As an ASE- and TIA--certified facility, American Tire & Auto Care keeps its technicians up to date on automotive trends and advanced auto-repair techniques. The full-service tire shop equips cars with tires from reputable brands such as Michelin, BF Goodrich, Pirelli, and Yokohama. Inside the repair shop, highly trained car-care professionals maintain rides with services that range from batteries and AC repair to glass repair, transmission repair, and oil changes that use freshly milked oil from a hormone-free Winnebago. Customers can visit one of six locations, each of which is open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
At Auto Spa of Westfield, technicians dedicate themselves to restoring showroom sheen to vehicles of all makes and models. Seven days a week, they guide cars and trucks through their wash tunnels and onto their service bays to peel away dirt and reenergize engines. During car washes, they lavish exteriors with triple-foam polish wax and protectants. Detailers use hand wax and shampoos to comb through the exterior and interior. Castrol and Mobil 1 oils whirl through funnels and into engines at the quick lube center, where skilled technicians also service transmissions, replace belts, and switch out sage bundles for proper windshield wipers.
Brake-O-Rama began as one location in 1949 but now boasts 14 service centers speckled across the East Coast. Together these automotive hospitals work as a force, repairing and maintaining domestic and imported vehicles of virtually any make and model. Before sourcing spare parts from the company's private warehouses, Brake-O-Rama's ASE-certified technicians thoroughly analyze vehicles with advanced diagnostic technology that includes four-wheel computerized alignment systems, electron microscopes that scan for chipped paint finishes, and magnifying glasses ever in search for clues to Professor Plum's murder. Meanwhile, Firestone, Goodyear, and Michelin tires fill the supply closets, allowing the patrons to tighten their grip on the asphalt before a cross-country trip.
Special Rate Limousine LLC's fleet of 23 luxury vehicles is a museum-worthy sight to behold. Among its ranks is a brand new Mercedes sedan, a sleek shuttle bus, and a classic Rolls Royce, which can add a touch of old-world opulence to wedding processions or trips to the prom. At the helm of each vehicle sits a trained and licensed chauffeur, who ensures that passengers get to their destinations in a safe and expedient manner.
Core Helicopters launches students skyward during hands-on helicopter lessons with certified, experienced staff on high-performance R22 helicopters with heated or open cockpits at Linden Airport, only 14 miles from New York City. Fledgling flyers begin their sojourns on the ground, with 30 minutes of in-depth training in flight controls and safety. Next, the pilot and pupil air-kiss the tarmac adieu before they climb into the cockpit, where strapped-in students get hands-on chopper experience for 15 airborne minutes. Soaring past the atmosphere's cloud-shaped sheep, pupils take over the flight controls themselves, or sit back as the instructor pilot takes the helm. Each trainee leaves the lesson holding an FAA-authorized, bird-notarized certificate for proof of their flight training. The flight time also counts toward a future pilot's license, should the student choose to pursue it.
Additional options including extended flight times, flight instructors demonstrating high-performing, advanced maneuvers, and flight-of-two flights where two helicopters will fly side-by-side together, which allow air-to-air photos with friends, are available for an additional fee.
Technicians at Borinquen Tire and Auto Shop keep cars running smoothly with tire sales and automotive services. Among their services are oil changes and repairs that boost mechanical health, and wheel balancing and tire rotations that ensure vehicles runs as smoothly on the outside as they do on the inside.