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).
The technicians at World's Best Detailing Center stand at the ready seven days a week to purify dirty cars with an arsenal of cleaners and shampoos. For cars that need a quick bath before a hot date with a radar gun, the repertoire of hand washes starts out at a basic towel-dry and ramps up to lavish autos with such treats as dash detailing, hand waxing, and complimentary oil tastings. Staffers also tackle larger projects with extensive interior and exterior detailing packages. On the inside, seats bask in a deep shampoo and leather and vinyl surfaces are left shiny and conditioned. Meanwhile, technicians use high-speed buffers to coax a brilliant shine from exterior paint, detail the chrome by hand, and delve into the engine compartment to evict excess grease.
Bobby & Steve's Auto World repairs, maintains, and spruces up autos across eight Twin Cities locations, each decked out in vintage Coca Cola and Chevy memorabilia. On-site mechanics tackle all kinds of transportation-related jobs, from oil changes and flat tires to broken glass and sputtering exhaust pipes. The specialists can also tow your car, replace feeble batteries, and calmly persuade doors to open after extended lock-outs. At the detail shop, a team of highly trained reconditioning techs uses specialized tools to gussy up your car. They'll remove oxidation with orbital polishers or deep-clean carpets with hot water extractors. The shop also has an arsenal of more than 20 chemicals to treat all types of surfaces; enlist their help for vinyl and leather conditioners or Rain-X solution, which fends off stains due to precipitation or truck beds full of sports mascots with super soakers.
For more than 35 years, the highly trained technicians at Precision Tune Auto Care have been the sworn enemy of check-engine lights around the globe, battling auto troubles with a full array of maintenance and repair services. They tackle problems both cosmetic and mechanical on sedans, SUVs, minivans, and even hybrids, which require special care since they?re half car and half human. From 350 locations in six countries, these car clinicians hone their expertise by servicing 2.5 million vehicles each year.
In 1938, Charles “Red” Schoonover borrowed $50 and used it to found Schoonover Bodyworks & Glass, a family business that has passed through generations of Schoonovers over the past seven decades. Nowadays, the center honors its founder’s commitment to quality repairs with guarantees against workmanship faults, valid as long as clients own their cars. The guarantee covers maintenance procedures—such as oil changes and system flushes—as well as full-scale repairs. Technicians can match Sikkens paint to existing bodywork, concealing scrapes without hiding the entire car behind a weird-shaped tree, or revamp cratered exteriors with paintless dent removal. Glass repairs in the onsite shop include chip fixes and full replacement of windshields, sunroofs, and windows.
At MP3 Interface, MECP-certified technicians revamp vehicles of all makes and models with electronic installations and detailing services. Remote-start and security systems from Viper and Avital lodge into dashboards, and seat heaters warm up upholstery easier than trips to a drive-thru microwave. The staff muffles backseat drivers by equipping rides with Kenwood stereos, speakers, subwoofers, and OEM integration for MP3 players. Technicians also care for auto aesthetics, with detailing techs ejecting seats to vacuum hard-to-reach spots and scouring vehicle shells with hand washes, clay bars, and products from Armor All and Rain-X. A comfortable waiting area stocked with complimentary WiFi and DirecTV keeps drivers distracted as they await their vehicle’s makeover.: