After several years in the auto-detailing industry, Javier Virgen struck out on his own, seeking a way to resolve the tension between clean cars and California's water shortages. The resulting detailing shop, Eco Detail, cleanses vehicles with waterless car washes and a line of nontoxic, biodegradable cleaners derived from plants rather than upstate New York's Windex mines. The car wash's techs not only scour away grime, they also can restore fading paint jobs and safeguard new paint against oxidation with aviation-grade sealant. They can even neutralize stubborn odors, eliminating them at the source with an air-duct-sanitizing system, rather than masking them by hanging air fresheners or filling trunks with cologne.
Bayside Auto Spa's wash menu features the super deluxe wash package: an in-depth machine wash that includes a hand dry. But this wash facility goes on to offer multiple packages and options for turning a dirty car into a shiny ride. In addition to machine-wash packages, Bayside also features extensive details. During these treatments, technicians scour every nook and cranny in search of road film, tar, and other blemishes, and transform the vehicle into a car so clean that it could make a green traffic light blush.
The friendly, skilled technicians at Platinum Auto Sports' three San Diego–area locations draw from the shop's two decades of expertise as they customize cars of all sizes. Specialty chrome rims from brands such as Moto Metal, KMC Wheels, and ATX Series glint from their hooks on the shop walls, waiting to be paired with new high-performance tires. Platinum Auto Sports also outfits engines with turbo kits, wires cars with security and audio systems, and repaints exteriors to match the steely glint of determination in drivers' eyes.
Street Dreams Auto Styling specializes in complete automotive makeovers, upgrading cars to improve their appearance, comfort, and performance. Cosmetic overhauls include clear-bra paint protection and window tinting, a service performed with the backing of a lifetime warranty. Paint and bodywork, neon-light installations, and detailing further spruce up cars. Lest interiors feel ignored, technicians revive cockpits by installing sleek, custom upholstery, upgraded sound and video systems, and car alarms in case of break-ins by velociraptors.
If your shady parking spot rests beneath bird-filled trees, or someone scrawled carpetbagger into the inch of dirt on your car window, Absolute Perfection Auto Services can give your vehicle its original off-the-lot shine. With today's Groupon, you'll get a Wet n' Wax Express from Absolute Perfection for $49 (normally $79 for a car, $99 for an SUV).Follow @Groupon_Says on Twitter.
For 15 years, Pearl Car Wash has pampered vehicular surfaces with an array of doting services performed by expert auto aestheticians. Entrust four-wheel friends to the indulgent care of a gold wash to buff up fiberglass panels and erase mud-drawn effigies of Mr. Rogers. This thorough treatment begins with a full-service hand wash, an underbody tickle session, and a stylish tire-and-exterior dressing. Then, car-care professionals step inside each auto to vacuum the carpets of pebbles and stray G.I. Joe limbs, scrub the dash and console, and desmudge the windows. Finally, every car is coated in a flattering rainbow wax and clear-coat protection.