The ASE-certified technicians at Mickey's Automotive, a NAPA AutoCare Center, help cars survive all four seasons with expertly rendered services at a shop that's been run by the same family for more than 40 years. During an oil change, deft mechanics lure the old lube out of the car, replace it with up to five quarts of clean crude, slap on a filter, and take a 30-point tour of the car, checking for potential hazards and adjusting imbalanced rearview-mirror dice.
The staff at Propark know that time spent scouring for scarce parking spaces is time better spent. Comprising 400 locations across 13 states, the parking-lot-management company aims to reduce time spent searching as much as possible. It oversees the day-to-day operation for lots at high-traffic locales such as hospitals, train stops, and urban garages, ensuring the vehicles left at each remain safe and sound. Each location participates in a company-wide commitment to green parking practices through the use of eco-friendly shuttle buses and recycling programs.
At Scarsdale Ford, factory-trained technicians are ready to service vehicles with maintenance services and repairs, as well as parts. Up front, brand new vehicles flaunt their glossy finishes from the showroom. Scarsdale Ford also features pre-owned vehicles from foreign and domestic manufacturers.
During his frequent travels, entrepreneurship professor Bill Guerro noticed both the high cost of airport parking and the congested drop-off area at the local terminal. Noticing a vacant lot on campus, Bill wanted to marry available resources to the situation, and brought his idea to one of his classes. Students crafted a business plan for a discount airport parking service that would also benefit the community by returning profits to the students and campus of the university. Offering short- and long-term service at reasonable rates, Purchase Park 2 Fly remains an extension of the university, and Phil Sanford—one of the students in Bill's initial entrepreneurship class—continues to serve the project as marketing coordinator. Profits help support Purchase College through scholarships and capital enhancements to roadways, facilities, and gold-plated foam fingers.
Wings Air Helicopters' band of experienced pilots advocate the beauty of airborne travel through charter services, flight lessons, and an aerial film-production studio. Luxury jets, decked out with sectional couches, meeting tables, and bars, grant passengers and their mobile studio audiences safe travels with charter and cargo services. Within helicopter cockpits, Bose noise-canceling headsets block out the hum of spinning propellers to ensure clear communication during charters and tours. Wings Air Films offers a wide range of aerial production services, supplying movie helicopters and camera platforms to capture bird's-eye shots of famous landmarks or Waldo sightings for motion-picture and television industries.
Magnotta's Car Wash & Detail Center takes in cars with marks and scratches and turns them out looking as clean and polished as the final draft of a housekeeper?s memoirs. Since 1991, the center has prided itself not only on top-rate services, but in its dedication to customer service. This wash center uses only green-certified cleaning soaps, waxes, and compounds to pry the most unflattering blemishes off of cars during 100% brushless car washes in the Neoglide soft-touch wash system, or during details at the hands of the agile and attentive crew.