TIREMAX trains its staff in-house, preparing each technician to match clients with the proper tires based on their concerns for safety, speed, and value. The shop’s selection of tires ($43.10+ each) encompasses brand names such as Firestone, Bridgestone, and BFGoodrich, as well as specialty circulars including the Yokohama Avid Touring-S ($71.17 each), whose etched channels quickly wick away rain and sweat dripped from out-of-shape engines. Wheels highlight road rubber with shiny chrome, bronze, gunmetal, or gold finishes (prices quoted by staff), and TIREMAX's technicians also expertly install selected treads in 30 minutes or less, ensuring each set’s stability by balancing every tire on the nose of a seal before securing them to the car.
With a drive-through carwash technology that executes quick, efficient, and environmentally-friendly washes, Boomerang Carwash has the capability of transforming armies of unkempt automobiles into clean cars. Upon arrival, auto-tidying technicians greet each customer with a sucker and a menu of three cleaning levels, meanwhile communicating with cars using a secret sign language. The basic Boomer's good carwash ($6) utilizes the company's highly-technical green processes, purging fenders and underbodies with biodegradable solutions, purified forms of detergents, and under 30 gallons of fresh water per car. The full-body shine of the Boomer's better wash ($9) conditions cars' hard outer shells with a Tri Color foam, safeguarding it with a Durashield Protectant with Body Armor and an invisible force field. Boomer's best ($12) adds on a complete and long lasting tire shine, a wheel cleaner, and a full body shine, oiling exteriors for upcoming weeks of parking lot tanning.
iShuttle maintains a sleek fleet of 10-passenger Ford XLT 350 vans that patrons summon online or with an iPhone or Android app for an indulgent ride that a reporter for Louisiana’s Other Side describes as “tricked out, luxurious, fun and interactive.” Inside the horseless carriages, an iPod–capable stereo system pulses music through the air, an 18-inch LCD screen flickers with a movie or video games, and mobile WiFi enables passengers to zip up their wetsuits and surf the internet. LED lights glow from under seats, and a mini fridge awaits drinks or snowballs too perfectly round to leave behind. While waiting to be picked up, patrons can track the location of their opulent conveyance with a live map using iShuttle’s app or website.
Tony's knowledgeable staff helps stock partygoers’ coolers with an impressive liquid arsenal. Like the gritty sequel to Goodnight Moon, liqueur-infused ice cream ($7.99 per pint) showcases an adult version of a childhood classic, replete with mouthwatering flavors such as Baileys mint cream, amaretto, and pralines and cream. Among Tony's well-stocked shelves, liters of Absolut vodka ($28.99 each), and bottles of Skinnygirl Margarita ($14.99) mingle with a selection of more than 100 craft beers. In addition to room-temperature revelry, Tony's preserves the essence of summertime fun with frozen daiquiris ($5.99 for 16 oz., $17.99 for 1/2 gallon), guaranteed to freeze brains faster than a calculus quiz.
Established in 1969, Roadrunner Carwash tidies up cars inside and out with gentle cleaning products placed in the hands of dedicated servicemen. With Mother Nature in mind, the team performs all jobs with recycled water that cuts down on waste without dampening the resulting shine. Technicians also lend a light touch as they vacuum interiors, shampoo carpets, and wipe down dashboards.
Airline Quick Lube's ASE–certified technicians render engines fit for extended mileage with fresh motor oils and system cleanses. During the full-service oil change, techs unburden cars of their damaged oils, add up to 5 quarts of squeaky-clean lube, and install a new filter to turn away dirt particles and scouts from local scrap yards. A professional assessment of air filters, valves, belts, and hoses paints a clear picture of the vehicle's performance, and a complete fluid top-off restores intra-auto equilibrium. Techs put the finishing touches on the service with a floorboard vacuuming, windshield cleaning, tire-pressure check, and two choruses of “Happy Trails," and gift cars with up to 21 gallons of fuel-injector cleaner.