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.
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.
Fresh Start Detail Co.?s certified staff of car-cleaning technicians buff and scrub interiors and exteriors of cars, boats, and RVs, leaving vehicles with a gleaming, clean appearance. Rides in need of an old-fashion wash-down come out pristine with Fresh Start?s hand-wash and spiff, a basic package consisting of a hand-wash and dry and an interior vacuum, dusting, and window wash ($58?$128). Or, opt for the A La Carte detail, which relieves your car of rogue dirt, debris, or car-deteriorating alien infestations ($128?$298). This comprehensive cleaning includes a fresh interior detailing, containing floor-mat steam cleaning, light interior dusting, and window wiping. The bubbly dirt blasting continues with an exterior cleaning, including hand-washing and hand paste wax. Individual services, such as an exterior wash and wax ($98?$168) and the standard interior detail ($198?$348), can be purchased on an as-needed basis. Fresh Start Detail Co. offers $5 loaner BMWs to patrons who need a ride around town during their car-cleaning session. Car-detailing prices vary within given ranges based on size and condition of vehicle.
From major auto-body repairs to mold removal, the technicians at Ace Car Reconditioning handle nearly all automotive needs, and they do it with enough care and expertise to show off an Angie’s List Super Service award. At three locations in the Portland area, the crew spruces up exteriors with Llumar window films and revitalizes interiors with carpet shampooing and an ozone treatment that removes odors left behind by pets and hitchhiking dumpster divers. Dents and dings pop right out with paintless dent removal, and the team makes scratches disappear with Applied Colors’ paint-touchup system. Aside from superficial fixes, the Ace squad ensures cars are safe and sound with auto-body repairs such as hood and bumper replacements.
The folks at Midnight Motors believe that cars are different from one another and need to be treated as such. That's why the professional detailers stock more than a dozen specialty cleaners, dressings, and polishes, and carefully pick and choose from the potpourri of products based on each car's condition. Solutions such as Diamond Shine Plus paint sealant?which is formulated from 26 ingredients?bonds to the paint's surface and gives it long-lasting protection from fading and oxidation. On the interior, detailers can comb through carpets and upholstery with heated soil extractors, which infuse every fiber with shampoo and deodorizers. Custom detailing packages add weight to the company's automotive-individuality philosophy by allowing motorists to put together a series of treatments?including buffing, waxing, and engine detailing?that meet the specific needs and allergies of their own prized vehicle.