Like babies, cars are cursed with the inability to tell their owners when they are soiled, often resulting in peeling paint, rusty rims, and embarrassing rashes. Seek the intervention of a car-whisperer with today's deal: for $50, you get $100 worth of car-detailing services from Empire Auto Detailers, a mobile car-care service that will visit your vehicle at your home, work, or favorite missile-silo parking spot. Empire drives its fully equipped service van anywhere within a 20-mile area of the 20705 zip code; a $20 fee applies for locations outside of the radius. Customers are also welcome to receive their services in Empire's Beltsville shop.
The grand-slam breakfast of car cleaning, Empire Auto’s services spiff up motored wagons with a variety of cleansing services and sweet-smelling convenience. Shed dirt and grime with an express mini detail (small car $70–$85, medium $85–$100, large $105–$120), which uses a gentle polymer-boosted hand wash to remove mashed apple after hasty fruit-stand car collisions. After the tender wash, one of Empire's experienced car-stylists will dry the exterior with chamois, wipe the door jambs, scrub the fender, and thoroughly excavate bats and french fries from your vehicle’s wheels, tires, and wheel wells. The interior windows, mirrors, gauges, and dashboard will glisten beneath the practiced detailer's hand, while a hand-applied spray wax provides protection for about one month.
All of Empire Auto’s products are eco-friendly and biodegradable, ensuring that troupes of professional dancers can reenact puddle-stomping scenes from Singin’ in the Rain in safety. Empire's fleet of self-sufficient vans tote all the necessary water and electricity needed to get the job done, with no need to ask their van-parents for loans.
Extra-dirty cars and those that contain pet hair are subject to an additional fee. Appointment required for services.
Shine My Ride
Shine My Ride's skilled technicians strike fear into the scratchy, whirring brushes of automatic car washes everywhere. These dedicated detailing experts roam the DC area ready to perform fully loaded service packages that incorporate biodegradable carpet shampoos and steam cleaners, paint sealants that last from three months to one year, and waxes that leave cars with the sleek, wet look of a seal zooming down a Slip 'n' Slide. Ever ready to help autos in need, the technicians lend their careful hands to tint windows. Meanwhile, waiting customers can enjoy the shop's free Wi-Fi, and sip on complimentary coffee and tea.