By collaborating with other businesses, Park Right seized an opportunity to facilitate seamless transportation. At least one manager and a uniformed, clean-shaven crew supervise each lot, many of which partner with Envirowash to offer detailing packages for vehicles in their care. Chauffeurs shuttle drivers in their own cars or in SUVs, sedans, or limos owned by Park Right's sister company, and point those in need of a rental to the Zipcar fleets available at each garage. As consultants, the team shares management expertise with builders, developers, and method actors cast as traffic barrels.
Auto electronics have changed a lot since 1989. Tape decks gave way to iPods, LCD screens brought movies to the back seat, and the Internet expanded from college campuses to car interiors. Frank Rodriquez and his crew at Exotic Auto Boutique have worked on the frontlines of this technological evolution, wielding a half century of collective expertise while tailoring vehicles' aesthetics and equipment. Specializing in seamless audio updates using Soundstream equipment, the team also sells listening gear for DIY installation from other brands including Pyle and Kenwood. With an enthusiasm for unusual projects, they invite big dreamers in for complimentary consultations for projects to make over school buses as limos, trick out children's bikes, or transform pumpkins into horse-drawn teleportation devices.
The full-service detailers at Bubble Bath Car Wash rid cars of dirt and road debris collected inside, outside, and beneath the hood. Meticulous polishing, pre-cleaning, and waxing services add shine to autos' public-facing personas, and slick sealants infused with Armor All or Teflon protect surfaces from scratches. Under the hood, staff members work to keep Blue Book values honest with detailed engine cleansings and viscous oil blends from Mobil and Pennzoil-Quaker State. Bubble Bath keeps customer convenience in mind with extended hours seven days a week, but closes on the eighth day for meetings of its Beatles discussion group.
Named for its location on the border between Jersey City and Bayonne, City Line Car Wash has kept cars looking sharp since the 1990s. Drivers can roll in for a quick machine wash with an interior vacuuming or opt for packages that include sealer wax, an undercarriage cleaning, and other services.
Two Guys Autoplex has been in the auto business for more than 30 years, and during that time it's mastered just about every facet of auto care. Aside from a wide slate of repairs and maintenance services—performed by ASE-certified technicians who hold specialties in European, Japanese, and American vehicles—the shop offers detailing services, auto-body and glass repairs, custom design, and upholstery restoration. Two Guys Autoplex is also a licensed New York State inspection station, and therefore qualified to test vehicles for emissions, smog, and high fevers.