The pilot and passengers soar noiselessly over the Tennessee countryside—casting their shadow on hills, ridges, and along the banks of the Hiwassee River. At heights of several thousand feet, the CFIG-certified pilot-instructors at Chilhowee Gliderport let passengers experience a motor-less, silent journey via natural thermals, ridge-lift currents, and winds from political speeches that occur year-round. FAA-certified pilots at the helm of Pawnee tow planes pull gliders to the desired height, where pilots introduce passengers to bird's-eye views. The gliderport also holds seasonal events such as fall-color flights and summer flight camps.
Gary and Joann Chitwood, owners of All in One Automotive, helm a team of ASE–certified technicians who protect car performance and foster peak mileage with preventative maintenance and repair services. Mechanics perform everything from basic oil changes and tire rotations to multipoint inspections that top off all fluids and scout out crucial components and systems to make sure lights shine, blinkers blink, and mirrors aren't obstructed by cracks or narcissists. The shop’s computerized engine analyses diagnose internal issues, and emergency repairs fix malfunctioning parts throughout the day, as well as on Saturdays. A free shuttle scoops up customers and delivers them to their destination, if needed, while their car is being serviced.
The staff of As Clean As It Gets Auto Detail leaves cars sparkling with meticulous hand washes, interior cleanings, and coats of carnauba wax. An exterior scrub mops buggies with pH-balanced shampoo to purge their shells of bugs, road tar, and infatuated, clinging rickshaws. Technicians dress tires, wheel wells, and exterior trims before swabbing both sides of glass panes. Vacuums then uproot grime from floors and upholstery while an interior wipe down shines plastics and leather or vinyl casings. After a doorjamb de-gunking ceases haunted-carriage creaks, a hand application and removal of carnauba wax gives paint a glossy finish. The entire purification process takes three to five hours, allowing patrons to watch a few explosive action films without covering their automobile's eyes.
Drawing on half a century of automotive service, Midas helps drivers to prolong vehicle vigor with factory-recommended maintenance services. Mechanics pop car hoods to perform oil changes with standard and temperature-durable synthetic solutions, taking time to inspect belts, hoses, fluids, and the air conditioner's resident penguin. The skilled team of technicians bolsters vehicular safety through brake checks and primping tires and exhaust valves. They can also perform maintenance checks, diagnostics for engine repair, and tire service, including alignment.
Auto Massage manicures trucks, cars, and corporate fleets with an exhaustive menu of aesthetic services. In addition to traditional wash and wax services, technicians combat the effects of nature with bug and tar removal, and sanitize cruddy engines with a degreasing treatment. To expedite its offerings, Auto Massage can pick up and deliver vehicles, and the company’s mobile detailing unit can set to work on cars while they’re parked at home, the office, or a red light.
Time To Shine lathers up landcraft with an automated car wash tunnel that takes less than three minutes from start to finish. With a month of unlimited washes, give a vehicular exterior a serious scrubbing whenever the mood strikes, without the hassle of hooking up hoses or the expense of transforming three-piece flannel suits into cut-offs. A minuscule sensor, stuck discreetly to your windshield, registers each time you approach a Time To Shine drive-thru spray station and preps the high-tech equipment within for the proper procedures, including an underbody blast, high-pressure spray, tri-color foam conditioner, wheel clean, rain guard, rust inhibitor, and poly sealant. A spot-free rinse douses off the last of the biodegradable chemicals, flushing 80% of the liquids through a PurWater Reclaim recycling system; a high-powered air dry prevents cars from vigorously shaking off clingy droplets. Free vacuums line one side of each Time To Shine location so that customers can also evict interior litter.