The family behind Fletcher's Tire & Auto Service opened their first shop more than four decades ago. Today, they operate a total of 35 locations, working to provide automobiles throughout Arizona with expert service and lessons in honking etiquette. ASE-certified technicians keep cars running, rolling, and stopping smoothly with regular maintenance services. Oil changes come with a battery test and a tire rotation to ensure even wear and lend every tread equal squealing opportunities; most services are backed by warranties that start at 12 months and 12,000 miles. More than 15 brands of tires find themselves ably paired with appropriate chariots thanks to a convenient online tire-size guide, and computerized alignment services help improve gas mileage and safety.
Each Francis and Sons Car Wash facility features skilled staffers who cleanse vehicles with biodegradable solutions and perform vehicle maintenance like caruba waxes and vinyl conditioning. Washes, which range from basic rinses to complete interior and exterior makeovers, enlist spacious wash tunnels and soft cloths to scour paint, and hands wrapped in towels and feet gripping blow-dryers to dispel moisture. The multifarious auto stop provides detailing, repair, and oil-change services at the hands of certified auto technicians who also tint windows and butterfly-kiss rearview mirrors for good luck.
Motor Age named Wilhelm Automotive, which has been in business for more than 80 years, one of the top 10 auto service shops in the country thanks to an Automotive Service Excellence agency-certified staff that coaxes cars into peak safety and efficiency.
Arizona Auto Wash's five locations nourish the inner health and outer beauty of autos with wash and detail services. Nimble-fingered cleaners nullify streaks and smudges during 100% hand car washes, and rejuvenating detail suites remedy dulled veneers and crestfallen interiors with focused buffing, polishing, and shampooing. Inside each location, convenience stores sate stomachs with assorted snacks and beverages, and TVs and free WiFi fill eyes in on the latest news, sports highlights, and techniques for teaching cars to fill their own gas tanks.
Salt River Bus's fleet of vehicles sets a celebratory mood for day trips to Arizona's lakes and rivers. Inside each raucous wagon, a 2,200-watt sound system rumbles and sings as passengers sip on complimentary nonalcoholic drinks. At the destination, the Salt River rapids will carry voyagers on a refreshing tour marked by wild horses and sweeping mountains. Passengers may also rent a floating boom-box river radio to groove to tunes or check trout-traffic reports while drifting along the cool mountain-spring waters. At the end of the day, hydro-tourists return home safely regardless of their adult-beverage intake levels.
Since Darrell Sawyer founded Sawyer Aviation, LLC in 1961, they have graduated more than 6,000 pilots, some of whom went on to become Air Force One captains. As a Cessna Pilot Center, Sawyer Aviation’s flight academy shapes up aspiring aviators with on-ground instruction that incorporates virtual tools and interactive programs, preparing students to climb aboard a Cessna aircraft’s Garmin G300 glass cockpit. Although the center’s veteran pilots guide their protégés to licenses in private piloting, commercial flying, and magic-carpet wrangling, they also offer discovery flights that get students up in the sky without requiring any commitment to continue their education. Aside from pilot instruction, Sawyer Aviation also manages plane sales and introduces visitors to the clouds during private chartered flights.