After developing a process to prevent cars from rusting in 1959, founder Kurt Ziebart continued to pursue automotive innovation, forming an international network of 400 locations in 30 countries. Skilled technicians update cars with a variety of detailing and protective services that keep paint jobs from fading and heal chipped windows. Their inventory contains a spread of accessories to personalize vehicles, including remote starters to heat vehicles in cold months, sunroofs to let in the summer's rays, and alarm systems to scare off falling leaves in autumn. Scratches and scuffmarks disappear with cosmetic touchups and tinted windows preserve privacy behind a thin layer of dimness. In addition to services for vehicles, Biddeford Ziebart also offers residential window tinting.
Colonial Car Wash's octet of basic exterior washes keeps the outer hull of your road-ship unsullied by gunk, funk, and air pudding, so that it always looks like it just drove out of a commercial. The trinity of Rain-X-enhanced cleanings keeps your shining steel steed spotless and streak-free, with a high-gloss formula that repels rain, snow, and slurs against Andrew Jackson written on the hood's dust by bitter, wandering Whigs.
Supersonic Car Wash's automatic tunnels and attentive technicians expunge automotive dirt on the inside and out. During each Superwash package, tri-foams exterminate outer filth and seal in escape-minded shine with clear coat wax. After polishing wheels and cleaning tires, techs vacuum the cabin, wash the windows, dust the dash, and decimate gunk civilizations growing in the cup holders. The three-to-four-hour interior and exterior detail kicks off with a full-service wash and wheel clean. As techs restore sheen to the outside façade, staffers spread healthy gobs of shampoo across the carpets, seats, and mats in order to bully out spills and erase evidence of the carpool’s last pie-eating contest. Details conclude with an interior tidying, as techs spruce up surfaces and plastics and outfit panels in conditioners.
Helmed by husband-and-wife duo Richard and Sandra Hameroff, Broadway Auto Clinic tends to the mechanical and aesthetic needs of vehicles foreign and domestic. As visitors relax in the lobby with a show on the flat-screen TV or a magazine, formally trained technicians employ sophisticated equipment to tune up and repair cars, with same-day service in most cases. High-powered automated car washes flush out undercarriages and protect precious paint jobs with pressurized jets of water and applications of triple-foam polish wax. Specialized dog-wash stations ensure that pets are clean enough to drive your clean car home. Two dedicated courtesy shuttles ferry passengers to and from downtown Albany and other important locations Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The highly trained technicians at Jiffy Lube tend to about 24 million customers each year with services such as the Signature Service oil-change package, which promotes the longevity of each vehicle. Staffers acknowledge that oil plays a crucial role in maximizing the lifespan of each car—it cools the motor and prevents moving parts from deteriorating. More than 20,000 technicians who have completed an extensive training program certified by the National Institute Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) nurse vehicles at Jiffy Lube.
In addition to performing oil changes, Jiffy Lube’s savants perform air-filtration, electricity, and windshield services, among others. The technicians’ quality pledge includes a commitment to transparency, which stipulates that they will inform car owners of any necessary services, complete a service only after it has been approved, and refuse to replace windshields with Saran wrap.
Bradley Auto Wash expertly coaxes grime away from cars, turning dirty transporters into shiny motorized chariots. During the Platinum wash, a set of electronic eyes sizes up autos, measuring length, height, and level of filth with robotic precision and calculating the proper amount of soap, wax, and tranquilizer needed to subdue and clean cars. A soft-cloth system then safely cleans vehicular exteriors before stationary fans blow water away at 3,600 RPM. A triple-foam polish ensures that cars glisten like a greased-up bodybuilder, and an undercarriage wash and rust inhibitor blast away winter's clingy salt and head off corrosion. To help cars repel mud, rain, and malevolent fog sprites, Bradley Auto Wash applies a clear-coat protector before giving wheels their own pampering—including a hubcap polish, tire shine, and whitewall cleaning—leaving cars perfectly groomed and ready to impress neighbors and strike shame into the hearts of carjackers.