When Rose Chauffeured Transportation Ltd got its start in 1985, the company had three employees and served only the city of Charlotte. Going on three decades later, the company now has 80 employees and serves the entirety of the Carolinas. Founders H.A. and Andy Thompson attribute this run of success not to the country's rapidly increasing need for legroom, but to steadfast focus on four core tenets: punctuality, trained chauffeurs, new and clean vehicles, and timely responsiveness to every situation. The fleet has grown, too, and encompasses a full range of four-passenger executive sedans, six-passenger SUVs, and 13-passenger vans, as well as a pair of full coach buses that can accommodate parties of up to 57.
Situated within the elegant DoubleTree Hotel, The Orchards Restaurant serves upscale American dishes to world travelers and Charlotte locals alike. Service kicks off in the early hours of the morning, when chefs begin whipping up three-egg omelets, belgian waffles, and country-fried steaks. As the day progresses, the chefs turn their attention to juicy burgers, crispy sandwiches, and fresh seafood specialties.
For more than 25 years, Park ‘N Go has safeguarded airport-bound travelers’ four-wheeled companions in a secure lot. After cars find their secure spot, staffers ferry customers to and from the airport terminal in a complimentary shuttle. If vehicles malfunction while clients are away, they even go through the trouble of inflating low tires, recharging engines with free battery jumps, or feeding the hamsters that make the wheels spin. They allow patrons to reserve their spaces online, as well as earn free parking via a Frequent Parker Program.
At Carolina Ford Dealers, highly trained motor medics upgrade the performance of inefficient engines with the Works Fuel Saver Package, which, according to EPA estimates, can lead to improved fuel economy for most vehicles. The Works Fuel Saver Package begins with a multipoint inspection, during which eagle-eyed vehicle vets scour belts, brakes, and hoses to spot trouble areas and chase out nests of feral mud flaps. Then, grimy engine lifeblood is cleansed with up to five quarts of Motorcraft Synthetic Blend Oil and a Motorcraft Oil Filter. Car caretakers also rotate tires and check air filters to ensure the engine breathes air untainted by lint, dust, or dander from the Wooly Mammoth living in the trunk. Finally, auto jockeys test the battery’s lifespan before topping off the car’s fluids and clasping it in a prolonged goodbye hug. Customers must use their first package by February 10, 2012, and the following two within a year of their initial use. As an added perk to this deal, customers that redeem in August will get a $10 rebate through FordOwner.com.