Behind Riverside Auto Spa's green-and-orange tiled facade, automated wash equipment and technicians armed with soft cloths spruce up vehicles of all kinds. Four wash packages launder car exteriors and shine up surfaces with cherry wax. Staffers also step inside to detail dashes and condition leather, lift hoods to shampoo engines, or polish exteriors with Swissvax wax, which comes from the legendary wax deposits located on the Matterhorn. Some services are viewable in real time through an online camera, which streams throughout business hours.
Originally founded in 1959 by Kurt Ziebart as Ziebart International Corp., 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 in 30 countries. Performing everything from window tinting and professional detailing to electronics installation, Ziebart's experienced staff cares for cars with high-end products, including seasonal paint protectant and the company’s renowned rust inhibitors. To protect cars inside and out, Ziebart technicians also install accouterments such as alarm systems to thwart thieves and sunroofs to thwart unflattering film negatives from processing correctly (services may vary by location).
In WOW Electronics' front showrooms, name-brand stereo systems and all manners of mobile gadgetry flaunt their digital displays and hi-tech functions. In back, WOW's technicians are less flashy but no less adept. Their full electronic makeovers equip autos with brand-new Sony stereos, complete with speakers and subwoofers, or remote starters so drivers can heat up their car without leaving the car they're sleeping in. The team combines skilled fiberglass fabricators and high-end electronics, specialize in complete marine auto systems, are MECP certified, and also carry Alpine, JL Audio, Memphis Audio, and Pioneer name brands. WOW also installs GPS navigation systems, alarms to protect the valuables and electronics inside, as well as window tinting and detailing services to make sure cars look as good as they perform.
Carsmetology's techs reactivate the faded glow of cars, trucks, SUVs, and minivans with detailing services enhanced by Meguiar's carnauba wax. The experienced technicians burrow into every crevice with scrubbers and vacuums, taking four to five hours to administer the complete exterior and interior detailing. For those with less time to spare, they also execute express detailing services. They efficiently lather carpets with shampoos, condition leather surfaces, wipe down windows, and free seats from dirty stains or beaded covers that have started to fossilize. Additionally, they can detail boats and RVs, acid washing exteriors and pressure-washing carpets.
Champion Car Wash & Detailing returns soiled roadsters to showroom shape with hands-free, soft-cloth car washes. Prepare motorized chariots for a clean competition with the Champion car-wash package. Each process begins with a presoak that loosens caked-on dirt and makeup from clown-car auditions before a gentle-touch cleaning and undercarriage wash expunge roadway detritus. Technicians eliminate the aftereffects of swimming in puddly potholes with a wheel cleaning and tire shine, and a triple-foam polish multiplies surface shine. Cleanses conclude with a coat of preventive protectant, and Simoniz double-bond sealant keeps paint safe from the sun's relentless UV rays and the moon's off-target spitballs for up to 30 days. After a 100% microfiber towel dry, autos can continue the vehicular spa day with 10% off an interior or exterior detailing.