The team can install sturdy tires from Firestone, Bridgestone, and other manufacturers; they can also lubricate systems, replace worn-out brakes, and align wheels. While autos are in the shop, courteous shuttle drivers ferry owners to and from their destinations.

610 Connor Blvd
Bear,
DE
US

Vehicles of virtually every make and model roll into Shorty’s Detailing and Window Tinting and roll out again glistening with showroom newness. The chamois-slinging detailers administer scrub-downs by hand, getting into cars’ every contour and bringing gleam out of dingy, road-weary tire walls. They also cut pieces of window tint, which can keep interiors feeling cool by blocking out UV rays, and buff away scratches after patrons get in fender benders or park under a skyscraper full of pennies and curious third graders.

1921 Pulaski Hwy.
Bear,
Delaware
US