At Deep Reflections Auto Detailers, clients don?t have to be an expert in automobile care to know they?re getting efficient, high-quality service. Techs take the time to explain to each customer?in layman?s terms?the condition of their vehicle, and they make customized recommendations based on each vehicle?s needs, from interior and exterior cleaning and detailing to paint touchups.
Staffers execute this thorough detailing with polymer-based Zaino products that polish and protect auto exteriors. When paint jobs need extra attention, they first restore luster with 3M and Menzerna products before applying Zaino as a finishing touch. While they specialize in durable shines, their detailing includes comprehensive cleanings with hand washes, vacuuming, vinyl conditioning, carpet shampooing, and more.
When the first Classic Car Wash opened back in 1964, it made something of a splash. Forgoing the utilitarian make of traditional car washes, the shop modeled its first building after a Mississippi riverboat. Over the next 50 years, the Classic Car Wash family flourished, opening other architecturally distinctive venues, and earning "Best Carwash in Silicon Valley" awards for seven consecutive years by the Mercury News. Each of the four locations boasts similar flourishes?the Robertsville wash's Victorian architecture, for example, nods to the region's architectural heritage. But despite these grand designs, there are certain consistencies from one location to the next. Each wash features gentle state-of-the-art wash technology and uses 100% recycled water.
Wash packages at Westgate Classic Car Wash range from quick exterior washes to "The Works" packs, which feature exterior surface protectant, polish, sealer, and interior cleaning. Each Classic Car Wash also offers details for cars that need a little more attention?techs tackle blemishes inside and out with steam cleaning and body clay treatments, all in service of making the car shine like it did the day it first drank motor oil from a sippy cup. All four locations have food and drinks, and three of them feature Queen's Chest gift shops with trinkets and gifts from around the world.
At Almaden Valley Window Washing, a small, family-run business operating for more than three decades, technicians use only child- and pet-safe cleaning products to oust gunk from homes' interiors and exteriors. Grime fighters free windows of light-blocking filth and relieve gutters of accumulated foliage or broomstick fibers dropped by migrating witches. The handy team can also refurbish houses' insides with home repairs or remodeling. Always attuned to homeowner's satisfaction, the company's landscape architects use meticulous techniques when coiffing hedges, installing gutter protectors, or painting decks with glow-in-the-dark bull's eyes for arriving UFOs.
Vince Serio—detailing whiz and owner of Serio's Custom Detailing—works with a team of skilled detailers to bring dirty cars, trucks, SUVs, motorcycles, RVs, and boats back to a state of cleanliness. His shop's services include à la carte treatments to help remove overspray, tar, and interior stains caused by carpooling with oil tycoons. Basic hand washes and waxes and clay-bar treatments give way to in-depth detailing sessions such as the Full Auto Transformation, which leaves even the filthiest of cars clean and shiny after about four hours of attention from Vince and company.
The experienced techs at AJ Auto Detailing, Inc. have been revamping rides for 28 years with an array of detailing services. Using ultra-purified water, technicians wash exteriors by hand before slathering painted surfaces with industry-standard polymer sealers and carnauba wax. They also eradicate oxidization, perform complete interior details, and steam clean engines to remove grease, oil, and any carrots lingering from the car's last collision with a produce stand.
At The Car Spa, detailers use soft cloths, hand waxes, and shampoo to bring soiled vehicles back to a shiny state. Their sole focus is to remove interior and exterior filth, whether it’s a coffee spill soiling the carpet or a smudge of road grime tainting the finish. They target everyday wear with wash packages that include soft-cloth washes and a clear coat.
More advanced blemishes can be undone with a detail package; treatments such as buffing, polishing, and leather conditioning rekindle the car’s original glow and make it proud to roll down the assembly line at its 10-year factory reunion.