Island Time's dessert devotees craft 14 all-natural, kosher flavors of frozen yogurt, which boast live, active cultures and swirl into cups from customer-operated machines. Frozen-yogurt masterpieces begin once customers select a palette of flavors, combining cookies and cream with sensational strawberries or cake batter with a liquefied spatula. Guests festoon their frosty bounties with 55 different toppings, layering on freshly sliced bananas, nuts, and candy before Island Time's dairy gurus weigh each customized sundae ($0.49/oz.). The yogurt emporium encourages island-style relaxation with an outdoor patio gussied up with umbrella-shaded picnic tables and palm trees trained in shiatsu massage.
Handling more than just the swap-out of your car's oily core, the Jiffy Lube Signature Service Oil Change comes standard with a fresh-from-the-box oil filter; checking and filling of transmission, differential, power-steering, and windshield-washer fluids; and a detailed inspection of the antifreeze and coolant reservoirs, engine air-filtration system, serpentine belts, wiper blades, and exterior lights. To merge mechanical harmony with aesthetic vibrancy, the friendly, certified technicians at Jiffy Lube also wipe and clean the outside windows and vacuum the floors inside in search of rogue nickels, all of which are returned to their proper owner, The Ghost of Abraham Lincoln.
The highly trained technicians at Jiffy Lube tend to about 24 million customers each year with services such as the Jiffy Lube Signature Service Oil Change package, which helps promote the longevity of each vehicle. Staffers acknowledge that oil plays a crucial role in maximizing the lifespan of each car—it cools the motor and helps prevent moving parts from deteriorating. More than 20,000 technicians—all of which have completed an extensive training program certified by the National Institute Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)—service vehicles at Jiffy Lube. In addition to performing oil changes, technicians offer preventative services such as air-filtration and electrical-system maintenance, among others. Jiffy Lube’s quality pledge includes a commitment to transparency, which stipulates that they will inform car owners of any necessary services, complete a service only after it has been approved, and refuse to replace windshields with saran wrap.
CarbuX Car Wash's system works like something out of an automotive / sci-fi trade magazine. The eco-friendly treatment begins with their brush-free, soft foam apparatus, whisking away dirt and general grime. A 5,000 gallons spot-free reverse osmosis system takes over from there, rinsing the car closer to the end of the wash to avoid watermarks, before the 120 hp blower system dries the exterior.
All the while, eco-friendly cleaning agents are used to polish vehicles without sacrificing the integrity of the car's paint. These products include Polyfoam Plus conditioner, Black Magic tire shine, and Reflex total vehicle protection. Cars roll off the lot spotless, shiny, and coated with protectants that guard against rust and demon possession. CarbuX's Beach Blvd. location also offers an Xpress WaX AutoPolisher drive-through tunnel, that waxes and buffs paint to a showroom shine in just 10 minutes. Vacuums and mat machines are also available without cost in the canopied vacuum area after the car wash.
Yellow and blue signage near the parking lots of shopping malls, offices, and entertainment centers indicates the presence of ProntoWash Eco AutoSpa, a car wash and detailing powerhouse that boasts more than 350 operations worldwide. Its business model revolves around accessibility—ProntoWash sets up shop where cars already are, saving drivers time and preserving all the gas and corn dogs that engines would have otherwise consumed during a trip to a traditional car wash. Helming special yellow Washing Karts, the company's technicians use biodegradable detergent and about a pint of low-pressure water to render each car clean. They also care for cars by vacuuming carpets, restoring headlights, stuffing multivitamins inside ailing glove compartments, and making arrangements to hit the road with their mobile car-wash service.
A Shade Above's trained techs protect vehicles, homes, and commercial buildings with mystique-enhancing window-tinting treatments that block damaging ultraviolet rays. Supported by a lifetime warranty, their ceramic window tint permits only the sun's gentlest rays to enter interiors while simultaneously rejecting infrared heat and the moon’s winking advances. By contrast, their metal-free, color-stable window films play well with factory-tinted glass while preventing corrosion, fighting electromagnetic interference, and providing peace of mind with a five-year warranty. In addition to aiding individual customers, the shop shares its tinting expertise with car dealerships, adding shade to individual autos, entire fleets, and car-size sunglasses.