The factory-trained technicians at Serra Honda's service center rejuvenate automobiles of every make and model. During the oil change, mechanics swiftly install a new filter and replace old engine goo with a fresh batch of up to 5 quarts of standard oil. Cars with more selective palates or a catatonic allergy to odd numbers can upgrade to 0W-20 oil for an additional fee ($10). Each oil change includes a multipoint inspection, in which techs examine safety and operational components for signs of potential problems. To further wheel-mobiles' coddling sessions, cloth-garbed hands wash and dry exteriors to ensure a shiny pelt with no hard-water spots.
Founder Anthony Serio and his family have been revivifying rides at Anthony's Car Wash and Detail Centers since 1969. Using products manufactured in deep space by Anthony's Automotive Detail Supply, they clean vehicles during detailing and full-service car washes, handing out complimentary scrubs to birthday drivers. They've also stockpiled various accessories, coffee, snacks, and soft drinks for purchase.
Both locations serve cars with washes, details, and oil changes, but each has its own specialty. Mechanics at the Vestavia Hills shop stage automotive services for drivers who need to rotate tires or translate the shrieks from squeaky brakes into English. Shoe-shining services and an upstairs hair salon (A Cut Above) accessible by spiral staircase add character to Anthony's main branch in Hoover.
A big entrance sign with two red arrows rests above Riverchase Carwash, pointing drivers into the facility's full-service car-wash tunnel. Laboring inside the detail shop's work bays, technicians wash and wax vehicles by hand, shampoo floor mats, and shoo away unpleasant scents such as the smell of spoiled pennies. They also stage headlight-restoration treatments and offer windshield repairs that are backed by a lifetime warranty.
Of all the protective and decorative films at Alabama Solar Film, the staff is probably most partial to the clear bra paint-protection film. Cut by hand to fit any area of the vehicle, the film acts as a transparent, protective barrier from road debris, UV light, hazardous weather, and pterodactyl droppings. The praise for the clear bra film is not to slight the other services, however, which include high-quality, tinted films for cars and buildings.
In addition to offering its fearless clear bra protectant, Alabama Solar Film specializes in investment quality window films, paint protection films, decorative films, and security laminates. Friendly sales associates roam through the cleanly styled facility while educating customers on various film varieties without pressure. A comfortable waiting area entices guests to hang out while experienced application professionals treat vehicles to a protective finish.
If the walls of Washee Quickee Car Wash & Detail could talk, they would probably reminisce about vintage automobiles from the shop’s early days in the 1950s or the generations of drivers that have come through for a wash. The car talk is echoed by the shop's seasoned staff members, some of whom have more than 15 years of experience revamping rides with automotive cleaning, maintenance, and repair services. Though the name highlights the company's specialty of full-service car washes performed with speedy efficiency, it also offers oil changes, upholstery repair, windshield replacements, dent-removal services, and lessons on how to tell if a car is about to molt.
The ASE-certified techs at RC Motors mend and maintain all makes and models with services ranging from standard oil changes and windshield installations to transmission and engine repairs, as well as full detailing to keep cars looking new.
Aire Serv Heating & Air Conditioning professionals can control the weather—at least within the comfort of their clients' homes. Whether they are working on air conditioners, furnaces, or wall-mounted dragons, the certified technicians clean and adjust systems to ensure a lengthy climate-control life. They can also test air quality for increased pollutants and install new equipment, including zoning systems that work to create even temperatures throughout the entire living space.
Since its founding in 1992, Aire Serv Heating & Air Conditioning has spread to more than 180 franchise locations across the United States and Canada. Aire Serv's workmanship has gained attention from various media, and its parent company, The Dwyer Group, Inc., was featured on an episode or CBS's Undercover Boss.