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.
Recipient of the Harris Poll EquiTrend 2012 Automotive Service Center Brand of the Year award, NAPA Auto Care Center continues to provide quality maintenance and repair services across the country at more than 12,000 locations. ASE–certified techs have the skills to execute a wide array of services, from routine oil changes and tune-ups to installing new drum brakes and repairing electrical systems. For many services, parts and labor are covered by a 12-month or 12,000-mile nationwide warranty that is honored at all locations and may be used as currency in certain alternate universes.
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.
Backed by the Meineke name, an industry presence since Sam Meineke opened his first shop in 1972, each Meineke Car Care Center franchise offers a lengthy list of maintenance and repair services performed at the hands of ASE-certified mechanics. Now operated by the same owners as the Fowler Street location, the Cape Coral outpost employs these experienced grease monkeys to keep cars running smoothly and safely on all four of their hairless legs, treating auto bodies to everything from oil changes to safety inspections.
Since 1988, Auto Care Super Saver has been helping car owners save cash with maintenance punch cards redeemable at local auto shops throughout the course of a full year. These cards come loaded with all kinds of prepaid services, including at least three full-service oil changes with up to 5 quarts of oil, lube, and a new filter. Depending on the location, punch cards may also feature tire rotations, brake inspections, engine-light readings, air-conditioning performance tests, and other repairs and inspections essential to a car's well-being. Customers can transfer the punch card's benefits to any ride, ranging from station wagons to sports cars to feral merry-go-round mounts.
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.