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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.

135 Ocilla Highway
Fitzgerald,
GA
US

For more than 30 years, Precision Tune Auto Care has helped vehicles of all sorts run smoothly with an array of maintenance and auto-repair services. Fully trained mechanics whet engine appetites with an oil change ($29.90), then rotate and balance tires to ensure an even distribution of wear and tear, bringing inner balance to troubled rubber rollers ($59.80). A windshield-wiper replacement maintains driver visibility throughout the coming weather-filled months ($24.90), and a brake inspection ($19.90) safeguards against inconvenient malfunctions during no-holds-barred drag races down by the old nuclear power plant.

2534 Dawson Rd
Albany,
GA
US

Oasis scrubs and shines four-wheeled friends with five varieties of quick, automated car washes. A basic express wash ($5) wins your ride an exterior suds session, wheel cleaning, and jet dry, allowing for a dirt-free takeoff after about two minutes. Midlevel grime warrants the ultra wheel deal ($10), which includes a three-step wheel wash, a therapeutic treatment to hard-working paint, a discreet under-body rinse, clear coat, and shine. Dirt that reaches premium levels requires the top-of-the-line Oasis works wash ($14), which upgrades the services in the ultra wheel deal with an extra tire shine, rain-x treatment, triple polish, and towel dry. Once the wash is complete, proud car parents can purge their hulking progeny of Cheerio crumbs and candy wrappers with vacuum cleaners available for free use at post-wash stations. Oasis is open seven days a week, ensuring that the uncleanly results of commuting through moats of fire and perilous tar pits can be rectified regularly.

2309 N Slappey Blvd
Albany,
GA
US

Owned and operated by brothers Jeff and Colby Wiggins, DJ's II Car Wash restores shine and sheen to road-worn rides. Today's Groupon offers a choice of two exemplary washes. The Best Exterior wash begins with a wash and towel dry of auto exteriors followed with a wax and polish, sure to help automobiles jet down freeways trailing sonic booms and to please vain mini candles seeking their reflections in newly shined tires. Clear-coat protection and Rain-X are sprayed onto vehicles to coax condensation into easy-to-string beads. The Best Value wash starts with these elements and then soars into automotive sumptuousness with a wipe-down of the door panels, cup holders, and console, and a thorough cleaning of the windows–ensuring cleanliness is not only steel-deep. A dash dressing prevents buildup of dust, fingerprints, and swaying hula women. The capable crew brightens tire rims, buffs automotive bodies, and cleans windows so well they require cautionary stickers for households with small children.

2535 Stuart Ave
Albany,
GA
US

Express Oil Change and Service Center has spent more than three decades catering to the needs of man's best mechanical friend. In this time, it has managed to spread across 10 states, much like the Guinness Book of World Records's largest blanket, taking its no-pressure modus operandi and penchant for recycling oil to more than 170 locations. The shop's ASE–certified technicians ply their trade with a cybernetic hybrid of high-tech computerized equipment and old-fashioned friendliness, maintaining the optimum efficiency and safety of engines with thorough oil changes, tire rotations, and maintenance packages.

200 Russell Pkwy
Warner Robins,
GA
US

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.

3240 Capital Cir. SW
Tallahassee,
FL
US