Atomic City Auto Detailing Holds Spring Cleaning Special

Atomic City Auto Detailing co-owner Nik Allen provides mobile detailing for customers in Los Alamos, White Rock and LANL and is shown here servicing a vehicle with the company’s special green products. Call 505.500.4299. Post file photo

Atomic City Auto Detailing co-owner Nik Allen cleaning a vehicle on Central Avenue. Post file photo

Los Alamos Daily Post

Atomic City Auto Detailing, a mobile detailing business that services Los Alamos, White Rock and LANL has launched a spring cleaning special through April 30.

“After the long winter this is a great time to wash away that road mud and salt clinging to vehicles,” co-owner Nik Allen said. “To give people that extra incentive we are offering a free car wash and shine with every full interior detailing service. We service individual vehicles, RVs, fleet vehicles and Lab vehicles using water based green products. Doctors recommend deep cleaning vehicles every 6 months to remove dust and allergens and to kill bacteria and viruses.”

Allen is a 2008 graduate of Los Alamos High School, who with partner Sarah Downes, has operated the business since 2020.

“We offer gift certificates and our business is certified, bonded, insured and GSA approved,” Downes said.

Nik explained that he got the idea to start the business while cleaning offices for a subcontractor at the Lab.

“People were so busy and they started asking me if I could clean their cars,” he said. “So Sarah and I formed Atomic City Auto Detailing and it has worked out great. I get to set my own hours and spend more time with our kids.

Allen and Downes have four children – a 20-year-old daughter, 12-year-old son, 2-year-old daughter and 6-month-old son.

The partners discussed the best thing about operating Atomic City Auto Detailing and both agreed being their own boss is a real treat as is interacting with their customers.

“Removing sometimes years of dirt and grime and seeing that look of joy on our customers’ faces is priceless,” Allen said.

To learn more and for free estimates, call 505.500.4299 or email

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