The techs at Elite Auto Image trick out, clean, and restyle roadsters. Their custom body work, rims, and HID lighting improve the exterior look, and their Katzkin leather interior kits cover seats with assorted colors and custom logos. Techs use computer technology to precisely cut premium window films to block UV rays,and signs and graphics to display company information. After they install stereos, entertainment systems, and Bluetooth integrations with products by Pioneer, Alpine, and Sundown Audio, they back their work with a lifetime guarantee. They can also install security systems to protect autos from robbers and remote starters that warm up or cool down interiors before drivers venture out to capture their would-be robbers. Meanwhile, their mobile detailing crew washes and waxes autos by hand and scours sullied interiors on location.
Rides roll through Perfect Touch Auto to stand out from their assembly-line compatriots. Armed with a bevy of customization products, the shop’s technicians add practical and aesthetic flair to cars, trucks, and SUVs, tinting windows with Solar Gard film, illuminating headlights with HID lighting kits, and filling cabins with thumping bass from Pioneer sound systems. Viper remote starters enable drivers to rev engines at a distance using their iPhones, and full detailing services spruce up ins and outs with cleaning measures performed by hand and occasionally foot.
Trademark Auto Detailers hauls its entire arsenal of VOC compliant, 100% biodegradable cleaning products to clients' homes and businesses. That way, vehicles don't have to waste gas or even change out of their pajamas as technicians hand wash them right in their own driveways, reviving paint and trim with a clay bar, high-speed wax, and chrome polish. For grimy interiors, treatments such as plastic and vinyl dressing and shampoos help cabins and backseats rebound from food spills or muddy shoes. Basic washes can be enhanced with extras from pet-hair removal to headlight restoration, and for an extensive overhaul, technicians can even clean the car's engine or apply a protective finish to interior fabric.
The 1958 Chevrolet Impala’s black paint had seen its fair share of dirt, but then again so had the detailers. They had traveled from driveway to driveway—a method perfected by Louis and Clarke—cleaning all types of vehicles along the way. This day was no different. They hauled their wax, cloths, vacuum, and cleaning products up the driveway and next to the vintage ride. A few hours later, after a hand wash, hand wax, and bug-and-tar-removal treatment, they wiped down the last window and stood back to admire the sparkling finish. They snapped a photo, took one last look, and headed back to Bridges Auto Detailing to await their next mobile assignment.
Minor Details' experienced auto cleaners have started expanding their horizons. While the staff has specialized in detailing cars, trucks, SUVs, and vans for the Maryland-area car dealerships, they now have set their sights on individual car owners as well. They wash and dry rides by hand to a glimmering shine with basic services, and scour every inch of a vehicle's interior and exterior during full-service detailings that restore rides to factory condition before being hardened by the harsh realities of traffic law.
Most Popular Service: Detailing
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Average Duration of Services: 2?4 hours
Brands Used: Meguiar's
Pro Tip: Our clients can use our complimentary Wi-Fi while waiting for their vehicles to be completed.
Q&A with Damond, Owner
What's one tip for first-time customers that will make them feel like regulars?
They should bring a laptop, e-reader, or any other device to help pass the time.
We have complimentary Wi-Fi and cable television, but it's always good to have your personal entertainment.
What aspect of your job, or the services you offer, most often surprises people?
We include a lot of services in our packages that most companies offer with a surcharge, such as engine cleaning.
It's included our Basic and Total Detail packages.
Also, we offer mobile and in-shop services.
This is especially a beneficial for stay-at-home parents or telecommuters who like to multitask by having their vehicles serviced at home.