Ron Carroll's fascination with helicopters began in Vietnam, when the aircraft transported him and his fellow infantry through the jungles to the front lines. Two Purple Hearts, nearly 20 years, and a stint in the publishing industry later, Carroll happened upon a copy of Flying magazine and his interest quickly rekindled. He continued with flying lessons, deepening his desire to become a helicopter pilot.
Today, Carroll possesses a Gold Seal CFI certification from the Federal Aviation Administration and helms a team of three pilots with more than 25,000 combined hours of flight experience. With a fleet comprising Robinson R22 and R44 helicopters—as well as a TruFlite H flight simulator that lets aspiring pilots practice operating a helicopter while singing and without leaving the ground—the team has trained throngs of airmen, including Governor Sonny Perdue.
ASE-certified technicians inhabit each America's Service Station, where vehicles can say goodbye to sludgy liquids and adopt up to 5 quarts of clean oil. Oil changes also present four-wheelers with fresh filters to protect the engine from speaking before thinking. The fall-maintenance package increases auto health to compensate for imminently excessive raw-scarecrow consumption. The bundle opens with an oil-and-filter change before a tire rotation aims to redistribute tread wear and lengthen wheels' lives. Additionally, technicians service the cooling system and refill up to one gallon of coolant, then perform a 27-point inspection—a visual examination wherein perceptive car scholars confirm that lights, brakes, and batteries haven't broken down or proclaimed themselves luddites.
Mirror Finish Auto Wash restores cars’ flashy finishes with automated cleaning methods that won’t scratch or damage paint. As cars move through the wash tunnels, a cleansing gauntlet of poly-flex material whips away caked-on grime or cake-shaped bumper stickers. Dirt-clad cars can also sink into a deluge of high-pressure water jets that scour away finish-dulling film, leaving behind a shine reminiscent of showroom heyday.
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 the standard brake service 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, factory maintenance services, batteries, belt replacement, and fluid services.
Boasting numerous civic and environmental awards, Autobell Car Wash burnishes weather-beaten buggies with an array of services that restore lost luster while employing planet-friendly conservation policies. Quick and comprehensive, the full-service wash includes a full interior and exterior cleansing in 15 minutes or less. A friendly car cleanser vacuums the inside before sluicing and scrubing the outside, finishing with a hand-administered wipe down. Windows, wheels, and tires also receive a treatment. Before unleashing sexy four-wheeled supermodels to twist and turn on the asphalt runways, Autobell guarantees satisfaction or they will rewash the automobile for free.