Icon Parking Systems' parking facilities safely house vehicles of all shapes and sizes as owners go to work, relax at home, or take in the sights of the Big Apple. Conveniently tucked in the most prestigious corners of Manhattan—which are also the areas least menaced by aimless teenage tow-trucks—these lots offer easy access to any number of restaurants, Broadway theaters, and concert halls. Many automotive stables have no daily or weekly time limit, so drivers may come and go as they please or leave rides in the same spot for dedicated, month-long portraits. Monthly customers can sign up for the Preferred Customer Club, which grants them an exclusive card and half-off parking at any of Icon Parking Systems' 200 facilities or UFO landing pads scattered throughout Manhattan.
At Esquire Lounge, sleek, ultramodern decor sets a sophisticated cocktail lounge atmosphere in the heart of Sheepshead Bay. Track lighting twists above an illuminated bar resembling a slab of ice, reds and blues shine from behind flat-screen televisions, and ceiling fixtures made of concentric rings add purples to the palette. Couples and groups going out after work sip cocktails as a resident DJ spins house music. A menu of innovative American cuisine includes selections such as fettuccine alfredo with truffle butter, seared scallops, and filet mignon with wasabi mashed potatoes.
Delta Sonic Car Wash renews tarnished transportation with an innovative touchless car-wash system that automatically guides vehicles through a tunnel of high-pressure sprays and overhead buffing cloths. The hands-free wash massages mild lotions into paint jobs, leaving vehicles with sparkling, fingerprint-free finishes that are backed by a five-day guarantee. Detailing technicians do get their hands dirty as they make use of more than 100 hours of training to dote on vehicle interiors and exteriors with products from ValuGard, Aquapel, and Blue Coral. The team wields AOCA certification know-how when injecting engines with oil and devising rustproofing treatments that avoid drilling holes or covering corrosion in zit cream.
Ziebart-Rochester's car buffs continue a nearly 50-year tradition of maintenance and repair services that help defend autos against the elements. As clients enjoy free coffee and WiFi in the waiting area, detailing techs scour vehicle interiors and exteriors for unwanted smudges, debris, and backseat drivers. For protection against rust and other contaminants, the staff fortifies paint jobs with coats of Diamond Gloss paint protection and a signature rust-proofing process developed in 1959. Sheets of polyurethane mist from Rhino Linings spray-on bed liner tuck truck beds beneath a watertight security blanket. Offering an optional shuttle service for longer car treatments, the facility also helps shield drivers from the sun's flashlight with window-tinting sessions and bedecks rides with accessories, including remote starters.
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.
Carrying a cavalcade of new and used vehicles, CNY Auto and Alan Byer Foreign Auto share their specialized knowledge and skills with inquiring or existing car owners. Led by John Mupagano, the shop's team of talented technicians specialize in all things Volvo, peering into the combustion-caked souls of vehicles with modern diagnostics equipment. The techs keep cars running with a host of preventative care, such as NYS inspections and repairs to transmission, cooling system, and air-conditioning systems. The shop also partners with Alan Beyers collision center to help straighten structural damage from your latest run-in with an overly affectionate fire hydrant.