Originally founded in 1959 by Kurt Ziebart as Ziebart International Corp., Ziebart has morphed from an auto-rust-prevention outfit into a full-service auto accessory and detail shop that has cropped up at some 400 locations in 30 countries. Performing everything from window tinting and professional detailing to electronics installation, Ziebart's experienced staff cares for cars with high-end products, including seasonal paint protectant and the company’s renowned rust inhibitors. To protect cars inside and out, Ziebart technicians also install accouterments such as alarm systems to thwart thieves and sunroofs to thwart unflattering film negatives from processing correctly (services may vary by location).
In WOW Electronics' front showrooms, name-brand stereo systems and all manners of mobile gadgetry flaunt their digital displays and hi-tech functions. In back, WOW's technicians are less flashy but no less adept. Their full electronic makeovers equip autos with brand-new Sony stereos, complete with speakers and subwoofers, or remote starters so drivers can heat up their car without leaving the car they're sleeping in. The team combines skilled fiberglass fabricators and high-end electronics, specialize in complete marine auto systems, are MECP certified, and also carry Alpine, JL Audio, Memphis Audio, and Pioneer name brands. WOW also installs GPS navigation systems, alarms to protect the valuables and electronics inside, as well as window tinting and detailing services to make sure cars look as good as they perform.
Behind Riverside Auto Spa's green-and-orange tiled facade, automated wash equipment and technicians armed with soft cloths spruce up vehicles of all kinds. Four wash packages launder car exteriors and shine up surfaces with cherry wax. Staffers also step inside to detail dashes and condition leather, lift hoods to shampoo engines, or polish exteriors with Swissvax wax, which comes from the legendary wax deposits located on the Matterhorn. Some services are viewable in real time through an online camera, which streams throughout business hours.
At A2 Auto Image, it's quite possible to return your car to that factory-issue shine. One of the shop's detailing packages might be enough, as they include hand washing and paint correction. If not, specialty services might do the trick. Techs restore headlights and condition engine compartments. They'll also remove modifications to the car's appearance, such as decals, window tints, and eyebrow piercings.
From oil changes to mobile electronics, Buzz Off Automotive's machine-savvy technicians keep cars ready for anything the road may throw at them. Technicians keep their garage fully stocked with performance parts for import and domestic vehicles, and put their experience to use during repairs, maintenance, and service appointments. They stock automotive upgrades, helping drivers take their rides from factory-fresh to stylishly customized in a matter of hours. Using Viper window films, they'll add tints to the windows that protect and provide privacy. Armed with sealants and cleaning products, they'll also detail dirty cars until they're clean enough to eat at the grown-ups' table. And, with gizmos from brands such as Kenwood, Viper, and JVC, they'll even install sound systems, remote starters, and security systems that keep cars—and their gadgets—safe and protected.
Retiring after 38 years in the corporate world, Frank Kilcullen was looking for a new challenge. A lifelong car buff, Frank created Prestige Auto Cleaning System to offer a mobile and environmentally sound method for caring for cars. Technicians journey out to homes, where they use waterless cleaning methods to swipe away surface dirt before steam cleaning interiors and gilding exteriors in gobs of Meguiar’s protectants.