For many, flying an airplane is a once in a lifetime experience, and the staff at NS Aviation and happy to make that experience a reality for people every day. Since 1999, the FAA-certified instructors have been teaching their charges to fly their fleet of single-engine aircraft—currently composed of assorted Cessnas, a Twin Comanche, and a Piper Arrow. The school’s introductory lessons acquaint beginners with flight basics, such as how to properly care for a plane’s feathers, and let newbies practice helming the controls and assisting with the landing. For a more rigorous commitment, budding pilots can earn their private pilot license over the course of 50-60 hours, and work up from there to become certified multi-engine pilots, commercial pilots, or certified flight instructors.
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, brakes, 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.
For more than 30 years, Precision Tune Auto Care has helped vehicles of all sorts to run smoothly by performing top-of-the-line maintenance and repair services. The company's fleet of fully trained and certified mechanics services 2.5 million vehicles each year while teaching customers the basics of car care, personal safety, and eco-friendly driving habits. When they aren't repairing brakes or tweaking air conditioners, mechanics also whet engine appetites with oil and swap out old, corrupted oil filters for cleaner, younger, more idealistic ones. Mechanics also head off future repairs with preventive service, running through quick but thorough maintenance inspections to verify each car's drivability and rotating tires to ensure even distribution of wear and tear.
Inside the 120,000-square-foot warehouse of Ideal Automotive & Truck Accessories, a dedicated staff tricks out autos with practical and attractive electronics and gear. They treat more than 10,000 autos each year to a cache of customized services including, installing security systems, accenting sedans with mesh-grille overlays, or accessorizing truck beds with toolboxes and a pair of matching earrings.