#TryThis: Spiffy mobile car care, detail, and oil change service

Spiffy — now available in the Midlands — is an on-demand mobile car care, detail + oil change service that comes to your own home or workplace to service your car | Photo by the COLAtoday team
Spiffy — now available in the Midlands — is an on-demand mobile car care, detail + oil change service that comes to your own home or workplace to service your car | Photo by the COLAtoday team

I have a confession. My name is Anne Hazard, I am a sales rep at 6AM City…. and I have the messiest car ever. I have a good excuse (full-time working mom of 3 highly active boys), but when I need to pick up a client for a meeting, telling them that my car stinks because, “my boys rolled through mud yesterday in clothes that were covered in spilled chili hot dog remains” isn’t a good look.

But here’s the thing: between work, errands, practices, games, appointments, summer trips, who has time to clean out their car? Or go somewhere and wait for it to be cleaned?

Experience: 

Enter: Spiffy (cue hallelujah chorus), the Midlands’ new on-demand car care service that comes to your home or workplace for car care, detailing, and oil changes. 

The process was easy: I scheduled Spiffy using their iPhone app, selected the service package (packages start at $49 — I chose the most deluxe package, the Totally Awesome Detail, $299), set the time of the appointment and input where my car would be located (home driveway, please). They bring a fully equipped van with its own power + water supply and a professionally trained technician. 

The morning of the appointment, I walked out my front door, gave Spiffy my keys and they got to work. 🚙

Spiffy brings everything they need to service your car with them, and places your car over their mat to make sure no runoff or oil gets on your driveway | Photo by the COLAtoday team

What we tried: 

The Totally Awesome Detail package ($299) took ~4 hours from start to finish, and included: 

  • Interior Detailing (dust dash, instrument console, wipe door jambs, upholstery and carpet shampoo, full vacuuming, etc)
  • Wheel clean and tire shine
  • Gentle hand car wash & towel dry
  • Window cleaning
  • Protective wax application and polish
  • Smoothing out of paint scratches and enhancing paint gloss
Anne’s car during Spiffy | Photo by the COLAtoday team

What not to miss:

Spiffy Green™. Spiffy reclaims 100% of water and supplies with proprietary wash mats they bring with them to put under your car during service. The washes and details require half the water as a traditional car wash and 10% of a DIY wash. Spiffy also recycles every drop of oil (over 50,000 gallons per month) and only uses products safe for the environment.

Before + after photos: 

Anne’s back seats before Spiffy | Photo by the COLAtoday team
Anne’s back seats after Spiffy | Photo by the COLAtoday team
Anne’s grille before Spiffy | Photo by the COLAtoday team
Anne’s exterior after Spiffy | Photo by the COLAtoday team

What we’re still talking about: 

If I have to choose between reading a book to my kids after a long day or taking my car to get serviced, I am going to choose my kids. With how busy life gets, it’s easy to let a car interior get messy, put off an oil change or tire rotation, and just turn a blind eye to a paint scratch. 

Spiffy services let me reclaim the time I would have spent on all this car maintenance. Instead of spending time driving and waiting for services, I got my work done for the day, prepared dinner and did some laundry (and then got to enjoy a glass of wine + a TV show because I was done with my to-do list!).

Not to mention — I won’t be as embarrassed the next time I take a client to lunch. 🙌

How you can experience this: 

Download the app from Spiffy’s website and book a service at any time — make sure to use code COLATODAY20 for $20 off your first service. Spiffy comes to homes, offices, and even offers fleet services.

Things to know if you go: