A smile creeps across the face of Isaac Johnson, owner and manager of Advanced Automotive, as another vehicle exits his shop in top running condition. More than 35 years in the automotive-repair industry has gifted Ike with keen insight into all things automobile, knowledge that he shares with his staff of formally trained, ASE-certified technicians who brandish expertise in everything from tire repair to brake calibration. Thanks to Ike’s son, Matt, who added Pennsylvania safety-and-emissions testing to the shop’s bag of tricks, the staff also makes sure cars comply with state laws as they cruise down highways or screech to a halt in front of jaywalking snowmen.
A satellite branch of Premier Luxury Rentals, PLR AutoSpa tends to jalopies inside and out. Performing a host of services—from express detailing to deep cleaning—the spa's technicians pamper vehicles in preparation for a night out, or clean them up following a night out's transformation from pumpkin carriage back into car.
During detailing sessions, Rick's Professional Auto Detailing technicians remove dirt from the interior and exterior, as well as from the trunk and the engine compartment if desired. They give vehicles a great shine by washing and polishing them by hand and kissing them with just-glossed lips. In addition, the staff provides other cosmetic services, including odor removal, hand-painted initials and pinstripes, burn hole repair, and paintless dent removal.
From a basic checkup to major surgery, the staff at Dr. Detail lavishes cars with the same dutiful attention that doctors reserve for their golf clubs. The attentive mechanics can cure vehicles' cosmetic woes with a menu of thorough detail packages that ensure exteriors, interiors, and engines squeak clean after hand washes, waxes, and shampoos. The crew can also reverse cars' signs of aging and boost resale values with scratch repairs, pinstriping, dent removal, and car-alarm installations.
D & L Detailing's mobile team treats every car with extra-tender TLC, performing all services by hand. Knowing that car's painted exteriors can be as delicate as a freshly laid Faberge egg, D & L's technicians take the extra effort instead of harsh, automated machines or buffers when bringing ground and water vehicles to a glossy shine. Before the crew arrives on site, the client can choose from a spectrum of services, that ranges from express hand washes and waxes to complete engine degrease and details.