Up to 250 vehicles can fit into the lot at Alabama Airport Parking while they await their owners’ return to Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport. The outfit, converted from a three-decade-old rental-car operation in 2004, safely tends to customers’ vehicles while they’re on holiday or scouring planes for SkyMall back issues to complete their collections. In addition to keeping cars safe and sound, the attendants perform extra services for additional fees, such as car washes and detailing so that cars are fresh for customers’ returns. The company also runs a parking-points program that awards frequent customers with points that can add up to free car washes or parking.
Midas maintains automotive well-being with expert service and renowned reliability. Founded by Nate Sherman in 1956 as a muffler repair shop, Midas has since grown into a network of franchisees and skilled mechanics. These auto doctors repair and maintain chariots with an array of services such as oil changes, wheel alignments, tire rotations, and tune-ups. In addition to tweaking roadsters, Midas also provides a courtesy shuttle for customers who happen to bring in their car and their car’s sidecar at the same time.
Serra Mazda may primarily deal in selling cars, but that doesn't prevent its technicians from pampering vehicles and owners in need of a tune-up. While crews busy themselves swapping wiper blades and rotating tires, manicurists park themselves in the lobby every Tuesday to hand out free nail treatments. At lunchtime, owners can enjoy a meal, compliments of the staff, as cars look on jealously, licking their radiators for a taste of a sandwich dipped in motor oil. For long-term overhauls, the dealer offers shuttle service to and from work, carting people to their place of business while their workday chariots are otherwise indisposed.
As an Express Certified Honda dealer, Brannon Honda connects drivers to new and preowned models as well as to a slew of speedy express auto services. Factory-trained technicians welcome roadsters into designated services bays, where they rotate tires, replace air filters, or put cars through the paces of a synthetic oil change. Wielding patented tools and hawk-eyed vision, the experts pair services with a comprehensive multipoint inspection that scopes out brake linings, fluid levels, exterior signals, and battery performance. Open six days a week, Brannon Honda’s service center doesn’t require appointments, letting drivers spin through at any time and leaving cars with no prep time to flush performance-enhancing drugs from their systems.