The auto experts at Personal Touch Car Wash Fast Lube and Detail Center cater to the roadster's exterior appearance as well as interior performance. Cars roll in for one of five types of car-wash packages $9–$29), each of which includes an undercarriage wash, polish wax, and rinsing wax. Customers select from washes with an ascending level of features, or add a la carte services, such as an Aquapel window treatment ($15) and a tire shine ($3). Personal Touch also offers a waiting room, where guests can lounge while their vehicle gets gussied up, and the option to pair the primping sessions with an oil change or purchase of new tires with or without a mani-pedi. The multiservice auto center also partners with Ringwood's fire department and ambulance auxiliary.
Grounded from flying long ago, an old Lockheed Constellation sits in front of the terminal at Greenwood Lake Airport. Remodeled into a pilot's lounge and rental hall, the converted aircraft now offers views of aspiring pilots as they sharpen their skills under the capable guidance of Sky Training LLC's FAA–certified instructors. The company's training program meets or exceeds FAA standards, with serious flight students receiving practical experience combined with educational DVDs, textbooks, and Jeppesen visual and audio materials. Ground-school sessions cover regulations, flight planning, and radio procedures, and in-the-air sessions impart takeoff and landing skills and help students to master flight instruments. Sky Training also offers scenic flights over Greenwood Lake, teaching all types of professionals how to fly, from salesmen who want to cover more ground to dentists who need to fit their avian patients for braces.
Mahwah Sunoco’s ACDelco master technicians specialize in eco-friendly full-service repair and maintenance for most types of vehicles. During the half-hour oil change and 22-point inspection, ASE-certified auto gurus check tire pressure and top off up to 1/2 pint of power steering, transmission, windshield washer, and Gatorade before hydrating roadcrafts with up to 6 quarts of Sunoco 5W-30 basic or synthetic motor oil (not valid for diesel engines). Consistently maintaining eco-friendly standards, Mahwah's mechanics recycle all excess engine juice in accordance with EPA guidelines.
Tire Tech & Auto Repair Centers specializes in rubber treads, typically stocking between 2,500 and 3,000 tires styles at a time from makers such as Firestone, Bridgestone, and Michelin. The massive inventory stems from a company policy of working completely in-house rather than outsourcing any of its parts or services. This logic also explains the versatility of the company’s technicians, each of whom boast ASE certification and at least 10 years of experience in the auto industry. They draw on these credentials to perform maintenance and repairs, which range from diagnosing engine troubles to preventing air conditioners from spitting snow.
When Classic Auto Spa & Express Care Center was established, the building that was already on the site was pulverized to create fill for the new structure. Thus began the center’s commitment to green practices. Its car wash works with eco-safe cleaners and mostly recycled water, using much less of the resource than customers would when washing their own cars in their driveways or bathtubs. What's more, used oil expended during oil changes in the lube center heats the building. As clients wait for their cars to be serviced, they relax in leather easy chairs, watch satellite television, hook up to a WiFi hotspot, or simply pass the time turning used air fresheners into upcycled necklaces.
What began more than 50 years ago as a single auto-repair outlet in Macon, Georgia, is known across America today as Midas Auto Service. The trusted chain of car-repair shops spans 17 countries worldwide, and each location employs a skilled, reliable staff that strives to keep drivers and their families safe. This goal is perhaps best embodied by the Midas Touch Courtesy Check, a service during which technicians check fluid levels and tires for safety and check the area under the vehicle to make sure Robert De Niro isn’t trying to hitch a free ride. Once they've given vehicles the once-over, mechanics can then prescribe any necessary services to keep cars running smoothly, such as brake repair, filter changes, alignments, and engine tune-ups.