Making sure your car is as clean as the day it followed you home is important for maintaining man-machine friendship, which, if left unmaintained, can lead to heartbreak and engine failure. Solidify your bond with today's Groupon: for $80, you get a detailing service and a 20% discount on bodywork at Bay Cal Auto Body in South San Francisco (a $160 value).
The human clean-machines at Bay Cal Auto Body degrime customers' vehicles by hand, restoring their just-from-the-factory shine in two to three hours. Inspired by the grooming behaviors of bonobos, sponge masters loosen bugs and tree sap from the auto's exterior, feeding them to hungry broods of baby monkeys. After hand washing the outer shell with concentrated shampoo, the team blows on each droplet until it evaporates. A Clay Magic treatment banishes stuck-on surface ickies without scratching the paint, and a polishing potion erases superficial scuffs and stains. Two burly layers of polymer-sealer wax shield the car from parking-garage food fights. Detailers also dote on the interior, conditioning leather seats with Lexol as they shampoo carpets, vacuum trunks, and buff dashboards. Detailers also make sure immodest tires get dressed.
A 20% discount on bodywork, including frame alignment and painting, imbues today's Groupon with extra sparkle. In addition, cars that undergo bodywork at Bay Cal get free washes until they retreat to the great racetrack in the sky.
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39 S Linden Ave.
South San Francisco, California 94080Get Directions