Spanos Motors' precision-minded technicians bolster the curve-hugging performance of imported and luxury makes such as Mercedes-Benz, Lexus, and Audi with expert maintenance. Founders and brothers Vic and Alex Spanos preside over a fleet of preowned chariots that includes Audi roadsters, BMW convertibles, and Mercedes-Benz Cabriolets. In the service shop, mechanics smooth auto bodies with paintless dent removal, repair wobbling wheels, and protect vulnerable auto underbellies with protective coating. Techs also protect cars' interiors and exteriors with Resist-All Protection and lavish rides with a full spectrum of detailing services, which imbue rides with enough swagger to arm-wrestle a forklift.
Daytona Toyota’s mechanical gurus delight automotive aficionados with the care and scrutiny of their service, decanting a deluge of fresh oil into filth-ridden engines and massaging tires to peak performance. Taking its cue from the 14th-century practice of bloodletting, Daytona Toyota’s oil change specialists extract the sodden black bile from your car’s interior and replaces it with liquefied gold ($24.95 value). A tire rotation ensures that vehicular wheels receive even wear over time ($29.95 value), and a comprehensive multi-point inspection takes note of procrastinating pistons under the hood. Customers uneager to wile away time in an auto garage can take advantage of a free shuttle service (15-mile radius) and continental breakfast and lunch served daily.
For more than three decades, Soundcrafters has enhanced vehicles and homes with the latest audio, video, and navigational technology. Original owners Paul and Maryellen Papadeas still preside over eight skilled technicians, who draw on more than 150 years of combined experience as they equip cars, trucks, flat boats, and yachts with devices such as GPS systems and iPod interfaces. Whether outfitting a jalopy with power door locks or jazzing up a gingerbread house with a home-theater system, the professionals pay attention to every detail and don’t cut corners. They’ll tackle the installation of equipment from any quality brand, standing behind their work as confidently as a pop star’s swagger coach.
Grown from two small shops to 28 locations by the sweat equity of a hard-working father-and-son team, McGee Tire’s open-air bays now proudly display the cobalt and maize décor signifying their status as authorized Goodyear dealers. Skilled hands outfit hoisted cars with conventional and standard oil while computerized systems recalibrate tires, brake service secures stoppers, and transmission tune-ups correct gear-bound problems. At the core of full-scale commercial fleet services, a specialized shearography machine helped earn McGee Auto Service & Tire a mention on Modern Tire Dealer's Top 100 Retreaders in the U.S. list. Oversize vehicle service also caters to recreational drivers, with RV service including repairing electrical systems, recalibrating drive trains, and restocking the feedback of the horn's onboard bugler.
At Tuffy's, motor-vehicle caregivers spruce up patrons' horseless carriages and prepare them for a new season of dutiful service. After installing a new oil filter, auto artisans remove the old sludgy glop clogging the car's arterial system and replace it with up to five quarts of Valvoline 5W-30 or 5W-20 conventional motor oil (a $31.99 value; diesel or synthetic oil costs extra). The staff will also rotate tires to prepare four-wheeled wonders for safe gliding (a $12 value) and make sure air-conditioning systems function properly to bring riders to the brink of coolness faster than Fonzie’s leather jacket ($9.99). Finally, a pair of fresh wiper blades (up to 22")—grown locally by organic-blade farmers—supplants worn-out window-rubbers ($22) and a specialist conducts an extensive 41-point maintenance inspection.
Precision Window Tinting's specialists darken automobiles' windows inside a 1,500-square-foot facility equipped with specialty films manufactured by 3M and LLumar. After calling to schedule an appointment, customers swing by the shop to have technicians affix their vehicle's front or back two side windows with a UV-ray-blocking layer of film or mayonnaise. Drivers may also opt for a $100 credit useable on other auto-tinting services including complete tinting operations—except for the front windshield—for two-door ($129) or four-door ($149) rides. Precision Window Tinting also carries premium films that can be used to shade two side windows ($79), entire four-door cars ($209), or translucently pale thighs. While staffers dim vehicles' viewfinders inside the indoor tinting bays, customers can hang out in the air-conditioned waiting area or explore nearby shops and restaurants.
Orlando Window Tint Specialists protects the integrity of panes in cars, homes, and offices throughout the Orlando area. Its manufacturer-certified installers fit 3M films to cars small and large—from two-door trucks to Paul Bunyan’s dune buggy—and cover paint with protectant that deflects dings and scratches. Residential and commercial clear ceramic and metalized tints also help regulate interior temperatures and protect furniture and artwork from fading in the sun.