Owners Mike and Greg took over Xtreme Vehicle Designs in 2010, seeking to channel their 27 years of shared industry experience into a auto enhancement business that operates with a personal touch. Having seen the deficits of big-box retailers, they assembled a highly talented crew of gear heads, installation experts from Pioneer’s training force, technicians recently back from serving in Iraq, and graphics experts. Since they understand how important sound systems are to music lovers, they encourage their customers to bring their iPod, CDs, or mobile a capella bands into the demo room and test the equipment for themselves. This personal attention extends to all of their services, whether it’s the installation of a new sound, video, or security system, the application of LLumar tinted window film, or cosmetic upgrades such as vehicle graphics and detailing.
When Mike's Carwash first opened in 1948, it was one of only 18 carwash businesses in the United States. Today, the family-owned establishment keeps the 65-year-old tradition of gussying up automobiles alive at 42 locations throughout the Midwest. At each location, accommodating staffers stand by to assist customers during the cleaning process. Decked out in cartoon neckties, the cheerful team ushers cars into computer-controlled washers that eschew traditional gear-operated brushes and baseball bats in favor of controlled sprays and soft cloths. After the mixture of eight signature soaps de-grimes surfaces, 200-miles-per-hour gusts of hot air dry vehicles instantly. Mike's also offers specialty coats to give car exteriors and tires additional shine.
When it was founded in 1959, Ziebart’s business model hinged on a single service: its innovative rust-prevention procedure. However, the chain has diversified its auto treatments throughout the last five decades. Though the team of certified technicians continues to safeguard vehicles against corrosion, they also protect paint jobs with Z-Shield and Diamond Gloss coatings and render interior fabrics stain-resistant with their house Ultra Fabric Protector formula. They clean and disinfect ride interiors, and hand-wash and machine polish exteriors to a sparkling shine. Beyond up-keeping vehicles, they stock an arsenal of car electronics that run the gamut from remote car starters to in-dash navigation systems, which can help drivers find their way back home without relying on a trail of breadcrumbs.
Water is a powerful thing. It can cut through mountains, keep the human body functioning, and simultaneously power every novelty watermill on the planet. Which is why the insured and bonded team of technicians from Xtreme Clean LLC employ commercial grade high-pressure hoses to scour dirt and grime off of household surfaces. An entirely mobile service, the uniformed team brings its own water supply to each job site aboard trucks emblazoned with the company logo, so customers feel confident that it is Xtreme Clean’s staff at their door. The crew then sets about power washing surfaces such as sidewalks, decks, and vinyl siding using only biodegradable products without chemical additives that may be harmful to pets or humans.
Rockstars' team works hard to keep cars looking beautiful. Their services include everything from paintless dent repair and windshield chip repair to paint touch-ups and bumper work. Fiscally and environmentally conscious, they strive to recondition the car's current parts rather than throw them out, which can cost more and crowd landfills. They can also adorn windows with 3M tinted film or scour vehicles clean, inside and out, with detailing packages. They even perform complete makeovers where they doll up autos with custom graphics, light bars, spoilers, fender flares, or any number of accoutrements that match the owner's evening wear.
According to Newton's Fourth Law, the more you drive your car, the more debris it attracts—which in turn repels aerodynamics, the opposite gender, and gravity itself. Smooth your horseless carriage's exterior with today's deal: for $30, you get $60 worth of washes at Car Wash King. Your Groupon is good for a swipe card that is valid at both the Dickerson Road and Swiss Avenue locations. Trade your Groupon for the card at 400 Swiss Ave. between 10 a.m. and noon Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.