Ace Pilot Training's flight instructors prepare students for private licenses and commercial licenses for any vehicle capable of lifting itself off the ground. They combine on-the-ground classroom instruction with flight simulators emulating the latest cockpits, before putting students behind the controls of an actual small plane or helicopter. Students attend multi-class courses that result in various levels of certification for specific classes of aircraft.
Since its birth as a single-bay tire shop in 1929, Jack Williams Tire & Auto Service Centers has vastly expanded its array of vehicle services and spawned more than 20 additional shops throughout the state. During each of the three included oil changes, a team of knowledgeable car whisperers convinces motors' mouths to open wide as they swap soiled oil for up to five quarts of fresh, standard engine juice and install a new filter. Steel steeds with a flat tire can lurch into the shop and ask one of Jack Williams' experts to repair it; if the puncture wound is fixable, drivers can enjoy lifetime repairs and rebalancing on that one tire. To top it all off, rewards-booklet-toting folk can enjoy a bevy of additional savings including a 50% discount on a wheel alignment and a state safety inspection, as well as free shuttle service and complimentary midservice performances of "Greased Lightning."
As suggested by its name, JNJ Auto Detailing & Window Tinting is no one-trick pony. Owner Tino Babayan and his staff not only scour general surfaces with exterior and interior detailings but they also clear up foggy headlights and de-grime engine bays. They service any type of vehicle—from SUVs and vans to RVs and boats—leaving each chariot hand washed, waxed, and swirl-free polished. An arsenal of shampoos and vacuums helps them clear dirt and crumbs from interior carpets, and industrial-grade barrels of elbow grease leave windows cleansed with a spot-free finish. Confident in their window-tinting skills, the JNJ staff guarantees their tinted coverings won’t bubble, peel, or crack under the pressure of intense heat or high-speed runs to the post office five minutes before closing time.
The team at Faulkner Ciocca VW ushers drivers onto the open road with an inventory of new and used Volkswagen Beetles and Passats, and a stockpile of parts to repair any make and model. Volkswagen-certified technicians transition seamlessly from outfitting Jettas with software upgrades or turbo-back exhausts to changing the oil on cars from the Pacific Rim and North America. To minimize the hassle of going without a car, Faulkner Ciocca VW shuttles patrons to and from the lot’s airy lounge, where satellite TV and coffee flow in a continuous stream from outer space. Punch cards distributed for oil changes encourages preventive maintenance, as does the garage’s policy of only charging for three tires in a set of four.