According to many unpublished reports, cars prefer to be touched by a human. For $20, today's Groupon gets your ride an express detail and hand wax from professional auto cleaners Mr. Detail Auto Salon, a CityVoter Top 5 Detailer in Western Washington for 2009. Today's deal covers the express detail package (includes a hand wash, microfiber dry, and dress tires) for all two-door coupes ($20 value); four-door sedans will require an extra $5 at the salon, while SUVs, trucks, and vans get charged an extra $10. You'll then get a pristine wax coating by hand ($20 value).
Mr. Detail Auto Salon focuses on customer satisfaction with a staff of certified detailers capable of transforming mobiles from dusty and dirty to minty fresh and show-room shiny. A thorough hand washing, microfiber drying, and tire dressing will buff up any vehicle's aura until it looks as sweet and innocent as the day it first crawled out to the showroom. A wax job applied skillfully by hand protects the skin of a car from detrimental weather and sedimentary doo-dads that fly up from the road.
Your car is kind enough to carry your groceries, ice skates, pets, and garbage bags when you're chasing down the early-morning garbage truck. No matter how many chewy caramels you put in its glove compartment or how often you high five the rearview mirror, any auto can use the love of personal pampering that goes beyond a dangling pine-tree ornament.
- Mike and Reggie were extremely professional and very efficient. It was like driving a brand new car off the lot once they were finished – Hyacinth S., CityVoter
- A frequently asked question: "Did you get a new paint job?" I was seriously amazed with how my car turned out – Miguel R., CityVoter
- ...car detailed yesterday. It looks AMAZING. Like a new car. When I sat in it, I felt like I was getting into a car that had been driven directly off the lot. – B C.
- ...scheduled an appointment for 8 AM on Saturday. They were out there at 7:45 AM and were very efficient! – K S.
Mr. Detail Auto Salon
Trusting an auto detailer with your car may be a decision that requires a little research, but what about when Air Force One needs a cleaning? Mike Rafael and Tom Shearer, owners of Mr. Detail Auto Salon, joined a handpicked team of auto professionals chosen to detail the first presidential jet plane, now installed at Seattle’s Museum of Flight.
When they’re not scouring a piece of American history, they work out of the shop they started together, a joint venture based on their mutual love of cars. Their services range from simple hand washes, wheel polishes, and scuff removal to more involved processes such as paint-less dent removal and fuzzy-dice randomization. Mike and Tom lead a team as they work on cars both in the shop and out of their mobile unit, which is equipped with water and electricity so vehicles can be taken care of anywhere.