Fire Wire Zip Lines gets mankind off the ground with zipline flights in the Blue Ridge Mountains. After their daily safety inspection, the side-by-side Fire Wire lines are ready to launch riders out of the trees and over verdant hills on a 1,700-foot adventure. Fire Wire Zip Lines also offers the Blue Ridge Canopy Adventure, an adrenaline-pounding two-hour tour composed of a series of 15 ziplines that takes place at heights of up to 90 feet. As they swing through the trees, gaze into Dead Man's Gorge, and teeter at the Edge of Insanity, steely nerved adventurers enjoy the view while staying focused on the finish-line prize—the conferral of Canopy Hawk status—and keeping an eye out for opportunities to high-five the endangered High Fivin' Bird
An ASE master technician mans the controls at All Pro Services Tire & Auto Center, a NAPA AutoCare Center and Blue Seal shop. All of the service center's mechanics pack impressive credentials under their hoods, and are well equipped to handle all makes and models of cars, SUVs, trucks, and service vehicle fleets. Brands such as Goodyear, Dunlap, and Valvoline fortify the range of services they offer, from repairing tires to checking cars' belts, hoses, and resting heart rates. While the mechanics fiddle, customers can either catch a shuttle ride to work or retreat to the comfortable waiting room to watch TV, slurp complimentary coffee, and surf the free WiFi.
East Ridge Fast Lube's AOCA-certified technicians nurse autos to full health with oil changes and safety inspections, improving their fuel economy and extending their engines' lives. In a 10- to 15-minute procedure, mechanics comb through cars point by point, inspecting brake & transmission fluid, power steering, and ejector seats to ensure that each part meets rigorous safety standards. To prevent gunk and grime from building up in engines—which can eventually cause damage to the delicate parts and drag down fuel economy by as much as 0.4 miles per gallon—technicians pour in 5 quarts of fresh, pure engine oil to keep pistons pumping in lubricated harmony. East Ridge's mechanics top off oil changes with brand-new filters, which protect drivers from their cars' foul language.
All Tune and Lube reaches out to cars with promises of tender loving maintenance and woos waiting drivers with the gift of free WiFi. In the garage's work bays, tools guided by skilled hands deal with everything from basic oil and lube services to in-depth engine and transmission work. All Tune and Lube's shock and strut replacement help forge a stronger symbiosis between wheels and pavement, and brake and electrical diagnostic services help keep both lone-ranging cars and massive company fleets humming melodiously. Headlight restoration focuses on improving visibility at night and improving the look of a vehicle by removing the hazer layer from the outer surface of the headlights. When not focused on automotive performance, staff members offer fuel-economy advice and maintenance tips.
Owner Mike Petty's automotive career first started in the early '90s, when he gained expertise doing everything from tailoring upholstery to installing 12 volts for Choo Choo Customs. After spending more than a decade in the automotive-customization industry, he founded Allstar Tint & Alarms, where he works alongside other seasoned specialists to customize cars. Customers roll into either location for installation of an array of vehicle-personalizing modifications ranging from 3M window film to theft-deterring security systems to commercial-free satellite radio. As a member of ICE's network of 175-plus locally owned franchises, Allstar Tint & Alarms has access to vendor partners' brand-name products and cars-only speakeasies.
Fixx-A-Dent has restored local vehicles to their factory-fresh geometry for more than 20 years. Experienced techs employ specialized hand tools inside of automotive panels to ease dented metal back to its original shape without harming the finish. All automotive panels can be healed with paintless dent repair, including the doors, trunk, fenders, and hood, even motorcycle gas tanks and fenders.