Wielding know-how gained during years of service and training with Ford factory technicians, Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center's seasoned mechanics mend ailing autos with preventive maintenance, collision repair, and internal repairs. After securing an appointment with the shop’s online scheduler, autos roll past the dealership’s new and used Fords, Lincolns, and Mercurys and into a fully equipped service bay. The service staff also maintains full Saturday hours to combat taxed schedules and cars with a clinically diagnosed fear of weekdays.
Personal Touch Car Wash features more than 10 locations on the east coast. Each offers express and full-service details that address interiors and exteriors, as well as car-wash packages that feature hot waxes, Wheel Brite treatment, and triple-foam conditioners, all using Simoniz products. Select locations also feature service centers that bolster vehicles’ mechanical components with oil changes and maintenance services.
At the Sikorsky Memorial Airport, piloting pupils receive preflight training before jumping into their atmospheric steed to explore the Connecticut sky. During the 45-minute flight, fliers learn the basics of operating a Grumman Tiger aircraft and spotting ant-size Waldos from hundreds of feet above society. Toward the end of the lesson, students can take the controls to steer their gravity-defying vessel over the treetops and rolling hills of the countryside under the guidance of a flight instructor. For those who prefer a back-seat flight companion, this Groupon can accomodate one additional flier along for the glide.
Heartland Jiffy Lubes enjoy the benefits of being under the Heartland Automotive Services umbrella, putting them in good company along with more than 435 Jiffy Lubes nationwide that service more than five million customers each year. They specialize in the Jiffy Lube Signature Service Oil Change, which comes standard with a fresh-from-the-box oil filter and up to 5 quarts of quality motor oil, plus a comprehensive lineup of other vehicle maintenance checkups. Highly trained technicians also perform cosmetic and mechanical services including inspections, emissions testing, transmission service, and counseling for 1960s Corvettes that are going through a mid-life crisis.
As a full-service repair shop, Star Tire and Wheels has kept cars cruising for nearly three decades. The four-wheel alignment properly lines up an automobile’s four rubber shoes, ensuring that wheels don’t resist the driver’s commands, such as “turn right” and “stop, drop, and roll.” Properly aligned tires increase fuel mileage by curbing gas-guzzling rolling resistance and extend tire life by minimizing wear and tear. The vehicle-reviving procedure takes approximately one hour, about the same amount of time it takes to crabwalk from New Hampshire to Vermont.
Signature service: Foreign and domestic auto repair
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Average Duration of Services: 30?60 minutes
Brands Used: Raybestos, Napa, Moog, KYB, Flowmaster, Mobil, Penwood
Pro Tip: Wifi Hotspot
What's one tip for first-time customers that will make them feel like regulars?
We offer complimentary WiFi and coffee, and no appointments are necessary.
When and how did you first develop a passion for your work?
I started working on cars at a young age with my friends and my dad.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
We do complete car work, including diagnosis, engine and transmission work, and custom exhaust work.