Both Splash Zone and Hurricane Bay restore allure to befouled buggies with soft-brush automatic car washes. Breadcrumb trails of spark plugs lure vehicles into a computerized prerinse that softens up caked-on mud and grime. After loosening sludge, the car wash blankets soggy sedans in soft brushes, allowing drivers seated inside to imagine that they're being eaten by a shag carpet. The wash then dispatches muck from the entire exterior and shines tires before an automatic dryer blasts away excess water. Drivers redeem their coupons at computerized kiosks outside the car wash and can upgrade to higher-priced washes for an additional fee.
As Super-Lube's name suggests, its signature service is the oil change. Technicians at its more than 50 locations lubricate engines with up to five quarts of premium oil. The comprehensive service, which requires no appointment, also comes with a 20-point maintenance check, and a free fluid top-off between changes. The technicians' handiwork extends beyond oil changes, too?they can change radiator fluid, swap out fuel filters, and replace broken windshield wiper blades.
The technicians at Qwik Lube of Tallahassee dedicate themselves to extending the life of all makes and models of vehicles with up-to-date preventive-maintenance services. While skillfully nurturing vehicles, technicians demonstrate their dedication by keeping records of service dates and cars’ favorite snacks. Adhering to manufacturers’ recommendations, the staff tracks all future service dates, courteously informing clients when oil, belts, or air filters need changing.
The auto cleansers at Fresh Improvement scrub vehicles by hand, buff and shine exteriors, and meticulously scour interiors to return rides to their showroom luster. Patrons can treat roadsters to a 45-minute express hand car wash, which includes an exterior wash and a chamois dry, and expels bugs from the front bumper, windshield, and rooftop lawn chairs. During one to two hours of advanced primping, the detail Wash-n-Wax cleanses exteriors from doorjamb to fuel cap and then bathes bodies in a detergent loaded with clear-coat conditioner and protectant. After blow-drying moisture out of every crevice and wind cave, technicians massage Rain-X into windshields and shine painted surfaces with orbital and hand waxes.
Manning a fleet of Robinson R44 whirlybirds, the pilots of Tallahassee Helicopters introduce sightseers to the clouds through tours and commercial flights, and also train new crops of aspiring pilots. Flights depart from Tallahassee Regional Airport, shuttling passengers into the great blue yonder to see the downtown skyline, local country clubs, lakes, and parks from above. The service also offers lunch and dinner tours, allowing tourists to make a strong impression as they arrive at restaurants in style and carve their steaks with the helicopter’s whirling tail rotor.
The company also operates its own academy, where students begin with introductory flights that put them in control of the helicopter for 90% of their flying time. The full piloting program prepares students for their first solo flights, while the R44 transition program teaches already licensed pilots the nuances of operating the R44 helicopter.
Super-Suds restores cars to their showroom shine with quick and painless washes. Vehicles travel through a brush-free zone that rinses away stubborn dirt and muck without damaging the paint. Rations of clear-coat protectant and conditioner preserve luster and shine, and technicians finish the job by hand, drying off exteriors to ward off water spots and keep exhaust pipes from catching a cough. Super-Suds also protects against looming thunderstorms by guaranteeing a free wash for every car that gets caught in the rain within 48 hours of visiting the shop.