Larry H. Miller Nissan's trained technicians reverse the effects of automobile aging by employing contemporary tools and experienced eyes for safer, more efficient transportation. Vehicular healers begin each 30- to 45-minute checkup with a 27-point inspection that evaluates roadsters' air conditioning, brakes, lights, cholesterol, and other parts to ensure overall motorized health. Then, mechanical mavens slake thirsty engines with a fresh draft of oil that protects against chafed pistons and inefficient motor function. Finally, tires play musical axles while rotators hum a lively tune to help aid in even wear.
Glass Doctor first debuted as a solitary repair shop in Seattle in 1962 and gradually expanded its base to include the more than 300 locations that now treat glass of all types, shapes, and sizes. Each outpost’s experienced technicians tackle problematic panes of all kinds, repairing or replacing glass in homes, offices, and cars with a diagnostic prowess rarely seen outside of child prodigy doctors. The experts extend their knowledge to custom projects, such as shower doors made from Alumax, CRL, and Cardinal glass, and beveled mirrors.
It's a charity race with a back story like none other: bloodthirsty demons have been working in your community's offices, living in its homes, attending its schools. And now they're on the hunt and people are running for their lives. Citizens might be booking it across a field, seemingly far from the chaos, when shapes emerge on the horizon dressed head-to-toe in vampires' telltale black clothes. If you're a citizen, be prepared to run. If you're a vampire—lock in your target.
That's just part of what you might experience on the Vampire 5K, a twilight fun run where participants can register as "citizens" or "vampires" and take off from two separate starting lines. Both camps eventually converge in a chase that finds vamps trying to convert their mortal counterparts to the dark side. Citizens, dressed in white, sport two garlic flags; if the flags are taken before runners cross their finish line, they switch to a black tee and chase citizens. After the race, a moonlit party finds both camps sipping bloody marys during a dance party and award presentation. The race benefits the Mission to Hear Foundation, which provides hearing aids to underprivileged children, adults, and whatever they're calling the age group that comes in between these days.
The technicians at Xtreme Auto Soundz customize vehicles to customer specifications with expert audio- and video-installation services that earned them the Denver Award in 2011 and 2012 for Automobile Radio & Stereo Sales & Service. The crew hooks riders up with full stereo systems, including amps, speakers, and subwoofers from name brands, with custom wood mounting for large speakers so they remain stable and don’t thump into a passing band’s tour bus. Technicians plant video monitors, navigation, and gaming systems in headrests, dashboards, and the ceiling. In addition to audio and visual installation, they also install Xenon headlights to help drivers improve their car’s stylishness and their nighttime visibility. All of Xtreme Auto Soundz’s work comes with a lifetime warranty.
Pro Import’s ASE-certified master technician and team of factory-trained experts maintain, repair, and detail cars of all makes and models, including their specialties: Toyota, Lexus, Honda, and Acura. They restore and install tires, change oil, and perform tune-ups to ensure cars travel smoothly, like a bullet train through the Great Tunnel of Lard. In the detailing center, 3M products lend a helpful hand to cleaning crews, who sweep through vehicles inside and out during five different packages—from the simple wash, wax, and vacuum of the Bronze service to the fully loaded Platinum Plus detail, complete with three coats of wax, a high-speed polish, and a clay-bar treatment.