iShuttle maintains a sleek fleet of 10-passenger Ford XLT 350 vans that patrons summon online or with an iPhone or Android app for an indulgent ride that a reporter for Louisiana’s Other Side describes as “tricked out, luxurious, fun and interactive.” Inside the horseless carriages, an iPod–capable stereo system pulses music through the air, an 18-inch LCD screen flickers with a movie or video games, and mobile WiFi enables passengers to zip up their wetsuits and surf the internet. LED lights glow from under seats, and a mini fridge awaits drinks or snowballs too perfectly round to leave behind. While waiting to be picked up, patrons can track the location of their opulent conveyance with a live map using iShuttle’s app or website.
Established in 1969, Roadrunner Carwash tidies up cars inside and out with gentle cleaning products placed in the hands of dedicated servicemen. With Mother Nature in mind, the team performs all jobs with recycled water that cuts down on waste without dampening the resulting shine. Technicians also lend a light touch as they vacuum interiors, shampoo carpets, and wipe down dashboards.
With drive-thru car-wash technology that executes quick environmentally friendly washes, Boomerang Carwash transforms armies of unkempt automobiles into fleets of clean cars. Auto-tidying technicians greet each customer upon arrival with a sucker and a menu of three cleaning levels, and greet cars with their best honk impressions. The basic Boomer's Good car wash ($6) purges fenders and underbodies with biodegradable solutions, purified forms of detergents, and under 30 gallons of fresh water per car. Condition cars' hard outer shells with Boomer's Better wash ($9), boosting full-body shine with a Tri-Color foam and safeguarding paint with DuraShield protectant with Body Armor. Boomer's Best ($12) adds on a complete and long-lasting tire shine and wheel cleaner, keeping treads clean, polished, and free from profane haikus written in their dust.
Tony's knowledgeable staff helps stock partygoers’ coolers with an impressive liquid arsenal. Like the gritty sequel to Goodnight Moon, liqueur-infused ice cream ($7.99 per pint) showcases an adult version of a childhood classic, replete with mouthwatering flavors such as Baileys mint cream, amaretto, and pralines and cream. Among Tony's well-stocked shelves, liters of Absolut vodka ($28.99 each), and bottles of Skinnygirl Margarita ($14.99) mingle with a selection of more than 100 craft beers. In addition to room-temperature revelry, Tony's preserves the essence of summertime fun with frozen daiquiris ($5.99 for 16 oz., $17.99 for 1/2 gallon), guaranteed to freeze brains faster than a calculus quiz.
A member of the Automotive Oil Change Association and a family-owned-and-operated business, Airline Quick Lube staffs experienced and friendly technicians to deliver full-service oil changes in 15 minutes or less. These handy mechanics replace old, worn-out oil with 5 quarts of fresh-faced young Castrol GTX motor oil, straight out of lubricant college and ready to take on the heat, dust, and incredible pressures of today's high-octane internal-combustion world. Dexterous hands then check the condition of air filters, breather elements, PCV valves, belts, and hoses before topping off transmission, transaxle, brake, and windshield-washer fluids. To conclude vehicular pampering sessions, they'll also vacuum the front floorboard, clean the windshield, and check the tires during a ritualistic dance that dates back to the ancient mechanics of Mesopotamia.
D'South Automotive & Tire Service's technicians treat engines to booster shots of EcoPower motor oil, a synthetic blend whose refinement process improves performance and reduces environmental emissions. Each 25- to 30-minute oil change includes up to 5 quarts of the specially engineered lubricant, which is used by the U.S. military and state troopers because of its ability to boost fuel economy, provide advanced protection against metal wear, and teach engines to purr the tune of "You’re A Grand Old Flag.” Technicians also swap clogged filters for a clean replacement, top off fluids, and pay house calls on components such as the belts and hoses. After redeeming the first oil change within four months, customers will receive a card valid for four more transfusions, to be used every time the engine turns sluggish or the pistons demand hazard pay.