Dynamite Detailing’s expert crew descends on dusty vehicles, scrubbing away grime and leaving rims and wheels shiny with a bevy of services. The licensed and insured techs dab away wet spots during hand washes and waxes, removing from the exterior bugs, tar, and the steamrollers that put the tar there. They can also immerse cars in a thorough detailing, shampooing carpets and conditioning all leather before cleaning vents, gauges, and knobs with cotton swabs. In addition to its car-washing expertise, the team can also evict grime from vinyl siding, brick walls, or patios and change vehicular oil and clean engines.
The chauffeurs at Elite Limos zoom promptly to homesteads, airports, or other pickup points in an immaculate fleet of stretch limos and luxury sedans that garnered enough votes to be named one of CityVoter's Best Limousine services in 2010. Professionally dressed drivers shuttle wedding parties or coworkers between destinations at any hour in roadsters such as a white stretch Lincoln Navigator decked out with a bar, two flat-screen TVs, and a CD and DVD player. They also man the wheel for tours of Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge or for special occasions, including carefully ferrying mom and her newborn home from the hospital after an exhausting few days of trying to learn each other's names. The team's concierge service accommodates all requests, from a light snack to armed security, for an added touch of opulence.
Since its inception more than 30 years ago, Express Oil Change & Service Center has treated cars to comprehensive yet convenient oil changes performed in 10 minutes. That tradition is continued today, in 170 shops sprinkled across 10 southern states, each staffed by a fleet of ASE-certified technicians who also submit autos to a range of maintenance and repair services, backed by warranties and environmentally conscious practices.
During the 10-minute full-service oil change, technicians don't just drain and recycle dirty fluids: they also put cars through the wringer by inspecting belts, hoses, and suspension systems, checking air filters, and sleuthing around the undercarriage for looming problems or secret piercings––all while customers wait comfortably in their car. In the service center, they call upon top equipment to rotate and balance tires, inspect brakes, and repair or replace parts, and use level 1 and level 2 computer diagnostics to correctly diagnose all manner of mechanical ailments.
Volunteer Auto Wash's staff thoroughly cleans up cars during the Special #1 wash, tending to both interiors and exteriors with equal attention. After sedans meander through a suds-filled shower that rinses away mud, dust, and lingering memories of a sleek red convertible, their tires get dressed stylishly enough to let them crash a luxury auto show undetected. The cleaners will also wipe down all windows to restore transparency and carefully vacuum the interior, lifting away any available crumbs and dust. The car-spa session comes to a sweet-smelling conclusion with a layer of wax that leaves the exterior polished and protected from the elements.
Since 1996, the ASE-certified technicians at Economy Transmissions have been striving to keep cars on the road with services ranging from basic oil changes to advanced repairs and rewirings. As the business’s name suggests, the shop specializes in transmission maintenance and can swiftly diagnose and remedy issues such as noisy gearboxes and jolting gearshifts, as well as problems unrelated to transmissions, such as car horns that won’t stop cussing.
Husband-and-wife team Marcus and Tonya run Karworkz the old fashioned way: with hard work all done by hand. During services such as basic washes their team whips out the soft cloth and safely buffs cars clean, while complete detailing dolls up autos inside and out, shining everything from tires to ash trays. A multi-talented squad, they can also accomplish headlight restorations that clear away oxidation for brighter illumination, as well as upholstery repairs.