A gleaming Rolls-Royce parked front and center is not an uncommon occurrence at Keatley Detail, long the most trusted South of Market operation for an automotive deep clean. Interiors and exteriors alike emerge looking factory-fresh after one of their detailing treatments. Unlike the typical brushless car wash, Keatley offers a membership program of a few details per month, to keep that paint job shiny and maximize the resale value, should you ever look to sell your ride. Even waiting for your car to be cleaned is an upscale experience, with a waiting room that offers free WiFi, coffee and water. For fine-toothed detailing or to buff away the latest scratch and scrape that inevitably comes from parking on the street, Keatley Detail is the place to go.
The experienced technicians at The Bay Detail start each of their interior and exterior detailing services with a lofty goal: returning the automobile in question to the way it looked before it left the showroom floor. Starting outside, detailers hand wash exterior, remove paint imperfections with clay, and detail the trim all the way up to where the engine's tiny horses sleep. They pay similar attention to car interiors, whether they're restoring the vinyl, protecting carpets and floor mats with Scotchgard, or simply vacuuming up stray potato chip. In addition to their detailing packages, techs also perform more extensive services, including headlight restoration and window tinting.
Expert auto polishers at Premier Auto Detailing restore vehicles to their new-car shine with a menu of auto-detailing and hand-wash services. Each detailing service, much like getting a makeover next to Deepak Chopra, improves both interiors and exteriors, as the detail-orientated staff meticulously shampoo carpets, clean windows and rims, remove any oxidation, and protect paint from the sun with waxes.
Precision is key at Lee Auto Body & Mechanic. Whether the repairs are technical- or cosmetic-based, the staff uses advanced technology to help return automobiles back to their original states. For example, technicians use computer-assisted frame-measurement technology to repair body damage. This ensures that the end product possesses the original factory specifications, meaning it will look the same, drive the same, and still fit into its favorite tarp.
The techs use new technology on the cosmetic side of things, as well. Whether they’re performing minor touchups or major paint jobs, their factory-quality color-matching tools and state-of-the-art finishing systems keep cars’ original colors intact, unless customers opt for a complete auto-body makeover. In addition to all this, Lee Auto Body also restores vintage cars, rekindling their former glory with expert body and paint work.
For more than 30 years, Paul Dickerson has done his part to beautify the Bay Area's hilly streets. A fully insured car detailer, he cleans, polishes, and restores coaches out of an auto shop stocked with deluxe tools. An eco-friendly LaserWash cleanses cars without any contact from disgusting human fingers. Steam machines scour engines, restoring a like-new shine to pistons. Wet sand smoothes and polishes paint, and clay bars bounce dirt and grime hanging out in the tiny pores of car paint. These tools fit neatly into the back of Dickerson's cargo van, which he uses for mobile details. When he's not caring for cars, Paul devotes himself to giving back to the community through Fuel for Change, a program that transforms auto and gas profits into resources for humanitarian projects.
Chevron can trace its roots back to the founding of Standard Oil, the oil company of the early 20th century. Today, Chevron and its sister brands Texaco and Caltex keep cars’ tanks full and their engines humming all through the United States, Canada, Latin America, and the Caribbean. The stations don’t just dispense ordinary gasoline. Their fuel comes with the proprietary additive Techron, a nitrogen-enriched compound designed to minimize deposits left on intake valves, fuel injectors, and combustion chambers—which in turn leads to reduced emissions.