Sparkles Carwash soaks, scrubs, and spruces up rides in a variety of services to leave upholstery ambrosial and exteriors scintillating. Cars can be clarified of road dust and environmental debris with a fast and thorough car wash. The automated absolution will polish wheels and purge paint jobs of dulling dirt in a five-minute process that leaves cars looking and feeling better than an apology letter from an overhead pigeon. Alternately, autos can get a more calculated clean from a full detailing. Interior excavators will vacuum up ancient receipts and ghosts of red lights past before shampooing upholstery and conditioning leather surfaces. Every door, window, hood, trunk, and dog-themed bumper sticker will receive a consummate cleansing and compounding before wheel whisperers finish with a protective coat of wax.
Founded in 1975 by Brendan Donnelly and now run by Brendan’s son and daughter, Brendan's Service Station and Brendan's Utopia Mobil extend the life of automobiles with maintenance services performed at the hands of ASE–certified mechanics. After apprenticing under their father, the brother-and-sister team took up the mantle of automotive care in 1995, overseeing speedy oil changes, tire rotations, and tune-ups that reduce the ravages of time, heat, and moving mechanical parts. The talented team plies its trade with a professional and amiable air, repairing engines or executing factory-scheduled maintenance with the benefit of years of on-the-job experience and a strong affinity for the smell of gasoline.
Cars come back to life at City Island Auto Body. This facility offers complete auto body restoration services from wet sanding, compounding, and buffing to head lamp and taillight restoration, and offers a full slate of auto body-repair services. Wheel alignment and tire services are also available. City Island Auto Body also offers car rentals and 24-hour towing, fleet management programs, and discounts for senior citizens and veterans.
The scream of skidding tires and the screech of a horn precede the copper taste of adrenaline in your mouth as pigeons and sparrows lift from the sidewalks. Did the sound scare them, or the sight of an onrushing auto? Domenico Pinto doubtless pondered this same question when he established the Ferrari Driving School in 1968. Originally founded to help dyed-in-the-wool and immigrant New Yorkers drive more safely, the school has now expanded to usher more than 6,000 students a year through motorcycle-, truck-, and commercial-driving instruction. No matter the vehicle, Pinto and his family specialize in helping drivers obtain personal licenses and commercial certifications, and learn defensive techniques that help them avoid fender benders or accidentally starting a demolition derby.
Seven days a week, the technicians at Little Neck Car Wash can be found enhancing automated washes with finishing touches, such as hot sealer wax and Wheel Brite. During full-service details auto interiors can be likewise purged of dust and grime as vacuums suck up loose debris, shampoos purge carpet piles of set-in soil, and special leather cleaners leave seats clean and supple. The techs can also treat scratches, tar, and extra-dirty upholstery with compound cleaning methods, and restore shine with a hand wax or hearty coating of cooking spray.