Custom Factory Installations' technicians don't see vehicles as they are, but as what they can become. This is because for more than 25 years they have outfitted cars, trucks, motorcycles, boats, and RVs with after-market upgrades that enrich each owner's driving experience. Their basic remote-start systems enable drivers to turn on their autos from up to 1,000 feet away. As electronic auto specialists, the technicians can also provide and install anything from audio and video systems, security, and navigation devices to LED/HID lighting, window tinting, and electronic diagnosis.
Wilhelm Schafer opened his small auto-repair garage in 1954. In the decades since, he and his team of ASE master technicians have expanded the business to a state-of-the art seven-bay shop equipped to maintain and repair vehicles of any make. The maintenance team’s repertoire includes Pennsylvania state and emission inspections, advanced diagnostics, and powertrain teardown and replacement. In the event of emergencies, the team also provides 24-hour flatbed towing.
Racetrack Auto Spa & Lube uses a soft-touch cleaning system to gently restore cars to their natural states of sparkle. During The Works washes, high-speed transporters receive triple-foam soapings, hand-towel pat downs, and polishings. Auto pamperers vacuum car floors and seats, wipe the dashboard, clean and defog windows, and clear dirt and jam from doorjambs. The wash also includes an undercarriage wash, wheel treatment, and clear coats of protective wax that make a car shine brighter than a bird wrapped in tinfoil flying toward the sun.
Blow-drying is a staple at salons, but at Black Tie Auto Detailing, the pampering salon treatment is reserved for your car. After meticulous hand washes—which include tire dressing, window cleaning, and even interior vacuuming—technicians blow-dry exteriors, then rub them down with scratch-free chamois cloths. The detailing company’s team also specializes in high-end and classic cars, and blow-drying is just one of the luxury treatments they use to beautify them and other vehicles; they also steam-clean upholstery and rub down exteriors with clay bars, rather than with massages that would be entirely lost on the vehicles.
Penn Scooters’ electric vehicles zip riders along the streets and alleyways of Philadelphia, offering an up-close perspective on the city. As riders cruise by the city’s myriad historical attractions, they can take comfort in the knowledge that their compact transport causes much less harm to the environment than vehicles that run on gasoline, coal, or wheels made of chainsaws.
Brake-O-Rama began as one location in 1949 but now boasts 14 service centers speckled across the East Coast. Together these automotive hospitals work as a force, repairing and maintaining domestic and imported vehicles of virtually any make and model. Before sourcing spare parts from the company's private warehouses, Brake-O-Rama's ASE-certified technicians thoroughly analyze vehicles with advanced diagnostic technology that includes four-wheel computerized alignment systems, electron microscopes that scan for chipped paint finishes, and magnifying glasses ever in search for clues to Professor Plum's murder. Meanwhile, Firestone, Goodyear, and Michelin tires fill the supply closets, allowing the patrons to tighten their grip on the asphalt before a cross-country trip.