Auto Boutique’s crew of skilled technicians travels to their clients’ cars, wherever they may be, to keep rides safe and comfortable through a list of accessory services. They dissolve hints of cigarette smoke hidden deep inside fabrics and tackle rotten-food smells from deep within the glove compartment a passenger once mistook for a fridge. Headlights shine brighter and clearer after restoration, and drivers can better see the road before them, thanks to the team’s expert windshield-repair services. For curb and road rash, Auto Boutique offers wheel repair.
Though it originally sold only two things—audio products and wireless phones—Car Toys has gradually expanded its repertoire. Today, with 50 locations spread across four states, electronics-certified technicians install everything from Alpine in-dash navigation units to phone-integration systems that sync iPhones, Androids, and tin cans to car stereos. Meanwhile, in the garage, detailing technicians meticulously spruce up cars inside and out, using deionized water, paint-friendly shampoos, and high-quality wash mitts to protect against scratches, swirls, and water spots. The team also sweeps through interiors with vacuums, hot-water extractors, and ozone deodorizing treatment, which kills airborne bacteria and nasty smells in one fell swoop.
Ricki Mackin boasts a drag-racing career that began in 2001. He built his first racecar three years later and eventually won road races and circle-track showdowns. Today, he puts this expertise to use as CEO and founder of Mackin Street Customs & RV's, where he and his team customize and detail boats and automobiles and soup up and service everything from racecars to RVs.
The detailing crew at Integrity Auto Detail treats each and every ride that rolls into their shop as if it were their own. They restore vehicles to a like-new shine with a range of detailing packages, from an express treatment to a deluxe package complete with a hand wash, interior cleaning, and massage for the hood ornament. The shop also spruces up cars with à la carte services, such as wheel polishing, interior steam cleaning, and clay-bar treatments, and protects interiors from harmful UV rays with window tinting.
Washman's expert auto detailers send gas-guzzling broncos on a quick gallop through the fully automated car wash, which laves vehicles using noncaustic, phosphate-free soaps and recycles 100% of washing water to be filtered and reused. A three-minute romp in the brushless, soft-cloth wash bay readies exteriors for an express hand wax, which buffs and shields cars from acidic remarks from younger vehicles. Harnessing the cleansing power of a 200-degree hot-water extraction unit, the cleaning crew thoroughly forces filth from carpets. Next, a vigorous shampooing or leather cleaning treatment leaves behind fresh seats, and an interior wipe-down tidies up dashboards, center consoles, and door panels. To conclude the process, which takes up to four hours, an odor eliminator tactfully removes lingering smells left by pets and moisture run amok.
The auto-detailing technicians at Top Class Auto Salon have restored the original, factory-floor shine to scores of SUVs, trucks, cars, and boats. They treat newer and older vehicles with a range of services that include overall detailing, fender rolling, vinyl wrapping, plasti-dipping, and window tinting with UV-blocking film. The staff supports each job with a satisfaction guarantee, which allows customers to request a do-over if their vehicles start getting too many compliments from grizzly bears.