Empire Auto Detailers' skilled technicians strike fear into the scratchy, whirring brushes of automatic car washes everywhere. These dedicated detailing experts roam the DC area ready to perform fully loaded service packages that incorporate biodegradable carpet shampoos and steam cleaners, paint sealants that last from three months to one year, and waxes that leave cars with the sleek, wet look of a seal zooming down a Slip 'n' Slide. Ever ready to help autos in need, the technicians lend their careful hands to tint windows. Meanwhile, waiting customers can enjoy the shop's free Wi-Fi, and sip on complimentary coffee and tea.
Signature service: Automotive detailing
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Average Duration of Services: 30?60 minutes
Brands Used: Chemical Guys
The District Automotive Detailing counts car clubs and automotive fleets amongst their clients, but they're just as deliberate when dealing with a single family minivan or a fleet of dirt-splattered off-roaders. Owner Tyrone Crossland Jr. and his staff travel to your home or office parking lot and scrub your car clean from the inside out. Equipped with waxes and polishes from Chemical Guys professional products, as well as steam cleaners and vacuums, they restore exterior sheen and make sure the interior is free of all dirt and debris left by blow-up dolls used as passengers to enter the HOV lanes. Their detailing packages run the gamut from quick was, wax, and buff treatments to The Presidential, an extensive detail that includes hand polishing, leather and vinyl dressing, and oxidation removal.
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.
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 nautical-themed Pirates Car Wash substitutes the rough seas for delicate wash tunnels whose ebb and flow of soft cloths, eco-friendly cleaning solutions, and microfiber towels bring land vessels to a pampered state of cleanliness. The long reaches of brushless towels and sheets of soap leave underbodies flushed of harmful residue, windows gilded by Rain-X repellants, and chrome as polished as a card shark's lucky cheat mirror. For cars that require more attentive grooming, detailers stand at the ready to dip into the latticework of grills, vents, and panels with waxes and steam cleaners. Pirates Car Wash also offers unlimited wash plans and runs fundraising referral programs that send proceeds to nonprofit organizations.