Inside of Clean Getaway Car Wash's all-cloth tunnel, blasts of water and hot lathers of foaming conditioner rescue cars from dirt's widening grip. After sauntering through a parade of side blasters, super-sealer waxes, and Armor All tire shine, cars emerge from the other end of the tunnel with glowing finishes and tires so shiny they make red traffic lights blush. Technicians also perform detailing and carpet-cleaning services for cars, SUVs, motorcycles, and boats that require extra soap and attention. While vehicles shake off dirt, customers can kick back in the waiting lounge with snacks and drinks, or peruse the onsite convenience store for automotive accessories and gift items.
The highly trained technicians at Jiffy Lube tend to about 24 million customers each year with services such as the Jiffy Lube Signature Service Oil Change package, which helps promote 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 helps prevent moving parts from deteriorating. More than 20,000 technicians—all of which have completed an extensive training program certified by the National Institute Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)—service vehicles at Jiffy Lube. In addition to performing oil changes, technicians offer preventative services such as air-filtration and electrical-system maintenance, among others. Jiffy Lube’s quality pledge includes a commitment to transparency, which stipulates that they will inform car owners of any necessary services, complete a service only after it has been approved, and refuse to replace windshields with saran wrap.
The skilled technicians at 1st Class Detail spruce up not only cars, trucks, and SUVs, but also boats and RVs. To meet the diverse demands of its customers, 1st Class offers a range of detailing packages, from the meat-and-potatoes Silver package to the all-inclusive Platinum package.
Along with advanced services—from engine detailing to spot removal to premium waxing—techs can also restore clarity to headlights and remove overspray from hulls using a clay bar, meticulous waxing, and full exterior dressing.
The Augustine Grille supports locally grown food by working with an array of local farmers, regional farmers, and artisans to source the freshest and highest quality of sustainable, seasonal food. The menu of local seafood, naturally raised chicken, and house dry-aged prime steaks satisfies any craving. Start with truffled white-cheddar and lobster mac ‘n’ cheese ($14), or the blue crab with watermelon, cucumber, and cilantro ($14). Specialty seafood dishes include Mayport shrimp with grit cakes, spinach, and tasso gravy ($28) and a whole fish with jasmine rice, baby bok choy, and red thi curry (market price). A dry-aged, prime, natural ribeye with parmesan frites and asparagus is a delectable entree option ($39), or opt for a three-course prix-fixe meal and savor the flavors of course after course of scrumptious dishes ($39).
Elite Auto Shares has assembled a fleet of luxury speedsters to grant their clientele the ultimate driving experience. With vehicles such as a 430-horsepower Corvette, an Audi R8, and a Mercedes-Benz E350, Elite Auto Shares has the right wheels for any occasion, be it a wedding, a night on the town, or an impromptu, one-person parade down Main Street.:m]]
Yellow and blue signage near the parking lots of shopping malls, offices, and entertainment centers indicates the presence of ProntoWash Eco AutoSpa, a car wash and detailing powerhouse that boasts more than 350 operations worldwide. Its business model revolves around accessibility—ProntoWash sets up shop where cars already are, saving drivers time and preserving all the gas and corn dogs that engines would have otherwise consumed during a trip to a traditional car wash. Helming special yellow Washing Karts, the company's technicians use biodegradable detergent and about a pint of low-pressure water to render each car clean. They also care for cars by vacuuming carpets, restoring headlights, stuffing multivitamins inside ailing glove compartments, and making arrangements to hit the road with their mobile car-wash service.