Originally founded in 1959 by Kurt Ziebart as Ziebart International Corporation, Ziebart has morphed from an auto-rust-prevention outfit into a full-service auto-accessory-and-detail shop that has cropped up at some 400 locations across 30 countries. Performing everything from window tinting and professional detailing, the Shrewsbury outpost enlists an experienced staff to care for cars with high-end products, including seasonal paint protectant and the company's renowned rust inhibitors. Protecting cars inside and out, technicians also install accessories, such as remote car starters-alarm systems, window tint, trailer hitches, rhino-linings sprayed on truck bed-liners, and more.
What began as a cleaning business more than 20 years ago has blossomed into Car Spa Detailing Center’s two full-scale locations, with Joe DeBarros at the helm since their inception. From its bases in Cambridge and the Natick Collection mall, a team of acute technicians conditions vehicles with a menu of services ranging from express details to all-out auto-spa detailing with hand washes and liquid Simonize waxes. They lovingly swab every nook and cranny of cars ranging in size from compacts to large SUVs, trucks, and vans, polishing the outside and leaving the façade wholesome enough to play Abraham Lincoln in Presidents' Day parades.
At more than a dozen locations throughout the northeast, ScrubaDub Auto Wash Centers' computerized wash tunnels and detailing pros spiff up cars with advanced technology and minimal environmental impact. The robotic wash systems and photoelectric sensors not only clean finishes with a gentle, soft-cloth technique, but they can target white walls, wheels, and chrome with site-specific formulas. The eco-savvy automated systems also consume less water than home washing and recycle the water used to clean the wheels and undercarriage. Biodegradable SuperGlo soap keeps the run-off free of harmful compounds before it is funneled down the proper treatment channels, where it can't pollute neighborhood storm drains or be used to test the resiliency of carnival goldfish.
The centers' innovative equipment and Earth-friendly practices have earned them the title of Best Car Wash from CityVoter for three years running. Some locations also boast separate interior cleaning bays to address filthy dashboards and seats.
Diamond Shine Auto Detailing dispatches its experienced cleaners to driveways and parking spaces with their tools and will to clean. They provide thorough in-and-out detail services, beginning with a hand wash and dry and machine polish, and continuing with shampoos, waxes, and interior cleaners that rekindle vehicles’ showroom glow.
At A-Z Auto Center, brothers Billy and Fredy run the detailing, auto-body, and mechanical-repair shop started by their dad more than 40 years ago, earning remarks for their "rare integrity" on sites such as Citysearch. As members of a AAA Approved Auto Repair service center, A-Z's automotive technicians uphold ASE standards during every repair, from replacing windshields to matching multilayer factory finishes as closely as possible through a sophisticated paint system. To simplify the repair process, team members can provide free estimates via uploaded vehicle images as well as quickly process insurance claims through their fleet of carrier pigeons. They can also give customers lifts home or help coordinate car rentals should their vehicles require extended service.