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Old 2nd October 2012, 23:29   #31
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Arrived at Car Cares by 1:30 PM, for a "foam wash plus" service. Jerry explained in detail about what all would be covered.

-Exterior Foam Wash
-Interior Vacuuming
-Wheel arches Washing
-Underbody washing(if customer wants that, as lots of people have anti rust coatings)
-Tire Dressing
-Exterior Plastic Dressing

And the cost of all that? Rs 450/- all inclusive!
Is this a new package that they have introduced? Foam wash plus? Last time when I visited them I opted for Machine wash which does not include interior vacuum.

Did they wash/clean your floor mats as well?

For the same set of services, 3M charged me Rs. 444 with tax.
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Is this a new package that they have introduced? Foam wash plus? Last time when I visited them I opted for Machine wash which does not include interior vacuum.

Did they wash/clean your floor mats as well?

For the same set of services, 3M charged me Rs. 444 with tax.
Yes it is. Car Cares has revised the pricing for packages on offer. This is the new all-in-one "Foam Wash Plus" package that includes:

-Exterior Foam Wash.
-Interior Vacuum which includes carpet and seat cleaning.
-Exterior plastic dressing
-Tire Dressing
-Wheel arches Washing
-Underbody wash(if required by you).

Prices start at Rs 400/- for this package. I was charged Rs 450/- all inclusive for the Optra. Much better than 3M, I'd say. Plus, I've always liked going to Car Cares , dunno why. Maybe it's the customer lounge
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Old 5th October 2012, 13:44   #34
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Got interior detailing done for my Verna. Had some very bad stains on the seat and armrest thanks to my friends fooling around in the car.
The Vernas all beige interior is a pain to keep clean.

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No evidence of the stain at all! Iam very happy. Professional and neat job.

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Plus, I've always liked going to Car Cares , dunno why. Maybe it's the customer lounge
3M santhome is 5 mins from my house, but as you say, there is something there and i too like going there, even though its a bit far..

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Based on my previous good Experiences and other recommendations, I sent my Boss to Car Cares for the Foam Wash Plus package, last Friday. The car was Santro

Exterior Detailing - Was excellent

Interior - Was a big miss. The Mats were not washed and places under the mat was not even vacuummed. Note that the Dash and Door sills were cleaned properly.

Knowling about the owner's perfection(David), I asked my boss to just relax in the lounge and not to bother much. The time he went was not a peak time though, we booked the first slot on last Friday morning (to get the car ready for weekend family function)

I was also slightly shocked to see that and expected better services from Car Cares.
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Let me also share my experience with Car Cares. Booked an appointment for 4pm last Friday (@Ananthang: Same day as your boss went there). Was greeted by David at the entrance itself. I opted for the Foam Wash package which costs Rs.400/- for small cars (Alto).

Noticed that David is taking personal care for each and every car and looks like he is the only one who would drive the cars in and out of the wash area. There was an i20 which had come for the 'Exterior Treatment' package. David was holding the boot door in a lifted position for quite sometime when one of his guys was using the machine (don't know what that is called - something like polishing) on the door.

I am quite satisfied with the exterior wash. There was a scratch near the fuel lid of my car and I was asking David if something can be done for that. He immediately summoned his staff to touch it up with the (oh.again.. I don't know the name of this so-called polisher) the same machine. Now, its not as visible as it was. I would have loved to get my interiors cleaned up a bit more than what was done. I have taken few photos in my mobile. Would put them soon.

Time taken: About 1.5hours
Would I recommend: Definitely yes.
Wishlist: A package for AC Vent cleaning.

P.S: David was mentioning that many t-bhp-ians who come to his place promise to write review about his place but seldom do.

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Let me also share my experience with Car Cares. Booked an appointment for 4pm last Friday (@Ananthang: Same day as your boss went there). Was greeted by David at the entrance itself. I opted for the Foam Wash package which costs Rs.400/- for small cars (Alto).

Noticed that David is taking personal care for each and every car and looks like he is the only one who would drive the cars in and out of the wash area. There was an i20 which had come for the 'Exterior Treatment' package. David was holding the boot door in a lifted position for quite sometime when one of his guys was using the machine (don't know what that is called - something like polishing) on the door.

I am quite satisfied with the exterior wash. There was a scratch near the fuel lid of my car and I was asking David if something can be done for that. He immediately summoned his staff to touch it up with the (oh.again.. I don't know the name of this so-called polisher) the same machine. Now, its not as visible as it was. I would have loved to get my interiors cleaned up a bit more than what was done. I have taken few photos in my mobile. Would put them soon.

Time taken: About 1.5hours
Would I recommend: Definitely yes.
Wishlist: A package for AC Vent cleaning.

P.S: David was mentioning that many t-bhp-ians who come to his place promise to write review about his place but seldom do.

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Good that the issue did not repeated, may be a one-off issue, even I have had very good experiences thrice till now.

But my boss, is not a Team Bhpian, a Car geek or automotive guy to keep and recheck everything. He also read the reviews in TBHP before we booked the slot and we expected good clean cars. Even now he appreciates the exterior cleaning and how David explained different packages etc.

May be one of the Helper boys would not have been in good moods on that Friday morning.

I just highlighted the fact so that David fixes it early. A Stitch in time saves Nine.. now dont ask me the exact meaning

Will I take my car to Car cares - Definitely Yes.
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A Stitch in time saves Nine.. now dont ask me the exact meaning
A stich in time saves nine stiches. A small repair done sooner saves having to do a large repair later.

It puzzled me as a child: this is my mother's explanation from over fifty years ago!

Closer to topic, it is not never having problems that makes a good company, it is how they handle them when they happen.
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Just saw their Facebook update.

The Power Shutdown for December is scheduled at 10:00 AM -12:00 PM for the Thiruvanmiyur/OMR area.
So they will be opening at 12:00 PM from DEC 1st for this reason.
They've said that they will be extending their evening closing timings.

Smart move I say

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A stich in time saves nine stiches. A small repair done sooner saves having to do a large repair later.

It puzzled me as a child: this is my mother's explanation from over fifty years ago!

Closer to topic, it is not never having problems that makes a good company, it is how they handle them when they happen.
Thank you Thad. From childhood I thought of a perfect completion for this saying, but somehow I have not been able to get a convincing one.

No wonder my mom calls me dumb
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I have used Car Cares twice. Once for a Meguiars package (1100 + Taxes) and another time for a simple foam wash (INR 400) for my Swift.

I would recommend CarCares to everyone staying this side of the city. David is a very pleasing young man and takes personal attention for each car.
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I visited Car Cares today to get my Santro Cleaned.

Called up 98846 22737 at around 10:30am and spoke to David. Fixed up an appointment for 1:00 pm but was told that there is a power outage between 12-2pm. I told i need to leave by 2:45 pm as i need to go to office. He said the car would be ready by 2:45 and they would start the work as soon as the power came on.

I reached well before time at around 1:45 pm. Mr David was not there, probably had stepped out to lunch. Was welcomed by the staff. The work started at 2:00 on the dot when the power came.

I opted for the Foam wash Plus @ 400/- + Tax = 450/-

What all were done:
  • Engine wash (Optional, I opted for it)
  • Soap Foam Spray and wash
  • Rinse the soap
  • Interior Vaccuming and Dusting
  • Washing the Rubber Floor Mats
  • Underbody wash (Optional, I opted for it)
Sequence of work done:
  • Applied some spray on the engine bay.
  • Pressure washed the Engine bay
  • Water sprayed on car with Lance
  • Soap Foam applied with Foam-Lance
  • Under chassis cleaned with Lance
  • Soap rubbed with mitt glove (or similar)
  • Rinse the soap
  • Dry the water and apply tyre polish & plastic polish
  • Wash the floor mats and dry them
I would rate a 10/10 for thier work. Honestly I have not come across anyone who does a more thorough job.

What I Liked:
  • Good Customer lounge with AC
  • Provides Auto and Non Auto Magazine and even a TV to entertain everyone. (My father accompanies me sometimes and he is not an Automobile enthusiast).
  • David speaks courteously and is well informed.
  • "Lances" used for cleaning and not just a rubber / plastic hose.
  • Foam lance attachment used
  • Proffessional products
My neighbour hood petrol pump garage would do a wash at 300/- but no underbody cleaning, Risk of using Surf / Hair-shampoo etc. Attention to details is hardly 50%.

Will i recommend this: Yes

Will i go there again: Yes

I will post pics when i reach home as I do not have access to USB devices / camera at office.

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The foam wash is definetly paisa vasool compared to the regular washes done at service stations but i felt the interior cleaning services were on a the slightly expensive side. But no doubts about the quality of work - top notch and extremely customer friendly owner + great waiting lounge. Guess we end up paying a premium for that
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