The sight of Empire Auto Detailers' white and orange vans rolling down the street strikes fear into the scratchy, whirring brushes of automatic car washes everywhere. The source of this dread is not the vans' self-sufficient supply of water and electricity, nor is it the onboard supplies and rain-shielding canopy; it is the technicians riding inside.
Empire Auto's dedicated detailing perform fully-loaded service packages that incorporate biodegradable carpet shampoos and steam cleaners, paint sealants that last from three months to one year, and waxes that leave cars with the sleek, wet look of a seal zooming down a Slip 'n' Slide. Ever ready to help autos in need, the technicians lend their careful hands to tint windows, install audio and alarm systems, and repair wheels and rims.
The technicians at Iconic Window Tinting treat each visiting automobile the same way an expert tailor treats a client at a suit fitting. The process for applying tinted film is highly customized: a machine slices segments that fit the vehicle’s make and model before technicians adhere the film to windows, preventing visible gaps and fingerprints. Technicians avoid common pitfalls, such as rounded corners that don't cover the entire window and uneven, hand-cut film. The nonmetallic tints shield car interiors from the sun without disrupting radio or cell-phone signals, and a lifetime warranty guarantees that the film won't crack, turn purple, or bubble like a fruitless attempt at a science-fair volcano.
Because the business performs window-tinting services exclusively, even its setting is specialized. The garages maintain an optimal temperature for laying down the film, as well as an air-filtration system to guard against dust. Employees bring at least seven years of tinting experience to every car they service.
The ASE-certified mechanics ratcheting away inside First Choice Automotive's 20 full-service repair bays carry AAA approval in addition to required factory trainings and years of experience inspecting both cars and motorcycles. The shop's exclusively in-house work ranges from simple oil changes to complex repairs, and top-notch components from manufacturers such as Michelin, Carquest, and Valvoline back up each service with trusted brands. The shop keeps its doors flung wide seven days a week, and eases the process for owners of cars in need of major services with free towing and free loaner cars. All automotive work comes backed with a lifetime warranty, guaranteed same-day services, and free lift rides for well-behaved cars.