Drawing on half a century of automotive service, the family owned and operated Midas helps drivers to prolong vehicle vigor with factory-recommended maintenance services. Mechanics pop car hoods to perform oil changes with standard and temperature-durable synthetic solutions, taking time to inspect belts, hoses, fluids, and the air conditioner's resident penguin. Armed with efficient catalytic converters built to US EPA standards, the staff helps to shrink harmful emissions during muffler and exhaust-system checks. Trained technicians augment brake services with lifetime guarantees and curate healthy, evenly worn tires with rotations or replacements from Goodyear, Michelin, Firestone, and Bridgestone.
The scrub squad at HMA Car Care Systems performs auto-detailing services that banish grime from vehicular surfaces and protect exteriors from the elements. Hand-guided soft cloths rid surfaces of dirt, grime, and road residue with an attention to detail impossible for lazy, shiftless robot workers. HMA painstakingly scours tar and gunk from the tires and wheels before applying a protective gloss sealant that latches onto the rubber to help resist future cracks and ward off road remoras. To finish the treatment, waxmasters hand-buff automobiles with pure, imported hard carnauba wax for a pedestrian-blinding shine. The deluxe car wash-and-wax package is available by appointment only; call ahead.
The commercial passenger boat known as the Endeavour doesn't just roam the waters of Salem Sound: it also has the rare permission to land at the sound's islands. It's fitting, then, that it also has a second name: Sea Shuttle. At regular intervals, this flat, open-air boat ferries passengers between the Salem Willows Park pier and the lush Misery Islands. Managed by the Trustees of Reservation, the islands greet visitors with rugged, rocky shores, panoramic views of the ocean, and a verdant terrain of woods and meadows crossed with hiking trails and filled with loitering teen seagulls. Though it functions primarily as a ferry, Sea Shuttle also explores local wildlife; its nonprofit Sea Station division uses the vessel for marine education.
Salem Car Wash promises both speed and thoroughness: the staff can clean most cars inside and out within 10 minutes. Using mild detergents and automatic, soft-cloth washers, technicians prep car exteriors, underbodies, and windows to a factory-floor sheen—and then protect the job with Rain-X and high-end polish. They also vacuum and wipe down interiors. They can customize services based on the season, paying special attention to bugs in the summer and ice in the winter. But regardless of when a customer comes in, they back every wash with a satisfaction guarantee.
As documented in its online gallery, 360 Motorsports shines up dirty rides and leaves them gleaming brighter than a glazed super moon. A collection of seven detailing packages bolster washes and chamois wipe-downs with add-ons such as paste wax, hot-water carpet extractions, and clay-bar treatments. Technicians also outfit autos with accessories like fog lights, HID headlights, and color-match wheels, install remote starters and alarms, and top trunks with sporty spoilers.
In the decades since the shop's inception in 1929, the auto technicians at Salem Auto Body have kept their tools and techniques up-to-date. For instance, they use onsite computerized damage-assessment technology to evaluate the extent of collisions or general wear and tear. That way, they can quote accurate estimates before conducting any of their signature headlight repairs, paint matching, or fiberglass-replacement services.