After developing a process to prevent cars from rusting in 1959, founder Kurt Ziebart continued to pursue automotive innovation, forming an international network of 400 locations in 30 countries. Skilled technicians update cars with a variety of detailing and protective services that keep paint jobs from fading and heal chipped windows. Their inventory contains a spread of accessories to personalize vehicles, including remote starters to heat vehicles in cold months, sunroofs to let in the summer's rays, and alarm systems to scare off falling leaves in autumn. Scratches and scuffmarks disappear with cosmetic touchups and tinted windows preserve privacy behind a thin layer of dimness. In addition to services for vehicles, Biddeford Ziebart also offers residential window tinting.
The motor medics at Southern Maine Motors restore rides to peak condition with oil and filter changes and ensure continued automotive health by administering thorough inspections. In 20 to 30 minutes, vehicle virtuosos lube up pumping pistons and replenish sapped motor-oil reserves, reducing friction and heat, which can grind away critical engine parts over time. A fresh fuel filter screens out potential foreign objects lurking in the gas tank, such as dirt, flecks of rust, and the Blarney Stone. A certified technician then inspects the car meticulously, ensuring that everything from the drive shaft to the wiper blades meets the State of Maine's stringent safety standards. Drivers receive a full printout of the evaluation in order to help them better understand their car's particular issues, such as uneven wear on tire treads or a crippling fear of clowns.
Piloting a fleet of luxury rides, Lilley's Limousine’s drivers shuttle travelers from their doorsteps directly to their terminal at Portland International Jetport. Cozy luxury sedans whisk away groups of one to three passengers, and spacious luxury SUVs transport groups of up to six people or 12 inflatable pool alligators. All vehicles come fully equipped with complimentary snacks and water.
Stylists at Tasha Maria Hair Salon hold court inside a modern yet charming salon boutique on Congress Street. Inside, they each specialize in using Wella, Redken, or Goldwell products and providing custom haircuts and color treatments. Their comfortable waiting area welcomes clients to page through magazines, sip coffee, and reminisce with their hair before promising they’ll visit it after the cut.
Located in the woods, Liquid Planet Water Park forms an oasis of thrilling water slides, pools, and watery play zones. Water attractions include high-speed vertical-drop slides, spiraling water runs that stretch upward of 250 feet, and brisk splash pools. Forming a relaxing buffer at the side of the park are 2,000 square feet of sandy beach that, like marshmallow swim trunks, offer cushy respite from the ubiquitous concrete-pool surroundings. The beach also borders spring-fed Crater Lake, which attracts swimmers and cannonballers with traditional watering-hole charms.
A fleet of sleek, futuristic-looking vehicles awaits drivers at Let’s Ride Rentals, where an able staff distributes motorcycles and snowmobiles for all-season recreation. They partner with Profile Powersports to rent out Spyder three-wheeled motorcycles with manual and semi-automatic transmissions to riders aged 21 and older. Renters are then free to roam throughout Mount Washington Valley including all of its lakes, mountains, and leprechaun-infested forests. During the winter, the staff doles out snow-centric vehicles, including Ski-Doo snowmobiles comfy enough for families meandering through snowy woods and sleek enough for zookeepers pursuing an escaped snowman.