The highly trained technicians at Jiffy Lube tend to about 24 million customers each year with services such as the Signature Service Oil Change package, which promotes the longevity of each vehicle. Staffers acknowledge that oil plays a crucial role in maximizing the lifespan of each car?it cools the motor and prevents moving parts from deteriorating. More than 20,000 technicians who have completed an extensive training program certified by the National Institute Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) nurse vehicles at Jiffy Lube.
In addition to performing oil changes, Jiffy Lube's savants perform air-filtration, brakes, electricity, and windshield services, among others. The technicians' quality pledge includes a commitment to transparency, which stipulates that they will inform car owners of any necessary services, only complete a service after it has been approved, and refuse to replace windshields with saran wrap.
Roadsters roll under the wide, red awning of Elite Car Wash, where a team of dedicated detailers scrubs siding and wheel rims with each gentle swipe of the hand. Cars get up close and personal to Elite's detail-oriented staff, as they compliment car washes with interior shampoo treatments or one of several types of wax. Spray or clay waxes work their way gently into paint to protect its luster against the elements, and compound waxes combat the future crimes of dirt with a formidable fortress of glaze and polish.
At Exuluxe, renting a car is a chance to try out the high life. Its luxury-minded consultants rent exotic cars such as Aston Martins, Lamborghinis, and Maseratis?although the fun doesn't stop at the water's edge. They also can put clients in a yacht for a day, arm them with a jet ski for ocean-sprayed thrills, or even take to the skies in a water-based jet pack. Some members of Exuluxe's stable are famous in their own right, including the Monster Jeep, which has been used to up the cool factor and intimidate the cameras at music videos and photo shoots.
Any taxi can get you from point A to point B. But the Water Taxi makes it interesting in a way no land vehicle can, affording unique views of Birch State Park's natural landscapes and the bustling Fort Lauderdale Riverwalk along the way. The destinations tend to be equally scenic. As it travels throughout Fort Lauderdale and Hollywood, the Water Taxi makes 19 stops at places ranging from beautiful beaches to acclaimed restaurants.
Hitting them all is easy with hop-on, hop-off service, which makes it convenient for waterfront residents and visitors to get around. Riders can pick up tickets on board, online, or at several area hotels. In addition to the regular schedule, captains guide Water Taxi's vessels for private chartered voyages, such as moonlight cruises and scavenger hunts.
The meticulous technicians at Hollywood Shine treat every car like an A-lister by showering autos with heaps of attention and gentle hand washing and drying. Technicians apply sudsy water by hand and spray down paint jobs with shiny wax. They also condition leather, clean up carpets, and slough off old, emotionally clingy wax with a clay-bar treatment. Hollywood Shine can also take apart, clean, and restore headlights.
Bear Transmission’s ASE-certified mechanics revive shopworn engines with oil and transmission fluid changes. Each oil change outfits vehicles with pristine new filters that strain particulates and other contaminants from quarts of fresh standard oil, lubricating engines’ delicate parts to reduce wear, strain, and restless piston syndrome. During the transmission service, techs hone in on the hydraulic system, whose specialized transmission fluid helps regulate clutches, planetary gear sets, space telescopes, and other nuanced machinery. After mechanics remove and inspect transmission pans for metal shavings or other signs of damage, they select and insert new fluid according to manufacturers’ specifications and cars’ favorite flavors, leaving vehicles road-ready and purring.