The hard-working car washers at Staten Island Auto Bath restore glowing complexions to autos while protecting tires and paint from damage. Using high-pressure machines, they evict grime from jalopies and add protective coats of wax, tire-shielding treatments, and a thick pair of long underwear to restore showroom shines. Air compressors dry all visiting vehicles, which roll in and out from 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday?Saturday, closing at 4:30 p.m. on Sundays.
The certified technicians at Sound Waves specialize in taking some of their clients' biggest purchases?their cars, their homes, even their boats?and improving them. Their work can help a client get more enjoyment at home by installing a home theater system or by helping keep families safe by wiring in a home security system. The team can also transform a newly purchased car into a fully customized driving experience complete with GPS navigation, iPod integration, and tinted windows.
Auto electronics have changed a lot since 1989. Tape decks gave way to iPods, LCD screens brought movies to the back seat, and the Internet expanded from college campuses to car interiors. Frank Rodriquez and his crew at Exotic Auto Boutique have worked on the frontlines of this technological evolution, wielding a half century of collective expertise while tailoring vehicles' aesthetics and equipment. Specializing in seamless audio updates using Soundstream equipment, the team also sells listening gear for DIY installation from other brands including Pyle and Kenwood. With an enthusiasm for unusual projects, they invite big dreamers in for complimentary consultations for projects to make over school buses as limos, trick out children's bikes, or transform pumpkins into horse-drawn teleportation devices.
From hand waxes to meticulous 16-point inspections, the automobile technicians at ENR-G Services keep cars in top shape with personalized care. On the outside, car washes and detailing services such as rim polish, carpet shampoo, and hand wax zero in on particularly grimy areas. Interior services such as oil changes and transmission care ensure that everything runs smoothly on the inside as well, letting owners take pride in their cars rather than hiding them behind a large fake beard taped to the radiator.
Inside J&M Prime Auto Body's spacious facility, 15 vehicles can undergo repairs simultaneously as technicians change oil, replace wipers, and top off fluids. Auto services are completed efficiently, because everyone on the team has experience with all types of cars and trucks. The team can also tackle more in-depth projects, including full vehicle restorations.
Brake-O-Rama began as one location in 1949 but now boasts 14 service centers speckled across the East Coast. Together these automotive hospitals work as a force, repairing and maintaining domestic and imported vehicles of virtually any make and model. Before sourcing spare parts from the company's private warehouses, Brake-O-Rama's ASE-certified technicians thoroughly analyze vehicles with advanced diagnostic technology that includes four-wheel computerized alignment systems, electron microscopes that scan for chipped paint finishes, and magnifying glasses ever in search for clues to Professor Plum's murder. Meanwhile, Firestone, Goodyear, and Michelin tires fill the supply closets, allowing the patrons to tighten their grip on the asphalt before a cross-country trip.