Yellow and blue signage near the parking lots of shopping malls, offices, and entertainment centers indicates the presence of ProntoWash, a car wash and detailing powerhouse that boasts more than 350 operations worldwide. Its business model revolves around accessibility—ProntoWash sets up shop where cars already are, saving drivers time and preserving all the gas and corn dogs that engines would have otherwise consumed during a trip to a traditional car wash. Helming special yellow Washing Karts, the company's technicians use biodegradable detergent and about a pint of low-pressure water to render each car clean. They also care for cars by vacuuming carpets, restoring headlights, stuffing multivitamins inside ailing glove compartments, and making arrangements to hit the road with their mobile car-wash service.
Miami's Quality Auto Repair slaps the prestigious ASE patch on its mechanics’ shoulders. As a NAPA AutoCare Center, the facility uses quality NAPA parts and replacements and offers NAPA’s Peace of Mind warranty, which is honored nationwide and gives drivers and their rides 12 months or 12,000 miles of protection against mechanical problems. Miami's Quality Auto Repair also carries and installs tire brands such as Firestone, Bridgestone, and Goodyear.
Martino Tire's ASE-certified technicians can install new tires, rotate existing tires and balance wheels, and perform a variety of other automotive services, such as brake repairs, oil changes, and realignments. Mantino Tire carries tires from brands such as Michelin, BFGoodrich, and Goodyear.
At El Car Wash's two brushless locations, you can drive your car into a series of sprayers and dryers to get it clean from bumper-to-bumper. At the end, clients can use the free vacuums onsite to get rid of dirt and debris on the inside. Staff members are on hand to assist drivers when ordering their service, and for the premium service, they hand-dry cars so clients don't have to park in front of 20 box fans.
Elite Sound & Security specializes in equipping cars and boats with a docket of electronic upgrades and integrations. Because they are authorized dealers for every brand they stock, the technicians possess the know-how and familiarity necessary to seamlessly install products from brands including Pioneer, Viper, and 3M. They easily maneuver through the systems of both standard and exotic cars as they install booming sound systems, and their resumé of iPod- and iPhone-compatible module integration lists cars such as Ferraris and Maseratis. To help clients protect the glossy gadgetry inside, the technicians armor autos with 3M window tints and equip them with security systems whose blinking lights, siren sounds, and skateboard disguises help to fend off potential break-ins.