Second to None Auto Detailing Review

"Clean off bird droppings, tree sap and sprinkler residue quickly before the mineral deposits can damage the paint."

- Gabe

Gabe O'Hara, owner of Second to None Auto Detailing, stands with his work truck

Mobile Detail Service Features Eco-friendly Technique, Outstanding Customer Service

By Georgia Dolenz

NAMEGabe O'Hara
PHONE NUMBER(626) 646-3121
PRICING INFOPrices range from $165-$700.
SERVICES PROVIDEDDetail & Cleaning, Car Paint Restoration, Auto Detailing—Mobile, Auto Detailing—Waterless, Mobile Car Wash, Eco-Friendly, Waterless Cleaning, Auto

San Gabriel Valley
Alhambra • Altadena • Arcadia • City of Industry • College Hills • Crescenta Highlands • Cypress Park • Duarte • Eagle Rock • East Pasadena • East San Gabriel • El Monte • Flintridge • Glassell Park • Glendale • Happy Valley • Hastings Ranch • Highland Park • La Canada • La Crescenta • Lincoln Heights • Monrovia • Monterey Hills • Monterey Park • Montrose • Mount Washington • Pasadena • Rosemead • Rossmoyne • San Gabriel • San Marino • San Rafael Hills • Sierra Madre • South Pasadena • Temple City • Woodbury

7 User Reviews
  • Overall Satisfaction
  • Quality of Work
  • Customer Service
  • Value for Price

Justin McCardle

Pasadena - November 9, 2016

Gabe has detailed my car multiple times. He’s very honest and upfront and a stand up person. I’ve never had any luck with any other services and had started doing a lot of the work myself. At first with Gabe, I was a little apprehensive about the price. After the fact, I was impressed. The quality of work and the personal experience that Gabe gives totally warranted the cost for the service. I have referred him to my own friends and family. Second to None is one of the most professional small businesses I’ve ever worked with.

Jaime Debeers

Pasadena - November 9, 2016

Gabe’s quality of work is superb. I’ve recommended him to my own friends and family and each one is very happy with the service. He has impeccable attention to detail and a willingness to make everything perfect, including when he had to almost tear apart one of the vans to find out what had spilled and where. Gabe is easy to communicate with–phone, text, e-mail, all are answered immediately. Gabe sends e-mail reminders for when we are due and provides many date options and time options—our best days are weekends and Gabe has no issues with that. Also, his pricing is competitive. We shopped around and shhhh . . .he’s worth more!


Pasadena - November 9, 2016

Gabe has detailed our cars every three months for years now, and we’re always pleased with his work. He arrives on time, and on the rare occasion that a previous job is running over schedule, he calls. The cars always look great when he and his co-workers finish. Everyone working with Gabe is well-trained and conscientious. I have never had a negative experience. The quality of the work more than justifies his reasonable pricing. He offers a wide range of services and is prepared to deal with just about any situation. I always leave it up to Gabe to decide what service best fits our needs, and he never oversells us. He’s professional, polite and friendly. We've enjoyed getting to know Gabe over the years and have recommended him to many grateful friends.

Josiah Damery

Sierra Madre - November 9, 2016

I’ve had Gabe do all my cars ever since he started Second to None and recommended him to a handful of my clients. They live up to the name—they really are second to none. They are super professional, responsive, on time, and they do a tremendous job. I can’t say enough about Gabe and his team. The fact that it’s mobile, they work around your schedule and will come to your home or office makes it super convenient. I think the pricing is really great for such high level of service. They charge about half as much as the dealer.

Craig Chrisney

Linda Vista - November 9, 2016

It was probably a year and a half ago that I first got in touch with Second to None to do some detailing for an older car I was planning to sell. I was really attracted by the waterless washing, which appeals to me environmentally. Gabe and his team did a fantastic job. Since then, my wife and I have had Gabe wash and detail our cars every month and we’ve been extremely happy with the work and attention to detail. The team is always on time. They’re fast and also very effective. We really appreciate them coming early on the weekends. They are done by 9am or 10am and we have the cars for the rest of the day. You pay a little bit more than at the carwash, but for me, it’s completely worth it. Keeping our cars in great condition has been tremendous.

Mary Serles

La Canada - November 9, 2016

Gabe and Second 2 None have been cleaning our cars for a little while now—maybe about 3 years or so. I got tired of trying to drag myself over to the car wash—especially as I'm responsible for two cars. My husband was using the car wash guys in his building's garage, but that was not reliable. I found Gabe through searching online. I liked that they came to the house and did not need access to water. As it turns out, the world is a small place and Gabe went to high school with my step daughter-in-law. Kismet, I guess! Anyway, the guys come to the house every other Friday and wash the cars. Twice a year, they get a light detail, and twice a year they get a full detail. As our cars are always garaged, every other week is sufficient. The cars always look great. The guys are always on time and always do great work. The dogs look forward to car day so they have visitors. They put anything they take out of the car back into it and give me anything valuable that they find when cleaning. I can't imagine having the cars done any other way now. It does cost more than going to the car wash, but not by much. And, since they come to the house, I don't lose time waiting for my car or endure inconsistent quality. I think the pricing is very reasonable and is certainly in line with the other services I considered. What was I thinking that I didn't do this eons ago? I recommend Gabe to friends and clients all the time. They're reliable, honest, consistently high quality, mobile, and waterless. And a good value. Seems kind of a no brainer to me.

Chad C.

La Canada - November 9, 2016

I’ve been using Second to None every month for almost four years. They’ve been great. They are timely and schedule our appointments with ease. They’re flexible too, for when life interferes. And they come to your house. I like the personal touch of the business and I feel very comfortable with Gabe and the other workers. I found Gabe on the internet. I appreciated that they are water-less and were cost-effective compared to other services. I liked Gabe when I first met him and have stuck with them ever since.

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