Behind an unassuming two-story fa?ade of brick and mortar, shop owner Candice Quinteros oversees the expert, efficient maintenance of vehicles through drivability diagnostics, engine tune-ups, tire services, and 24-hour road service. In the proud tradition of Eleanor Roosevelt and her souped-up 1970 Plymouth GTX, the bustling female-owned shop proudly supports women's participation in the mechanical trades. Talented technicians boost engine performance and protect automobiles' insides with thorough cooling-system inspections and radiator flushes, battery diagnostics, and the replacement of old tires with new and used rubber rings from Firestone, Michelin, and Goodyear.
Lots of mandatory steps stand between a person and a driver's license, from time in the classroom to time on the road. JayJay Driving School guides drivers-in-training through every step of the process. The school's five-hour classroom course and 45-minute driving lessons cover everything from safe driving to parallel parking. Once aspiring licensees are ready, staff members can set them up with a road test at the DMV and even supply a rental car to use during the test. JayJay's other services include six-hour courses on defensive driving techniques that are less suspicious than covering a car in barbed wire.
With participating locations nationwide, Auto Care Special lets customers reach out to their local garages for a grab bag of free and discounted maintenance services. Cards may be redeemed for multiple vehicles over the course of one year for services such as oil changes, safety inspections, and engine-light diagnoses. Those who move or create alter-egos over the course of the year can scan the locations page for participating garages in their new cities of residence to receive a complimentary maintenance bundle.
Signature service: Window tinting
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Average Duration of Services: 1?2 hours
Brands Used: Spectrum Solar Control Film
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What is one of your signature services? How is it performed?
Window tinting. We custom hand-cut all our film better than a computer cut, keeping the film's edges right at the top edge of the glass.
Besides making clients happy, what do you like most about your job?
Meeting new people, which is why we have a casual environment. We also enjoy making cars look great and giving customers what they want. Overall, our work is really fun.
How is your approach different than that of other professionals in your field?
We're fast, we do great work. We're also flexible, easily accessible, and offer same-day service.
At the seven Motorcycle Safety School locations throughout the state, founder Diane Howells leads DMV-certified instructors to teach motorcyclists how to become safe, defensive sharers of the road. Since its establishment in 1999, the Motorcycle Safety Foundation has offered programs suited to every level of rider, from complete beginners, who might start out in an Intro to Motorcycle class, to seasoned road warriors, who might take a refresher course on Defensive Driving. The school's commitment to safety has earned it coverage from such media outlets as the New York Times and the New York Daily News.
AllCar Rent a Car helps travelers brave the streets of the Big Apple with a fleet of compacts, sedans, and SUVs. From the zippy Ford Focus and comfy Toyota Camry to the Ford Escape and a huge moving van, the company's vehicle selection accommodates needs of all types. The company’s eleven locations around the city and boroughs are excellent starting points for cruising to different spots in the city, from Times Square to the Statue of Liberty's favorite manicurist in Brooklyn. To make the process easier, AllCar picks up and drops off customers as needed.