frightening fact, in these frightening days of COVID-19: the steering wheel,
gear shift, and interior door handles of your car are four times dirtier
than the toilet seat in a public restroom.
That’s according to
the CDC, Bryan Johnson says, and if the idea of tooling around town in a
filth-mobile makes you queasy, Johnson has a suggestion: get your vehicle
decontaminated at his new business, Attention to Details, in the former L&S
Refrigeration facility at 419 Council Drive in Chesterton.
“You put your kids
in the car,” Johnson says. “You put your groceries in the car. I just want
people to be aware of how dirty the inside of their cars is.”
But Attention to
Details can fix that. Johnson--who originally planned to open his doors on
Saturday, April 11, but was prompted by the COVID-19 pandemic to move the
date up--has made a significant investment in steam cleaners, disinfectants,
and vacuums. A temperature of 175 degrees will exterminate all bacteria and
germs, Johnson says, but his equipment will raise the temp in your car to
212 degrees, boiling point, and he’ll run that steam through the air vents
and filters and into the interior and the trunk, then apply sanitizing
chemicals to all knobs, levers, buttons, and controls, remove and vacuum
mats, and deodorize everything.
For the cost of a
basic decontamination--starting at $120, depending on the size of the
vehicle--Johnson will also throw in a free hand-wash, another in the range
of services which Attention to Details offers, including paint correction
(one-, two-, and three-step), engine cleaning, and detailing.
"We take personal
pride in our work,” Johnson says. “We use specialized tools and products.
And we use enhanced cleaning and disinfecting methods to ensure customer
satisfaction and peace of mind. We have the setup and space to safely and
accurately perform any service.”
Johnson, who grew
up in Chesterton, says that he was “raised to support the local small
businesses.” Attention to Details is family owned and operated, the classic
mom-and-pop, and Johnson couldn’t be more delighted to have hung out his own
shingle. “I am so happy to be a small business myself now.”
Johnson also wants
to send a shout-out to the community’s frontline first-responders in this
time of pandemic and, to express his gratitude, he’s offering
first-responders a 15-percent discount on all services: decontamination,
hand-wash, paint correcting, and detailing.
“It’s the details
that make the difference,” Johnson says. “We get what others miss. We’ll
show you clean.”
Details is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday; and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Saturday. “But we’ll stay longer if we have to to get the job done,” Johnson