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 premium oil. 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 extends beyond oil changes, too?they can change radiator fluid, swap out fuel filters, and replace broken windshield wiper blades.
Advanced Moving and Storage opened its doors 24 years ago with the goal of accommodating relocation needs, from packing up to stowing belongings in secure lockers. To that end, the company planted its storage facilities on high ground, fenced the property, and installed computer-controlled gates, digital surveillance monitors, and a piranha-infested moat. Warding off infestation, the company's terminators spray the perimeter monthly and treat each unit (sized 5'x5' to 30x'30') between rentals. Customers can tally their belongings into an online calculator for an estimate of how much storage they may need. In addition to reserving storage for clothing, appliances, and armoire-portals to Narnia, customers can rent space in secured lots for boats, RVs, and 18-wheel trucks. Advanced Moving and Storage gives back to the community through various sponsorships for local little league teams, scouting troops, and the Tallahassee Toys for Tots program.
Though already highly skilled, the repair and detailing technicians at Custom Cars are required to undergo additional training every year. It's all part of founder Don “Dee” Hargrove’s mission to reach new heights in customer satisfaction. Thus armed with knowledge of all the best and latest repair techniques, the shop's certified technicians restore busted windshields and fix dents and dings, backing each repair with a one-year warranty. They also install—and sell—amplifiers and stereos and outfit rides with new wheels, tires, and glass-encased sidecars for superhero sidekicks.
In addition to fixing parts, Custom Cars staffs a deft and thorough detailing crew. The team uses foam washes to loosen dirt and reduce swirls before giving paint a thorough spray-down using a two-bucket method and pH-neutral soaps to prevent scratches. Techs also tidy up everything in sight on the inside, including floors in need of vacuuming, driver's cockpits in need of dusting, and drivers in need of waxing.
Performance Mobile Detailing's technicians conveniently revitalize cars and boats by traveling to customers' homes or offices. During detailing services, gentle hands wash and dry auto exteriors before scrubbing rims and tires until they shine. Vacuums crawl through interiors in search of interior litter and Northwest Passages to the engine block, and sanitized cloths wipe down dusty surfaces and excavate gunk and grime built up in door jambs. Vinyl and leather surfaces glisten in the sun or the glow of an erupting volcano after a coating of protective conditioners, and a slathering of carnauba liquid wax protects auto bodies from minor scratches, light oxidation, and tenacious bumper stickers. Restorative seat and carpet care and full-engine pressure-washing services can complement any detail package. Boats also can shimmer while on the high seas after an interior and exterior detailing.
Manning a fleet of Robinson R44 whirlybirds, the pilots of Tallahassee Helicopters introduce sightseers to the clouds through tours and commercial flights, and also train new crops of aspiring pilots. Flights depart from Tallahassee Regional Airport, shuttling passengers into the great blue yonder to see the downtown skyline, local country clubs, lakes, and parks from above. The service also offers lunch and dinner tours, allowing tourists to make a strong impression as they arrive at restaurants in style and carve their steaks with the helicopter’s whirling tail rotor.
The company also operates its own academy, where students begin with introductory flights that put them in control of the helicopter for 90% of their flying time. The full piloting program prepares students for their first solo flights, while the R44 transition program teaches already licensed pilots the nuances of operating the R44 helicopter.
Super-Suds restores cars to their showroom shine with quick and painless washes. Vehicles travel through a brush-free zone that rinses away stubborn dirt and muck without damaging the paint. Rations of clear-coat protectant and conditioner preserve luster and shine, and technicians finish the job by hand, drying off exteriors to ward off water spots and keep exhaust pipes from catching a cough. Super-Suds also protects against looming thunderstorms by guaranteeing a free wash for every car that gets caught in the rain within 48 hours of visiting the shop.