A satellite branch of Premier Luxury Rentals, PLR AutoSpa tends to jalopies inside and out. Performing a host of services—from express detailing to deep cleaning—the spa's technicians pamper vehicles in preparation for a night out, or clean them up following a night out's transformation from pumpkin carriage back into car.
A smile creeps across the face of Isaac Johnson, owner and manager of Advanced Automotive, as another vehicle exits his shop in top running condition. More than 35 years in the automotive-repair industry has gifted Ike with keen insight into all things automobile, knowledge that he shares with his staff of formally trained, ASE-certified technicians who brandish expertise in everything from tire repair to brake calibration. Thanks to Ike’s son, Matt, who added Pennsylvania safety-and-emissions testing to the shop’s bag of tricks, the staff also makes sure cars comply with state laws as they cruise down highways or screech to a halt in front of jaywalking snowmen.
The ASE-certified technicians at Ponte's Auto Care, a Napa AutoCare Center, bolster the performance of foreign and domestic buggies with clean oil and eagle-eyed examinations. During the 45-minute service, mechanics drain dirty oil from the car, replace it with up to five quarts of 5W-30 or 10W-30 oil, and install a filter to protect the engine from ego-crushing Blue Book values. After tires have been rotated, motor medics give the car an extensive health checkup, stopping to analyze fluid levels, interrogate the battery, check wiper blades, glance at belts, and ogle hoses. Techs also perform a 27-point visual inspection and present drivers with a printed report that records the results of the inspection along with the car's horoscope.
There's a glint and a glare bouncing off Greenhill Car Wash's rooftop. It's up there with the building’s solar panels, soaking up the sun's rays to power their computerized tunnel with clean, renewable energy. In their tunnel, soft foam and a pressure spray gently scrub the grime off of autos, while a lather of triple foam adds gloss, and a rust inhibitor staves off deterioration. Committed to keeping both cars and the environment clean, they also employ a water-recycling system that uses 60–80% less water than the standard commercial car wash. At their two locations, they remain true to their green car-washing techniques, and make their washes last longer by rendering thorough detailings or taping a scathing lampoon of dirt to each bumper. Detailers can return cars to a like-new appearance by rubbing exteriors with clay bars to remove contaminants, applying UV creams to interiors to prevent sun damage, and hand waxing paint jobs to a showroom shine.
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When record amounts of water from Tropical Storm Henri ravaged Red Clay Valley, it left six historic bridges destroyed and reduced the 10-mile Wilmington & Western Railroad to a mere two miles. The railroad is no stranger to change—since officially opening for passenger and freight service in 1872, the approximately 20-mile track was gradually shortened before beginning to escort tourists on steam-powered jaunts in 1966. Through all its transformations, the rail has persevered, and its encounter with Tropical Storm Henri was no exception. By June 30, 2007, the track was restored and Royal Blue coaches followed a locomotive 98 for the first 10-mile journey on the track in nearly four years.
These days, Wilmington & Western Railroad's locomotives continue to follow Red Clay Creek on leisurely round-trip jaunts, romantic rides, and themed excursions. After their ride, youngsters can learn about railroading heritage with a series of online games, and individuals or groups can charter a train for subsequent travels to any destination along the line.
During detailing sessions, Rick's Professional Auto Detailing technicians remove dirt from the interior and exterior, as well as from the trunk and the engine compartment if desired. They give vehicles a great shine by washing and polishing them by hand and kissing them with just-glossed lips. In addition, the staff provides other cosmetic services, including odor removal, hand-painted initials and pinstripes, burn hole repair, and paintless dent removal.