Most people wait until their car develops its own ecosystem before deciding it's time to clean. Let the efficient robo-washers, with their sophisticated filtration system and total coverage, envelop the mess in their gentle cleansing arms. After driving through slushy snow and heavily salted roads, your vehicle can accumulate stuck-on gunk and ghostly salt stains. The Works Wash doubles your car's soapy coat to get off all the built-up gunk before rinsing it clean. A tri-color sealer polish and Clear Coat protectant are followed by a tire wash and shine, so roadside obstacles will scatter in fear of their unholy glow.
Originally founded in 1959 by Kurt Ziebart as Ziebart International Corp., Ziebart has morphed from an auto-rust-prevention outfit into a full-service auto accessory and detail shop that has cropped up at some 400 locations in 30 countries. Performing everything from window tinting and professional detailing to electronics installation, Ziebart's experienced staff cares for cars with high-end products, including seasonal paint protectant and the company’s renowned rust inhibitors. To protect cars inside and out, Ziebart technicians also install accouterments such as alarm systems to thwart thieves and sunroofs to thwart unflattering film negatives from processing correctly (services may vary by location).
Spitzer Autoworld has been providing exemplary auto service for more than 100 years, having gotten its start selling and leasing Ford Model Ts. With today’s deal, soiled street wagons can ungrunge their outsides for the foreseeable future with a quintet of washes ($12 value each), during which their exteriors will be lovingly cleansed of accumulated grime and restored to factory-fresh spotlessness. Dirt-averse drivers can also opt for just one exterior clean but supplement it with the added perk of a standard oil change ($35 value) to re-lubricate crusty engines and inhibit corrosion, plus a 27-point auto inspection ($45 value) to ensure the car still has at least 27 parts.
Most Popular Service: Window Tint
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Average Duration of Services: 30?60 minutes
Brands Used: We use our own custom line of films.
XTG Custom Motor Sports's owner and operator began tinting windows in 1994, and in that time, he's seen every reason imaginable for getting it done. Some customers have standard reasons such as a desire for privacy, but others have special needs, such as eye problems, a vulnerability to migraines, or family members who need additional UV protection. Since he deals in his own custom line of films, XTG's owner has a solution for each of those situations. He also deals in additional after-market parts such as sound systems, wheels and tires, and custom graphic details that help owners identify their vehicle by labeling it "Your Vehicle."
Wash-Works Car Wash's touchless-cleansing system purifies vehicles' exteriors in 180 seconds. During a car's three-minute vacation, powerful jets spray its exoskeletons with a triple-foam solution and wax to imbue a shine more luminous than the well-angled glare of a golden watch. A chassis bath meticulously tickles underbellies to remove built-up dirt, debris, and salt. After a rinsing, staffers release a pack of towels that cling to exteriors and soak up residual water with a thirst at once ferocious and gentle.
The Polish Shop's techs cleanse cars, trucks, SUVs, and vans from the inside out with detailing services that adhere to a strict 25-point checklist. After transferring interiors' loose items and change into a protective bag, staffers spend three–four hours buffing light scratches, shampooing fabrics, degunking gas caps, and peeling away tar deposits. After freeing windows of built-up film and polishing mirrors to a reflective sheen, techs conclude with a final inspection, making sure that surfaces shine, insides sparkles, and bumper stickers feature correct punctuation.