Technicians at Cottman Transmission and Total Auto Care maintain inter-auto harmony with lubricating oil changes and safety inspections. During the 15- to 20-minute service, mechanics empty washed-up oils and DMV cheat sheets hidden in engines, and replace them with up to five quarts of slickening sauce, capping off the service by installing a new filter. Rubbery soles privy to the tire rotation slip out of their disks and trade places to lay the foundation for even tread wear, and Rain-X treatments glaze car window panes to keep them clear while driving through inclement weather and meatball fights. Mechanics then peruse the car's perimeter during a safety check, testing essential parts for safe, optimal driving conditions.
When the Robinson helicopters at Queen City Helicopter Corp. aren’t acting as airborne classrooms for aspiring pilots, they’re whisking passengers on aerial tours of nearby landmarks. The peaks of Crowders Mountain, the sports arenas of uptown Charlotte, and the horses and buggies of the Charlotte Motor Speedway loom large in the windows of the chopper after it takes off from the company's very own private, FAA-approved heliport. On the ground at the FAA flight school, pilots safely test their abilities inside a flight simulator and study in the onsite classroom.
For FlyCarolina, the sky is never the limit. In the last 15 years, they have helped many aspiring pilots learn how to fly with their custom flight-training programs. More than 20 aircraft comprise the school's fleet, which is used to train pilots from beginner through commercial levels. FlyCarolina also offers a private jet charter service. Licensed pilots can take advantage of FlyCarolina's flying club and co-ownership programs. Plane owners can also take advantage of the company’s professional aircraft maintenance services.
Sims Tire & Auto Center lengthens automotive life spans with regular maintenance and preventative-care services. With each oil change, service professionals replace up to 5 quarts of standard oil, using the specified grade, weight, and flavor for each vehicle. In addition to ensuring that automotive innerworkings run smoothly, the piston pediatricians replace oil filters to prevent clogs and increase engine efficiency. Sims Tire & Auto Center's professionals also employ computerized testing tools to identify improper alignment, which can lead to poor gas mileage and traction and stress on other components. The 300-point test provides drivers with a detailed analysis on wheel alignment, as well as follow-up steps and information on alternatives to automotive orthodontia.
Detailing one’s own car can be a chore, but finding time to get it to the auto spa presents its own obstacles. That's why the minds behind Pristine Mobile Detail eliminated both tasks, bringing all the detailing equipment and know-how to customers’ homes and offices. Customers choose from four detailing packages—each include a speedy mini detail as well as a thorough full detail replete with clay-bar treatments.
Skinny's Mobile Detailing & Pressure Washing hauls their supplies to driveways and parking spaces to remove interior and exterior dirt from cars. Trained techs bust out soap, vacuums, and protectants onsite, which they generously apply to the finish, seats, and vinyl to give the car a like-new glow.
Attention 2 Detail’s licensed and insured technicians travel to clients’ homes and offices, washing and detailing vehicles on their home turf. Since traditional hand washes waste up to 100 gallons of water and often devolve into tragic hose fights, the staff cleans cars without water. They shine rims and wheels with environmentally friendly, biodegradable products, and vacuum sullied floor mats as they shield leather and upholstery from spills with protective conditioning.