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Peek’s Services offers auto detailing, tires, and oil changes

Owner, Aaron Peek, stands near one of his detailed vehicles.

By Janet Stoica
Dudley resident Aaron Peek won’t object to the label of perfectionist, at least when it comes to car detailing. 
Mr. Peek thoroughly enjoys his work and came to car, truck, and motorcycle maintenance by way of Texas to Massachusetts. “When I was younger, I took my car to an auto detailer for the usual wash, wax, and vacuuming,” he explains. “When I picked up my car and drove it home, I started looking at the work that was done. I wasn’t satisfied with it so I took it back to the detailing company and went over the details they’d missed. I was hired by the owner to take over their detailing department and I found that it was something I enjoyed doing from start to finish.”
After college, Aaron worked for a fiber optic cabling company that took him throughout the United States. In 1999, when his company was hired by Massachusetts to provide underground cabling conduits under and along the Mass. Pike, there was Aaron Peek. “I met and made a lot of good friends here, and when I came back to New England to visit, I ended up staying. I found that I really enjoyed the cold weather and the snow.” He worked for Southbridge Tire Company, handling heavy equipment and truck tires. He also met his wife, Carmela, and settled in Dudley. The couple has two sons and two granddaughters. 
Four years ago, Mr. Peek decided to pick up auto detailing again in the evenings after work and his expertise soon became well known through word-of-mouth. His customer base expanded, and he found that the satisfaction of his younger days’ accomplishments worked for him once again. 
Peek’s Services has now become his full-time profession. His enthusiasm is evident when speaking with him. “Auto detailing here is given the highest priority and we use high-grade products. We also do oil and filter changes for all vehicle makes and models,” he said. “We mount and balance tires. If you have a specific brand in mind, just let me know and I’ll get it for you. All oil is recycled through an approved vendor.” 
The detailing work includes buffing minor scratches, carpet shampooing, and ceramic coating, which is a product that gives another layer of protection over your vehicle’s clear coat. The ceramic coating will last up to five years with proper maintenance. Clay bars are used in the detail process too. This removes tar, brake dust, and other road grime and makes the exterior as slick as glass. It’s an annual maintenance recommendation. No detail goes un-noticed.”
Vehicles he has detailed include RVs, boats, trailers, even tractor-trailers. Aluminum polishing is offered for truck tire wheels that includes a four-stage sanding and buffing process. He’s also had the experience of washing, waxing, and buffing PBS’ This Old House trailer. From Subarus, Chevys, and Toyotas to Maserati Quattroportes and Jaguars, Mr. Peek has the keen expertise to truly satisfy his customers with the final shine and gloss of their transports. 
Typical auto exterior detail procedures begin with a hand wash with Meguiars Soap; blow dry; clay bar application; engine wash by hand with detailing using cotton swabs; Meguiars Tech 2.0 wax; and an F11 Top Coat. All wheels, tires, and fender wells are cleaned thoroughly as well. Interior details include cleaning of all door jambs, carpet shampooing, carpet blow drying, leather cleaning and conditioning, and air vent cleaning. Cotton swabs are always used for all the nooks and crannies. “Basically, everything that can be cleaned is taken care of,” says Mr. Peek, “and we’ll stand with our customer for their review and approval.”
He also offers additional services like window tinting up to the 35% legal limitation and remote car starter installation. He snowplows commercially and residentially, power washes all types of home siding, including brick, vinyl, and wood clapboards. For new customers, Peek’s Services is currently running a $10 off oil change offer when you have your vehicle detailed. 
With his charity work for the American Legion Riders for the last six years, Mr. Peek gives back to the community by detailing the riders’ motorcycles for $65/each and then returning 100% of his earnings to the Legion. He has also done charitable work for the Holyoke Soldiers Home, American Legion Post Lego Ride, UMass/Memorial Children’s Cancer Unit, Southbridge’s Eagle Riders Group, Leicester’s Cherry Valley Riders, Worcester’s Vernon Hill Riders, and the Sutton and Auburn Riders.        
Peek’s Services, 7 Johnathan Pass, Dudley. Phone: (903) 900-0813. Appointments required.  www.peeksdetailing.com  
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