The family behind Fletcher's Tire & Auto Service opened their first shop more than four decades ago. Today, they operate more than 30 locations scattered throughout Arizona, where they work to provide automobiles and their owners with expert repairs and preventive maintenance. More than 15 brands of tires get paired with appropriate chariots thanks to a convenient online tire-size guide, and computerized alignment services help improve gas mileage and safety.
When slowly inching toward the enormous porthole of Clean Freak Car Wash's façade, drivers may think they’re about to enter an oversized washing machine. Once at the entrance, a member of the Clean Freak staff ushers them into a glowing blue tunnel. Inside, a conveyor belt propels vehicles through multiple stations such as a foam wash and spot-free rinse. For an additional fee, the staff shines tires, throws in an air freshener, and wraps the car in a giant robe.
It's hard to say which is more distinctive: the karts zipping around Octane Raceway or the track itself. During each lap on the 1/3-mile course, drivers zoom through an indoor area, then weave around an outdoor section that's covered by a permanent steel canopy, making for a hybrid experience rarely found in American go-kart tracks not owned by bored supervillains.
An equally rare find in the U.S. is the raceway's fleet of 32 Sodi RTX karts, all imported from France, whose electric motors give off zero emissions while reaching speeds of up to 45 miles per hour. Drivers who can stay in control at these top speeds are in for success: the winner of each race is determined not by who finishes a given number of laps first, but by who puts up the fastest single lap time, a result that's posted both at the track and online for posterity.
Races take place in a 65,000-square-foot space that doubles as a gathering place for parties and corporate events for up to 500 attendees. In addition to racing, the raceway is also home to off-track activities that include shooting pool in the billiards room, scaling a 21-foot rock-climbing wall, and melting burgers and pizza into rocket fuel at the Trackside Bar and Grill.
Sky Harbor Airport Parking saves drivers from the hassle, congestion, and high costs of airport parking with their nearby, security-patrolled lots. Made up of both covered and non-covered spots, the asphalt lots feature wide aisles and ample lighting to give owners peace of mind and cars their requisite nightlight. A 24-hour shuttle assists owners with their baggage before ferrying them to airport terminals.
Stewart's VIP Wash revamps your ragged ride inside and out by running it through a gauntlet of tough-love cleaners and hand-worked wool wash mitts. The body gets soaked, spray waxed, de-bugged, conditioned, cleaned, and detailed while the interior receives a dashboard conditioning, full vacuuming, window polishing, and finishing fragrance of your choice. The polymer paint sealant service, meanwhile, provides a powerful means of increasing water-wickability over the long haul. Designed to repel naturally occurring elements such as rain, dust, and gangs of mohawked Australian bikers, the paint sealant will protect the vehicle, the vehicle's value, and the value of driving a vehicle shiny enough to reflect the light from roadside ant circuses. For visual testimonials of Stewart's automotive makeovers, check out the before-and-after gallery online.