Regular customers know not to pull up to Reflections - The Ultimate Car Wash on a rainy day. The car wash is closed when it rains, due to its "common sense" weather policy, and the fact that thunderclaps make most vehicles anxious. The rainy day closures only serve to ensure that customers get the most out of their wash; the automated system returns a showroom-like shine to car exteriors with chemicals that are gentle on painted surfaces. To ensure automotive insides gleam as brightly, all full-service washes also include a thorough wipe-down of the interior, while detailing services return rides to near-factory-issue state. And because Reflections understands that it can be hard to schedule a service during the week, they offer a shuttle service so that customers can make it to work and back after dropping their cars off in the morning.
The secure cubic containers at A Mini Flex Self Storage protect life’s important possessions from the outside elements. Each 10'x10' unit is climate controlled, guaranteeing temperature-sensitive goods remain unscathed and Lilliputian rainforest ecosystems don’t take root (a $97.58 value, including locker, tax, and administration fee). Eight small boxes ($8) and tape ($2.75) keep ragtag possessions from falling into disorganized chaos, and a padlock protects the valuable cardboard that surrounds each item ($5). The on-site Sentinel Security team patrols the area in congress with secure fences and coded gate access to safeguard furniture and family heirlooms, and sheet-rocked floors and extra-high ceilings provide a comfortable sanctuary for oblong items and extra-long stilts.
Veterans of the Ford and Lincoln motor business for three generations, the Stivers family has been servicing healthy and ailing autos since 1924. Thirsty vehicles quench mechanical reflexes with up to 5 quarts of fresh Rockefeller juice supplied by a team of experienced handlers ($5.95 for additional quarts). Additional fluids are then capped just below spill levels, followed by a tire rotation to ensure even wear and tear, and an equal number of curb hugs. Crews conclude their Henry Ford–inspired probing with a 21-point inspection that checks for sneaky problems murmuring below your car's steel exterior and fragile ego.
Meineke Car Center's steadfast staff refills sluggish engines with life-giving oil, restoring them to youthful vigor and coolness. Auto oil greases engines and tempers the Vesuvian heat of internal combustion in the 40% of the engine not touched by coolant's soothing kiss. Meineke's technicians drain spent oil, replacing it with up to 5 quarts of premium 10w30 bulk oil, unladen with built-up impurities or 3,000 miles of emotional baggage. A filter change maximizes the new oil's life span. To top off service, technicians rotate tires, check air pressure, and give the car a thorough, 23-point check. This extensive examination includes inspecting important systems, determining further maintenance needs, enhancing poor-weather performance, giving the car a clean bill of health, and writing a note to excuse it from missing homeroom. For customers' convenience, Meineke Car Center is open early mornings, early evenings, and Saturdays.
Make a modest auto out of an underdressed Chevy or Ford with a protective tonneau cover ($299.99+). A selection of toolboxes ($249.99+) from United Welding Supply grants tool slingers extra space in which to stuff favorite construction components. Drivers adorn vehicles' plates with license tags and frames ($29.99+) to prevent plates from falling into a life of criminal activity, such as misidentifying bikes or spelling out hard-to-decipher swear words.
Haigler Auto Service, certified by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence, has doctored Montgomery’s domestic and imported road warriors with premium care and honesty since 1908. During an oil change, the seasoned fleet of adroit professionals flushes out old oils and replaces them with fresh batches of Valvoline or Castrol oil freshly squeezed from gears plucked right from the vine (synthetic oil is available for additional fee). They then separate wheels from their axles, shifting them around in a game of musical tires to ensure even wear and tear. The 75-minute process then concludes with a wheel balancing for a smooth drive devoid of irksome vibrations or clumsy Dick Van Dyke stumbles over garage ottomans. Haigler offers a Carquest guarantee, as well as a one-year warranty on all work.