With drive-thru car-wash technology that executes quick environmentally friendly washes, Boomerang Carwash transforms armies of unkempt automobiles into fleets of clean cars. Auto-tidying technicians greet each customer upon arrival with a sucker and a menu of three cleaning levels, and greet cars with their best honk impressions. The basic Boomer's Good car wash ($6) purges fenders and underbodies with biodegradable solutions, purified forms of detergents, and under 30 gallons of fresh water per car. Condition cars' hard outer shells with Boomer's Better wash ($9), boosting full-body shine with a Tri-Color foam and safeguarding paint with DuraShield protectant with Body Armor. Boomer's Best ($12) adds on a complete and long-lasting tire shine and wheel cleaner, keeping treads clean, polished, and free from profane haikus written in their dust.
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.
A member of the Automotive Oil Change Association and a family-owned-and-operated business, Airline Quick Lube staffs experienced and friendly technicians to deliver full-service oil changes in 15 minutes or less. These handy mechanics replace old, worn-out oil with 5 quarts of fresh-faced young Castrol GTX motor oil, straight out of lubricant college and ready to take on the heat, dust, and incredible pressures of today's high-octane internal-combustion world. Dexterous hands then check the condition of air filters, breather elements, PCV valves, belts, and hoses before topping off transmission, transaxle, brake, and windshield-washer fluids. To conclude vehicular pampering sessions, they'll also vacuum the front floorboard, clean the windshield, and check the tires during a ritualistic dance that dates back to the ancient mechanics of Mesopotamia.
Versed in a variety of massage techniques and experienced in martial arts, licensed therapist Lee Campbell manipulates soft tissues to relax musculoskeletal systems and encourage proper alignment. Each session consists of three phases—warm-up and relaxation, massage coupled with trigger-point therapy, and corrective stretching plus core strengthening. During the Swedish or deep-tissue massage, soothing strokes and repurposed Whac-A-Mole mallets relieve tension, allowing muscles to expand for maximum protein absorbency. The Thai massage mixes in heated rocks to radiate warmth into the body, enhancing both deep-tissue massage and passive stretching. In addition to inviting relaxation, massage may ease aches, improve posture, and enhance sleep, while stimulating the nervous and lymphatic systems in humans and the human touch receptors in robots.