Keeping your car clean is a great way to win points with driving instructors, prospective in-laws, and secretly wealthy hitchhikers. Please a plethora of passengers with today’s Groupon to Cool Auto. Choose between the following options:
- For $89, you get a detailing package for a car (up to a $300 total value), which includes the following:
- A complete interior and exterior detailing (up to a $200 value)
A headlight restoration (a $100 value)<p>
- For $99, you get a detailing package for a truck, SUV, van, or minivan (up to a $325 total value), which includes the following:
- A complete interior and exterior detailing (up to a $225 value)
- A headlight restoration (a $100 value)<p>
Both options include a $50 credit toward a future detailing service.
Owner Michael Moreno first opened shop at age 9 when he detailed his brother’s 1968 Camaro for a bag of chips and a six-pack of root beer, and has since expanded the business to include a staff of 22 full-time employees that details approximately 8,600 vehicles a year. Whether they are working on a car, truck, SUV, van, minivan, or star cruiser plastered with the gnats of reentry, the technicians begin by expunging dirt, grease, and tar from the exterior with a thorough hand wash before buffing and waxing it to a sheen. Wheel wells, tires, and engines chuck off their sooty coats for a hot-steam cleaning before auto tailors fit them with fresh dressings for the road ahead. Additionally, the staff’s technicians will repair distorted, dull, or hazy headlights with professional-grade products and industry-standard contact lenses.
On the inside, experienced hands scrub and polish every inch of the vehicle, inspecting everything from doors and floor mats to vents, mirrors, windows, glove compartments, and carpets. The exhaustive six- to eight-hour cleansing concludes with a thorough trunk bathing that includes jambs and liners, ensuring luggage emerges smelling more delicious than a freshly baked briefcase.
Though Cool Auto sometimes features a discounted price online, this Groupon still offers the best deal available.
Cool Auto owner Michael Moreno first opened shop at age 9, when he detailed his brother's 1968 Camaro and was paid with a bag of chips and a six-pack of root beer. Today, the longtime Tucson resident has expanded the business to include a staff of 22 full-time employees who detail about 8,600 cars, trucks, SUVs, and vans every year, pulling in almost as many chips and root beers as the World Bank can hold.
Detailing technicians sanitize rides with grease removals from engines and auto bodies, clay-bar and waxing rubdowns, and steam cleaning of undercarriages, axles, and suspensions. They apply the same attention to detail inside cars, lifting soda stains and pulling out ground-in dirt with extractors. They can even protect leather upholstery from wear and sun damage with shine-boosting conditioning. To make sure cars smell nice, the techs use puffs of ozone to banish stubborn odors from car cabins.