Gabriel Mejia lathered his first car in 1985—a modest attempt that soon blossomed into a full business serving Boca's prestigious clubs and neighborhoods. As his clientele increased, his number of arms didn't, so he taught a small crew how to perfectly replicate his hand-wash technique by strengthening their muscles with lead shoulder pads. Today, Gabriel's 12 mobile technicians perform washing and detailing services around town with the help of 10 fully equipped vans. When they aren't polishing roadsters, they also re-dye leather, remove dents, and block UV rays with window tinting.
Oil changes, details, and window tinting are just a few of the services offered at Boca Auto Service. Its team of ASE-certified technicians shoulders the workload, relying on years of training, experience, and being raised by a pack of wild cars to repair and maintain rides. As testaments to its customer service, the shop offers a shuttle service for car-less clients, as well as a nationwide warranty program, and Saturday appointments.
Boca Raton Helicopters' stealthy cloud cutters whisk patrons around the atmospheric edges of Florida's scenic coastline. Each of the eight tours begins with an introductory spin around the sky, circling the new FAU stadium and the Boca shoreline. Other sight-seeing spots include Palm Beach's opulent real estate, Manalapan Island, and the Everglades to search for alligators playing frisbee golf. The savvy pilots also have experience working with aerial photographers and aspire to help patrons capture stunning footage or photos with a special harness that allows them to film or shoot with the chopper door open, as long as they promise to not let any flying monkeys in.
Owned and operated by window tinter Robert Feeley, Tint & Tunes has been keeping jalopies in tip-top shape since 1989. With services ranging from exterior hand waxing to window tinting and interior shampoos, Feeley and his staff help maintain cars in preparation for impromptu rides to prom.
Fun Rentals leases motorized excitement with four-hour scooter and ScootCoupe rentals, encouraging joy riders to explore beach and street alike in an expedient fuel-efficient cruiser. Like a domesticated velociraptor, the two-seater scooter is small, speedy, easy to park, and lasts all day on one dollar of gas. With a ScootCoupe rental, driver and passenger can sit side-by-side in the stylish three-wheeler as they jet about town at up to 40 miles per hour. The coupes are iPod–ready, allowing tech-toting motorists to roll to the sounds of classic rock or an audio-book biography of Millard Fillmore.
ProntoWash understands that its customers may have more important things to do than sit in a lobby waiting for their car to be cleaned. Which is why they set up their full wash and detail facilities in the parking lots of shopping malls and other heavy-traffic areas. This way, drivers can leave their cars with the technicians and run errands, go shopping, or inspect the quality of every straw in the food court. Meanwhile, the technicians stay busy buffing exteriors, shampooing carpets, and glazing paints, vinyl, and plastics, making sure that when customers return they’ll find their vehicles looking shiny and clean.