Nothing compares to the joy of driving your dream car on the open road, windows open or top down, the way driving was meant to be...feeling the wind in your hair, the sun on your arms, the worries and cares you’ve left behind at home. It’s more than just a transportation method - it’s a way of life. Your way of life. And cheaper than therapy (sort of).
BMW. Audi. Mercedes Benz. Tesla. Lamborghini. Ferrari. Lexus. You’ve invested in one of the finest automobiles ever built. Its design is timeless - with the right protection, it can stay that way.
The bugs, the tar, the dirt, the sun, the birds. They come with the territory, but the thought of birds targeting your prized vehicle makes you want to leave it in the garage, where it’s nice and safe. Your car shouldn’t be a garage queen. It needs to be driven...it WANTS to be driven.
You care about your car. You want to protect it, but you don’t want to spend an arm and a leg to do so. You’re tired of taking it to dirty auto shops, leaving it for weeks on end, and having to hound the shop for updates. You want to entrust your beloved vehicle with a car care studio that will treat it just like you would - with care and pride.
And there’s the obvious - you want your car to look good. No, not just good...sexy. You want to see the head turns and the elbow nudges as you cruise by. You want to impress - and your baby has to look its best. When it looks good, you look good...and sexy.
Looking great 24/7 takes so much work... and time... and money... and sweat.
You spend hours every weekend washing and waxing your vehicle, only to do it again the next weekend. In the heat of a Houston summer, this is exhausting.
You’re not a sucker. You’re not going to be taken for a ride - but you’d rather deal with a business that won’t take you for one anyway.
You’ve heard about ceramic coating, but you’re not exactly sure what you need or who to trust.
You don’t have money to throw around, but you’re willing to spend it in the right place on the right protection.
You take it to a detailer, spending $150-200 every few weeks for waxing.
You want to do business with someone who will love your car as much as you do.
Fifteen years ago, I was in the same place. I’d just bought my first “high-performance car” - a Silverstone Metallic Nissan 350Z, 287hp (I know, I know…). I’d dreamed of this car for years, and buying it made me feel like I’d finally made it. But then the paranoia set in. What if it got scratched? What about all the road debris? The sweltering heat of a Houston summer would surely fade the paint! Suddenly, I wanted to keep it safe in the garage and only take it out on the most perfect of days.
I became obsessed with car care - not just washing it on the weekends (which I did religiously!), but researching the best products and techniques for keeping my precious Z in pristine condition. Soon, my obsession turned into a part-time side hustle...car guys and gals just like me had a hard time finding someone who would take such excellent care of their vehicles. Forget about Bubba down at the corner car wash - they wanted someone who knew cars inside and out, who could CARE for them, not just CLEAN them. They wanted the best for their cars - so we decided to offer the best.
Thus, Vivë Auto Detailing was born.
Not having to spend $150-200 every few months to wax the car, and making washing easier and quicker!
Freedom from worrying about damage to your car as you enjoy the open road
Extending that “new car” look for years...and ensuring it always looks its best.
The peace of mind knowing that your car is in the best of hands, in a clean, well-lit car care studio with specialists that have been in the industry for more than a decade
Vivë is not your typical “auto shop.” We’re a high-performance, luxury car care studio that specializes in providing you with the highest level of care for your specific car, driving habits, and priorities. We’re car enthusiasts just like you. We geek out over the latest models, the classics, and everything in between, We can talk for days about torque, horsepower, and handling...and we know you can, too.
Vivë was founded in 2007 by Anson Lau, and since then, we’ve installed thousands of ceramic coatings on just about every exotic and luxury car, truck, and bike you can imagine. In over a decade in this industry, we’ve seen it all. Really. We can fix and help prevent the most common damage - and even the not-so-common (scratches from a raccoon attack - ask us how we know!) Technology is always changing, and we at Vivë maintain a constant pulse on the latest products available in the automotive industry. Our network of knowledgeable detailers reaches all over the world, and our research into the latest products and methods gives us the advantage to provide your vehicle with the care it deserves.
You can drive your car knowing that it’s fully protected from the wear and tear - and you can keep it looking as pristine as the day it came off the showroom floor, whether that was two weeks ago or four decades ago.Taking your car to Vivë is like buying a fine suit. For top quality and craftsmanship, you don’t buy off the rack at Macy’s. You go to a tailor to have a Gucci custom-made, with the feel, quality, and style that fits just for you. Bespoke. Timeless. Doesn’t your car deserve the same treatment?
There are a lot of shops in the Houston area that install ceramic coatings - but they are not all created equal. We pride ourselves on being the top car care studio in the area. Here’s why:
We focus 95% of our efforts on prep work (usually 2-3 days). We make sure the canvas of your car is absolutely perfect before installing your ceramic coating - ensuring that your investment lasts as long as possible.
We perform pre-inspection and diagnostics of the entire car for every job - we’re not just ceramic installers. We’re car enthusiasts, and we make sure your car is primed and ready to go when it’s time to install.
We go through a 52-point final inspection checklist when the car is finished - we make sure you’re getting exactly what you paid for (and more)
We are the only ceramic coating installers to carry the Modesta and Nanolex line - the highest quality, most exclusive line of coatings not available anywhere else. These products have been thoroughly tested and proven in Houston weather, and we have tons of happy customers to back it up.
We ask discovery and onboarding questions, then we pair you with the proper service. You’re not a number to us - you’re a valued part of the Vivë family. We want to be YOUR trusted car care studio - we want you to be proud to say you take your car to Vivë.
Our mid- to high-end ceramic coatings comes with a two-week follow up appointment to make sure the coating is performing and installed correctly, proper education on how to maintain the car, and the necessary products/chemicals to make sure it’s maintained correctly
We have over a decade of experience, and we install 35-45 coatings per month
Our highly trained installers are the top in the industry - our vetting process is strict, and our requirements for ongoing education and skill development are high.
We back up our work - we believe in the work we do, and if something’s wrong, we fix it.
Yep, they are. You’re absolutely right. And you are welcome to try out those other places if you wish. But just remember..there’s a reason they’re cheaper.
Look, we’re not here to rip you off. Our priority is building a solid relationship with you. We won’t sell you the most expensive ceramic coating package - unless that’s what you want and what your car needs. We’ll help educate you and empower you to make the right decision for your vehicle and your needs. Are we more expensive? Probably. But what are you comparing us to? Are you comparing apples to apples The products we carry are the highest quality in the industry - apples. Did the other guy get his stuff off Amazon? Oranges (and did we mention that those coatings turn yellow in the Houston heat? Yuck.)
Are we the cheapest studio in town? Nope. But we are the best. And you get what you pay for.
Let me guess - you’ve seen the ads for mobile ceramic coating detailers who come to your home or office. Quick tip: they are not using professional grade coatings, and they let your car “cure” in the sun. Convenience is great - but not at the expense of quality, longevity, and your vehicle. We have a highly controlled work space/studio with special lighting, filtered air and water, controlled temperature, and proper infrared curing lamps to harden any coatings for maximum performance.
We only take a few vehicles at a time so we can devote 100% of our team’s attention to your car - to allow plenty for the extensive prep work, expert installation, and thorough post-install inspection we perform on every vehicle. Oh, and did we mention that we have 24/7 security, and that your car will be housed in our state-of-the-art studio the whole time? No fenced-in lot out back...clean, climate-controlled luxury.
Sorry, we have to disagree. Not all detailers are the same - not by a long shot. We’ve been in the industry since 2007 - we are one of the longest-serving car care studios in the Houston area. We install upwards of 40 ceramic coatings every month, while many of our competitors average 5 a month. Do you want a surgeon who has only performed your surgery a few times? We didn’t think so.
The difference is that ours really are the best ;) Here’s the thing. There are certain brands of coatings that any shop can get. We can get them, too. But we don’t - because they don’t align with our quality standards or those of our customers. The coatings we carry are THE top-of-the-line - because so are we. We are the ONLY shop in the Houston area to carry Modesta and Nanolex products. We know the different coatings, brands, and services can be confusing, so we’ve put together a consumer awareness guide to help - check it out here.
Unfortunately for consumers, a lot of the features that installers or coating companies shout about are more “snake oil” than anything. For example, most ceramic coating companies have YouTube videos that shows how supposedly deep scratches can be wiped off a car with their ceramic coating. But in reality, and under proper LED lighting, you can see that the marks they left were actually quite shallow and would wipe off just about any coating out there. Some ceramic coating companies also tout “self-healing” properties, and while they are available in Paint Protection Film (another service we offer), they don’t exist in ceramic coatings. No ceramic coatings are scratch-proof, and no ceramic coatings are self-healing.
Please educate yourself on the differences in ceramic coatings, installers, and studios. They are NOT all created equal. Not everything you see on the internet is true. And if you have questions, please give us a call. We want to help you make the best decision for your vehicle - not the best decision for our bottom line.
Yeah, about that...read the fine print. Go on, we’ll wait.
The truth is, those “lifetime warranties” aren’t really lifetime. They aren’t designed to last forever, and the second the installer goes out of business or you use the wrong product on the vehicle, your “warranty” is void.
At Vivë, we believe in our work. We carefully select the coatings we offer, and they perform as advertised. If, for some strange reason they don’t, we will do everything we can to make it right.
We do back our work for 30 days if the customer is unhappy with something we might have missed. We don’t avoid phone calls or disappear overnight.
But please be wary of coatings or installers who promise lifetime warranties...there’s always some fine print that tells the real truth.
In a market saturated with nano ceramic coating installers, it has become difficult for consumers to find the “right” installation facility for their vehicle. Despite the wild claims of some manufacturers and installers, here is a chart to help you out:
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We guarantee our work, but the results are truly up to you. If you drive away from our studio and never wash your car again, the protective coating will not last. If you take our advice and care for your coating, it will last much longer.
Our appointments book up weeks ahead, so hurry to get on our schedule. Pre-book to secure your spot and receive special bonuses and discounts. Remember the longer you wait, the more you drive your car, the more danger your car is in from the elements - the birds, the rocks, the raccoons. Get it protected as soon as possible so you’re not repainting it in a couple of years.
We advise all of our customers not to wash their car for two weeks and let us perform the first wash to make sure the coating was installed and cured correctly.
12-24 hours after your vehicle was coated it can be exposed to water. If wet before that time water should be blown off or safely wiped off before it dries on the surface. No water should touch your vehicle period for at least 2 hours in optimal temperatures.
What many don’t know is that 9H coating hardness have no real world benefits on a painted panel, in fact they are counter productive. As these coatings would be applied on a thin metal and aluminum sheet which are subjected to constantly flexing, surface will expand & contract with heat and hence any harder coating of this nature will easily shatter thereby destroying the glass surface, and with it the durability of the protective layer. However, many will still choose to advertise their 9H coatings because big claims sells regardless of whether these coatings are actually of such hardness. We simply chose to provide real world, real tangible benefits to our users over any unsubstantiated marketing hype. Unknown to many consumers is the fact that making a real 9H coating is actually as simple as ordering different base silica components, just as simple as you could order a paint in a different shade of blue. It is not as if there are some sorts of technical advancements and/or a breakthrough development made by the company(ies) so do not let these hype deceive you. We know these facts because we work closely directly with our manufacturers. Modesta develop, test and manufacture all their coatings in-house and chose NOT TO source products from various sources, based solely on the lowest price point (hence highest margin) and often time with incompatible base materials and try to deceive installers as if they will all work as a “system”, as well as not having any real input of what really goes into a coating themselves. Modesta will only select base materials of the highest grade, and only from the most advanced producers available within Japan, as well the coating lifecycle up-to-date by constantly testing and adopting only the latest and highest tier silica developed in today’s market.
Our packages were designed based on how you care for the vehicle and length of ownership. Ceramic coatings are made of silicon dioxide. The higher the silica content, the glossier the finish and the longer it lasts.
No. At Vivë, we work on all types of vehicles and provide an assortment of detailing services. Our customer base has a wide range of vehicles including Audi, BMW, Mercedes, Lexus, Acura, Infiniti, Toyota, Nissan etc. Our primary showcase focuses on exotics and luxuries, but we provide services for the daily driver as well. We pride ourselves for being the first choice when it comes to being the premier auto detailing salon in Houston, TX.
Vivë will gladly match the price on an identical service sold by our closest competitors. Show us the ad or quote and we will match the price. Match excludes free product offers, gift card offers, location specific offers, holiday sales offers (e.g., Black Friday, Cyber Monday) special orders, services, ad and estimate errors. Limit one match/item/guest/service. Other restrictions apply. Contact us for full details.
Vivë was started and created for the owners of finer passions in automobiles. This passion runs deeps in our company and is apparent in our level of quality work. Vivë provides a wide range of work to suit your needs. Our quality and professionalism is guaranteed and unrivaled across the Greater Houston Area. Technology is always changing and we at Vivë constantly maintain a pulse on the latest products available in the automotive industry. Our network of knowledgeable detailers reaches all over the world. Our research into the latest products and methods gives us the advantage to provide your vehicle with the care it deserves. Not only do we provide our customers with the highest level of service, we also educate them on how to properly detail and maintain the vehicle throughout their ownership. We take great pride in each vehicle we service and work only a select few at a time so each client’s vehicle can have the undivided attention it needs. We are committed to providing the highest level of service and dedication and promise to take care of your vehicle as if it were one of our own. Choose Vivë to bring your car to the next level.
We do not offer complimentary shuttle service or loaner cars at the moment.
All Vivë technicians are required to pass the Certified Detailer Test administered by the International Detailing Association. Vivë is trained annually at Meguiar’s, PlusCon and SEMA. Vivë is the select few in the country to offer CQuartz FINEST, Modesta, Nanolex and Opti-Coat Pro. Technology is always changing and we at Vivë constantly maintain a pulse on the latest products available in the automotive industry. Our network of knowledgeable detailers reaches all over the world. Our research into the latest products and methods gives us the advantage to provide your vehicle with the care it deserves.
When it comes to automotive detailing, only Vivë can provide you with a service that is truly tailored to your specific needs. Detailing is not just a simple car wash and wax; it’s an art form which requires a unique skill set. The science of using cutting edge methods and detailing products has progressively evolved over the years and we constantly strive to advance our technique and product line to deliver unimaginable results that far surpass what you could expect when the vehicle rolled off the assembly line.
Yes, we are fully insured for liability, loss, theft, fire and water infiltration for your protection. Our facility is monitored using only the best U.L. Certified Monitoring Station – 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.