Professional detailing technicians stand at the ready at all four Derek’s Auto Detail and Hand Car Wash locations, armed with elbow grease and automotive products to enhance vehicles’ shine. Roadsters big and small, from cars and trucks to repurposed family-band school buses, enter the detailing hub for interior and exterior services. Specialty add-ons such as Aquapel rain repellant and leather conditioning augment wash-and-wax packages to restore rides to their showroom image.
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.
Tahoma Market Car Wash's brand-new facility restores road-weary wagons to their former glory using fast, modern equipment. Within a matter of minutes, automated washers buff wheels, shine tires, and flush undercarriages to prevent rust and remove barnacles. An ultrasealer forms a protective vehicular shield, and a free-to-use professional-grade vacuum allows customers to degunk their cars? interiors by hand after the automatic wash. Making earth friendliness a top priority, Tahoma Market Car Wash recycles much of its water, uses only gentle Envirosoft foam for polishing up rides, and regularly treats stressed-out sea turtles to shiatsu massages.
The auto technicians at Derek's Auto Detail and Hand Car Wash revitalize vehicles with full-service scrubbings both inside and out. They clean cars from roof to tire with myriad services, all of which include hand washes. The team thoroughly scours interiors with vacuums, and treats exteriors to wax and window cleanings that make panes as transparent as a toddler with truth-serum-spiked juice. Additionally, the auto aestheticians at Derek's offer specialized services such as enzyme-and-odor treatment and conditioning for leather seats and trim.
Rain is a constant companion in the Pacific Northwest, making the land lusciously green while leaving homes speckled with muddy spots and streaks. Suite Detail corrects this aquatic assault through powerful and preventative cleaning treatments. Technicians power wash away exterior mold and mildew using pure D-Limonene orange-peel solvent, and venture vertically to free gutters from pent-up gunk. The mobile cleaning company also extends its cleanses to grimy autos, sending crews to home or work to revitalize cars with hand washes, waxes, and gentle interior treatments.
From mud streaks on the exterior to dust particles in the air vents, the technicians at Fremont Auto Detail remove automotive dirt in all its manifestations. They kick off each detailing session with a thorough hand wash; after that it depends on the car and the driver. Customers who have been off-roading can treat their rides to an exterior detail, during which technicians buff, wax, and dress the car until its paint is as reflective as a sixth-year philosophy major. Family vehicles used for carpooling might respond better to an interior detail with an upholstery shampoo and odor-removal treatment. On the other hand, the full-detail packages benefit cars no matter where they’ve been or who they’ve transported, incorporating more than a dozen different steps to help them look like new.