Terrible Herbst's staff cares for cars and the environment by swiping vehicular surfaces with eco-friendly Blue Coral products. During the ultimate full-service wash, vehicles are scoured inside and out over 20–25 minutes. Valets escort vehicles to the drive-thru tunnel, in which cars luxuriate in a bath of foam. A car caretaker then towel-dries its exterior and takes to the inside, wiping windows, dashboards, and consoles, and vacuuming dirt and Australopithecus-era crumbs from carpets. Wheels emerge from the treatment purged of dirt, and tires debut enameled in a protective dressing. The VIP express car wash with RainX cleanses cars in less than five minutes with a human-operated pre-scrub, then sends them through the underpass to bask in bubbles and a spot-free rinse.
Premier Car Wash lavishes vehicles with detailed services for their metal exteriors and piston-pumping interiors. Cars sidle in for one of six subspecies of full-service car washes, featuring an ascending level of amenities. Detailing packages primp autos with a higher level of care and attention, protecting exteriors and shampooing carpets to prevent the transfer of dandruff flakes to the driver's shoes.
Branching out from their main focus of auto cleanliness, Premier's technicians restore unhampered vision to drivers by repairing windshield cracks, and they darken windows with tinting products from SunTeck and Solar Gard. Premier Car Wash also caters to internal systems with smog testing and mechanical services such as repair of brakes, engines, and AC and cooling systems.
At Ballroom Addiction, the staff members' credentials are as impressive as their synchronized steps. For example, director Ron Yee has won two championships at United States Ballroom Championships events, and hip-hop teacher Gene Lopez has worked with celebrities from Michael Bublé to Flavor Flav. Their impressive resumés don't imply exclusivity, however—guests of all skill levels, from beginners to aspiring award winners, are welcome to rehearse on their three floating floors. Along with other trained instructors, they draw from years of competitive experience to school students on four main categories of dance: American Smooth, International Standard, American Rhythm, and International Latin.
These categories cover several styles, including fox trot, waltz, swing, tango, rumba, and cha-cha. The instructors impart poise in both private and group sessions, as well as coach pupils in social dance sessions that cover nightclub moves and country western choreography. To supplement lessons, instructors host Friday-night parties that allow protégés to practice their form while mingling with other students. Wedding-dance seminars coordinate romantic routines set to the couple's favorite song, or, for more complex performances, the sound of every guest clinking a fork against a wine glass.
Pako Taco maestro Pako Romero packs fresh-baked tortillas with flame-kissed chorizo, carnitas, lengua, and fresh shrimp as the basis for his menu of traditional Mexican eats. Ham-and-asada-stuffed omelets and burritos allow patrons to chow on eggs all day, and fruity Jarritos sodas add a sweet reprieve to the spiciness without having to beg Shirley Temple for a kiss on the cheek.
Time2tint improves cars' appearances and adds a layer of protection all in one fell swoop. With American Standard Window films that match factory windows on residential and commercial buildings, technicians add a barrier between the driver and distractions such as solar glare, heat, and UV rays. In doing so, they transform the car's look without painting it a new color or attaching hair extensions to the antenna. They use the same installation techniques and quality films to tint the windows of residential and commercial buildings, focusing on products that are designed not to fade, peel, or turn purple.
After watching his father work in the glass industry for more than 30 years, Troy Mason followed in his footsteps by opening his own full-service glass shop in 1991. Not content with simply fixing cracks, Troy also developed an in-house technician-training program that allies itself with the standards set by the National Glass Association. Two of its graduates were honored as half of the top four installers in the United States, earning the esteem of their peers and a gold medal made from old hood ornaments at the United States Auto Glass Olympics.
When they aren't competing for glass and glory, technicians replace windshields with parts and products purchased directly from the manufacturers, and back their work with lifetime warranties. Techna Glass also offers a lifetime rock-chip-repair membership, which entitles owners to unlimited repairs of damage caused by errant stones. When they aren't competing for glass and glory, technicians replace windshields with parts and products purchased directly from the manufacturers, and back their work with lifetime warranties. Techna Glass also offers a lifetime rock-chip-repair membership, which entitles owners to unlimited repairs of damage caused by errant stones.