Blue Star Auto Salon Authorized Ceramic Pro Installer

Ceramic Coatings are the game changer in automotive car care protection.  We are excited to announce that Blue Star Auto Salon, is now the “official” authorized installer for CeramicPro Coatings, for the Seattle and South Snohomish County region.   CeramicPro offers advanced interior and exterior protections for your car. Your car will enjoy a glass like appearance, scratch resistant finish, and environmental protections, unlike anything you have ever witnessed. Seeing is believing.

Ceramic nano technology coatings are becoming the fastest most sought after, aftermarket car care protection on the market. Cars are no longer just a mode of transportation, they have become a major investment. Keeping that auto exterior and interior in top condition is now an integral part of a car owner’s maintenance priority.

The CeramicPro Gold Package is the flagship product, providing a lifetime of protection for your vehicle. Nothing  will protect your vehicle exterior from water-spots to external contaminants better.  This package can only be applied by our experienced, specially trained, coating technician. Starting at $2000.00 this package includes, a limited warranty and special financing options.  The Ceramic Sport is the perfect introduction to ceramic coatings for you car, but with a limited investment, starting at just $500.00.  You will not be disappointed by one years worth of  hydrophobic properties, glistening paint, and weather protection.

Ceramic Coatings make a great gift, for anyone who loves their car or truck and loves to outshine the rest. Gift Certificates and On-line Booking are available.
Blue Star Auto Salon, is always available for you to drop by and show us your car, and were happen to give you a demonstration on this amazing car care protection package.

Blue Star Auto Salon is located on 14720 Aurora Ave N. Shoreline, WA.  Winter Hours are Tuesday-Saturday 9:00am -5:00 pm. Early Drop offs available.

 

 

BLUE STAR AUTO SALON IS AN AUTHORIZED INSTALLER OF CERAMIC PRO.

BLUE STAR AUTO SALON IS AN AUTHORIZED INSTALLER OF CERAMIC PRO.

Winter Driving Essentials

Winter Driving Essentials

Snow is beginning to fall in the mountains, its getting darker earlier, and the winter storms are starting to arrive. It is reported that over 90 Million People will be traveling by car over the holiday season. We want all of our clients to be safe in the coming months so here are a few things to remember to put in your car to help keep you safe in case of an emergency.

  1. Keep you cell phone charged, and if you have an “old school” flip phone even better,
    charges hold forever, and you can always call 911 even with no minutes.
  2. Cell Phone or Back Up USB Charger
  3. Flashlight and extra batteries
  4. Tow Rope or small come-along
  5. Collapsible Shovel
  6. Rags, towel or paper-towels
  7. First Aid Kit
  8. Snow and Ice Scrapper
  9. Basic Tool Kit or Swiss Army Knife
  10. Matches or lighter
  11. Window Washer Fluid
  12. Bottled Water
  13. Bag of Kitty Litter or Sand
  14. Snack Foods, especially protein bars
  15. Can Opener
  16. Emergency Poncho
  17. Emergency Blanket or Space Blanket
  18. Extra Pair of Gloves
  19. Extra Set of Warm Clothes and Socks
  20. Hand and Foot Warmers
  21. Reflective Safety Vest
  22. Emergency Flares or Strobes
  23. Whistle
  24. Roll of toilet paper
  25. Battery Powered Radio

When your traveling that you should have emergency supplies for each passenger in your car.
Should you be caught or stranded in bad weather, State Farm offers some additional safety tips.

Get off the highway, if possible, turn on your hazard lights or light flares, and hang a distress flag from an antenna or window.

Call 911 if you have a phone and describe your location as precisely as possible. Remain in your vehicle so help can find you.
Run your vehicle’s engine and heater about 10 minutes each hour to keep warm.

Open a downwind window slightly for ventilation and clear snow from the exhaust pipe to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning.

Exercise a little to maintain body heat, but avoid overexertion and sweating. Drink fluids to avoid dehydration.
Conserve your vehicle’s battery. Use lights, heat, and radio sparingly.

At night, turn on an inside light when you run the engine so help can see you. – For more tips from State Farm.

Have a  safe and wonderful Holiday Season!

 

What is an Automotive Detail?

I was in bit of mind stall trying to work on a theme for our latest blog posting, what is an automotive detail?  Then, the phone rang and a gentleman was in quite a panic. He had just spilled gallons of latex paint all over the rear of his Suburban and wanted to know if we could help. Sure we can, bring it right over!

At its core, an automotive detail is a complex, labor intensive, systematic approach to rejuvenate or protect a car to a near new appearance or condition.
However, for the majority of our clients, they’re coming to us with a very specific reason or area of concern; remove the smell of mold in my car, fix the bad scratches on my car’s finish, remove “Fido’s” pet hair or simply make the paint “shiny”.

We constantly review and test new car care product lines, tools and techniques to achieve the best results possible for our customers.  Blue Star Auto Salon, uses Meguiar’s Professional, along with Menzerna, DrivePur, Aquapel, Einszett, and Chemical Guys.

When you look at the before and after photos of the Suburban and all of that paint, you can for yourself the results of our team’s efforts.

At the end of the day, Blue Star Auto Salon’s goal is to be here however you need us to be. Whether it’s to solve an emergency or to protect your car’s finish from the outside elements, our staff and skilled technicians are ready to provide you with a high level of personalized service and a satisfying customer experience.

 

Help! I spilt paint in my car

Help! I spilled paint in my car

Paint in the seat tracking

Paint in the seat tracking

 

After photos of paint removed from car interior after detailing

After photos of paint removed from car interior after detailing

As Good As New!

As Good As New!

Auto Detailing Increases Your Car’s Value

CREATE THE WOW FACTOR

Auto Detailing restores your car to its original beauty and increases your ROI

If your car is in impeccable condition, it sells faster and for more money than if it shows signs of neglect. Car dealers detail every pre-owned car on their lots because they know it increases car values and their ROI. Private owners are also smart to take advantage of these profit gains.

Selling and detailing experts, such as the Car Care Council, NADA, and Kelly Blue Book, give pertinent information and explain why preventive care of your car is worth your time and effort. Thorough detailing eliminates defects such as swirled, scratched and oxidized surfaces, and increases your car’s value, producing the WOW factor that gets you top dollar.

Importance of Auto Detailing

Blue Star Auto Salon offers a specialized Auto Resellers Detailing Package to improve all components of your car’s interior and exterior, including paint, body, wheel surfaces, encompassing complete reconditioning and readiness to sell. This convenience eliminates considerable time and effort that would be required to do it yourself. A DIY job will not match the expertise, state-of-the-art equipment, and eco safe steam technology available in our detail shop.   

Owners keep cars longer in a challenging economy, an average is 5-6 years in the US, before selling or trading for a new car. People are often unaware of their car’s diminishing appearance over time.

A once shiny new vehicle appears inadequate when given a once over in anticipation of selling for the highest list price. In one customer’s words, “I left my 1992 Lexus outside under the trees for ten years. I found Blue Star Auto Salon…my car looks brand new, interior and exterior, and Stephen even detailed the engine. I couldn’t have asked for a better result.” Though astonishing to hear, it is not surprising that Blue Star’s professional detailers make such a marked difference in the appearance of their client’s cars. They do it every day.

Reverse exterior damage caused by weather and elements

Ultraviolet Rays from the sun and environment are the number one cause of damage to your vehicle. The exterior takes a serious hit when exposed to weather and elements that cause dull paint and fading, scratches, rust, effects of winter chemicals, UV damage, and parking lot dings.

The hazy appearance of the paint and headlight lenses are caused by UV inhibitors that begin to fail at 50% of a 5-year wear cycle; surfaces become oxidized, cloudy and yellowed. This damage can be reversed by professional detailing.

Remedy interiors that show serious wear and tear

Upon close inspection, owners find their car interior shows definite wear and tear with carpet and upholstery stains from food and beverage spills, muddy shoes, and pets.

Detailing the interior will sanitize and bring it back to original new like condition, dramatically improving the beauty of leather, fabric, and carpets.

Restore your car’s appearance with professional detailing

Exterior paint oxidation and defects can be prevented by regular detailing and applying a wax/sealant coating, periodically. Along with providing greater shine and gloss, the applications will add protection that includes important UV inhibitors that extend the life of your paint.

Blue Star Auto Salon professional detailers bring your car back to its original beauty and increase its value between $300 to $500, or as much as $2,500 or more, depending on year, model, and overall condition.

Reference

8 Easy Ways to Boost Your Car’s Value,” CNN Money, Peter Valdes-Dapena, July 6, 2011

Blue Star Job Postings

Become a Detailer at Blue Star Auto Salon

Do You Love Cars? Blue Star Auto Salon is seeking at least 2 eager, energetic individuals with a willingness to learn the skills of becoming a skilled detailer and join our detailing crew. Applicants must willing to be a team player, focused on providing exemplary customer service. Candidates must have the ability to multi-task in a fast paced work environment, follow directions and instruction, have strong organizational skills and be detail oriented. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age, and possess a valid in-state driver’s license. Responsibilities include, but not limited to: Maintain supply inventories and monitor the cleaning equipment and machinery for proper operation and maintenance. Perform cleaning on vehicles, using cleaning supplies and equipment e.g. steamer, extractors, brushes, scrapers, and vacuums. Applications can be found on our website at bluestarautosalon.com.  Blue Star Auto Salon is conveniently located on Aurora Ave. N., in North Seattle, Shoreline area.

Grand Opening Of Blue Star Auto Salon’s New Auto Detailing With Latest Eco Safe Steam Technology

Say goodbye to thousands of gallons of contaminated wastewater runoff from auto washing that pollutes city water systems, this auto detailing shop offers innovative commercial eco safe steam technology

Blue Star Auto Salon will celebrate its Grand Opening, at their new Shoreline location, 14720 Aurora Avenue North, Shoreline, Wash. The company provides various automotive detailing packages from waterless exterior washes to comprehensive deluxe detailing services—with options to meet every owner’s needs and budget. Fleets, dealerships and corporate account packages are available.

Customers, guests, and the public are invited to attend the Grand Opening of our Shoreline location. We will have prize drawings and fresh baked donuts and coffee supplied by Baker Street Donuts—known for yummy donuts always made fresh on-site. Drop by and meet our friendly owners and staff.

Blue Star Auto Salon is proud to offer organic and chemically free cleaning options for customers who desire them. Meguiar’s Professional is our standard product line and we offer additional upper end European lines.

“Advanced steam technology reduces the amount of chemicals we use to sanitize, deodorize, and disinfect,” states Blue Star Auto Salon CEO, Jeanmarie Trapp. Trapp further mentions, “We carefully choose products that have the least impact on our water and environment.”

“Our business is in an excellent position to grow and offer future jobs for up to ten employees, initially” said Blue Star Auto Salon owner, Stephen Trapp, Jr. “We are excited to serve our community in Shoreline and Seattle, and provide new jobs as we experience positive growth.”

President of International Detailing Association (IDA), Greg Swett, in Detailing outlook for 2015, believes the higher demand for services and strong growth for the detailing industry reflects consumer awareness of the benefits, such as restoring your vehicle‘s beauty and protecting your investment.

Customers are welcomed into a new contemporary lobby-work center with Wi-Fi, headphones, laptop worktables, coffee bar, and wide-screen TV. They are encouraged to “hang out” while their vehicle is being detailed. The detail shop is centrally located on Aurora allowing customers convenient access from Greater Seattle and the North End. Hours of operation are Monday-Friday 8:30AM to 6:30PM, Saturday 9:00AM to 5:00PM. Please call office for appointments or questions, 206 367-1002.

About Blue Star Auto Salon

Blue Star Auto Salon is a family owned automotive detailing business. CEO, Jeanmarie Trapp, is an award winning business and community leader with deep roots in local nonprofit endeavors. Owner, Stephen Trapp, Jr., is an experienced auto detail technician and shop manager. Office manager, Nesi Luckey, is an auto detailing industry veteran. For more information about their products, services and specials, visit their website at BlueStarAutoSalon.com.

Grand Opening

Blue Star Auto Salon is open for business.Shoreline, WA–Blue Star Auto Salon has opened its doors for business at their Shoreline location. The shop, located at 14720 Aurora Ave N., Shoreline, WA 98177, will be open:

Monday through Friday  8:30am – 6:30pm

Saturday                            9:00am – 5:00pm