American Lube Express maintains seven trained technicians onsite and rapidly shuttles vehicles through its two open bays before returning them to the roads from whence they came in top-notch shape. A 15-minute fuel-system treatment flushes out carbon deposits and varnish with a Full Throttle cleaner that tasks its microscopic scrubbers with cleansing the intake system and fuel injectors, potentially boosting a vehicle’s performance, gas mileage, and windshield-wiper speed. In order to earn the loyalty of its customers, American Lube Express dedicates itself to providing quick, thorough service as well as carefully orchestrated trust falls off the front porch. Aspiring Autobahn conquerors can await their newly invigorated chariots from the comfort of hamstring-relieving rocking chairs as fresh coffee percolates with excitement nearby.
Grown from two small shops to 28 locations by the sweat equity of a hard-working father-and-son team, McGee Auto Service & Tire’s open-air bays now proudly display the cobalt and maize décor signifying their status as authorized Goodyear dealers. Skilled hands outfit hoisted cars with conventional and standard oil while computerized systems recalibrate tires, brake service secures stoppers, and transmission tune-ups correct gear-bound problems. At the core of full-scale commercial fleet services, a specialized shearography machine helped earn McGee Auto Service & Tire a mention on Modern Tire Dealer's Top 100 Retreaders in the U.S. list. Oversize vehicle service also caters to recreational drivers, with RV service including repairing electrical systems, recalibrating drive trains, and restocking the feedback of the horn's onboard bugler.
At Tuffy's, motor-vehicle caregivers spruce up patrons' horseless carriages and prepare them for a new season of dutiful service. After installing a new oil filter, auto artisans remove the old sludgy glop clogging the car's arterial system and replace it with up to five quarts of Valvoline 5W-30 or 5W-20 conventional motor oil (a $31.99 value; diesel or synthetic oil costs extra). The staff will also rotate tires to prepare four-wheeled wonders for safe gliding (a $12 value) and make sure air-conditioning systems function properly to bring riders to the brink of coolness faster than Fonzie’s leather jacket ($9.99). Finally, a pair of fresh wiper blades (up to 22")—grown locally by organic-blade farmers—supplants worn-out window-rubbers ($22) and a specialist conducts an extensive 41-point maintenance inspection.
Founded in 1948, Bartow Ford Company is a privately held company. The Central Florida facility, located on 30 acres of property in Polk County, employs approximately 180 people. Achievements include Ford Motor Company’s prestigious President’s Award 15 times.
Known primarily as a reputable new and pre-owned dealership, Lakeland Automall moonlights as a full-service vehicular apothecary, offering a range of services to assuage any automotive ailment. Treat a motorized life-mate to a luxurious oil change, where the keen car-coddlers employ OEM-quality filters before quenching thirsty engines with up to 5 delicious quarts of semi-synthetic Motorcraft or Castrol oil. Next, the friendly yet thorough inspectors submit the vehicle to a 25-point inspection to determine any problem areas—and exactly where your ride was on the night of July 28. Should the perambulatory physical lead to any necessary repairs, Lakeland Automall backs its parts and labor work with a 12-month or 12,000-mile guarantee. The service shop also welcomes drive-ups and offers time-crunched car parents a complimentary shuttle to swiftly convey them back to any home, office, or underground LARPing coliseum.
As Super-Lube's name suggests, its signature service is the oil change. Technicians at its more than 50 locations lubricate engines with up to five quarts of oil, including the option for recycled, locally sourced oil, if visitors ask for the eco-friendly treatment. The comprehensive service, which requires no appointment, also comes with a 20-point maintenance check, and a free fluid top-off between changes. The technicians' handiwork extend beyond oil changes, too?they can change radiator fluid, swap out fuel filters, and replace broken windshield wiper blades.
Kissimmee Go-Karts gets adrenaline flowing with its exhilarating go-kart track, game-crammed arcade, and gator pen. Speed-seeking individuals aged 11 and older can tackle the go-kart track solo or hop inside a double kart with a buddy for quick revolutions around the mile-long track. Riders who are at least 16 years old and have a valid driver's license can climb into an Indy kart, the faster and more powerful older brother of the park's regular rides. The speedway's two conjoined figure eights include high-velocity straightaways, bridges, and tricky curves. After zipping around the track, the facility's arcade tempts gamers with more than 50 machines, some of which dispense prizes when tickled. In addition, Kissimmee Go-Karts’ watery oasis is home to real, live alligators, which provide gator lovers with an up-close look at Florida's most famous reptiles.