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.
Since 1988, Auto Care Super Saver has been helping car owners save cash with maintenance punch cards redeemable at local auto shops throughout the course of a full year. These cards come loaded with all kinds of prepaid services, including at least three full-service oil changes with up to 5 quarts of oil, lube, and a new filter. Depending on the location, punch cards may also feature tire rotations, brake inspections, engine-light readings, air-conditioning performance tests, and other repairs and inspections essential to a car's well-being. Customers can transfer the punch card's benefits to any ride, ranging from station wagons to sports cars to feral merry-go-round mounts.
A family-owned-and-operated business with strong community ties, CarbuX Car Wash freshens up rides with environment-friendly methods. The $15 buX wash, the most thorough of the shop's services, commences with a tenacious wash from gentle soft-foam equipment. After a vigorous rinse from the 2,000-gallon reverse osmosis system and the water-eradicating blast of a 115-high-pressure drier, buggies emerge spot-free. A dutiful application of RefleX protective film Polyfoam and conditioner allows paint jobs to shine through rain, fog, or newt shower, while Black Magic tire shine acquaints wheels with their dapper side. Drivers then select a scented air freshener (new car, cherry, or vanilla) and can finish with a trip to a free vacuum station to evict hitchhiking dust mites. CarbuX recycles 80% of its wash water and all of the processes are benign to all vehicle finishes and graphics.
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]]