Brake-O-Rama began as one location in 1949 but now boasts 14 service centers speckled across the East Coast. Together these automotive hospitals work as a force, repairing and maintaining domestic and imported vehicles of virtually any make and model. Before sourcing spare parts from the company's private warehouses, Brake-O-Rama's ASE-certified technicians thoroughly analyze vehicles with advanced diagnostic technology that includes four-wheel computerized alignment systems, electron microscopes that scan for chipped paint finishes, and magnifying glasses ever in search for clues to Professor Plum's murder. Meanwhile, Firestone, Goodyear, and Michelin tires fill the supply closets, allowing the patrons to tighten their grip on the asphalt before a cross-country trip.
Blow-drying is a staple at salons, but at Black Tie Auto Detailing, the pampering salon treatment is reserved for your car. After meticulous hand washes—which include tire dressing, window cleaning, and even interior vacuuming—technicians blow-dry exteriors, then rub them down with scratch-free chamois cloths. The detailing company’s team also specializes in high-end and classic cars, and blow-drying is just one of the luxury treatments they use to beautify them and other vehicles; they also steam-clean upholstery and rub down exteriors with clay bars, rather than with massages that would be entirely lost on the vehicles.
Though a student has to be 17 years old to get his or her pilot's license, the instructors at Crosswinds Flight School start flyers as young as 12 on the path toward becoming new pilots. On the runways of Cross Keys Airport in Williamstown, New Jersey, they train students in the basic operations, takeoff, and steering procedures of compact Cessna and Piper Cherokee aircraft. As instructors guide their students toward a private pilot's license or instrument rating, they field questions about specific cockpit controls, techniques of flight, and types of clouds that make the best cotton candy. They progressively fine-tune the skill sets of participants in each course through short solo flights and up to 150-mile cross-country voyages.
Dynamic Tint's skilled technicians guard cars, homes, and businesses from harsh UV rays with masterfully applied sheets of high-quality 3M film. Automotive tinting cuts down on driver fatigue by reducing glare and prevents leather and fabric damage with window darkening backed by a lifetime manufacturer's warranty. Commercial and residential tinting reduce up to 99% of ultraviolet beams and 79% of solar energy, cutting down on energy expenses while maintaining stable, comfortable room temperatures. Protective shields of sleek, black security film guard glass panes from dangerous shattering and add a privacy screen for top-secret business meetings or sessions of singing power ballads into a hairbrush.
Road grime irks the certified detail technicians at Plush Luxury Automotive Detailing. When they see it clinging to a vehicle in their work bay, they spring for bottles of P21S, Meguiar’s, Jet Seal, and Aquapel and launch into one of their five levels of detailing services. Each detail builds upon the previous detail¬—like directions to a town without road signs—and showcases the shop's bevy of tools and techniques. Depending on the chosen level, techs wash exteriors by hand with two buckets and Grit Guards, dry shells with microfiber and waffle weave towels, evict interior debris with gusts of compressed air, and massage away smudges and smears with ammonia-free window cleaner.
With lube and service centers spread across America, Valvoline Instant Oil Change ensures that roads from coast to coast teem with automotive vigor. Certified technicians perform a roster of services, including drive-thru oil changes that allow motorists to arrive without an appointment and remain in their car while Valvoline oils forge a truce between metal parts.