The team at VIP Customs enhances cars with assorted gadgets, from high-tech speakers to remote-control starters ideal for wintry days. VIP also repairs cosmetic damage, such as dented bumpers and paint scratches. If clients' cars have been bunged by backing through their living room, VIP Customs can also help home interiors, offering a line of custom home-theater services. Techs can mount flat-screen TVs, run cables for home ethernet, and install entire surround-sound systems with iPod integration.
The staffers at Virginia Ecological Detailing use the power of steam cleaners to remove grime from the insides and outsides of cars. This means they can minimize their water usage but still reach every crevice, air vent, and seat belt in the car. Their extensive detailing packages include waxes, polishes, and dressings, and the staffers pay special attention to everything in and on the vehicle, from the cup holder to the gap in the hood ornament’s teeth.
A & E Mobile Detailing's team of technicians pulls up to homes and offices to wash clients' cars by hand. Their mobile operations unit is equipped with its own water and electricity. Detailing packages can include a clay bar treatment to remove oxidation, and a hand wax to enhance shine and increase speed when driving down waterslides.
A Touch of Class' licensed and uniformed technicians pay visits to vehicles bearing gifts of soaps, shampoos, and turtle waxes. Saving motorists the trouble of having to drive to a car wash or tow a car wash to their home, they perform their details in familiar driveways and parking spaces, where cars feel comfortable enough to relax as the techs lather them in hand washes. From there, they scrub film from the windows, vacuum debris from the seats, and shampoo stains from the floors before capping it all off with McGuire's Turtle Wax and Armor-All products that rekindle the car's factory glow. The versatile detailers lend their cleaning services to large trucks, horse trailers, and airplanes as well as cars.
The highly trained technicians at Jiffy Lube tend to about 24 million customers each year with services such as the Signature Service Oil Change package, which promotes the longevity of each vehicle. Staffers acknowledge that oil plays a crucial role in maximizing the lifespan of each car?it cools the motor and prevents moving parts from deteriorating. More than 20,000 technicians who have completed an extensive training program certified by the National Institute Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) nurse vehicles at Jiffy Lube.
In addition to performing oil changes, Jiffy Lube's savants perform air-filtration, electricity, and windshield services, among others. The technicians' quality pledge includes a commitment to transparency, which stipulates that they will inform car owners of any necessary services, only complete a service after it has been approved, and refuse to replace windshields with saran wrap.
Licensed by the Federal Aviation Administration, Shenandoah Flying Adventures leads students skyward through training options that range from introductory flights to full pilot-certification programs. The squadron's 60-minute Discovery flight gives aeronautical novices a feel for all that flying entails, beginning with a lesson and preflight aircraft inspection and culminating with the student's taking control of the plane as a certified instructor looks on. The program offers a way for curious cloud-gazers to give flying a try without committing to all the resources necessary to earning a pilot's license, such as changing your first name to Captain. Should students wish to pursue aerial studies further, the time spent aloft can contribute to a full certification, which Shenandoah Flying Adventures offers among its slate of courses.:m]]