Even before he had his license to drive, David Hetherington was already busy managing his own car wash business. By the time he was in college, he was spending vacations and weekends detailing the fleets of limo services, auto dealerships, exotic car companies, and nearby battleships, building up plenty of professional experience by the time he opened his own detailing shop in 1989. David works side by side with his employees every day, doing what he loves: taking care of automobiles. Special detailing services preserve and protect a vehicle's shine for weeks to come, with applications of Lexol leather conditioning, sealer wax, or thorough buffing and polishing of chrome and paint jobs.
Committed to the environment as much as they are to customer satisfaction, the auto bathers at Flagship Carwash coddle dusty vehicles with eco-friendly chemicals and the green LEED-certified water system found at their Herndon location. From eight locations across the Washington, DC, area, they vacuum rugs and wipe down dashboards before cars bask in a high-pressure tunnel wash. Technicians also break out the elbow grease for hands-on detailing services, scraping off splattered bugs and tar, buffing exteriors to remove scratches, or spiffing up interiors to obscure werewolf gashes in leather seats. To restore smooth surfaces, they touch up paint on car bodies and remove small dents by popping the metal back into place.
Tucked back between shops in the Book Hill section of Georgetown, Detailz Fine Auto Cleaning offers the first-class service you’d expect from an establishment in this tony neighborhood. The clean shop and amiable workers can offer a number of detailing packages, prices of which vary depending upon the size of your car and the services you want included. Full-body cleaning, interiors and trim work are all available, with many services available for quick turnaround. A gold-level complete detail package, starting at $299, is like a facelift for many of the upmarket cars that frequent the shop. But with meticulous attention to detail and stellar results, it’s not hard to see why Detailz is so popular.
Bacteria, mold, dust mites. These and other allergens are just some of the irritants that DC Carpet Cleaning’s seasoned techs can remove from home carpeting. On any given carpet-cleaning job, the crew scours carpets with nontoxic and organic products, removing odors and stains in a manner safe for children and pets. They are also trained to handle delicate Persian and Indian rugs, helping even ornate pieces retain their beauty. Taking care of worn wood and upholstery, including leather, is also among the techs’ specialties, as they extract dust and stains and, if needed, apply protective coatings such as refinishing cream or sunscreen.
The technicians at Leher Mobile Detailing know that their clients' need for a well-groomed ride can crop up anytime, anyplace. That?s why the full mobile wash-and-detail center beautifies cars daily from before 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. The skilled technicians scrub away dirt and unlucky bugs during an exterior wash and primp insides and outsides with meticulous detailing. The center accepts all cars, whether they be foreign, domestic, or made by fairy godmothers.
The smooth metal body of a car shows every ding ground into it. AutoCity Dents' crew smoothes these blemishes with paint-less dent removal, massaging the dents from the inside until they flatten out, or spray-less scratch repair. The technicians' paint jobs remove deep scratches and chips with wet sand, compound, and polish on the paint, before finishing with a machined swirl-mark free glaze coat polish and hand wax.
They can repair any vehicle surface ,including plastic bumpers, aluminum, fiber glass, and wood, or replace whole a windshield that picked a fight with the wrong insect.