Castrol oil has lived an impressive life over the past century, from helping boats and planes set new endurance records to lubricating cars that, over the years, have broken the land-speed record 21 times. Today, those very products fill up everyday engines, including those at JMJ Automotive and Express Lube, where a knowledgeable staff nurtures vehicles with the prized lubricant. Technicians ensure that transports run efficiently and safely through a full gamut of services, such as state inspections, tire rotations, fuel-system maintenance, and intricate repairs, and top off each and every oil change with a complimentary vacuuming and giant lollipop for the tailpipe.
Bethel Park Rapid Wash’s signature three-minute cleanings can leave any car less than 7-feet tall feeling fresh and sporting a renewed shine. After thorough instruction from Rapid Wash staff, drivers shift their cars to neutral and coast through the automated wash tunnel, where soft, downy cloth and Neo-Tex foam obliterate dirt with their firm but gentle touch. The Ultra Wash package includes a tickly undercarriage wash, targeted cleaning with a high-pressure hose, and a spot-free rinse, followed by a stint beneath 12 powerful, yet sensitive, dryers. Triple-foam wax and a coating of clear rain protectant keep bodies glossy, and a wheel washing and tire shine polishes car feet from spoke to tread.
For passers-by, Anthony Arms is hard to miss, what with a sky-blue-camouflage tank sitting in its parking lot. Walking past the armored vehicle, visitors enter an 1,800-square-foot facility that houses many marksmanship amenities, including a climate-controlled, 16-lane pistol range rated for .22- to .50-caliber fire. Range officers supervise marksmen and lend their expertise during classes, including the NRA FIRST Steps Pistol Orientation and private one-on-one training sessions. Anthony Arms’ expertise also extends to a pro shop where the staff intermingles its display of new and antique munitions with mounted game, including a trophy buck and a bear. Further services include an onsite gunsmith, as well as range memberships that extend amenities such as free range time and daily wake-up calls from Bruce Willis.
The ASE-certified technicians at Pons Auto Body & Service prepare vehicles to start, run, and roll smoothly during the harsh winter weather. To start off the inclusive package, staffers pump mechanical bellies free of their used engine goo to replenish them with up to 4 quarts of fresh conventional oil and a new oil filter. Mechanics then drain the coolant system of its weathered fluids, flush out built-up residue, and serve it a 2-gallon helping of new coolant brewed from ground-up thermoses.
Technicians at Safe and Sound's two locations equip cars for warm winter commutes with remote starter systems. Boasting an operating range of up to 800 feet, the button-activated system allows customers to vivify their engines from the comfort of their kitchen, office, or tanning bed, eluding the discomfort of a cold car by taking the wheel of pre-toasted ride. After the adept installation process, drivers are handed one remote keypad to control their car from afar. Some vehicles may require bypass, integration modules, or post-procedure lollipops at additional costs.