Founded in 1952 as a Massachusetts nonprofit for tire dealers and auto-service shops, the New England Tire and Service Association has maintained a level of excellence among all of its members for more than a half-century. Like a chamber of commerce, a professional association, NETSA ensures the quality of craftsmanship of its members and promotes its industry with annual trade shows. With a wealth of active members ranging from local tire merchants to service centers, NETSA boosts both masterful automotive-repair work and small businesses throughout the region. NETSA also supported the recently passed Right to Repair law, which requires manufacturers to provide repair information to vehicle owners and independent repairers. This allows customers to better choose who services their car.
Signature service: Boston Airport valet parking
Staff Size: 25–50 people
Average Duration of Services: 30 Minutes or Less
Brands Used: Thrifty Valet Parking
Pro Tip: Arrive at Thrifty Valet Parking 20 minutes before you plan on being at the airport.
How is your approach different than that of other professionals in your field?
Our Valet Airport Parking Service is enjoyed by thousands of travelers each month. In the winter, you get off our 24-hour, seven-day-a-week shuttle to and from Boston Logan terminals (a five minute ride) to your car up front, warmed up, and snow removed. In the summer, enjoy coming back to your car up front and air conditioner on. Upon arrival to our facility, your receipt is on your dash, so no waiting; you just hop in your car and go.
What's one tip for first-time customers that will make them feel like regulars?
Upon arrival to the Valet Airport Parking lot, leave your keys in the car, and have your license plate ready for the counter to process your claim ticket for easy return. Business and leisure frequent travelers return over and over again.
What aspect of your job, or the services you offer, most often surprises people?
People are often surprised and delighted at the optional services we can offer while they are away. We have a full detail service on site and a car wash. We offer an exterior car wash, interior detail, exterior detail, or a complete detail package and have your car looking good upon your arrival. Our bus drivers even assist with luggage.
Park Shuttle & Fly has been a reliable and convenient parking alternative at Logan Airport for more than 35 years. Located near the terminals with free shuttles orbiting the airport, Park Shuttle & Fly promises a quick way for visitors to leave their cars and catch a flight. Customers pull up to the window and tell the operator when they can return, drop off their car, and then catch a shuttle ride to their terminal. When they land back in Boston, they call Park Shuttle & Fly, who sends a shuttle to pick them up and reunite them with their vehicle. Meanwhile, cars are secured and safe while travelers are away, meaning they aren't in danger of being tampered with or getting into illegal craps games with their window dice.
The sharply uniformed chauffeurs of Boston Lifestyle Limo fetch and ferry riders throughout New England, New York, and Connecticut in sleek extended Lincoln Town Cars. Chauffeurs safely steer toward hotels or airports and warmly welcome wedding parties or groups of coworkers into back seats spacious enough to host an upcoming company barn dance. The luxury sedans purr toward pick-up points at all hours, conveniently accommodating late-night or early-morning trips.
Simoniz's The Best exterior service pampers transporters with a shine-restoring exterior wash. Car caretakers ensure that carriages are completely cleaned, from their hard exoskeletons to soft underbellies to mate-attracting rims. Rid windshields of bug-and-dirt debris before applying a visibility-boosting treatment. After a tire shine matches trundling rubber to trendy patent-leather streets, a team of wash techs gives autos a final Double Bond protectant and autos go through a machine drying process, assuring all the essential oils get absorbed into their thick skins. As part of this deal, Groupon customers also receive $10 off an express detailing service ($44.99) during a future visit.
Sam Meineke opened his three-bay muffler shop in 1972 with a single product line, and through time, he and his successors have expanded the business into a complete automotive car-care center. Today, nearly 900 franchise owners operate their locations around the globe, still standing on the firm foundation of Sam's ideal of nursing vehicles back to health at fair prices. Meineke Car Care Centers’ mechanics perform an array of services, keeping rides running in showroom condition with tune-ups, 23-point inspections, tire rotations, and deep-tissue windshield massages.