Located less than 1 mile from Newark Liberty International Airport's terminals, Park Plus Airport Parking shelters autos as their jet-powered brethren ferry passengers into and out of town. Drivers drop off their vehicles with sure-handed valet attendants, who carefully guide the steely steeds to secure parking spots with ample room for asphalt grazing. A complimentary 24-hour shuttle arrives at the lot regularly to transport flight-bound passengers and their luggage to the terminal in about two minutes. Upon return, customers can reclaim their rides by calling the phone number printed on their claim checks or warbling in tones that correspond to their cars' particular honks. Customers may also opt for Park Plus’s exclusive DropUp service, which features chauffeured rides to and from the airport in the comfort of their own cars. For an additional cost, a car-wash service primps and pampers vehicles while their owners are away.
• For $5, you get a full-service exterior car wash and interior vacuum at Robin Hood Car Wash in Bloomfield (up to a $10 value). • For $5, you get an exterior car wash at Linden Express Wash in Linden (up to a $9.99 value). • For $6, you get a deluxe exterior car wash (up to a $12 value) at Supreme Car Wash in Newark. • For $6, you get a full-service exterior car wash and interior vacuum at Kearny Auto Spa in Kearny (up to an $11.95 value). • For $6, you get a full-service exterior car wash and interior vacuum at Jax Car Wash in Maywood (up to an $11.95 value). • For $6, you get a full-service exterior car wash and interior vacuum at Magic Touch Auto Spa in Lodi (up to an $11.95 value). • For $6, you get a Super Service exterior car wash and interior vacuum at Prestige Car Wash in Hackensack (up to a $12.99 value). • For $7, you get a full-service exterior car wash and interior vacuum at Prowash in Union (up to a $13.95 value). • For $7, you get a full-service deluxe exterior car wash and interior vacuum at Big Daddy’s Car Wash & Quick Lube in North Bergen (up to a $13.95 value). • For $7, you get a full-service exterior car wash and interior vacuum at Roxbury Car Wash in Ledgewood (up to a $14 value). • For $7, you get a custom exterior wash and interior vacuum at Emerald City Auto Spa in North Plainfield (up to a $14.99 value).
At Auto Spa of Westfield, technicians dedicate themselves to restoring showroom sheen to vehicles of all makes and models. Seven days a week, they guide cars and trucks through their wash tunnels and onto their service bays to peel away dirt and reenergize engines. During car washes, they lavish exteriors with triple-foam polish wax and protectants. Detailers use hand wax and shampoos to comb through the exterior and interior. Castrol and Mobil 1 oils whirl through funnels and into engines at the quick lube center, where skilled technicians also service transmissions, replace belts, and switch out sage bundles for proper windshield wipers.
With participating locations nationwide, Auto Care Special lets customers reach out to their local garages for a grab bag of free and discounted maintenance services. Cards may be redeemed for multiple vehicles over the course of one year for services such as oil changes, safety inspections, and engine-light diagnoses. Those who move or create alter-egos over the course of the year can scan the locations page for participating garages in their new cities of residence to receive a complimentary maintenance bundle.
"My car has never needed any professional help to keep it in tip-top shape," proudly proclaims no car owner ever. In reality, automobiles require regular maintenance and people with know-how to keep it in drivable condition. Fortunately, Aamco Transmissions is well supplied with such people. An official inspection center for New York State, Aamco Transmissions' expert technicians make sure cars are road-ready with computer diagnostics, multi-point inspections, repairs, and maintenance services.
As the name would indicate, transmissions are something of a speciality here. In fact, the company is considered the world's largest transmission specialist—with more than 850 centers across the country, Aamco Transmissions has worked on 20 million transmissions since opening their first location nearly 50 years ago. After sending out complimentary tow trucks to haul away cars in need of servicing, they get to work rebuilding and repairing transmissions on every make and model.
Jersey City Ford gets drivers on the road with a selection of new and used cars as well as a robust service department. The dealership features a diverse range of Ford models, including the Mustang, the F-150, and the Flex. The service department's technicians, meanwhile, tend to vehicles of all makes and models, repairing brakes, replacing batteries, and changing oil.
Brake-O-Rama began as one location in 1949 but now boasts 14 service centers speckled across the East Coast. Together these automotive hospitals work as a force, repairing and maintaining domestic and imported vehicles of virtually any make and model. Before sourcing spare parts from the company's private warehouses, Brake-O-Rama's ASE-certified technicians thoroughly analyze vehicles with advanced diagnostic technology that includes four-wheel computerized alignment systems, electron microscopes that scan for chipped paint finishes, and magnifying glasses ever in search for clues to Professor Plum's murder. Meanwhile, Firestone, Goodyear, and Michelin tires fill the supply closets, allowing the patrons to tighten their grip on the asphalt before a cross-country trip.