Founder Anthony Serio and his family have been revivifying rides at Anthony's Car Wash and Detail Centers since 1969. Using products manufactured in deep space by Anthony's Automotive Detail Supply, they clean vehicles during detailing and full-service car washes, handing out complimentary scrubs to birthday drivers. They've also stockpiled various accessories, coffee, snacks, and soft drinks for purchase.
Both locations serve cars with washes, details, and oil changes, but each has its own specialty. Mechanics at the Vestavia Hills shop stage automotive services for drivers who need to rotate tires or translate the shrieks from squeaky brakes into English. Shoe-shining services and an upstairs hair salon (A Cut Above) accessible by spiral staircase add character to Anthony's main branch in Hoover.
Of all the protective and decorative films at Alabama Solar Film, the staff is probably most partial to the clear bra paint-protection film. Cut by hand to fit any area of the vehicle, the film acts as a transparent, protective barrier from road debris, UV light, hazardous weather, and pterodactyl droppings. The praise for the clear bra film is not to slight the other services, however, which include high-quality, tinted films for cars and buildings.
In addition to offering its fearless clear bra protectant, Alabama Solar Film specializes in investment quality window films, paint protection films, decorative films, and security laminates. Friendly sales associates roam through the cleanly styled facility while educating customers on various film varieties without pressure. A comfortable waiting area entices guests to hang out while experienced application professionals treat vehicles to a protective finish.
A big entrance sign with two red arrows rests above Riverchase Carwash, pointing drivers into the facility's full-service car-wash tunnel. Laboring inside the detail shop's work bays, technicians wash and wax vehicles by hand, shampoo floor mats, and shoo away unpleasant scents such as the smell of spoiled pennies. They also stage headlight-restoration treatments and offer windshield repairs that are backed by a lifetime warranty.
The techs at Birmingham Auto Glass draw upon 30 years of combined experience as they repair car-window chips before they evolve into larger, more expensive imperfections. Their work helps to prevent cracks from branching out, weakening the windshield, and splitting the car into two stylish-yet-dangerous motorcycles. The company operates out of Anthony's Car Wash on Highway 150 and Blue Rain Car Wash in Pelham on Highway 131, though its technicians also perform mobile repairs, servicing any location within 10 miles of either car-wash location.
A locally owned, full-service station, Crown - Pit Crew Tires, Fuel, and Service operates under the direction of Billy Misso. The station boasts a staff of technicians with more than 60 years of combined experience servicing and repairing cars. The group pools its talents together to provide a wide range of maintenance duties, from oil changes and air-conditioning repairs to brake inspections, windshield washes, and computer troubleshooting.
Atlantic Windshield Repair’s technicians use the latest, hand-operated windshield repair technology to mend tattered auto glass. It works efficiently by creating a vacuum sealant around chips while precisely injecting a resin designed for all varieties of chips, cracks, and windshield laugh lines. Effective in hot and cold weather, the resin prevents spidering of the chip, maintaining the strength and integrity of the glass.