Capital Ford Lincoln spent more than 40 years serving customers under a different moniker—Percival Ford Lincoln—before deciding to migrate a few kilometres and transform into a brand-new 60,000-square-foot facility. Today, the dealership runs on the energy of dozens of sales professionals, business gurus, and service technicians, all helmed by general manager Cam Bottrell. This team proudly introduces the public to freshly quarried Fords and Lincolns as well as an inventory of used vehicles from manufacturers such as Ford, Chevrolet, and Buick. Capital's service department is massive, home to 35 bays and big enough to handle RVs and commercial trucks. Factory-trained and fluent in carspeak, the technicians who man the lifts and operate the automatic fluid dispensers take care of everything from basic oil changes to glass repair, body work, and inspections. Customers who decide not to head home in a shuttle or loaner car can hang out in the lounge, which features a fireplace, coffee, and even a movie theatre to help pass the time during repairs.
Universal Collision Centre welcomes vehicles into its 40,000-square-foot premises for everything from 10-minute car washes to bumper-to-bumper repairs. In the SGI-accredited body shop, certified technicians fiddle under the hood and beneath the undercarriage to restore and repair busted parts and systems, and enlist new software technology to track vehicles throughout the entire repair process. The Thrifty Car and Truck Rental shop lends drivers a temporary ride throughout lengthy repair services, or just to make an ungrateful Volvo jealous. Detailing crews and speedy automatic wash tunnels work at the on-site Auto Spa, using environmentally friendly cleaning solutions to gently wipe away dirt and muck without damaging paint. While rides relax with a bath, drivers can slip into the clean and comfortable waiting area to sip fresh coffee and watch a game on the 50-inch plasma TV.
Careful car experts at A. Smith Autohaus provide hands-on services ranging from chip and scratch repair to precision auto washes. Those who opt for chip repair get a thorough, hour-long hood makeover ($89), including careful leveling of paint layers to ensure a uniform finish. After a paint match and hardened gloss coat, hoods look as smooth as the day they were born. A scratch repair ($45 per body panel) wet sands your land boat's battered flanks to smooth paint damage and then employs a five-stage polishing series. Paint and a clear coat are applied only to more serious scratches, and most services conclude after 30–45 minutes.
The fastidious auto beautifiers at O’Brians return vehicles to showroom glamour with attention to every sullied surface. Four-wheeled patients spend three to four hours under the eagle eyes and condor hands of the O’Brians technicians, who wash cars and apply wax by hand. Soap and shampoo expel dirt from exteriors, windows, wiper blades, and upholstery, and a chamois and vacuum evict bugs, tar, and fugitive particles from trunks and interiors. Cars’ rubber quintuplets and their rims and wheel wells get a thorough cleaning, then a class-picture-day-worthy dress and trim. Compassionate machines aid in buffing and polishing exteriors to remove scratches, swirls, and paint with spotty back stories, replacing them with a glossy shine. Finally, jalopies’ extremities from vents to mirrors turn as spotless as the polished leather and vinyl within. The CAA service centre and auto franchise is one of the largest in Saskatchewan. Detailing is available by appointment or by signaling distress with notes on dusty windows. Though not included with today's Groupon, financing services are available for those looking to lease or buy a vehicle.
• For $32, you get a basic A4 detail package for cars (a $64.99 value). • For $55, you get a basic A4 detail package for trucks, SUVs, and vans (up to a $115.99 value). • For $65, you get a premium S4 detail package for cars (a $134.99 value). • For $85, you get a premium S4 detail package for trucks, SUVs, and vans (up to a $184.99 value).
Carpe Diem Limo ferries pampered travellers and corporate clients to and from destinations across the greater Regina area in a fleet of luxury vehicles. As the newest addition to the mobile disco posse, the supreme party bus envelops up to 22 passengers in the audio-visual output of an advanced sound system and flashing light show, drawing them to the spacious dance aisle for frenzied toe tapping or inspired astronomy lectures. While a licensed and bonded chauffeur safely captains the cabaret cruise, riders may imbibe pre-ordered alcohol for an additional cost; any potables left when the ride is over may be safely escorted home. Carpe Diem's jumbo-size ride is also outfitted with a bounty of big screen televisions to accommodate portable parties attuned to every minute of game time or reruns of Antiques Psychic. Services are available 24 hours a day and each entertainment barge comes equipped with GPS to ensure accurate and timely travels.