After emigrating from east Africa in 1974, Bashir Hirjee started detailing cars in a small bay in his father's Texaco station. Today, Bashir's detailing center, Bashir’s Auto Cosmetics, could swallow several such bays, as the sprawling facility covers 16,000 square feet and services up to 150 cars per week. Inside the center, autos enter a 110-foot tunnel for a thorough lambscloth car wash before a slew of protectants enhance paint and inhibit rust. Customers can take refuge in Bashir's 800-square-foot lobby while they wait, running fingers along the handmade mahogany furniture or easing into a leather sofa to enjoy the view of a flat-screen TV. A 150-foot red carpet also runs adjacent to the auto wash tunnel, letting drivers keep watch over their sudsy vehicle like a school chaperone on a class trip to the water park.
Beyond the bright pops of blue and red that paint Detailz Auto Spa’s façade, skilled technicians are washing and detailing cars until every inch of them gleams. High-pressure blasts of water start things off, and a slew of special polishes, waxes, and treatments leave each wheel, roof, and leather interior sparkling. VIP programs reward frequent guests with discounts, and with spells that ward off post-car-wash rain showers.
At Coquitlam Wash World, drivers turn cars over to a chorus of machines or scrub them by hand with powerful, simple-to-use tools. The centre’s two touchless tunnels offer a wealth of services, including hot and cold soak, candy-coloured tri-foam, and fast-acting drying agents. Drivers can also roll roadsters into a 40-foot self-serve wash bay, where they’ll find an arsenal of foaming exterior brushes, high-pressure water guns, and shampoo-dispensing brushes designed for interiors. Coquitlam Wash World ensures visitors receive treats for all their hard work, including lollipops for children, dog biscuits for canines, and paper clips for teething accountants.
Using nontoxic cleaners and high-powered equipment, The Clean Machine's insured and trained crews whisk over carpets, tile, grout, upholstery, and air ducts. The specialists steer truck-mounted gear, scavenging carpets for eons of dirt, grime, and lost, shrunken family members. Hardwood floors are returned to an effervescent shine with the use of powerful scrubbing, and auto interiors, ducts, and upholstery once besieged by dust can again breathe easily after intense cleaning. Additionally, the crew employs a house-crafted brand of spot remover to target especially tough stains.
The technicians at Rallytec Auto Services revamp rides from top to bottom with an array of repair, maintenance, and detailing services. Using diagnostic equipment, the team boosts vehicle performance and readies cars for seasonal weather, swapping out tires come winter and tanning tailpipes for summer. A stock of carnauba wax keeps paint jobs glimmering, and hot-steam extraction processes delve deep into upholstery to clear out dirt and debris.
Fred Beck opened Broco Auto Glass's work bays in Surrey in 1978 and, with help from his brother Merle, installed up to 18 windshields per day. Their hard work would pay off—setting the blueprint for the 20 locations Broco has today—helping the sibling team branch off into residential and commercial glass services in addition to automotive glass services. Broco's government-certified auto-glass technicians specialize in foreign and domestic cars, trucks, and boats, and they undergo training every three months to stay abreast of the latest techniques for installing their selection of OEM or equally certified parts. Away from the shop, they equip homes and businesses with interior and exterior glass panes for an array of jobs, such as custom-crafting a glass door or installing a skylight that makes it possible to cast disparaging looks at the sun without leaving your home.