A trip to Classic Car Wash 2 doesn’t just lead to a cleaner ride. It helps car owners glow with pride as they drive down the street. During the shop’s signature service, the #3 Full-Service Ultra wash, staffers lather vehicle exteriors with care, blasting mud from the wheels before dressing them in a glossy sheen. A vacuum extracts debris from seats and trunks, and a window wipedown makes glass clear and sparkly, like a mountain stream brimming with tiara-clad damselfish. After drying each water droplet by hand, the crew applies a clear-coat protectant to ward off nicks and scratches. Customers can also choose from a variety of detailing services, including Lexol leather conditioning and Rain-X windshield treatments. Instead of crowning cars with whipped cream and sprinkles, staffers top off many services with an air freshener, available in scents such as orange citrus and wild cherry. They can also clean and lubricate engines with oil changes powered by Valvoline products. During any service, customers may kick back in the spacious lobby filled with complimentary coffee and a flat-screen TV.
Signature service: Window tinting
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Average Duration of Services: 30?60 minutes
Brands Used: ASWF and Suntek
Pro Tip: Upgrades are available at discounted prices.
For more than two decades, Tint and Audio Express?s staffers have rolled up to driveways throughout the Fort Myers area to help vehicles hide what?s stashed in their back seats with tinted windows. In addition to the UV-ray-blocking film, which staffers can apply to windows on cars, boats, houses, and zeppelins, the mobile shop applies films to home windows to protect them during hurricanes. They can also affix front bumpers with a clear film, which invisibly wards off dings and scratches. Car audio equipment including satellite radios, iPod equipment, and subwoofers ensures that no one will be able to perform an a cappella rendition of Cats on your next road trip, and the techs can head indoors to install custom home-theater systems for enhanced movie nights.
Since 1988, Auto Care Super Saver has been helping car owners save cash with maintenance punch cards redeemable at local auto shops throughout the course of a full year. These cards come loaded with all kinds of prepaid services, including at least three full-service oil changes with up to 5 quarts of oil, lube, and a new filter. Depending on the location, punch cards may also feature tire rotations, brake inspections, engine-light readings, air-conditioning performance tests, and other repairs and inspections essential to a car's well-being. Customers can transfer the punch card's benefits to any ride, ranging from station wagons to sports cars to feral merry-go-round mounts.
Recipient of the Harris Poll EquiTrend 2012 Automotive Service Center Brand of the Year award, NAPA Auto Care Center continues to provide quality maintenance and repair services across the country at more than 12,000 locations. ASE–certified techs have the skills to execute a wide array of services, from routine oil changes and tune-ups to installing new drum brakes and repairing electrical systems. For many services, parts and labor are covered by a 12-month or 12,000-mile nationwide warranty that is honored at all locations and may be used as currency in certain alternate universes.
After drivers pull up to Executive Valet Parking and hand over the car keys, they can hop on a shuttle bound for Fort Myers International Airport. Rather than waiting for the vehicle to fill up, shuttle drivers depart shortly after the first passengers take their seats. And on arrival, they assist passengers with any necessary luggage maneuvering. As the shuttle makes its rounds, valets park cars in their temporary spaces, where they can slumber peacefully beneath the watchful gaze of up-to-date video surveillance. If desired, technicians can also perform car-care services while owners are off enjoying their travels.