At AutoBionix, auto enthusiasts coax the original showroom shine out of car surfaces and protect them from future damage and wear. Using Smart Surface Science–detailing products fortified with advanced Nano-scale composite materials, the staff restores painted finishes to a glassy shine that comes with waterproof protection and a roughly seven-year shield against weather damage, bugs, and the neighbor's rose bushes that got swept up in a front-lawn joyride. Detailers tend to interior carpets, dashes, and seats, and can even apply the same preservation treatments to watercraft, airplanes, and buildings.
Since 1990, WeeBee Audio/Video has been keeping homes and automobiles wired with audio-and-video systems. The showroom boasts home theaters, stereo systems, and flat-screen TVs; behind the scenes, the technicians integrate the devices into the home or even build custom systems. The audio side is no less stocked. Car stereos, subwoofers, remote starters, and navigation systems bring gadgetry to the road; lighting upgrades and details spruce up a car's appearance.
Dings, dents, and creases. These are the imperfections the Certified Master Craftsmen at Dent Techs relish correcting. They do it with paintless dent repair. Paintless dent repair preserves finishes, involves no paint or fillers, and is more efficient than standard dent removal practices. Whether dents were caused by a minor collision, errant basketball, or hail, they have the expertize to fix them quickly and effectively.
At over 900 Meineke centers around the US, knowledgeable technicians go to work inspecting brakes, balancing wheels, and performing oil changes. Gearheads can look over every part of the auto that may be prone to malfunction, from the exhaust system to the suspension and CV joints. Members of the centers' Car Care Club can reap benefits such as a free annual tire rotation and a free oil change the fifth time they receive the service.
At Plow Farms, families stroll through a sea of 6-foot–8-foot douglas firs in search of the perfect Christmas tree. Board a sleigh-bell-bedecked hayride that bobs and weaves along paths like a scarecrow playing basketball before reaching a field of potential present shelters. Customers may use a proffered saw to separate tree from earth, or cry "timber" from a safe distance by giving the job to onsite workers. Upon returning to Plow Farms' hub, speedy slicers can refuel with a complimentary bag of popcorn and purchase hot chocolate before perusing trinkets such as holiday-themed penguin statues ($17) and sterling-silver earrings ($22) in the farm's old-barn-bound gift shop. Santa is available for pictures on the weekends, providing an open-air venue for claustrophobic wish lists.
Sam's Express Car Wash smothers the interiors and exteriors of autos with dirt-purging soaps, hand waxes, and fabric-cleaning treatments. In the ultimate wash, exterior frames shed their grimy highway souvenirs, undercarriages are bereft of clingy debris, and wheels regain the luster of General Patton's collection of Zippo lighters. Applications of triple-foam polish and clear-coat conditioning wax secure the veneer and restore a showroom shine. The express detail blankets exteriors in Express spray hand wax, which acts as a bouncer that stands guard against UV damage, dirt, and road salt. Detailers then shampoo the rug and alchemize filthy consoles and dashes into sparkling surfaces.