Einstein's automated car-wash system sanitizes and shines chariots in three minutes. Each Best car wash begins with a high-pressure rinse, followed by a refreshing citrus wash and iced-tea sip. An underbody wash evicts lurking dirt clods and tar smears, followed by a spot-banishing rinse, before triple polish sleeks and shines painted surfaces and a layer of Rain-X prepares cars to repel cloud runoff. Einstein's equipment sprays down each tire spoke with a powerful road debris-destroying wash and applies a glistening coat of tire shine over rubber wheels and bald heads. After the wash, the free vacuum station is available for hosing out interior grit and grime.
For Nicholas Newell, it was love at first shift. As a mischievous 4-year-old, he snatched the keys to his mother's car, popped the vehicle into reverse, and started to back out of the driveway. Luckily, Nicholas's mom stopped him before he made it to the street, but his life had already changed—Nicholas had fallen in love with automobiles. As years passed, he spent afternoons washing the family Jeep, until he was finally old enough to purchase his own car: a 1984 Ford Bronco II. He worked tirelessly to maintain the car's clear coat, and along the way, he became an expert auto detailer. It seemed inevitable that he would one day either open his own detailing shop or found a republic where cars have a voice in congress.
At E46 Detailing, Nicholas and his team maintain the interiors and exteriors of most any type of vehicle, from European imports to American muscle cars. They can hand wash paint jobs, treat leather, dress tires, vacuum floors, and perform anything else needed to keep cars looking their best. In addition to these services, the auto enthusiasts also host a monthly European auto club.
Authorized as extended-warranty repair centers, Lloyd's Automotive populates its three full-service, AAA-approved garages with ASE-certified technicians. Mechanics walk cars through full-spectrum maintenance services, from routine oil changes and battery servicing to full engine overhauls and decoding cryptic vanity plates. Ensuring no driver is left stranded, Lloyd's delivers customers to and from work in a convenience shuttle and attends to roadside breakdowns with available rescue towing. The garages’ doors also stay open during convenient Saturday hours.
A 30-year veteran of the auto-care industry, Dave Lee of Specialty Auto and Tire knows cars. Lee is an expert in caring for diesel vehicles and motor homes, and cares for cars with scheduled maintenance, tune-ups, system flushes, and electrical and full diagnostics. His fellow mechanics adjust alignments and care for breaks and transmissions, often with same-day turnaround, allowing customers to return to the Bat Cave before nightfall. The auto shop's technicians meet or beat almost any estimate, and offer a one-year or 12,000-mile parts-and-labor warranty.
The technicians at Custom Truck transform stock trucks and SUVs into roving extensions of drivers' personalities. The team has been in the build-out business since 1971, which not only adds up to a lot of experience, but also means it has developed relationships with a sizable lineup of vendors—more than 125 in all. The extensive product list allows nearly any part of a vehicle to be swapped out for another model, from floor mats and seat covers to grilles and suspension systems.