Elite Auto Collision prepares cars to rock while they're rolling across the nation's highways. The in-dash Kenwood KDC-108 outfits horseless carriages with the ability to liven up trips to the post office with more diverse melodies than a miniature, in-dash barbershop quartet. Eager to squeeze tunes out of CDs, CD-Rs, and CD-RWs, the device also features an auxiliary input that allows MP3 players to plug into the front panel, and a removable faceplate that deftly deters theft. Installation includes wiring and a system test to ensure that the new music boxes are fully functional before customers drive away in their tune-enabled cars. Service time varies from vehicle to vehicle, so customers should call ahead for an estimate.
Mobile units from Mega Auto Detail carry their own water and power supply. This means that when they arrive at clients' homes, they are completely self-sufficient and don't have to rely on the client to supplement them with water from a garden hose or a neighbor's oversized water pick to help with the detailing session. Detailing packages include interior and exterior cleaning, such as wax and polish, and carpet shampoo. Techs also provide customers with instructions on how to preserve their car's appearance and to avoid the elements. They'll even perform special services such as odor removal, headlight restoration, and paint oxidation removal.
In the driveways of dirtied vehicles in and around San Diego, Pittman & Son’s Mobile Auto Detailing can be found cleansing cars with their thorough detailing services. The team’s repertoire ranges from simple wash-and-waxes to complete interior and exterior detailing, as well as Teflon coatings that fend off water marks and egg-frying residue.
For more than 20 years, GotCarWash.com has been providing unlimited car washes to customers nationwide through its innovative membership program. Online clients simply browse a list of locations—more than 90 in California alone—and sign up for unlimited cleanings at the most accessible one. But regardless of which location they choose, they can rest assured that their car will be bathed by professionals wielding only the highest quality cleaning products on the market. The teams strip away grime with biodegradable shampoos and cleansers, as well as top-notch formulas like a special closed-cell Envirosoft Foam, a cleansing foam designed not to scratch exteriors. The cleansing arsenal also includes products like ArmorAll Professional—which the crews have dubbed the "Cadillac of chemicals"—and Rain-X, both of which work to protect the car's finish from harsh environmental factors and any birds that decide to hold tap dance practice on its hood.
Genie Car Wash Oil and Lube keeps cars in top condition with speedy oil changes, window tinting, and detailing services at several different locations. One of the top five car washes on CityVoter's 2012 San Diego A-list, Genie offers automated washes that quickly remove dust and grime, and technicians who scour carpets and upholstery with vacuums and protect paint jobs with coats of sealer wax. In addition, mechanics are on hand to change oil, replace batteries, switch out filters and belts, and perform other basic maintenance services. The facilities also feature gourmet markets and customer lounges where guests can relax with snacks and drinks, or use the free WiFi to argue with complete strangers about the implications of Simpson's paradox.
Signature service: Boat and yacht detailing
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Average Duration of Services: 4+ hours
Brands Used: 3M, Port Supply, Sea Shield, and Collinite
Pro Tip: We will go above and beyond for our clients. We have a no-flake policy.