Many young men follow in their father's footsteps, including Paradise Tire & Service’s mechanic Anthony. Inspired by his father Joe—an industry vet with nearly 50 years under his belt—Anthony became a mechanic himself. Now, with a seasoned service manager overseeing the garage and another ASE-certified mechanic on staff, the father-son duo repairs rides and maintains them with services such as oil changes, brake inspections, computerized engine analyses, and tire rotations. As the team works, guests can use the shop’s loaner cars, which, at midnight, turn back into pumpkins until the next mechanical service is needed.
Road-weary cars emerge from CarPro Auto Spa of Stuart's full-service washes glowing and bereft of grime. During the Long Board car wash, cleaning agents lather atop exteriors while upward blasts of high-pressure water unravel underbody gunk, wheels and tires relinquish pre-chewed asphalt, and a power vacuum untangles birds’ nests made of old cassette tape. The Perfect Wave wash extends the suite of services with luster-blooming triple-shine protectants and clear-coat sealants before techs armor metals against oxidation with rust inhibitors and wipe down the dash and console. During the Big Kahuna wash, techs dress the interior, scrub jambs and cup holders, and apply weather-guard water repellents that repel precipitation or artillery from long-distance snowball fights.
With lube and service centers spread across America, Valvoline Instant Oil Change ensures that roads from coast to coast teem with automotive vigor. Certified technicians perform a roster of services, including drive-thru oil changes that allow motorists to arrive without an appointment and remain in their car while Valvoline oils forge a truce between metal parts.
From modest beginnings in 1968, the family-owned-and-operated St. Lucie Battery & Tire has since expanded into a multilocation automotive empire where drivers can replace tires, revive batteries, and receive top-notch mechanical attention from ASE-certified technicians. A 45-minute lube, oil, and filter change drains the used sludge from assiduous engines and replenishes them with up to 5 quarts of fresh, premium-grade lubricant freshly milked by the oil-streaked hands of a gear maid. Meanwhile, they'll relieve a past-prime oil filter of its duty, making room for a resolute rookie who will more forcefully bar entry to rowdy or underage contaminants. To conclude engine pamperings, fluids are brought to the proper levels, tires are rotated, and 21-point safety inspection ensures that there are no obvious or dangerous flaws.
Man and machine mingle at WadaWash, where the area’s only flex-service car washes incorporate automated exterior scrubs augmented by professional attendants trained in tidying up interiors. This express approach does not mean WadaWash cuts corners when it comes to water conversation: H2O is reclaimed, filtered, and sterilized after each use, and green soaps and waxes lend credence to the business’ eco-friendly agenda. Inside, a flickering television enraptures waiting eyeballs, and free WiFi enables guests to upload photos of their car’s freshly scrubbed exterior or photos of themselves watching car commercials on TV.
Espresso. Complimentary WiFi. Flat-screen TV. If not for its name, Jupiter Inlet Car Wash might seem more like an upscale coffeehouse than a car wash. Yet a deep delve into the environmentally conscious station reveals water-saving systems that reclaim rainwater, green soaps and chemicals, and 100% recycled paper products working together to restore vehicles to their showroom shine. The shop bundles their extensive wash and detail services into convenient packages, and offers a range of à la carte treatments, including paintless dent removal and headlight restoration.
While cars enjoy their baths, drivers can retreat to the comfortable indoor and outdoor seating areas and recharge with a free cappuccino or chai tea from the espresso bar. Bright-green walls and sleek wooden floors line the onsite Island Boutique, where pristine white shelves and marble countertops host a range of items, from clothing and handbags to home accessories and hand-painted watercolors of maps and mechanic pinups by artist William Johnson Jr.