The glass guardians at SwiftPro Auto Glass restore nicked and dinged windshields to their factory sheen with repairs and full replacements. During rock-chip repairs, trained technicians mend cracks or chips up to 3 inches in length, correcting imperfections that hinder the windshield's structural integrity and ability to withstand dive-bombing goliath beetles. Most repairs conclude within 10 minutes.
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Average Duration of Services: 1–2 hours
Parking: Metered street parking
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Brands Used: Segway Personal Transport, ProdecoTech Electric Bikes
Recommended Age Group: All Ages
Pro Tip: Wear comfortable shoes
Most Popular Attraction/Offering: Segway tour, electric bike rental
When and how did you first develop a passion for your work?
We are avid cyclists and have been active in the local cycling community for years. Mark was a whitewater raft guide for several years and loves to share stories and history of the Upper Arkansas Valley.
What special training do you or your staff have?
We know the local history, geography, trails, roads, [and] bike routes in the area and can personalize our customers' experience. Additionally, we are experienced in teaching our customers how to safely operate the Segway Personal Transporter.
Apart from your business's main attraction, do you offer any "hidden" services or activities that visitors are always delighted to learn about?
We provide suggested routes for electric bike tours based on the customer's ability and desired experience. We are long time Salida residents and can provide lots of colorful local history on our Segway tours.
Operating out of Alamosa and La Veta’s train depots, Rio Grande Scenic Railroad’s 100-year old steam engine pulls a long line of comfy coach and observation cars on a scenic journey over the mountainous La Veta Pass. Seasonal themed trains complement the route’s tunnels and horseshoe curves with holiday décor or stops at an alpine concert venue.
Auto Tech Plaza's ASE–certified technicians undergo regular training by Bosch factory representatives to keep their skills sharp as they ply their trade on foreign and domestic vehicles at four area locations. They uphold their AAA–certified status by meticulously tweaking air conditioners, fixing electrical problems, and treating cars, RVs, and fleets to oil changes, tune-ups, and inspections. To ensure customer satisfaction, Auto Tech Plaza confidently backs the techs’ work with an in-house warranty that lasts up to three years, 36,000 miles, or one round-trip mission to Mars.
A native of Hawaii, Kerwin Miyashiro founded Aloha Detailing in his home state more than a decade ago. In 2005, his love of mountain biking brought him to Snowmass, where he raced in the national downhill competition and fell in love with Colorado's beauty. Kerwin relocated soon thereafter, bringing Aloha Detailing along with him. When he isn't traipsing across mountainous trails, he joins his technicians in detailing cars, boats, motorcycles, and airplanes with products by Adam's, Meguiar's, Menzerna, and Auto Magic. After washing exteriors by hand, they buff the paint with premium carnauba wax and polish chrome accents. In addition to cleaning cars inside and out, Kerwin's technicians also degrease engines and dress them in tailored tuxedos.
After rolling in with their trusty vehicles, customers can witness techs harness specialized tools to massage each dent from the inside out. Soon, the metal forms back in place as paintless dent repair is completed. At Five Star Hail, owner Jake Schroeder and his team accomplish these restorations daily, undoing dings and dents caused by hailstorms, which occur any time Zeus's ice machine goes on the fritz. Techs iron out creases and dimples onsite at the shop and can pickup and return vehicles free of charge.