For more than two decades, Tint and Audio Express’s staffers have rolled up to driveways throughout the Fort Myers area to help vehicles hide what’s stashed in their back seats with tinted windows. In addition to the UV-ray-blocking film, which staffers can apply to windows on cars, boats, houses, and zeppelins, the mobile shop applies films to home windows to protect them during hurricanes. They can also affix front bumpers with a clear film, which invisibly wards off dings and scratches. Car audio equipment including satellite radios, iPod equipment, and subwoofers ensures that no one will be able to perform an a cappella rendition of Cats on your next road trip, and the techs can head indoors to install custom home-theater systems for enhanced movie nights.
After drivers pull up to Executive Valet Parking and hand over the car keys, they can hop on a shuttle bound for Fort Myers International Airport. Rather than waiting for the vehicle to fill up, shuttle drivers depart shortly after the first passengers take their seats. And on arrival, they assist passengers with any necessary luggage maneuvering. As the shuttle makes its rounds, valets park cars in their temporary spaces, where they can slumber peacefully beneath the watchful gaze of up-to-date video surveillance. If desired, technicians can also perform car-care services while owners are off enjoying their travels.
At King’s Auto Spa, technicians use soft cloths, steam cleaners, and Meguiar’s Gold Wax to restore cars to showroom shine. Water thrums against grubby vehicular underbodies, and vacuums purr across carpets in the shop. The teams use hot wax and triple-foam polish on tired paint jobs, leaving rides looking good even on grainy security-camera footage of them driving over the town’s most popular sandcastles. Since air quality in the cab can be one of the most important elements of any trip, the technicians also wield air fresheners and ozone-treatment units designed to kill mold and mildew.
Eager Beaver Car Wash's The Best service pampers transporters with an approximately 30-minute shine-restoring exterior wash and detailed interior degunking. Car caretakers ensure that carriages are cleaned from their hard exoskeletons to soft underbellies to mate-attracting rims before interior vacuuming and dusting removes all remnants of Cheerios explosions and land barnacles. Dashboard, console, door, and cup-holder conditioning returns auto interiors to a fresh-picked state, and windshields lose bug and dirt debris before welcoming a visibility-boosting treatment. After a tire shine matches trundling rubber to trendy patent-leather streets, a team of wash techs gives autos a final double-bond protectant and soft-cloth rubdown, assuring all the essential oils get absorbed into their thick skins. The Best car wash comes with a five-day exterior guarantee with a receipt, so cars found playing in motor oil can be hauled back for a free second wash.
Drive N Fly Out LLC's well-lit lots are situated 1.5 miles from Southwest Florida International Airport and offer free 24-hour shuttles to and from the terminals. Both covered and uncovered parking spots are available and accessible 24 hours a day with lights and security on hand to make sure cars are well protected during their stay. For added convenience, an attendant is available to carry bags and load them into the shuttle, and the lot also offers detailing services with optional liquid wax for cars that want to look extra nice for their owner's homecoming.
A coating of DuPont Kevlar in a truck's bed does more than make paint look shinier—the technologically savvy solution makes truck beds stronger than steel and therefore stronger than most things you could put in them. Such liners are the staff's specialty at Line-X of Southwest Florida, where technicians use DuPont products and their own proprietary products to protect not only truck beds but also patio furniture, dog houses, fences, pipes, storage units, and ATVs from damage. They use a separate solution that protects boats from saltwater and whales who haven't forgotten their encounters with Captain Ahab.