When David C. Magee and Robert W. August founded LaserWash TouchFree CarWash in 2003, they brought a collective 60 years of corporate experience. David helms the company, and Robert draws on the knowledge he gleaned during his time as the senior vice president of Monro Muffler, making them a veritable Jordan-Pippen combo, though shoe stores might not carry their signature kicks, which would be grease-splattered boots.
At their 13 LaserWash locations, the duo offers car-wash packages facilitated by an automatic LaserWash G5 process. As roadsters progress through a wide bay free of tracks to follow, a series of large signs directs drivers through each step. The LaserWash adjusts its size to fit vehicles up to 7 feet tall by way of ultrasonic and infrared sensors. It also uses less water and electricity than typical car-wash equipment, along with pH-balanced and biodegradable soaps and waxes. After the undercarriage wash removes salt, sand, and damaging contaminants from car bellies, the triple foam polishes paint jobs and the clear-coat protectant shields autos from acid rain, UV rays, and icy glances. Once exteriors are clean, coin-operated vacuums, shampooers, and fragrance misters await car owners, who can scour their car interiors until they sparkle both inside and out.
At Buckmans Car Wash, drivers have a choice between man and machine. They can opt for a traditional soft-cloth tunnel wash using Simoniz products or select the human touch of Buckmans's detail shop, where technicians take a fine-toothed comb to the cars' interiors and exteriors. Using steam cleaners, leather dressing, and hard wax, they'll purge unwanted dust, grime, and scuffs from tiffs autos had with bigger cars when left unattended in the parking lot. A major factor to the success of Buckmans Car Wash over the last 40 years has been its wash guarantees, which allow drivers to bring their cars back for a complimentary rewashing up to five days after their treatment for any reason.
Delta Sonic Car Wash? renews tarnished transportation with an innovative touchless car-wash system that automatically guides vehicles through a tunnel of high-pressure sprays and overhead buffing cloths. The hands-free wash massages mild lotions into paint jobs, leaving vehicles with sparkling, fingerprint-free finishes that are backed by a five-day guaranteefor one wash. Detailing technicians do get their hands dirty as they make use of more than 100 hours of training to dote on vehicle interiors and exteriors with products from ValuGard and Aquapel. The team wields AOCA certification know-how when injecting engines with oil and devising rustproofing treatments that avoid drilling holes or covering corrosion in zit cream.
Cars naturally acquire a few dents and dings in their lifetimes. To alleviate the hassle of bringing cars to the shop for every minor problem, the technicians at Perfection Auto Detailing instead travel to wherever the owners have parked. They perform a full suite of detailing and maintenance services, bringing all the electricity, water, and pavement they need. They polish out dings, repair headlights, and apply permanent coats of resin to give paint lasting new-car shine.
The staff at Mr. Magic Auto Detail Service scours vehicle interiors and exteriors, removing dirt and grime by hand while ensuring refreshed cars glow with pride after receiving car-wash and detailing services. Since setting up shop in Denver in 1975, and then settling in at its current Kenmore location in 1999, Mr. Magic Auto Detail has taken in countless cars for a bath and cleaned out several tailpipes with a giant cotton swab. Customers looking to renew paint jobs can do so with color and wet sanding, polishing, and waxing sessions. Inside car cockpits, shampoo suds soak into carpet fibers to help remove smells left over from barefoot friends who usually tenderize venison inside their socks.
Established in Detroit by Kurt Ziebart in 1959, Ziebart International Corporation built its business upon the founder's inventive techniques for preventing automotive rust. Today, Ziebart's international network of 400 locations across 30 countries beautifies and protects roadbound vessels with an arsenal of sophisticated products and services, including window tinting, paint protection, underbody sound barriers, and forcefields. Employees purchased the company in 1994 through an employee stock ownership plan, giving each worker a personal stake in ensuring every vehicle is buffed, polished, and cleaned to a glistening brilliance. Interior and exterior detailing packages remove stains from upholstery and grime from auto bodies, Diamond Gloss paint finish, and corrosion-control treatments shield four-wheeled friends from everyday wear and tear.