Professional Services from Everything Automotive By Houghton

If you need high-quality professional car detailing, come to Everything Automotive by Houghton. For over 40 Years we have specialized in detailing cars, trucks, RVs, motorcycles and commercial vehicles. Houghton is not just your backyard technician. We are professional technicians with a long reputation for quality automotive service. We handle everything from tinting and detailing to AC installations and paint protection. Our trained service technicians are on hand to answer your questions and provide advice. We combine 40 years' experience with a constant commitment to staying informed of changes and improvements in the industry.

Our main services include, but are not limited to:

  • Professional Interior and Exterior Services

  • Paint Protection

  • Paint Protection

  • Rust Protection

  • Window Tinting

  • New Technology

  • Buffing

Keep Your Vehicle Looking Its Best with Cleaning and Detailing

Why Get Your Car Detailed?

There's nothing like the look and smell of a new car – the gleaming paintwork, the spotless upholstery, the chrome that shines like a new dime. Unfortunately, it doesn't last. Kids, pets, mud puddles, and life, in general, get in the way.


There is a solution: detailing. Think of it as the ultimate in car cleaning, where both the inner and outer surfaces of your vehicle are revitalized and protected. Paintwork, upholstery, trim, tires, carpets, windows, chrome and plastic are meticulously cleaned and polished, after which a protective sealant is applied to keep them looking that way.

Professional & Detailed Procedure

  1. Interior shampoo and simonize 
  2. Interior fabric protection – a semi-invisible seat cover
  3. Odour removal
  4. Engine detailing
  5. Minor touch-ups
  6. Fall-out and overspray removal

Our Detailing Services:

LOCK’N SHINE TREATMENT:

We will use a premium clear coat sealer wax on the exterior and give the interior a clean. Drive away feeling like a million bucks!

How long will it take? About 3-4 hours.


Services Include:

  • Vacuum
  • Windows in/out
  • Premium wax
  • Tires and wheels
  • Exterior dressing

B-2 PROFESSIONAL INTERIOR TREATMENT:

Step it up with Houghton’s B-2 Package. Feel like you’re a million bucks! We will fully detail the interior making it feel brand new!

How long will it take? 5-6 hours.


Services Include:

  • Vacuum
  • Shampoo, deodorize, and disinfect vinyl/upholstery 
  • Windows in/out
  • Door and trunk sill degrease
  • Exterior hand wash
  • Rim and tire dressing

B-3 EXECUTIVE CLEAN AND DETAIL:

The ultimate in auto detailing includes everything you need to make your car feel like new again!


How long will it take? Full day service


Services Include:

  • Vacuum
  • Shampoo, deodorize, and disinfect vinyl/leather 
  • Clean and condition
  • Shampoo floor mats
  • Clean trunk
  • Degrease door sills and trunk
  • Engine shampoo
  • Windows in/out
  • Hand wash exterior
  • Premium clear coat sealer wax
  • Detail exterior
  • Dress tires and rims

Protect Your Vehicle

Houghton offers paint protection for all budgets. Our paint protections will protect from acid rain, bird droppings, and road tar and will keep your vehicle looking new.

  • Annual lock n’ shine wax treatment
  • Polyglaze exterior paint enhancer
  • Xzilon® Exterior paint protection - “Keep the showroom shine. 
  • Elevate your paint protection to aircraft quality”

How Exactly Will Acid Rain Affect Your Vehicle?

As it rains, the acidic droplets collect on your vehicle’s surface. When the water evaporates, the acid eats into the paint surface. The process escalates significantly when the sun heats the droplets and the paint. Three levels of damage are possible from acid rain including mild, severe, and irreparable. The depth to which the acid rain has etched the painted surface determines the severity of the damage.

For any questions about paint protection, contact us.

Don’t Let Rust Eat Away At Your Vehicle – Rust-Proof It!

What Causes Rust on Your Vehicle?

The moment your vehicle meets the light of day, rust attacks. Water and oxygen alter the chemical composition of the metal in your car, and this opens the door to corrosion and rust.

Don't fool yourself into thinking that winter road salt alone is the enemy. Snow, sun, acid rain, rock chips, scratches, and car washes are also to blame. It's just a matter of time.

The Benefits of Rust-Proofing

Rust-proofing protects your car against this damage. After all, for most of us, a vehicle is a major purchase, and most manufacturer's warranties cover only factory defects. Why let rust take a bite out of your investment?

  1. Merit kote non-drip annual rust protection
  2. Eco-friendly chemical rust protection
  3. Undercoat/sound shield protection
  4. Defender Plus electro-magnetic rust module: an electronic module that hooks up to your vehicle’s battery to protect the grounded body panels of your car or truck from corroding. Learn more about the Defender Plus at their website or call us for more details.

Stay Cool in the Summer with Window Tinting from Houghton

Tint

Over the years, window tinting has become far more popular. Houghton’s exclusive films will help protect your vehicle both inside and out. Their films are made of the highest quality materials and installed by factory trained technicians. Whether you’re looking to reduce your vehicle temperature or protect your family from harmful UV rays, Houghton is a leader in automotive window film installation.

Window tinting helps keep a car cool during the hot summer months. Studies have shown that it can block up to 65 percent of the solar energy hitting your windows. And in an age of ozone depletion and UV warnings, tinted windows block nearly all UV rays entering your vehicle. This not only prevents fading of its interior but also helps reduce glare and squinting.

For more information on window tinting, or to obtain a quote, contact us.

Window films help alleviate sun-damaging effects, by blocking up to 99% of UV rays and reflecting up to 80% of the sun's heat.

What's more, SUN-GARD enhances the look of any vehicle or building, while providing energy-saving comfort in hot summers and cold winters.

New Technology for Cars and Trucks from Houghton

Everything Automotive By Houghton offers advanced products that offer new protection and capabilities for older vehicles. Revolutionary high-tech products on the aftermarket can help your present vehicle get up to speed with the 21st century. No need to buy a brand new vehicle to keep up with the latest technology.

Aquapel® Rain Repellent

Aquapel® is the most technologically advanced vision-enhancing glass treatment on the market. This glass treatment is a water-repellant application that helps keep your vision clear as your drive. Impaired vision is always a risk during the most inclement of weather conditions. Rely on Aquapel® for protection.


The benefits of Aquapel® include:

  • Enabling water to bead up and roll off glass in rain or snow
  • Bonding to glass
  • Reduction of glare and prism effect at night
  • Easier removal of snow, ice, bugs and dirt
  • Lasting 6 months or more

3M Scotch Guard Paint Protection Film

Houghton offers a new 3M Scotch Guard that is an adhesive film that protects a vehicle’s paint against physical damages. Stone chips, bug splashes and scrapes are just a few of the minor problems that can ruin the nice finish of your vehicle.


The 3M Scotch Guard benefits the vehicle’s look and value in a number of ways:

  • Professional application to hood, quarter panels, truck and step areas
  • Does not affect the appearance or paint colour
  • Protect from stone chips, bug impact, scratches, and shoe scrapes
  • Does not yellow
  • Safely removed anytime

Headlight Restoration

Everything Automotive By Houghton provides 3M Headlight Lens Restoration. This restoration can help improve visibility, safety, and the overall appearance of your vehicle. Most modern vehicles are made with plastic headlights in order to reduce weight and withstand accident impact. However as the years pass plastic headlights can yellow and dull, compromising visibility especially at night. Protect your vehicle and your passengers by restoring your vehicle’s headlights with 3M Headlight Lens Restoration System.

For more information on fall inspections, or to obtain a quote, contact us.

Winter Preparation

Recommendations for Fall Inspection to Prepare for Winter Car
Care experts at Houghton recommend carrying out a “protection inspection” in early fall to prepare vehicles for winter’s damaging elements. Houghton is a Provincial leader in automotive aftermarket services and accessories, and we recommend several measures that drivers can use to “winterize” vehicles, protecting them from salt, snow, and mud:

Wash the Vehicle Regularly

  • Washing your vehicle regularly keeps it from corroding. Removing the summer’s entire residue from the exterior is an important step to avoiding winter corrosion.
  • Make sure the car wash you attend uses fresh and not recycled water. Recycled water can contain salt and other chemicals from previous cars.
  • For “do-it-yourselfers,” you should use a brand name soap that is designed to clean vehicles.
  • Inspect and wash the undercarriage and the interior of the body panels on the vehicle to prevent premature corrosion damage, loss of resale value, and expensive body repairs.
  • Wash wheel wells, clean door drain holes, and treat interior vinyl surfaces to ensure proper care.
  • Use only a mild detergent in warm water and a brand name vinyl dressing for vinyl surfaces
  • Do not use scouring powder or a scouring pad to clean vinyl.

High-Quality Sealants – Protect Exterior Surfaces

In order to protect your vehicle’s exterior surfaces, sealants are necessary. Winter slush, salt, and other grit are especially abrasive to your vehicle. Protect the painted surfaces with a high-quality paint sealant. Make sure to wash and dry the vehicle thoroughly before applying sealant to prevent scratching the paint.

Repair and Repaint Exterior Scratches, Dents and Stone Chips

To avoid possible surface rust, it's best to repair and repaint exterior scratches, dents or stone chips immediately. Consult an automotive parts supplier for the correct colour match. If your vehicle has been in an accident, make sure to have any repaired or replacement sheet metal professionally rust protected before operating the vehicle. Houghton says the vehicle owner’s manual also provides a good checklist for protection and maintenance procedures. Houghton notes that salt is a car’s worst enemy during the winter.

According to the Salt Institute, an average of about 15 million tons of salt is used to de-ice slippery roads in the United States every winter. Salt can cause your vehicle to corrode easily. Despite many improvements in vehicle design and galvanized sheet metal, vehicles will rust when their iron or steel parts are exposed to salt and water.

“The only sure defence against corrosion of a vehicles seams and body panels is an aftermarket rust protection application,” Houghton says. “Professional rust protection application and warranties should cover all body panels and structures prone to rust-especially the hidden areas.”

For more information on Fall Inspections, or to obtain a quote, contact us.

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