The keys to the open road reside within EagleRider, where a lineup of rentable Harley Davidson motorcycles wait to tear across asphalt on guided or self-piloted trips. These late-model hogs join Vespa scooters as a means for drivers to visit local haunts and terrify local cats on short trips or cover vast swathes of terrain on regional tours that can last up to two weeks and span more than 1,000 miles.
The technicians at Riverbend Auto Wash specialize in stripping dirt from road-weary vehicles via simple, efficient cleanings. However, they can augment their washes with an array of add-ons, from exterior waxes to interior detailing, which makes sure there aren’t any baby cars growing in the glove box. The techs also replace cracked glass, change oil, and touch up paint chips.
Not content just to polish the hoods of Mercedes to their rightful sheen, the thorough technicians once refurbished an F-14 Tomcat, removing decades of grit from its hull and wings and returning its star insignia to a pristine white. In between detailing luxury cars and boats, the techs work on restoring a beautiful cherry-red Ferrari to the glittering condition it was in when it was first unwrapped from its enormous Hot Wheels packaging. They've been removing microscopic dirt and bumps from the finish during careful clay treatments and sealing the paint to prevent future scratches. The ace techs can finish a meticulous exterior detailing of a car or SUV in as little as one hour.
A cartoon camel smiles benignly from Sahara Car Wash’s tangerine sign, which bears the shop’s simply stated promise of car washes, detailing services, and windshield repairs. At this full-service auto haven, skilled crews take to dingy interiors with vacuums and deodorizers, and attack sullied paint jobs with foaming washes and waxes. Aside from detailing and cleaning packages, the team also repairs busted windshields on cars and broken monocles on people.
Most great things have humble beginnings, and Express Oil Change & Tune-Up Clinic is no exception. In its 31-year history it grew to more than 170 locations across 10 states. Within these auto havens, ASE-certified vehicle-maintenance professionals slake engine thirsts with their signature 10-minute express full-service oil change and a menu of other automotive procedures. Techs swap out old oil for shiny, new oil and a new filter, followed by a thorough inspection of the engine and inner workings that ensures cars can run for miles and won’t fail during drag races through mall parking lots. Their service centers also perform general maintenance such as brake and AC service, and more advanced services such as radiator maintenance and computer diagnostics.