Time To Shine lathers up landcraft with an automated car wash tunnel that takes less than three minutes from start to finish. With a month of unlimited washes, give a vehicular exterior a serious scrubbing whenever the mood strikes, without the hassle of hooking up hoses or the expense of transforming three-piece flannel suits into cut-offs. A minuscule sensor, stuck discreetly to your windshield, registers each time you approach a Time To Shine drive-thru spray station and preps the high-tech equipment within for the proper procedures, including an underbody blast, high-pressure spray, tri-color foam conditioner, wheel clean, rain guard, rust inhibitor, and poly sealant. A spot-free rinse douses off the last of the biodegradable chemicals, flushing 80% of the liquids through a PurWater Reclaim recycling system; a high-powered air dry prevents cars from vigorously shaking off clingy droplets. Free vacuums line one side of each Time To Shine location so that customers can also evict interior litter.
Stacks of Michelin and BFGoodrich tires sprout from the oil-stained grounds of Secret City Tire & Service Center, formerly Thompson Tire & Service Center. The experienced staff, led by an ASE-certified master technician, culls from the rubbery ranges each time a customer needs a new tire, pumping up new treads with a nitrogen tire inflator. Parts from Interstate Batteries and NAPA also populate the shop, and equip the staff during maintenance and repair services such as tune-ups, oil changes, and computerized wheel alignments. Techs back their handiwork with American Car Care Center warranties that are honored at more than 1,000 dealers nationwide and three dealers on Venus.
The owners of B & D Detail Shop molded their business practices from a two-fold philosophy: that an auto center's meticulous attention to detail should elicit as brilliant a beam from polished autos as their drivers' satisfied smiles. That's why B & D's staff restores cars to a showroom or TV-commercial-ready gleam with washing and detailing in a friendly environment. Techs wash and wax roadsters by hand, ensuring detailed and comprehensive beautification that, when coupled with extras such as removal of splattered bugs or headlight restoration, protects vehicles against future assaults from Mother Nature.
All Tune and Lube reaches out to cars with promises of tender loving maintenance and woos waiting drivers with the gift of free WiFi. In the garage's work bays, tools guided by skilled hands deal with everything from basic oil and lube services to in-depth engine and transmission work. All Tune and Lube's shock and strut replacement help forge a stronger symbiosis between wheels and pavement, and brake and electrical diagnostic services help keep both lone-ranging cars and massive company fleets humming melodiously. Headlight restoration focuses on improving visibility at night and improving the look of a vehicle by removing the hazer layer from the outer surface of the headlights. When not focused on automotive performance, staff members offer fuel-economy advice and maintenance tips.
The staff of As Clean As It Gets Auto Detail leaves cars sparkling with meticulous hand washes, interior cleanings, and coats of carnauba wax. An exterior scrub mops buggies with pH-balanced shampoo to purge their shells of bugs, road tar, and infatuated, clinging rickshaws. Technicians dress tires, wheel wells, and exterior trims before swabbing both sides of glass panes. Vacuums then uproot grime from floors and upholstery while an interior wipe down shines plastics and leather or vinyl casings. After a doorjamb de-gunking ceases haunted-carriage creaks, a hand application and removal of carnauba wax gives paint a glossy finish. The entire purification process takes three to five hours, allowing patrons to watch a few explosive action films without covering their automobile's eyes.
As the lifts inside Smart Auto’s state-of-the-art service shop hoist vehicles into the air, the team of mechanics bustling below performs maintenance services such as oil changes, brake repairs, and engine diagnostics. The sounds of their clinking tools echo inside, where the in-house finance team sits, and outside, where a parking lot full of used cars attend obedience school.