The highly trained technicians at Jiffy Lube tend to about 24 million customers each year with services such as the Signature Service Oil Change package, which promotes the longevity of each vehicle. Staffers acknowledge that oil plays a crucial role in maximizing the lifespan of each car?it cools the motor and prevents moving parts from deteriorating. More than 20,000 technicians who have completed an extensive training program certified by the National Institute Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) nurse vehicles at Jiffy Lube.
In addition to performing oil changes, Jiffy Lube's savants perform air-filtration, brakes, electricity, and windshield services, among others. The technicians' quality pledge includes a commitment to transparency, which stipulates that they will inform car owners of any necessary services, only complete a service after it has been approved, and refuse to replace windshields with saran wrap.
After founding and running Sunco Gas in 1979, Sam Franco decided to expand into full-service automotive maintenance and repair. So, in 1984, Sam's Automotive came to fruition as an extension of his passion for cars and commitment to quality work. Surrounding himself with qualified technicians, Sam strives to stay one step ahead of the ever-evolving complex world of vehicle mechanics and computerization. Today, his crew tackles services dealing with everything from electrical and fuel systems to engine cooling systems, drivetrains, and a car's first loose tooth. With the latest diagnostic abilities, reliable parts, quality customer service, and a sense of humor, Sam aims to complete each job, big or small, with professional excellence.
For more than 12 years, the car-wash technicians at The Car Salon have devoted themselves to cleaning vehicles of any make, model, or size. Their services, which include engine cleaning, deluxe hand waxes, and leather cleaning, are available seven days a week. They make it a mission to one-up car washes, seeking the deeply embedded dirt and debris machines often miss, such as bug proteins, tar, and human feelings.
Now in operation for more than 40 years, Sudsy Car Wash & Detailing Center envelops each visiting vehicle in a shower of soapy bubbles. Foam ferries across windows while a polymer-sealant rinse provides protection against the elements. The detail center uses only Meguiar’s quality products to primp paint or fortify the soft folds of leather interiors. Technicians can pore over the whole vehicle with packages or attack auto’s piece by piece, deep cleaning just the vehicle’s seats, carpets, or rims.
Any taxi can get you from point A to point B. But the Water Taxi makes it interesting in a way no land vehicle can, affording unique views of Birch State Park's natural landscapes and the bustling Fort Lauderdale Riverwalk along the way. The destinations tend to be equally scenic. As it travels throughout Fort Lauderdale and Hollywood, the Water Taxi makes 19 stops at places ranging from beautiful beaches to acclaimed restaurants.
Hitting them all is easy with hop-on, hop-off service, which makes it convenient for waterfront residents and visitors to get around. Riders can pick up tickets on board, online, or at several area hotels. In addition to the regular schedule, captains guide Water Taxi's vessels for private chartered voyages, such as moonlight cruises and scavenger hunts.
Yellow and blue signage near the parking lots of shopping malls, offices, and entertainment centers indicates the presence of ProntoWash Eco AutoSpa, a car wash and detailing powerhouse that boasts more than 350 operations worldwide. Its business model revolves around accessibility—ProntoWash sets up shop where cars already are, saving drivers time and preserving all the gas and corn dogs that engines would have otherwise consumed during a trip to a traditional car wash. Helming special yellow Washing Karts, the company's technicians use biodegradable detergent and about a pint of low-pressure water to render each car clean. They also care for cars by vacuuming carpets, restoring headlights, stuffing multivitamins inside ailing glove compartments, and making arrangements to hit the road with their mobile car-wash service.