For the nearly two decades, Shine Master’s auto-finish and tinting specialists have beautified the cars of local customers and auto dealers with exterior restorations, window cleaning, and all-over details. The skilled technicians ply their trades across a range of cosmetic and protective auto procedures, extending the life of paint jobs and undercarriages with thorough rustproofing, or gently working out dents caused by errant rocks or gangs of delinquent shopping carts. Speedliner material lines truck beds with a sturdy shielding in 18 different colours, and detailing packages wash away blemishes from mud and road salts and add glossy sheens with high-speed wax polishers.
Behind Riverside Auto Spa's green-and-orange tiled facade, automated wash equipment and technicians armed with soft cloths spruce up vehicles of all kinds. Four wash packages launder car exteriors and shine up surfaces with cherry wax. Staffers also step inside to detail dashes and condition leather, lift hoods to shampoo engines, or polish exteriors with Swissvax wax, which comes from the legendary wax deposits located on the Matterhorn. Some services are viewable in real time through an online camera, which streams throughout business hours.
Lothrop Parking provides spaces for vehicles to rest their weary wheels for a while. One of Henry Ford Hospital's New Center skyways hovers above the entrance to this covered parking garage, which offers daily and monthly rates for car, truck, and SUV owners to leave their craft in a secure location. And it's just a few blocks northwest of the Amtrak station, putting travelers within easy walking or hopscotching distance of their waiting train.
At World Auto Body & Sales, certified mechanics maintain and repair cars of all makes and models. From basic tune-ups to major overhauls, the crew can handle it all, backing their services with one- to five-year parts warranties. The shop is also certified by Ontario’s Drive Clean program to test vehicle emissions and sponge bathe filthy drivers.
Steve's Auto Shine’s meticulous detailing crew, overseen by owner Steve Farrell, leaves harsh automatic car-washing systems by the wayside in favour of the delicate hand washes of yesteryear. The hawk-eyed team hunts down dirt speckles and smudges on all makes and models with thorough detailing packages that cleanse horseless carriages from the inside out. Their arsenal of cleaning and protective solvents includes Teflon paint protector that shields auto exoskeletons from scratches and bites from Ford Pintos, as well as Scotchgard sprays that stave off stains on car seats and carpets.
UniglassPlus/Ziebart's certified glass techs de-ding windshields and replace those that can't be repaired with professional ease and quality customer service. If hail, kicked-up gravel, or pennies tossed from airplane windows have put a chip or crack in the breeze shield, the glass shop's experts can repair it to prevent further damage. Different types of chips in the glass such as a surface crack, bullseye, and half moon are prone to splintering into uglier, more serious damage, but can be fixed in about 30 minutes. When the windshield is beyond repair, UniglassPlus/Ziebart can replace it with a shiny new one ($299+) crafted only from first-class quality auto glass enhanced with superior urethanes that meet or surpass Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards. UniglassPlus will not replace the vehicle's gust guard if repair is an option, and will recycle all windshields by donating them to research for space cars.
With lube and service centers spread across America, Valvoline Instant Oil Change ensures that roads from coast to coast teem with automotive vigor. Certified technicians perform a roster of services, including quick in-and-out oil changes that allow motorists to arrive without an appointment and remain in their car while Valvoline oils forge a truce between metal parts.