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 fa?ade, 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.
Signature service: Complete automotive repair
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Average Duration of Services: 1?2 hours
Brands Used: OEM, ACDelco, Monroe, Fram, Wagner, Castrol, Beck/Arnley
Pro Tip: Courtesy cars at no charge; Red Seal service technicians
Before opening SpeedWash, the company's president and CEO researched more than 200 other car washes in North America. He wanted to create a facility that was completely unique. What resulted was an ultra-modern, neon-lit car wash that takes convenience to the next level?not only is it open 24/7, but the staff promises to return your car to its showroom shine in less than four minutes, and vacuums are free with every wash.
Cars roll out of the bays at Razik Auto Detailing looking as if they've just rolled out of the showroom. Detailing services include clear coats that refinish exteriors without wax and paint renewal help to reduce the appearance of swirl marks and scuffs, giving cars that just-born shine.
Keep both insides and outsides of cars out of sticky situations with de-gunking services from the car kaisers of Lubeworld and Washworld. A standard oil change on your prized wagon includes chassis lubrication, oil filter, tire pressure check, a 23-point inspection, and more, ensuring that no frictiony stowaways make a home in your engine block. No appointment is necessary.