Though it originally sold only two things—audio products and wireless phones—Car Toys has gradually expanded its repertoire. Today, with 50 locations spread across four states, electronics-certified technicians install everything from Alpine in-dash navigation units to phone-integration systems that sync iPhones, Androids, and tin cans to car stereos. Meanwhile, in the garage, detailing technicians meticulously spruce up cars inside and out, using deionized water, paint-friendly shampoos, and high-quality wash mitts to protect against scratches, swirls, and water spots. The team also sweeps through interiors with vacuums, hot-water extractors, and ozone deodorizing treatment, which kills airborne bacteria and nasty smells in one fell swoop.
In addition to sprucing up cars at multiple fixed locations, the professional cleaners at The Waterboys mobilize and deploy their service to homes, places of business, and virtually anywhere else. Inspired by water-saving car-wash techniques in Europe, the team brings along 2 gallons of premixed solution and hand sloughs exteriors, windshields, wheels, and interiors with microfiber towels imported from Great Britain. The special solution allows cars to rinse cleanly and attain the streak-free shine of an illuminated dress shoe, all while using less than 1 cup of water.
For 16 years, Prime Time Auto Care has kept vehicles looking dapper with in-house and on-location washing and detailing services. Technicians dole out attentive hand washes to sweep away streaks and smudges, with additional wax, clay-bar, and shampoo treatments available for cars that require more in-depth attention or a thank-you for resisting the urge to nap during long drives. The detailers also leave evidence of their grooming acumen on the spotless surfaces of commercial fleets.
On the Spot Hand Car Wash and Auto Detail dispenses its thorough detailing services within state-of-the-art bays as well as from a mobile unit van, which carts car-wash supplies such as waxes and soaps to customers? locations. The technicians meticulously polish every inch of vehicles of all sizes to create a lustrous shine that attracts envious glances and vain inchworms.
Griffin Mobile Auto Care's legions of detailers travel directly to their customers' homes to spruce up automobiles both inside and out. Employing eco-friendly practices and pH-balanced products, they hand wash exteriors and use chamois to avoid leaving streaks. The techs can also turn their attention to interiors, where they shampoo carpets and wipe down upholstery to leave automobiles looking like the day they first hatched from their eggs. For more intense treatments, Griffin's crew shampoos engines and uses paint sealers to guard against chipping.
The cleaning staff at Shine Express Carwash grooms begrimed autos with a full-service car wash, which eases autos through the bathing tunnel before the staff vacuums away lingering internal debris, cleans out cup holders, and performs an interpretive hand waxing. During the Platinum Works detail package, cleaners slip into their most meticulous personas while tending to both interiors and exteriors. Unkempt carpets regain their fluffy disposition with a sudsy shampooing, and a hand wax leaves hoods as shiny and reflective as a freshly minted introspective penny.