At Tuffy's, motor-vehicle caregivers spruce up patrons' horseless carriages and prepare them for a new season of dutiful service. After installing a new oil filter, auto artisans remove the old sludgy glop clogging the car's arterial system and replace it with up to five quarts of 5W-30 or 5W-20 conventional motor oil (a $31.99 value; diesel or synthetic oil costs extra). The staff will also rotate tires to prepare four-wheeled wonders for safe gliding (a $12 value) and perform an inspection to make sure air-conditioning systems are functioning properly to bring riders to the brink of coolness faster than Fonzie’s leather jacket ($9.99). Finally, a pair of fresh wiper blades (up to 22")—grown locally by organic-blade farmers—supplants worn-out window-rubbers ($22) and a specialist conducts an extensive 41-point maintenance inspection.
For more than four decades, Sunair Aviation has been training safe and technically proficient pilots as a professional flight training school stationed at Leesburg International Airport. An FAA-approved Part 61 program, the school recently acquired Part 141 certification as well, allowing it to train private pilots with its fleet of Cessna, Beechcraft, and Piper airplanes. Thanks to the collective experience of certified flight instructors and IFR-approved Garmin 430 avionic systems aboard each plane, the school boasts a safety record unblemished by so much as a wing paper cut.
In addition to offering students real flying experience, the outfit invites students to log flying hours inside its full motion Redbird FMX Simulator. Stationed safely on the ground, the apparatus surrounds pilots with wrap-around visuals and real avionic equipment. As the simulator rolls, pitches, and yaws, students encounter valuable practice with real piloting situations, but without the common flying hassles of long waits on the runway or floating toll booths.
The recently opened Classic Car Wash treats auto exteriors to the robotic cleansing power of mechanized spray jets and soft swiveled brushes. In less than four minutes, the Express Deluxe exterior wash shepherds vehicles of all shapes, sizes, and esoteric decals through its high-powered clean machine. The dirt-scouring automatons lap on a tickle-free scouring of the car's underbody, a triple-foam shine to the main body, and a clear coat-sealer to the body, giving your road baby the confidence to finally jump the town quarry. Tires and wheels covered in brake dust, tar flecks, or spaghetti sauce are rewarded with a shine and a Wheel Brite application. For a hot, moisture-mopping finale, the power-dry erases any residual rinse from the car's surface. Free vacuums are also available to allow customers to sweep interiors filled with fossilized fries and colonized pen caps.
The technicians at Stellar Tint & Detail make it their goal to do the opposite of what fly-by-night window tinters do. Rather than relying on unrealistically cheap prices to lure in first-time customers, the team darkens glass with Llumar tints, a top-tier brand that barricades UV rays from cars and homes with high-grade dyes and metals. The team shows its dedication to quality by backing up its work with manufacturer's warranties and by replacing any bubbled or damaged sections on pre-existing tint jobs with fresh new film.
With lube and service centers spread across America, Valvoline Instant Oil Change ensures that roads from coast to coast teem with automotive vigor. Certified technicians perform a roster of services, including drive-thru oil changes that allow motorists to arrive without an appointment and remain in their car while Valvoline oils forge a truce between metal parts.