The congenial mechanics at Middletown Car Care, with more than 22 years of comprehensive experience under their belts, repair and service each vehicle with attention and skill. Tire rotation ($15) swaps around car-hooves to rest the wearier rubber, and full diagnostic services ($40) plumb the depths of your motorized steed and roust out troubles, such as sabotage by a jealous segway or an unfulfilled wish for a cinnamon air freshener. Freshen up engine blood with an oil change ($30), which includes a new filter and up to 5 quarts of regular oil. Middletown Car Care's auto gurus provide all of their estimates for free, from services for the suspension or chassis to any other auto-component need.
With more than 60,000 flights and an impressive safety record, Highland Aerosports' buoyant bodies safely traverse through the skies at altitudes up to 2,500 feet during tandem intro-to-hang-gliding flights. Gliding gurus draw from their 13+ years of experience to guide new aeronauts through the basics, learning hang gliding's procedures and controls. After an ultra-light airplane tows the aerial apparatus into the sky, airborne students steer over the Maryland scenery for 12–15 minutes, hopping through clouds and over Cupid's aerial archery shop until descending to 300 feet, where the instructor will bring the glider to a safe landing. During the soaring session, a photographer snaps approximately 20 images of winged escapades, compiling candid moments onto a 1GB memory card to take with you.
There's a glint and a glare bouncing off Greenhill Car Wash's rooftop. It's up there with the building’s solar panels, soaking up the sun's rays to power their computerized tunnel with clean, renewable energy. In their tunnel, soft foam and a pressure spray gently scrub the grime off of autos, while a lather of triple foam adds gloss, and a rust inhibitor staves off deterioration. Committed to keeping both cars and the environment clean, they also employ a water-recycling system that uses 60–80% less water than the standard commercial car wash. At their two locations, they remain true to their green car-washing techniques, and make their washes last longer by rendering thorough detailings or taping a scathing lampoon of dirt to each bumper. Detailers can return cars to a like-new appearance by rubbing exteriors with clay bars to remove contaminants, applying UV creams to interiors to prevent sun damage, and hand waxing paint jobs to a showroom shine.
Throughout the past 17 years, the four Mikes who run Fox Run Auto have expanded their simple, two-bay repair shop into its current 12-bay sprawl. The nine ASE-certified technicians on staff tend cars suffering all types of maladies, backing their repairs with a two-year or 24,000-mile warranty rather than a notarized pinkie swear. The team can install sturdy tires from Firestone, Bridgestone, and other manufacturers; they can also lubricate systems, replace worn-out brakes, and align wheels. While autos are in the shop, courteous shuttle drivers ferry owners to and from their destinations.
Vehicles of virtually every make and model roll into Shorty’s Detailing and Window Tinting and roll out again glistening with showroom newness. The chamois-slinging detailers administer scrub-downs by hand, getting into cars’ every contour and bringing gleam out of dingy, road-weary tire walls. They also cut pieces of window tint, which can keep interiors feeling cool by blocking out UV rays, and buff away scratches after patrons get in fender benders or park under a skyscraper full of pennies and curious third graders.
Brilliance Car Wash scours cars, vans, and trucks using eco-friendly products at an automated shower open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Modern poly-foam scrubbers tickle horseless carriages during 15-minute cleanses, which utilize earth-friendly soaps to wash away dirt and restore vehicles' squeaky-clean sheen. A double bond protectant also coats four-wheeled friends, polishing exteriors while protecting paint from harsh elements such as UV rays and sudden meatball downpours. Owners can make use of complimentary vacuums to bring auto insides into line with newly gleaming outsides. Live customer-service reps stand by to answer questions at all hours, offering guidance during midmorning or midnight automotive showers. Brilliance keeps Mother Nature in mind by reclaiming 90% of the water used and employing endangered white rhinos.