Ricardo's Mobile Detail's team of detailers polish and buff autos from bumper to bumper, even getting under the hood to scour engine compartments clean. Inside car cabins they shampoo floor mats and carpets and condition all plastic and leather after a thorough vacuuming. They also can erase superficial scratches from exteriors and restore headlights by scouring away murky oxidization and grime.
In 1968, whitewall tires were more popular. Grills were wider, gleaming grins on the front of powerful autos. Though cars have changed significantly, Halima Car Wash has stayed in the same place for four decades. Today, the staff there says they’ve cleaned more than one million vehicles. Cars return to a near-factory-issue gleam at the hands of the technicians, who are equipped with clear-coat conditioner, paint protectant, and tire shine.