When dropping off a typical family car or light truck at the shop, it's comforting to know that its handlers routinely deal with complex vehicles weighing up to 2.5 tons without breaking a sweat. The auto docs at South Boston Auto & Heavy Truck Repair do just that, tending to Dodge, Chevy, and Ford pickup trucks as well as other heavier domestic and foreign vehicles. For every set of wheels, they offer a range of repair or maintenance services to keep them cruising smoothly, from routine oil changes and tune ups to transmission and radiator work. Before so much as loosening a lug nut or putting monster truck tires on a Ford Pinto, the team offers free estimates for the necessary work at hand.
At seven locations throughout Boston, the technicians at Mr. Perfection Inc thoroughly clean vehicles inside and out with a variety of detailing packages. In addition to hand-washing services, clay-bar treatments, and steam-cleaning carpets, seasoned car-care experts can remove dings or dents, replace windshields, or tint windows to conceal foreign royalty longing for life among the common folk.
Rows upon rows of gleaming vehicles of all makes and models power-slide into the spacious floor of the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center for the New England International Auto Show's five days. The newest model of imported and domestic cars, vans, trucks, and hybrid zeppelins thunder into the center's 516,000 square feet of exhibition area, escorted by factory and dealer representatives that spout off information about the rides. While wandering the floor, motorists can compare prices and inspect the cars for the desired number of cup holders and engines. Drivers can climb into the helm of the angular Lamborghini Aventador, measure the cargo capacity of a GMC Sierra 2500HD SLE, or slip a 2012 MINI Roadster into their pockets while no one's looking. Free WiFi and uninterrupted cellular service permeate the convention center for each visitor's convenience.
The Whitney's Curate Your Own Membership program is an innovative new approach to museum membership, allowing members-to-be to choose their own customized package of benefits. Each member gets a set of core benefits that include unlimited free admission, exclusive exhibition access, discounts, and more. From there, Whitney members can curate their own gallery of perks, choosing from a series of add-ons—the Social, Insider, Learning, Family, or Philanthropy series. Basic memberships include one series add-on, but this deal includes two series add-ons with either option.
Scooters Go Green outfits customers with powerful, fuel-conserving, and chic two-wheelers. The brainchild of Genuine Scooter Company, the Buddy International 150cc teams modern scooting technology with vintage Euro-inspired looks. Each model propels passengers with 150 cubic centimeters of cylinder muscle, flaunting a two-year unlimited-mile warranty with two years of roadside assistance, top speeds of more than 60 mph, and a fuel efficiency of more than 90 mpg. The Saint Tropez model features front-disc and rear-drum braking, automatic transmission, and a two-tone blue paint job. Alternately, the burgundy and crème hues on the Pamplona catch eyes and the Italia model sports muted green tones and tubeless whitewall tires that zip across manhole covers and discarded banana peels with confidence.
You'll be hard pressed to find a better view of Boston Harbor than the one from the top deck of Waters Edge, a 45-foot-long luxury boat and one of several boats in Boston Green Cruises' fleet. During cruises, the vessels travel to Charlestown, the north and south edges of Boston, East Boston, and the Seaport District. Longer journeys span all the way to the Charles River's Longfellow Bridge, known to locals as the "salt-and-pepper bridge" due to the shape of its central towers and the well-seasoned waters that surround it.