For more than 30 years, Paul Dickerson has done his part to beautify the Bay Area's hilly streets. A fully insured car detailer, he cleans, polishes, and restores coaches out of an auto shop stocked with deluxe tools. An eco-friendly LaserWash cleanses cars without any contact from disgusting human fingers. Steam machines scour engines, restoring a like-new shine to pistons. Wet sand smoothes and polishes paint, and clay bars bounce dirt and grime hanging out in the tiny pores of car paint. These tools fit neatly into the back of Dickerson's cargo van, which he uses for mobile details. When he's not caring for cars, Paul devotes himself to giving back to the community through Fuel for Change, a program that transforms auto and gas profits into resources for humanitarian projects.
Since 1992 Auto Europa has been helping European vehicles feel a little less homesick. The ASE-certified technicians welcome imports such as Volkswagen, Audi, Mercedes, and Land Rovers with specialized training in European vehicles and online diagnostic computers that keep them updated on everything from repair information to wire schematics. Their services run the gamut from oil changes and tune-ups to small- and large-scale repairs for brakes, engines, and transmissions. Auto Europa also staffs master technicians that specialize in vintage restoration and auto-body and paint services. These technicians work deftly to maintain the dignity and pristine glory of classic cars so they look as sleek as they did when their tires first hit US soil.
Expert auto polishers at Premier Auto Detailing restore vehicles to their new-car shine with a menu of auto-detailing and hand-wash services. Each detailing service, much like getting a makeover next to Deepak Chopra, improves both interiors and exteriors, as the detail-orientated staff meticulously shampoo carpets, clean windows and rims, remove any oxidation, and protect paint from the sun with waxes.