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.
At Top Notch Express Car Wash, customers can choose their preferred degree of cleaning control. Each of the four locations abides by a flex system, enabling owners to drive by for a full- or express-service scrubbing. Express washes cleanse and jet-dry exteriors before patrons vacuum the interiors themselves, whereas full-service washes employ the staff to vacuum, clean windows, and oversee the application of add-ons such as wax and tire shine. Frequent clients can even sign up for a monthly unlimited wash plan, a prudent asset for autos that are regularly sullied by off-road excursions or ice-cream-truck demolition derbies.
Technicians further primp vehicles with meticulous detailing at all venues, and oil changes at West Augusta and Evans. Their focus on speed and convenience has earned them the Best of Augusta award for 14 years straight in Augusta magazine, and prompted the installment of handy amenities, including auto-pay machines and a fleet account program for company cars.
Pollard Camper Rental helps its customers explore the woods, lakes, parks, and mountains of Georgia and South Carolina with delivery, setup, and pickup of convenient campers. Each vehicle brings the comforts of home to the great outdoors, equipping campers with A/C, bathrooms, hot water, fridges, and a stove. Armed with a cozy shelter, clients can spend a weekend away from the world, without worries of drenched socks and clothing, cold baths, or mosquitoes scoping out the nearest patch of exposed skin each night.
At Tuffy's, motor-vehicle caregivers spruce up patrons' horseless carriages and prepare them for a new season of dutiful service. After installing a new oil filter, auto artisans remove the old sludgy glop clogging the car's arterial system and replace it with up to five quarts of 5W-30 or 5W-20 conventional motor oil (a $31.99 value; diesel or synthetic oil costs extra). The staff will also rotate tires to prepare four-wheeled wonders for safe gliding (a $12 value) and perform an inspection to make sure air-conditioning systems are functioning properly to bring riders to the brink of coolness faster than Fonzie’s leather jacket ($9.99). Finally, a pair of fresh wiper blades (up to 22")—grown locally by organic-blade farmers—supplants worn-out window-rubbers ($22) and a specialist conducts an extensive 41-point maintenance inspection.
Happy Car Express Wash revives dingy roadsters with three-minute, high-pressure baths in automatic car-wash bays. Under the guidance of helpful attendants, customers steer vehicles into wide washing stations for a Hip & Happy bath complete with triple-foam polish, underbody scrub, and a stylish up-do. As customers sit in the dry comfort of their car, jets of pressurized water target caked-on grime on the car exterior, and a glaze of tire shine brings out each road donut's glossy midnight sheen and helps prevent cracking, fading, and hardening of the treaded rubber. After a windy pass under turbo dryers, autos can cruise over to one of 12 complimentary DIY vacuuming stations to cleanse interiors of crumbs before they spontaneously generate back into cognizant PB&Js.