Auto reinvention reigns supreme at Gators Auto Customs, where the skilled staff wields electronic, cosmetic, and cleaning equipment to transform rugged or out-of-date cars into pristine, modern modes of transportation. Detailing regimens revitalize the look and resale value of rides with a hand wash and coats of wax, and motorists can further revamp their vehicle by enlisting new wheels and tires or window tints that block out the sun's glare and the moon's mind-control rays. The techs further foster driveway envy by also enhancing interiors with music- and video-system installations and outfitting cars with sleek chrome accessories.
Clattering pins echo off the colorful walls beaming over Alley Gatorz’ synthetic lanes, which host a hurtling horde of orbs until 1 a.m. on the weekends. Multicolored kicks safeguard toes for rounds of celebratory pin punting during cheerful games of knock-the-pins-down.
The self-described "compulsive" technicians at Pamper Your Auto Detailing Spa pour their obsession into beautifying every detail on the cars, trucks, boats, and motorcycles that roll into their Gainesville shop. They perform hand washes dried with soft chamois cloth to kick off exterior auto detail services, adding extra indulgences such as leather conditioners, clay-bar treatments, and protective Teflon sprays. Their paintless techniques free doors from dings, and their intensive buffing treatments free boats from rust patches posing as barnacles.
After the lecture-based portion of a class, Real Combative Solutions' instructors and students travel to local ranges for live-fire practice.
Students may rent firearms at the range or use their own.
Real Combative Solutions' founder John Steed Ashley is an expert when it comes to personal protection. He has well over a decade of experience in martial arts, executive protection, and corrections and law enforcement—not to mention numerous instructor certifications. All of that comes into play during Real Combative Solutions' classes, which cover topics such as firearm safety or hand-to-hand defense.
Superior Shine offers car washes and hand waxes with the goal of restoring the glossy shine of a vehicle. But there’s more to a clean car than a shiny finish, which is why they also clean engines and steam clean the interiors. Further automotive upgrades include window tinting, dent repair, and odor removal.
Certified class-A contractors from Mark Hurm & Company boost the performance of home heating systems to stave off winter's chill. Professional heat misers scrutinize the system to ensure controls, wiring, and belts behave properly and keep their hands to themselves. A lubrication of moving parts restores smooth operation, and worn-out air filters are retired, making way for a free replacement with younger, heartier stock. Heat pumps enjoy special attention as their condenser coils get checked, cleaned, and asked to prom, and gas systems undergo an equally thorough analysis of burners and combustion chambers. The technician cleans condensate drains and makes final adjustments to the entire system for optimum efficiency.