Gaudin Tires and Auto’s service department is staffed by factory-trained technicians who’ve spent years under the hood. Their specialized training allows them to perform many services, including inspections, oil changes, repairs, and part replacements. Beyond the service department, Gaudin Tires and Auto’s showrooms teem with new and pre-owned vehicles available for sale.
The mechanics at Fairway Chevrolet restore road warriors by rotating tires, replacing oil, and inspecting important car components during one-hour services. After draining debris-clogged oil from engines, certified techs slick parched auto pistons and joints with up to 5 quarts of a new lubricant. Mechanics rotate rollers so they wear evenly and examine wiper blades, auto glass, and bobbleheads of Henry Ford glued to dashboards during multipoint inspections. Autos trailed by dust clouds and littered with fast-food bags receive an exterior wash and swift interior tidying, which reveals the colors in carpet and upholstery.
Inside a 125,000-square-foot showroom at The Quad Resort & Casino can be found the very definition of wheeling and dealing. Here, The Auto Collections classic car show displays vaunted vehicles from every era of automobile manufacturing, and invites visitors to peruse the 250-strong assortment and even bid on the entries offered for sale. As they meander through the showroom, envisioning open roads and dreaming up believable alibis to tell jealous cars back at home, attendees can locate autos with notable backstories. These include Johnny Carson's 1939 Chrysler Royal, which he drove to his high school senior prom, as well as the 1962 Lincoln Continental that ferried President Kennedy to and fro. Among the dozens of horseless carriages available for purchase are a 1919 Pierce-Arrow, a 1981 Porsche 924 Carrera, and a 1953 Jaguar XK120.
Sharing 42 years of glass-perfecting and glass-tinting experience between them, the Lynx-certified technicians at Superior Auto Glass & Tinting mend unsightly chips and replace damaged windshields, mirrors, and windows with precise, timely service. The staff also tints windows to sun-avoiding shades using high-performance Suntek film, backed with a lifetime warranty against bubbling, peeling, or discoloration. The shop’s PPG and Pilkington windshields come backed by a lifetime warranty on stress cracks and leaks, and Superior's accommodating staffers can travel to clients to perform installations and repairs. The team also cuts laminated glass for classic cars and unveils a stock of custom rims for embellishing fancy autos and tricked-out tire swings.
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.