The technicians from Cruizers Express Car Wash commit to restoring vehicles to showroom luster, with one eye focused on eco-friendly and water-saving practices. The company's automated drive-through tunnel pampers cars with everything from a soft-foam wash and spot-free rinse to an undercarriage rinse and a triple foam clear-coat conditioner. For a bit of a personal touch, the technicians can finish up these washes by hand-drying the chassis or applying interior protectant to every nook and cranny of the doors and dashboard. The facility's more comprehensive detailing packages take this level of service one step further as the staff offers to machine to remove scratches or buff surfaces to a lustrous sheen.
Having opened over 900 locations in the United States since its inception in 1972, Meineke Car Care Center's steadfast staff revamps vehicles during a slew of automotive maintenance and repair services. Meineke's technicians will drain oil laden with built-up impurities or 3,000 miles of emotional baggage, or outfit rides with new brakes, batteries, tires, or mufflers. For customers' convenience, Meineke is open in the early morning, in the early evening, and on Saturday.
A certified repair shop serving all makes and models, 58th Street Customs builds and maintains gleaming, two-wheeled roadsters for future sessions of pavement-carving. Low-riding choppers and high-end sport bikes stop in for services such as basic tune-ups, brake service, or a detailing of chrome-plated piping. Mechanics restyle bikes in accordance with stylistic preference or the reading of tea leaves floating in a mug of oil, in addition to adorning cycles with dramatic and custom paint jobs.
The experts at 58th Street Customs can partner with an extensive list of name-brand vendors such as West Coast Choppers and MGS to find a missing part, or use these vast resources to design and piece together a singular, one-off bike design. The gearhead utopia welcomes all vehicles in the motorcycle family, including any scrappy little scooter or Yamaha that thinks it's a piano.
Since its inception more than 30 years ago, Just Brakes has expanded from one auto shop to more than 160 outposts across eight states. At every location, ASE-certified technicians maintain vehicle safety with the standard brake service including a lifetime warranty on parts, labor and platonic love. Though their specialty is brakes, the techs also perform routine maintenance and repairs such as oil changes, factory maintenance services, batteries, belt replacement, and fluid services.
Skaters blaze across Stardust Skate Center’s retro-themed, 14,000-square-foot rink amid a flurry of spotlights, lasers, and scanning beams. After retrieving their eight-wheeled rentals, friends and families strap in and set out on a circular trip down memory cul-de-sac. A giant disco ball fills the room with refracted light as foursomes choreograph roller dances to DJ-spun tunes that pump from a surround sound system synced up with the kaleidoscope of lights. After an hour or two of hairpin turns and confused wrestling maneuvers, skaters can enjoy well-earned refreshments in the complex's remaining 10,000 square feet of entertainment space. Stardust Skate Center is open for public skating on Fridays and Saturdays, and on Sundays starting October 2. Check the schedule for times.
Sullied cars have emerged spotless and sleek from Johnny's Car Wash since 1957. A soft cloth coats the frame during the basic car wash, removing layers of dirt, bird bombs, and bumper stickers made of parking tickets. Next, a curious vacuum explores and uproots jettisoned debris in cushions and crevices, windows blink to crystal-clear vision after a scrub-down, and the dash and console shrug off aggregated dust before a towel gently dries the exterior.