Thirty years ago, Sun Control had just two part-time window-tint installers. Today, they're 15 strong—each certified to install window films not just in cars, but also in homes and commercial locations. They also benefit interiors by keeping them cool on hot summer days and filtering out damaging UV rays that can fade upholstery. For homes, tinting reduces heating and cooling costs and decreases glare while still allowing in natural light. To ensure proper fit and a seamless look, the 3M certified installers cut films and bless them with a lifetime warranty.
All Tune & Lube's ASE-certified techs mend and maintain all foreign and domestic makes and models. Armed with an impressive array of tools both mental and physical, they handle everything from oil changes and alignments to brake repairs and engine replacements. For customer convenience, they work quickly and efficiently, offering same-day service in most cases.
As Super-Lube's name suggests, its signature service is the oil change. Technicians at its more than 50 locations lubricate engines with up to five quarts of premium oil. The comprehensive service, which requires no appointment, also comes with a 20-point maintenance check, and a free fluid top-off between changes. The technicians' handiwork extends beyond oil changes, too—they can change radiator fluid, swap out fuel filters, and replace broken windshield wiper blades.
Family owned for 40 years, the affable staff at Douglas American Car Care welcomes drivers with open service-bay doors and tool-wielding hands ready to battle on behalf of any troubled automobile. This 15-to-30-minute basic oil change helps maintain the motors of daily commuters and long-distance road trippers alike. By draining spent engine oil and injecting up to five quarts of fresh Valvoline into vehicular veins, the service ensures moving parts slide and glide rather than hiccup and lay down for a while. An included 30-point inspection thoroughly checks major under-hood nooks and chassis crannies for unsafe situations and potential problems, giving peace of mind to over-fretted drivers.
FAA-certified pilot and flight instructor Thomas Kelly of Ward Aviation Services trains aspiring aviators for recreational, private, or commercial flight at a full-service fixed-base-operator airport. In the one-hour introductory lesson, pupils practice taxiing, taking off, using in-air flight controls, and gesturing angrily at birds. Little League Lindberghs circumnavigate the celestial sphere in a Cessna 172 Skyhawk, a four-seat, single-engine ticket to the troposphere. As a finale, Kelly steers a smooth landing back onto the tarmac and records the session in a complimentary student pilot's log, appropriate for sky scouts working toward a 40-hour pilot certificate. Unwind before or after the lesson in the 24-hour pilots' lounge, complete with overstuffed leather seating, a 42-inch HDTV with cable, free WiFi, and privacy glass for practicing an implacable intercom voice.