At Tuffy's, motor-vehicle caregivers spruce up patrons' horseless carriages and prepare them for a new season of dutiful service. After installing a new oil filter, auto artisans remove the old sludgy glop clogging the car's arterial system and replace it with up to five quarts of Valvoline 5W-30 or 5W-20 conventional motor oil (a $31.99 value; diesel or synthetic oil costs extra). The staff will also rotate tires to prepare four-wheeled wonders for safe gliding (a $12 value) and make sure air-conditioning systems function properly to bring riders to the brink of coolness faster than Fonzie’s leather jacket ($9.99). Finally, a pair of fresh wiper blades (up to 22")—grown locally by organic-blade farmers—supplants worn-out window-rubbers ($22) and a specialist conducts an extensive 41-point maintenance inspection.
Technicians wield scrolls of premium tints and Custom Tint’s three decades of expertise as they deflect heat and sunbeams from windowpanes. Armed with standard, high-performance, and ceramic tints from Global Window Films, staffers trim the UV-blocking film to fit individual windows in cars as well as homes and offices, preventing heat from rendering interiors uncomfortable or sunlight from fading treasured Bayeux Tapestries. Custom Tint bolsters its work with limited and lifetime warranties with national coverage.
The ASE-certified master mechanics at Scott's Automotive Center apply 30 years of experience to improving the endurance and performance of auto engines. During the 60- to 80-minute oil-change package, up to 5 quarts of 10W-30 motor oil replace polluted predecessors, and tires take places on opposite ends of the car so that tread wear remains evenly distributed. A 20-point inspection includes examinations of crucial parts and systems to case out potential problems, safety hazards, or misspelled bumper stickers.
A blue awning stretches over the pavement at Lake Mary Car Wash, where skilled hands polish and shine road-weathered chrome. Technicians combine more than a decade of experience with efficient, modern equipment. Moving beyond minor grime, they use paintless dent-removal and intensive detail services to suture any wound a car may have incurred from rush-hour dust-ups or kamikaze shopping carts. Window-tinting treatments up the cool factor on newly cleaned autos, and onsite oil changes keep things running below the surface.