Tint World’s automotive detailers have been tinting car and truck windows since 1982. What started as a single location in Tamarac, Florida mushroomed across the state, and eventually led to locations in Oklahoma, North Carolina, and California. At each franchise, automobile specialists keep roadsters looking sharp and running resolutely with meticulous detailing packages, state-of-the-art auto audio and video systems, and custom wheels and tires. They still perform their original service, tinting car windows with a precise, computerized method that prevents harsh UV rays from distracting drivers, overheating interiors, and leaving dashboard hula dancers with unsightly tan lines. To keep its clients protected and comfortable in all aspects of their lives, Tint World has expanded their tinting services to include residential, commercial, and boat windows.
Supersonic Car Wash's automatic tunnels and attentive technicians expunge automotive dirt on the inside and out. During each Superwash package, tri-foams exterminate outer filth and seal in escape-minded shine with clear coat wax. After polishing wheels and cleaning tires, techs vacuum the cabin, wash the windows, dust the dash, and decimate gunk civilizations growing in the cup holders. The three-to-four-hour interior and exterior detail kicks off with a full-service wash and wheel clean. As techs restore sheen to the outside façade, staffers spread healthy gobs of shampoo across the carpets, seats, and mats in order to bully out spills and erase evidence of the carpool’s last pie-eating contest. Details conclude with an interior tidying, as techs spruce up surfaces and plastics and outfit panels in conditioners.
Originally founded in 1959 by Kurt Ziebart as Ziebart International Corp., Ziebart has morphed from an auto-rust-prevention outfit into a full-service auto accessory and detail shop that has cropped up at some 400 locations in 30 countries. Performing everything from window tinting and professional detailing to electronics installation, Ziebart's experienced staff cares for cars with high-end products, including seasonal paint protectant and the company’s renowned rust inhibitors. To protect cars inside and out, Ziebart technicians also install accoutrement such as alarm systems to thwart thieves and sunroofs to thwart unflattering film negatives from processing correctly (services may vary by location).
For 30 years R & D Automotive has pampered and primped German automobiles, catering to collectibles, racecars, and everyday street vehicles. Car aficionados can restore the innards of their four-wheeled steeds with an oil change, which incorporates a factory filter and a dose of fresh synthetic oil to impress passengers with a smoother ride and a healthier engine. The four wheel-alignment services employ state-of-the-art Hunter-alignment systems—whose computerized alignment sensors attach to the outside of the tires, rather than the wheel—to ensure sensitive tires don’t get damaged. Signs vehicles need alignment include excessive tire wear, vibrating steering wheels, and cup holders curled in the fetal position.
Helmed by husband-and-wife duo Richard and Sandra Hameroff, Broadway Auto Clinic tends to the mechanical and aesthetic needs of vehicles foreign and domestic. As visitors relax in the lobby with a show on the flat-screen TV or a magazine, formally trained technicians employ sophisticated equipment to tune up and repair cars, with same-day service in most cases. High-powered automated car washes flush out undercarriages and protect precious paint jobs with pressurized jets of water and applications of triple-foam polish wax. Specialized dog-wash stations ensure that pets are clean enough to drive your clean car home. Two dedicated courtesy shuttles ferry passengers to and from downtown Albany and other important locations Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
For more than seven decades, Kost Tire and Auto Care has tended to tires and outfitted autos with expertise, efficiency, and an ebullient approach by their team of Automotive Service Excellence–certified specialists. During the standard oil change, motor-oil maestros will remove thick and slow-moving sludge, replacing it with clean, free-flowing fluid fit for deserving engines and vagabond tin men who lack hearts and proper lubrication. The oil filter will also be replaced, cleaning out murky buildup to keep motors moving and cars content.
Park Ride & Fly USA's car caretakers protect vacationing cars within 24-hour, well-lit parking lots near airports in more than 30 states. After dropping off their automobiles, customers can transport themselves and their luggage to the airport aboard one of the company’s complimentary shuttles or human-size hamster balls. While away, patrons rest easy knowing that their steel steeds are safe within fenced lots that are monitored by 24-hour surveillance. At many locations, shuttles also swing by the terminal to pick up returning travelers and reunite them with their respective vehicles, which are first freed of cloud-based artillery, including snow or recently rained molasses.