Payless Car Sales features a large inventory of pre-owned vehicles from domestic and foreign manufacturers. Each car on the lot or inside the showroom comes with a 127-point inspection and free vehicle-history report, which can tell you if your car ever drove through a wall or dabbled in diesel oil. Technicians are also on hand in the service department for oil changes, tire rotations, and other services that keep cars running smoothly.
Operating upward of 500 current body-shop franchises across North America, Maaco Collision Repair & Auto Painting repairs more than 600,000 vehicles a year. Its techs specialize in exterior repairs for damaged but drivable cars, whether the damage derives from an accident, everyday wear and tear, or vehicles helpfully scratching one another’s itchy fenders. With an eclectic arsenal of techniques, they can smooth dented bodywork, rehabilitate cracked paint jobs, or cover rock chips on makes ranging from brand-new Lexuses to US postal vans.
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.
With 7Bus, passengers travel between Manhattan and Long Island in comfy and spacious motorcoaches. Rather than battle traffic and trade barbs with GPS systems, riders can decompress in leather seats, plug into a personal power outlet, and tap into the free WiFi to watch videos of kids asking “Are we there yet?” Safety is as much a priority to 7Bus as comfort and promptness. The company trains its drivers on a simulator and uses MobileView camera technology, which allows operations to monitor drivers and thus ensure safe and responsible transit.
Water hisses in the automated wash at Liberty Car Wash. Cloths in the hands of technicians glide across gleaming autos, cloaking them with carnauba wax, tire dressing, and glaze. The crew also wields triple-foam polish, leather conditioner, and air freshener. Drivers wait nearby, peering in newly crystalline windows to see if their bumper sticker about there being a baby onboard comes true.