Limoport Transportation's mini-coaches motor the Copper State–curious to several Arizona attractions ideal for a swift six- to eight-hour day trip. The Mt. Lemmon tour lets travelers reach the top of the 9,157-foot stony beast, allowing them to stop for the scenic panoramas at Babad Do'ag Vista Point and Windy Point. Observe 1,300 species of plant life on a trip to the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, which includes a stop at Old Tucson Studios' Western-movie sets. The Kartchner Caverns tour gives kids aspiring to become a professional stalagmite the opportunity to behold the cave's stunning variety of mineral formations. Wine connoisseurs can spend an afternoon blissfully baiting palates on the trip to three Sonoita and Elgin wineries.
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.
The family behind Fletcher's Tire & Auto Service opened their first shop more than four decades ago. Today, they operate a total of 35 locations, working to provide automobiles throughout Arizona with expert service and lessons in honking etiquette. ASE-certified technicians keep cars running, rolling, and stopping smoothly with regular maintenance services. Oil changes come with a battery test and a tire rotation to ensure even wear and lend every tread equal squealing opportunities; most services are backed by warranties that start at 12 months and 12,000 miles. More than 15 brands of tires find themselves ably paired with appropriate chariots thanks to a convenient online tire-size guide, and computerized alignment services help improve gas mileage and safety.
Since its inception more than 30 years ago, Just Brakes has expanded from one auto shop to more than 160 outposts across eight states. At every location, ASE-certified technicians maintain vehicle safety with professional brake services including a lifetime warranty on parts, labor and platonic love. Though their specialty is brakes, the techs also perform routine maintenance and repairs such as oil changes, suspension repair, and belt replacement.
For more than 13 years, the technicians at Octopus Car Wash have escorted vehicles into high-tech soft-touch washing systems. Controlled by a tunnel computer system and electronic sensors, their robotic equipment slathers vehicles as tall as 6 feet, 10 inches with double-coat foam conditioners, clear-coat protectors, and delicious donut glaze. To appease the environment, Octopus softens, treats, and internally recycles its water while using far less than is normally used at home.
Cool Auto owner Michael Moreno first opened shop at age 9, when he detailed his brother's 1968 Camaro and was paid with a bag of chips and a six-pack of root beer. Today, the longtime Tucson resident has expanded the business to include a staff of 22 full-time employees who detail about 8,600 cars, trucks, SUVs, and vans every year, pulling in almost as many chips and root beers as the World Bank can hold. Detailing technicians sanitize rides with grease removals from engines and auto bodies, clay-bar and waxing rubdowns, and steam cleaning of undercarriages, axles, and suspensions. They apply the same attention to detail inside cars, lifting soda stains and pulling out ground-in dirt with extractors. They can even protect leather upholstery from wear and sun damage with shine-boosting conditioning. To make sure the car smells nice, the techs use puffs of ozone to banish stubborn odors from car cabins.