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

Spiffy — now available in the Upstate — 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 GVLtoday team

I have a confession. My name is Anne Hazard, I am a sales rep at GVLtoday…. 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?


Enter: Spiffy (cue hallelujah chorus), the Upstate’s 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 GVLtoday 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
  • Oil Change
  • Tire Rotation
Anne’s car during Spiffy | Photo by the GVLtoday 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 GVLtoday team
Anne’s back seats after Spiffy | Photo by the GVLtoday team
Anne’s grille before Spiffy | Photo by the GVLtoday team
Anne’s exterior after Spiffy | Photo by the GVLtoday 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 GVLToday for $20 off your first service. Spiffy comes to homes, offices, and even offers fleet services.

Things to know if you go: 

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