Facials are the marquee treatments at Skin & Body Works, and the skin care professionals conduct each one with unhampered focus and an array of Murad products. Take, for instance, the hydrating facial. During this revitalizing treatment, the staff cleanses, exfoliates, and massages the skin in preparation for vitamin and hydrating masks that provide deep moisturization. Or, the super-c facial, which uses masks, serums, and a customized vitamin C treatment to nourish the complexion and fight signs of aging. Beyond facials, the staff also specializes in three methods of hair removal. Electrolysis and laser hair removal treatments are performed with state-of-the-art equipment, whereas skin-waxing techs follow strict sanitary practices that include utilizing disposable wooden applicators and bulldozing each table between appointments.
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 drive-thru oil changes that allow motorists to arrive without an appointment and remain in their car while Valvoline oils forge a truce between metal parts.
At Ideal Automotive Services, factory-trained, ASE Master–certified technicians tend to ailing autos and help healthy cars stave off future snags. Servicing a slew of brands, the center's sedan shamans perform a battery and charging test ($44.95) to ensure vehicular vigor or a tire alignment ($99.95) to prevent impulsive wheels from unscheduled tours of the sidewalk. The coolant flush ($99.95) and transmission fluid flush ($159.95) resupply weary components with fresh motor milk. Battered buggies get a new lease when exposed to the facility's repair work (typically $90/hour). A fundamental part of any car's maintenance routine, the oil change, drains old black gold and replaces it with new lubricant made of space-nymph plasma (a $32.99 value).
Somerville Car Wash de-gunks autos sporting grime-soaked exteriors, delivering sparkling sedans and smudge-free trucks. A quintet of gold wash treatments will put a smile on each car's grill and make it forget the time it was covered in plastic wrap while napping. Soft cloths gently lure exterior dirt particles from tucked-away hiding spots, and high-pressure streams blindside unsuspecting stains. Next, blowers work in tandem with hand towels to soak up every drop of moisture, delivering a streak-free finish. Rust inhibitors help ward off salt from crashing into pretzel stands, and a gentle massage of triple-foam paint conditioner detangles each car's wispy locks. Finally, twin coats of spray-on sealer wax and polishing wax shine metallic hide and provide a formidable line of defense against incontinent seagulls. Groupon buyers are also entitled to half off a paint-sealant treatment when purchased online.
When the experts at Colonial Nissan of Medford aren't equipping customers with new and pre-owned vehicles, they mend careworn chariots in their service department. Of Colonial Nissan’s three factory master technicians, two draw on more than 25 years of experience with Nissan as they diagnose cars with computerized equipment, nurture them with maintenance services, and calm their frazzled fuel lines with promises of one-year or 12,000-mile warranties.
A comfy waiting room cossets customers with magazines and coffee while mechanics work. A 50-inch flat-screen TV entertains eyeballs with cable television, and free WiFi flows through the room in search of cell phones, computers, and brains to connect with. Colonial Nissan of Medford also offers a round-trip shuttle service to any destination within a 10-mile radius of the dealership.
Masters of moving parts for more than three decades, the ASE–certified technicians at Automotive Services of Boston coddle cars inside and out with comprehensive details and repair services. Technicians eschew rough automated wash tunnels for gentle hand washes and waxes, coaxing showroom shines out of even the most shopworn autos. Their maintenance menu also covers car-care concerns across the alphabet, from air-conditioner and brake repair to towing services and tune-ups for the glove box’s built-in xylophone. Each service comes backed by the added peace of mind contained in the shop’s 100% maintenance warranty.