Drawing on half a century of automotive service, the family owned and operated Midas helps drivers to prolong vehicle vigor with factory-recommended maintenance services. Mechanics pop car hoods to perform oil changes with standard and temperature-durable synthetic solutions, taking time to inspect belts, hoses, fluids, and the air conditioner's resident penguin. Armed with efficient catalytic converters built to US EPA standards, the staff helps to shrink harmful emissions during muffler and exhaust-system checks. Trained technicians augment brake services with lifetime guarantees and curate healthy, evenly worn tires with rotations or replacements from Goodyear, Michelin, Firestone, and Bridgestone.
Simoniz's The Best exterior service pampers transporters with a shine-restoring exterior wash. Car caretakers ensure that carriages are completely cleaned, from their hard exoskeletons to soft underbellies to mate-attracting rims. Rid windshields of bug-and-dirt debris before applying a visibility-boosting treatment. After a tire shine matches trundling rubber to trendy patent-leather streets, a team of wash techs gives autos a final Double Bond protectant and autos go through a machine drying process, assuring all the essential oils get absorbed into their thick skins. As part of this deal, Groupon customers also receive $10 off an express detailing service ($44.99) during a future visit.
Glen of Glen's Auto Detailing knows that piloting a dusty or mud-spattered car in public can be an embarrassment. So he and his team take to the streets with an arsenal of cleaning serums to restore a showroom-quality sheen to motor-carriages at client's homes, away from the main drags of the Boston metropolitan area. Waxing treatments keep painted facades looking glossy, and undercarriage pressure-washes evict oily grime and run-over tumbleweeds. Since true beauty lies within, Glen's techs tackle interiors with vacuums and conditioning solutions for leather, plastic, vinyl, and rubber surfaces. Motorcycles become more photogenic with head-to-tail detailing, including a three-step paint protectant that maintains shines after extensive sun exposure.
The scrub squad at HMA Car Care Systems performs auto-detailing services that banish grime from vehicular surfaces and protect exteriors from the elements. Hand-guided soft cloths rid surfaces of dirt, grime, and road residue with an attention to detail impossible for lazy, shiftless robot workers. HMA painstakingly scours tar and gunk from the tires and wheels before applying a protective gloss sealant that latches onto the rubber to help resist future cracks and ward off road remoras. To finish the treatment, waxmasters hand-buff automobiles with pure, imported hard carnauba wax for a pedestrian-blinding shine. The deluxe car wash-and-wax package is available by appointment only; call ahead.
The commercial passenger boat known as the Endeavour doesn't just roam the waters of Salem Sound: it also has the rare permission to land at the sound's islands. It's fitting, then, that it also has a second name: Sea Shuttle. At regular intervals, this flat, open-air boat ferries passengers between the Salem Willows Park pier and the lush Misery Islands. Managed by the Trustees of Reservation, the islands greet visitors with rugged, rocky shores, panoramic views of the ocean, and a verdant terrain of woods and meadows crossed with hiking trails and filled with loitering teen seagulls. Though it functions primarily as a ferry, Sea Shuttle also explores local wildlife; its nonprofit Sea Station division uses the vessel for marine education.
Salem Car Wash promises both speed and thoroughness: the staff can clean most cars inside and out within 10 minutes. Using mild detergents and automatic, soft-cloth washers, technicians prep car exteriors, underbodies, and windows to a factory-floor sheen?and then protect the job with Rain-X and high-end polish. They also vacuum and wipe down interiors. They can customize services based on the season, paying special attention to bugs in the summer and ice in the winter. But regardless of when a customer comes in, they back every wash with a satisfaction guarantee.