The techs at Mad Mikes Car Wash stay in touch with the industry trends they need to know to take expert care detailing brand new and careworn autos alike. In addition to lathering roadsters by hand, the techs also buff away scratches, wax and seal paint jobs, and steam-clean sullied carpets. They can also turn their hoses on semis to liberate wheels, tires, and cabs from caked on mud and landlubbing barnacles. Remote car starters add convenience and a bit of flash to a mundane activity, while window tint keeps interiors cozy and protect them from UV rays. When they aren't pampering autos, techs power wash structures such as homes, sidewalks, and decks.
The team at King Aviation Mansfield owns the air with flying lessons and virtually all other services related to aircraft. Based at Mansfield Municipal Airport, its flight school certifies aviators from ATP flight training to Light Sport licensing. King Aviation Mansfield also has a fleet of seven aircraft for use in flight training and for rental, including an LSA.
For the past 30 years, New England Tire Car Care Centers' family of ASE-certified technicians have been rejuvenating weary road warriors with services ranging from oil changes to computerized engine diagnostics. The team, while well versed in all manner of automotive maintenance, specializes in wheel care, ensuring true tracking and even tread wear with careful balancing, alignment, and rotation of the wheels. And, since their five locations are within Olympic-record-stone-throwing distance of their tire warehouse, the technicians have ready access to an extensive stock of seasonal and task-specific treads from Dunlop and Goodyear.
Since 1988, Auto Care Super Saver has been helping car owners save cash with maintenance punch cards redeemable at local auto shops throughout the course of a full year. These cards come loaded with all kinds of prepaid services, including at least three full-service oil changes with up to 5 quarts of oil, lube, and a new filter. Depending on the location, punch cards may also feature tire rotations, brake inspections, engine-light readings, air-conditioning performance tests, and other repairs and inspections essential to a car's well-being. Customers can transfer the punch card's benefits to any ride, ranging from station wagons to sports cars to feral merry-go-round mounts.
Prestige Car Wash & Detail Shop features a 200-foot soft-cloth wash tunnel that combats automotive grime with a potpourri of soaps, conditioners, and Rain-X products. The facility’s self-serve wash bays and vacuums stay open 24 hours a day, and its attentive detailers tackle more extensive jobs by scrubbing, waxing, and conditioning every surface of the vehicle. An array of other services such as window tinting and dent removal fulfills cars’ cosmetic needs, and the onsite convenience store stocks snacks, drinks, and auto accessories.
Inside Bernardi Honda of Brockton's vaulted-ceiling showroom, a friendly staff welcomes visitors to a sun-speckled stable of new and used vehicles. The adjacent service department houses a cast of ASE–certified, factory-trained, and rust-proof mechanics that augment each of their thorough maintenance jobs with a free multipoint inspection and car wash. Courtesy shuttle services keep clients’ schedules on track, and free WiFi, coupled with complimentary breakfast or lunch from the on-site Jimbo's Diner, makes wait times all but disappear. For quick check-ups, a self-serve pit-stop station lets customers check tire pressure, top off washer fluid, and prune pine-tree air fresheners.