For more than 20 years, the certified technicians at Dekra Emission Check have done one thing and done it well: superfast Georgia-state vehicle-emissions tests. Although most patrons choose to stay in the car and alphabetize their eight-track collection during the typically five-minute inspection, many of the growing list of almost 30 Atlanta-area locations feature an indoor lounge for auto owners to kick back in. If a vehicle’s emissions exceed the regulated limit, the team advises drivers of their options and performs a free retest at a later date.
Since its creation in 1925, Dekra Emission Check’s umbrella company, Dekra, has grown to include more than 30,000 employees in 50 countries. In addition to having performed more than three million vehicle inspections in the United States, the larger business offers services such as expert appraisals, industrial product testing and certifications, and management-system certifications.
For more than two decades, the trademark flame-painted van from Xtreme Mobile Car Wash Services has been rolling to various automobiles' locations and deploying experienced detailers who restore rides to their showroom newness. Armed with towels, creams, waxes, and vacuums, the team sets to work on exteriors and interiors, leaving no area overlooked as they hand wash gas caps, clean out ashtrays, and empty thief traps. They service virtually every make and model of vehicle––in fact, the crew is so versatile they even perform carpet and upholstery cleaning for homes.
Known for guiding the women of The Real Housewives of Atlanta through ab-strengthening moves, the instructors at the Nazeem Allayl Belly Dance Studio started as a professional dance troupe before opening a studio in 1999. Now with 32 classes offered under one roof, the Nazeem Allayl Belly Dance Studio aims to boost the self-confidence of its all-female students during drop-in Shimmy Fit classes and five-week technique courses. Instructors disguise calorie-blasting exercises with engaging choreography so that students can tone muscles without spending the day trying to slip an oiled-up pig into a wetsuit.
Crowned one of the area's best car washes in 2011 by Gwinnett Magazine, Nexus Auto Detail owes its success to a trustworthy pairing of experienced technicians and quality products from brands such as Meguiar's. Unlike some shops that rely on heavy machinery, the crew at Nexus performs nearly everything by hand in order to avoid putting cars at risk for scratches or other damage. From a swift hand wash to a complete detail, their services ensure pampering for every facet of the vehicular anatomy. Following washes, optional clay treatments gently lift contaminants such as tree sap, metal fragments, dust, and clinging hitchhikers, and headlight restoration helps erase light scratches, yellowing, and oxidation from car eyelids.
While drivers await their roadsters' debuts, they can kick back in comfy seating and sip complimentary coffee as they watch a big-screen TV, surf free WiFi, or peruse magazines in an attempt to beat their personal records for fewest paper cuts in one hour.
Since its inception more than 30 years ago, Just Brakes has expanded from one auto shop to more than 160 outposts across eight states. At every location, ASE-certified technicians maintain vehicle safety with professional brake services including a lifetime warranty on parts, labor and platonic love. Though their specialty is brakes, the techs also perform routine maintenance and repairs such as oil changes, suspension repair, and belt replacement.
The automotive experts at Wood & Fullerton Goodyear Tire and Auto Service coddle cars with automotive services and brand-name parts for both foreign and domestic roadsters. The team of ASE-certified mechanics expand upon the shop's nearly four decades of auto-mending traditions as they perform both preventative and repair services on cars, SUVs, and any light trucks that honk politely enough. Technicians also adjust rides' suspensions and wield digital technology as they evaluate engine diagnostics and wheel-spin balances.