A car with a muddy exterior tells passengers of rugged off-roading sessions, whereas a car with a muddy interior tells passengers of carpoolings with Swamp Thing. Pick your passengers wisely with today's Groupon: for $69, you get an exterior and partial interior detail for a car or SUV from Armando's Car Care in Lynn.
Each of Armando's thoroughly trained and vetted techs has four or more years of experience in restoring vehicles to a pristine state, which they channel into detail-oriented cleanings. Auto-aestheticians hand-wash exteriors and thoroughly swab out wheel wells and doorjambs. Techs brighten and shine tires, then groom the car's coat during a three-stage ritual that begins with a clay process to remove road grime, patches of rough or gritty texture, and the bodies of kamikaze dragonflies. Next, a machine clear-coat polish restorer smoothens minor blemishes, lifts light oxidation, and rousts the most stubborn of grime. Finally, techs hand apply a paste wax forged from a 100% carnauba and polymer blend that leaves a protective coat that's as reflective as a philosophy major the day after graduating.
In addition to mollycoddling exteriors, Armando's techs suck crumbs and dirt from interiors and trunks, then neutralize odors left after giving a ride to a hitchhiking family of garlic cloves. Workers shampoo floor mats and wipe down the dashboard and door panels with a cleaner and conditioner combo, leaving cars sprightly in and out to be reunited with their owners after 60–90 minutes apart.