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 $50, you get $100 worth of at-your-door vehicle detailing from Columbia Detailing.
Columbia Detailing dispatches a crack team of cleaners and a variety of cleaning services to hand wash, wax, buff, vacuum, and cleanse your world-weary automobile or boat. An interior-only detail ($69–$99) scrubs autos’ dashboards, vents, radio, and cup holders free of grime and gravy spills, and a shampooing and vacuuming of the floors, carpets, and trunks leaves your car’s insides breathing in the crisp or evocative scent of your choice.
Alternatively, in the exterior-only detail ($49–$79), expert hands clad in specially woven microfiber mitts thoroughly wash the entire outer surface of the car, removing any bugs, tree sap, or road tar. A coating of clear wax protects paint and decals of Brian Dennehy, and specially formulated soap solutions evict grime from wheels and wheel wells. Car bathers also leave windows free of streaks and wipe doorjambs clean, leaving them a pleasure to handle, except for individuals cursed with fire hands.
Auto proprietors can also purchase a combined interior-exterior automotive detailing ($99–$129), or opt to have their cars’ engines cleaned or have their ride coated in polymer sealant, which protects its newly spruced-up appearance for up to one year ($50 each). For sea-going vessels the practiced crew can organize a dirt mutiny with a full detailing ($15 per ft.), or scrub away any adventurous barnacles that rest above ($10 per ft.) or below ($10) the rub-rail.
The technicians at Columbia Detailing keep all types of vehicles looking shiny and neat for months after each cleaning, shampooing interiors and buffing exteriors with 100% biodegradable products. Crews travel to clients' driveways or workplaces to lift stains from upholstery or shield paint jobs with polymer sealer—a product with better bonding qualities and a higher melting point than the traditional carnauba wax or candy-coated shell. They also tackle more specific auto-detailing needs, such as paintless dent removal, carpet dyeing, and headlight restoration. Columbia Detailing prides itself on its ability to spot-clean, wax, and restore nearly any type of craft, from boats and RVs to motorcycles.