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.
A family-operated business for more than 35 years, Sun Automotive populates its AAA-approved shops with ASE-certified master technicians who keep cars in proper driving order. During an oil change, vehicles eagerly slurp up a five-quart smoothie of fresh, conventional oil and try on a brand-new filter for size. The technicians also lube up the chassis and top off transmission fluid, radiator coolant, and windshield wiper-fluid before replacing windshield wipers and rotating the tires, which encourages even wear and tear and ensures that tires can live a long, fulfilling life until they retire in a junkyard. In addition, Sun Automotive's staff will examine cars during a 59-point inspection, diagnosing any potential problems and interpreting autos' most troubling dreams. Drivers also receive a free car-wash coupon, which they may redeem at Coburg Road Car Wash or Elite Car Bath.
The specialists at Over The Top Automotive Detailing orchestrate five upgradable auto-detailing service packages using professional-grade products and equipment. The auto-cleansing experts call upon more than 15 years of experience while restoring sparkles to sedans, trucks, motorcycles, boats, and RVs. Detailing treatments range from the basic service—which includes a hand wash and tire dressing, or carpet treatment and leather conditioning—to the platinum service. During the platinum service, assiduous staffers remove harmful contaminants from auto-exoskeletons with a clay treatment and seal finishes in an Aquapel solution that repels rain drops.
At Extreme Clean, owner Mike Small welcomes all manner of land and water transportation, including cars, trucks, boats, RVs, and motorcycles, with soap-covered arms. His team of experienced techs hand washes and waxes automotive exoskeletons with Auto Magic car-care products to rid rides of grime and instill more shine than replacing paint with bioluminescent sequins. Drivers can pair a detail package with à la carte services, which address additional aesthetic concerns such as chipped glass, cigarette burns, and discolored carpets.
The crew members at NW Mobile Car Detail & Canby Auto Detail pamper cars, boats, and RVs with thorough interior and exterior detailing services performed at the shop or on location. Cleansed by hand, vehicle parts including tires, seats, and windows gleam when touched up by the staff. Crew members are also certified to assist in helicopter and aircraft detailing, ready to remove smudges of smoggy particulate or the adhesive that keeps the clouds attached to the sky. At the end of any land-based vehicle's visit, the crew can shuttle the car back to the safety of its owner’s house.
Martin's Auto Detailing has spruced up cars in its Tigard shop for more than a decade. During detailing sessions, technicians lavish rides with suds and soft cloths before treating paint to hand or machine-applied polish. After performing exterior services, which may also include dent and windshield repair, they step inside the vehicle to shampoo carpets and wipe down panels. Beyond cars and SUV's, Martin's staffers also service motorcycles, RV's, boats, and pimped out Radio Fliers.