Automotive Emporium?s owner has worked in the auto industry for the better part of his life, including long stints detailing luxurious and exotic vehicles. Under his keen eye, though, every car is treated as if it were a luxury vehicle. Gentle microfiber mitts lather exteriors with shampoos while conditioners reanimate faded dashboards and steam cleaners renew the interior upholstery. The attentive technicians here offer tiered hand-wash and detailing packages that range from basic cleanings to extensive treatments that last for hours.
For almost half a century, Lex Brodie's Tire, Brake & Wheel Company has nursed sickly autos back to health to help keep their cruising companions safe. The trusted business's bio-based oil change also puts a strong smile on the planet's mug, swapping out mucky mobile grease with synthetic and biodegradable 5w30 G-Oil. In addition to improving your automobile's performance, this earth-coddling petroleum can decrease your daily driving guilt, and the service includes a 38-point vehicle inspection to curb the occurrence of roadside breakdowns and subsequent read-alouds of snack nutritional labels in the voice of Darth Vader.
The crew at MOD Industries keeps rides looking fresh on the road with basic and advanced modifications for cars of all makes and models. They carry wheels in all styles from sizes 15–24 inches, which they cover with tires from brands such as Yokohama, Pirelli, Hankook, and Kumho. They outfit cars with custom grills and lights as well as performance parts, such as intakes, suspension, and brakes that can stop on a dime or any other bust of Franklin D. Roosevelt. In addition, they're authorized to deal Smartwax to give cars a show-room-quality shine as well as other chrome, wheel, and auto accessories.
American Tire Company's tread scholars help to extend tire lifetimes and improve fuel economy with computerized tire services. ASE-certified technicians rotate wheels to alternate sides of the auto, evening out wear on treads and giving tires a new axle to talk to. Using the Hunter P811 computerized alignment rack, technicians also straighten the angles of wayward wheels to improve fuel economy. Service appointments typically take 30–45 minutes but vary by vehicle type.
The following manuscript was recently discovered in Westminster among the personal effects of Samuel Pepys, a 17th-century English gentleman, diarist, and chief secretary of the admiralty. It is thought to be the first written evidence of the existence of tinted windows.
Up very betimes with the great brightness of the sun, and so to meet with Sir Carteret¹, who come to speak to me on the horrible newes such as we shall hear shortly of: that for the want of boats, our Navy has been routed by the Flemings on the waters of Medway², that our sailors refuse to mount their vessels, and that want of money causes prevents Parliament from sending out a fleete for a proper answer. Then go we by water to Deptford, and to a good dinner of plain pheasant and much wine.
After dinner, Carteret shewed his new coach, which doth defend the eyes from the fury of the sun with windows painted with pitch. Back to Whitehall by coach, as sundry youths and maidens cry out at the pleasant appearance of our noble hoopty. Though without, summer heat doth oppress and sweat the rabble, I remain undisturbed, despite my seventeen 17 stone of cloth finery, powder, jewellry, and wigs. I do understand but little of it, but welcome any respite from Apollo’s rays. So to supper, and then to bed, with thoughts of vexation and jealousy for Sir Carteret’s good fortune.
¹ Sir George Carteret, member of the Privy Council and staunch Tory
² Pepys refers to the Raid on the Medway, a decisive Dutch victory in the Second Anglo–Dutch War, in which the Dutch fleet launched a surprise attack on the docks at Chatham, towing away more than a dozen English ships as well as the Royal Navy mascot—a hardtack biscuit with pasted-on googly eyes named the Rt. Hon. Captain Crisp.
Again named best auto detailer in the Honolulu Star Advertiser's Best of Hawaii awards, Capone's Ultimate Detail, Inc. shines up cars and trucks with environmentally safe products and quick service. During auto detail sessions, skilled hands clean brakes, vacuum and shampoo the carpets and mats, and scour the engine to remove residue. Exterior services include window washing, body waxing, and a tire-dressing treatment.