Since 1969, Bruce Bennett Nissan—formerly Bob Sharp Nissan—has placed happy customers behind the wheels of safe, dependable cars. Mindful of maintaining the integrity of precious automobiles with expert service and repairs, a staff of friendly salesfolk and finance professionals helps visitors pick out a shiny new or still-lustrous preowned Nissan with assistance in either English or Spanish. The auto shop’s technicians boast an average tenure of 16 years, using their well-honed skills to swiftly change out oil, flush engines, recharge AC systems, repair or replace vital parts, and make sure cars can be retrofitted with multistage rockets.
In 1981, lifelong Greenwich residents Mark Curtis and Chris Fisher traded in their business suits for sudsy sponges when they purchased Greenwich Car Wash. 13 years later, they renamed their business Splash to coincide with an innovative idea developed by the duo: wash the cars by hand while also using a conveyor to keep them moving rather than trying to coax them forward with candy. That approach was a huge hit, and soon, Splash began spinning off into additional locations.
Today, more than 15 Splash locations are peppered across the East Coast. What started as a humble two-man operation has grown into a franchise that employs more than 500 people and washes more than a million cars per year. At each location, cars receive the ultimate in pampering thanks to a list of services that includes hand washes, express washes, detailings, and oil changes. Despite such impressive growth, though, Splash remains true to its community-driven roots, working with more than 400 charitable organizations on an annual basis.
Outfitted for a night of entertainment, Phoenix Limousine's luxurious party buses transport groups of up to 24 members during three-hour extravaganzas. Licensed chauffeurs ensure a safe arrival at desired destinations as they captain wheeled festivities from stop to stop. Convoys can choose to get dropped off at prominent junctures, such as concerts or sporting events, and birthday soirees and bachelor parties can glide swiftly to different bars and lauded yard sales. Glossy seating snakes through the bus's interior and weaves gracefully toward the back where a flat-screen TV awaits. Traveling shindigs can funkify gatherings with an arsenal of strobe lights or utilize the iPod connection to infuse parties with dance-worthy grooves and beats for an epic "Wheels on the Bus" rap battle.
Cranbury Service Station keeps autos rolling smoothly through a litany of necessary maintenance services. During a standard oil change, the station's certified automotive ameliorators replace old, worn-out oil with fresh-faced young fluid, straight from lubricant college and ready to take on the heat, dust, and high-stress pressures of today's high-octane internal combustion world. To help new oil adjust to its job of safeguarding precious moving parts, gaskets, and various shafts, a fresh oil filter is included. After tires are rotated to ensure even wear, the mechanics at Cranbury Service Station perform a meticulous safety inspection, checking fluids, tire pressure, lights, and more. The roughly 90-minute service keeps cars of all makes and models careening headlong down the highway as smoothly as an ice statue down a freshly greased bowling alley.
Soap, wax, and vacuums fly into action at Fred’s Car Wash, tackling the layers of grime and salt that cling to cars and trucks. Fred’s has been fighting the battle against dirt for more than three decades, watching as the jalopies of yore gave way to the hovercrafts of today, which the car wash’s experts pamper with four levels of express or full washes. This range of services lets clients decide whether their autos need a basic showering and hand drying, or if they could benefit from coats of foam protectant and Rain-X products. The car wash’s technicians also perform detail services, rejuvenating vehicular interiors with leather cleaner and vacuums or shining hulls with paste wax until hoods reflect the clouds and pterodactyls soaring above them.