Lothrop Parking provides spaces for vehicles to rest their weary wheels for a while. One of Henry Ford Hospital's New Center skyways hovers above the entrance to this covered parking garage, which offers daily and monthly rates for car, truck, and SUV owners to leave their craft in a secure location. And it's just a few blocks northwest of the Amtrak station, putting travelers within easy walking or hopscotching distance of their waiting train.
International Detail's sole intent is to recapture each car's showroom shine. Technicians do this with meticulous details—they'll wash and wax exteriors by hand, thereby accessing all the little nooks and crannies a machine might miss. They shampoo stains from the carpeting, clean the seats, and scour the consoles, door panels, vents, hood ornament teeth, and windows for loose debris. And to make things easier on customers, they provide pick-up and delivery services for clients within a 5-mile radius of the shop. Those who opt to bring their cars in can entertain themselves with free Wi-Fi and darts and munch on snacks and coffee while their rides are being cleaned.
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Holbrook Auto Repair has 13 service bays and a staff of ASE-certified technicians that service everything from the engine to the air conditioner. They offer oil changes, transmission work, and brake service to keep cars from premature retirement in a Florida junkyard. If a car needs a new part, the techs don’t need to go far; they stock parts for nearly every make and model, foreign and domestic, which they can install at the facility. Holbrook also carries tires from brands such as Goodyear and Michelin, and specializes in windshield replacement and repair.
The staffers at Ward's Cleaning Solutions boast a versatile resume, possessing the skills and tools to do everything from removing carpet stains and power-washing houses to gingerly cleaning neon lights and sprucing up construction sites. Before making their way to homes or businesses, they load up eco-friendly cleaning supplies designed to safely de-grime countertops, floors, upholstery, and backyard coal plants. Before they're allowed to don Ward's Cleaning Solutions' proud uniforms, the team members must yield a spotless background check and make their way through a thorough training regimen.
Installing a new TV takes savvy, but Detroit Sound Station’s technicians have mastered that task and taken it one step further: installing a TV in the dashboard of a car. For more than two decades, the techs have accented vehicles with high-end accessories, ranging from window tinting and custom interiors to amplifiers and subwoofers that bolster sound systems more effectively than hiring a guy to yell along with radio commercials from the backseat.