After emigrating from east Africa in 1974, Bashir Hirjee started detailing cars in a small bay in his father's Texaco station. Today, Bashir's detailing center, Bashir’s Auto Cosmetics, could swallow several such bays, as the sprawling facility covers 16,000 square feet and services up to 150 cars per week. Inside the center, autos enter a 110-foot tunnel for a thorough lambscloth car wash before a slew of protectants enhance paint and inhibit rust. Customers can take refuge in Bashir's 800-square-foot lobby while they wait, running fingers along the handmade mahogany furniture or easing into a leather sofa to enjoy the view of a flat-screen TV. A 150-foot red carpet also runs adjacent to the auto wash tunnel, letting drivers keep watch over their sudsy vehicle like a school chaperone on a class trip to the water park.
The team at Exclusive Detailing use hand-labor to meticulously scour vehicles, with services that include everything from traditional waxing and tire-dressing treatments to specialty services such as removing tree-sap and overspray. Exclusive Detailing also specializes in polishing and paint restoration, as well as sprucing up seasonal toys like boats and motorcycles that may be confused and cobweb-covered from their long winter hibernation.
Beyond the bright pops of blue and red that paint Detailz Auto Spa’s façade, skilled technicians are washing and detailing cars until every inch of them gleams. High-pressure blasts of water start things off, and a slew of special polishes, waxes, and treatments leave each wheel, roof, and leather interior sparkling. VIP programs reward frequent guests with discounts, and with spells that ward off post-car-wash rain showers.
At Coquitlam Wash World, drivers turn cars over to a chorus of machines or scrub them by hand with powerful, simple-to-use tools. The centre’s two touchless tunnels offer a wealth of services, including hot and cold soak, candy-coloured tri-foam, and fast-acting drying agents. Drivers can also roll roadsters into a 40-foot self-serve wash bay, where they’ll find an arsenal of foaming exterior brushes, high-pressure water guns, and shampoo-dispensing brushes designed for interiors. Coquitlam Wash World ensures visitors receive treats for all their hard work, including lollipops for children, dog biscuits for canines, and paper clips for teething accountants.
The technicians at Rallytec Auto Services revamp rides from top to bottom with an array of repair, maintenance, and detailing services. Using diagnostic equipment, the team boosts vehicle performance and readies cars for seasonal weather, swapping out tires come winter and tanning tailpipes for summer. A stock of carnauba wax keeps paint jobs glimmering, and hot-steam extraction processes delve deep into upholstery to clear out dirt and debris.
Cars arrive dusty and road-weary to The Clean Machine in North Bellmore. Automobile experts descend on the gritty vehicles, using a brushless spray to whisk away unsightly bug splatter and other debris so cars can leave gleaming.