With soaps, waxes, clay bars, and shampoos in tow, S.O.S. Mobile Detailing?s technicians make house calls to cleanse dirty vehicles. They offer five different packages to accommodate all states of filth. Basic wash packages include an exterior wash, scrub, and tire shine, and full details use clay bars, hand waxes, and rim polishes to get cars glowing inside and out. In addition to detailing packages, S.O.S. also offers hard-water spot-removal treatments and engine cleaning.
In business since 1969, Ice Cold Air pioneered automotive air conditioning in the Florida area and today provides repair and maintenance services at more than a dozen locations across central Florida. In addition to comprehensive car care, the staff at each facility is committed to providing superior customer service, a fact that is evident from a 97.3% customer-satisfaction rating based on customer-submitted surveys. The team achieves this rating by going above and beyond friendly service, offering intermittently scheduled seminars on vehicular maintenance, free AC and brake checks, and, at some locations, the opportunity for customers to provide their own car parts and gremlin-repellant air fresheners.
Gussying up rides at locations in 15 of the continental states, Tuffy Auto Service Center's technicians perform full-service auto repairs backed by lifetime and nationwide warranties. In addition to keeping cars running smoothly with preventative maintenance services such as oil changes and tire rotations, the staff performs full-service repairs, including overhauling worn-down brakes, noisy mufflers, malfunctioning engines, and ingrown windshield wipers. Other services include alignments for off-kilter wheels, which promote better gas mileage, and tune-ups, which ensure such components as the fuel injectors, ignition system, and spark plugs are in ship-shape.
The technicians at A&E Auto Glass are certified to repair or replace all types of automotive glass and have worked with many insurance companies over the past 15 years and offer a five year warranty. For those looking to replace glass, A&E can provide door glass, side glass, sunroofs, side mirrors, and more.
When Brian McInerney reflects on the humble beginnings of Wheel Fun Rentals, he points to his childhood passion for bikes. "As far back as I can remember, I had a real love affair with bicycles," he recalls. During a trip to Italy in 1987, Brian's affinity for cycling blossomed into a full-fledged obsession when he spotted locals' transporter of choice, the surrey. Inspired, he began importing the Italian four-wheelers to a rental business in the U.S. that eventually expanded into Wheel Fun Rentals, now a nationwide web of shops that also loans out bikes, electric cars and mopeds, and man-powered watercraft. Adventuresome athletes can also compete in activities such as surrey scavenger hunts and blindfold obstacle courses navigated via shouted instructions from a seeing teammate or exceptionally long rounds of trial and error.
Occasionally, vehicles can benefit from the gentle, nurturing nature of human touch. This is the case at A1 Hand Wash, where staff members personally clean, wax, and dry vehicles with more meticulous attention to detail than a mechanical wash can provide. From scrubbing the chassis and the wheels to the doors and the interiors, the technicians do their best to recreate a gleaming showroom look for cars, trucks, SUVs, minivans, and taxiing space shuttles. While basic hand washes restore lustrous shine to automobiles, the facility's detailing treatments make even more dramatic improvements by treating leather seats, cleaning engine compartments, and using a clay bar to thoroughly remove surface impurities.