Thirty years ago, Sun Control had just two part-time window-tint installers. Today, they're 15 strong—each certified to install window films not just in cars, but also in homes and commercial locations. They also benefit interiors by keeping them cool on hot summer days and filtering out damaging UV rays that can fade upholstery. For homes, tinting reduces heating and cooling costs and decreases glare while still allowing in natural light. To ensure proper fit and a seamless look, the 3M certified installers cut films and bless them with a lifetime warranty.
All Tune & Lube's ASE-certified techs mend and maintain all foreign and domestic makes and models. Armed with an impressive array of tools both mental and physical, they handle everything from oil changes and alignments to brake repairs and engine replacements. For customer convenience, they work quickly and efficiently, offering same-day service in most cases.
Safeway Transit entertains riders with a fleet of seven custom buses, each coated in a unique color of paint and stocked with upgrades including club lights, powerful speaker systems, and keg holders. Their fleet features both smoke-friendly and smoke-free vehicles, some with LED poles presumably for firefighters that detect unusual billows. The bubblegum-colored Pink Bunny bus features these illuminated support beams in its aisles, as does the Black Pearl—a sleek city bus with black lights, black paint, privacy windows, and room for 40 passengers. In addition to the mobile nightclubs, Safeway Transit also situates passengers in its neon green Night Rider, which features a checkered floor plucked from a retro diner and wood paneling along the ceiling and the base of its seats.
Green Planet Car Wash harnesses energy-conscious technologies to blast a deluge of soapy water at the grilles of unhygienic hatchbacks and slatternly SUVs. The popular Michigan wash package includes a full-service tunnel wash and dry, the application of a surface protectant to shirk the vices of moisture and corrosion, and a spot-free rinse to rid rearview mirrors of vexatious blind spots. After the exterior wash, a skillful team of interior beauticians restores crusty carpets and dashboards to their former freshness with a vacuum-powered makeover. Each wash takes about 15 to 20 minutes, during which time customers can marvel at the biological water-reclamation system, designed to keep trout in the local Vermillon River poison-free and belly-down.
Since 1988, Auto Care Super Saver has been helping car owners save cash with maintenance punch cards redeemable at local auto shops throughout the course of a full year. These cards come loaded with all kinds of prepaid services, including at least three full-service oil changes with up to 5 quarts of oil, lube, and a new filter. Depending on the location, punch cards may also feature tire rotations, brake inspections, engine-light readings, air-conditioning performance tests, and other repairs and inspections essential to a car's well-being. Customers can transfer the punch card's benefits to any ride, ranging from station wagons to sports cars to feral merry-go-round mounts.
There’s nothing more exhilarating, albeit unnatural, than hurtling towards earth unimpeded. The instructors at Southern Minnesota Skydiving agree, and by adhering to the United States Parachute Association’s safety standards, they facilitate tandem and solo skydives. For tandems, the pros regulate the entire jump, from 45 seconds of free-fall to about four minutes of floating beneath a large ram-air parachute, which enables soft landings. For the thrill seeker who’d rather fly alone, experienced instructors offer the Static Line course to teach students how to skydive solo or explore options for prosthetic wing surgery.