Owner Mike Petty's automotive career first started in the early '90s, when he gained expertise doing everything from tailoring upholstery to installing 12 volts for Choo Choo Customs. After spending more than a decade in the automotive-customization industry, he founded Allstar Tint & Alarms, where he works alongside other seasoned specialists to customize cars. Customers roll into either location for installation of an array of vehicle-personalizing modifications ranging from 3M window film to theft-deterring security systems to commercial-free satellite radio. As a member of ICE's network of 175-plus locally owned franchises, Allstar Tint & Alarms has access to vendor partners' brand-name products and cars-only speakeasies.
Fixx-A-Dent has restored local vehicles to their factory-fresh geometry for more than 20 years. Experienced techs employ specialized hand tools inside of automotive panels to ease dented metal back to its original shape without harming the finish. All automotive panels can be healed with paintless dent repair, including the doors, trunk, fenders, and hood, even motorcycle gas tanks and fenders.
With lube and service centers spread across America, Valvoline Instant Oil Change ensures that roads from coast to coast teem with automotive vigor. Certified technicians perform a roster of services, including quick in-and-out oil changes that allow motorists to arrive without an appointment and remain in their car while Valvoline oils forge a truce between metal parts. Facilities also encourage odometers to reach up to 300,000 miles with an engine-guarantee program that helps motors live long enough to see tow trucks go extinct. Valvoline extends its care to cars of all makes and models as well as charitable organizations.
East Ridge Fast Lube's AOCA-certified technicians nurse autos to full health with oil changes and safety inspections, improving their fuel economy and extending their engines' lives. In a 10- to 15-minute procedure, mechanics comb through cars point by point, inspecting brake & transmission fluid, power steering, and ejector seats to ensure that each part meets rigorous safety standards. To prevent gunk and grime from building up in engines—which can eventually cause damage to the delicate parts and drag down fuel economy by as much as 0.4 miles per gallon—technicians pour in 5 quarts of fresh, pure engine oil to keep pistons pumping in lubricated harmony. East Ridge's mechanics top off oil changes with brand-new filters, which protect drivers from their cars' foul language.
The pilot and passengers soar noiselessly over the Tennessee countryside—casting their shadow on hills, ridges, and along the banks of the Hiwassee River. At heights of several thousand feet, the CFIG-certified pilot-instructors at Chilhowee Gliderport let passengers experience a motor-less, silent journey via natural thermals, ridge-lift currents, and winds from political speeches that occur year-round. FAA-certified pilots at the helm of Pawnee tow planes pull gliders to the desired height, where pilots introduce passengers to bird's-eye views. The gliderport also holds seasonal events such as fall-color flights and summer flight camps.
The clean, modern exteriors encasing Wash Barn, LLC's freshly built or remodeled car-wash locations match the sparkling autos emerging from the wash tunnels' gauntlet of foam polishes, clear coats, and Rain-X protectants. Following a thorough exterior cleaning, complimentary self-serve vacuums slurp up deep-seated floor-mat grime from more than a dozen detailing stations. Wash services at all locations come in à la carte exterior varieties and expand to include ancillary services, such as triple-foam polishes, Simoniz services, and a foam beard for each car.