Personal Touch Custom Auto's owner, Ron Sanders, started detailing cars at the age of 19, and he still enjoys the work as much as he did back in his community-college days. Though he handles the operations of the shop, you won't find Ron sitting behind a desk—he gets his hands dirty right alongside his crew. During detailing treatments, he and his technicians gently hand-wash cars before slathering them in coats of wax and carnauba-sealant applications to protect paint. They also employ their expertise to install audio equipment, patch dents, and wrap auto glass in quality scratch-resistant films that guard auto interiors from 98% of UV rays, lingering heat, and direct eye contact with strangers.
Since 1988, Auto Care Super Saver has been helping car owners save cash with maintenance punch cards redeemable at local auto shops throughout the course of a full year. These cards come loaded with all kinds of prepaid services, including at least three full-service oil changes with up to 5 quarts of oil, lube, and a new filter. Depending on the location, punch cards may also feature tire rotations, brake inspections, engine-light readings, air-conditioning performance tests, and other repairs and inspections essential to a car's well-being. Customers can transfer the punch card's benefits to any ride, ranging from station wagons to sports cars to feral merry-go-round mounts.
With 15 locations and an inventory of more than 3,000 cars, NextCar gets its customers back on the road with speed and ease. They carry cars, trucks, and SUVs from brands such as Acura, Range Rover, and Chevrolet, with models that range from compacts and two-doors to SUVs, luxury vehicles, and hybrids.
For 15 years, TintMax has provided vehicles with both cosmetic and practical upgrades. Window tinting––the shop's specialty––is done with computer-plotting technology, which produces films customized to fit any make and model, thereby eliminating sloppy-looking jobs and ensuring that cars never show up at a party wearing the same tint as the host. In the detailing department, staffers pry off surface dirt from cars with thorough hand washes and then rebuild show-room sheens with orbital waxes and interior conditioners. After cars are cleaned and groomed, they can strut into TintMax’s electronics section and slip into a new Kenwood stereo or prep for winter with a Viper remote starter.
Minor Details' experienced auto cleaners have started expanding their horizons. While the staff has specialized in detailing cars, trucks, SUVs, and vans for the Maryland-area car dealerships, they now have set their sights on individual car owners as well. They wash and dry rides by hand to a glimmering shine with basic services, and scour every inch of a vehicle's interior and exterior during full-service detailings that restore rides to factory condition before being hardened by the harsh realities of traffic law.