Signature service: Boston Airport valet parking
Staff Size: 25–50 people
Average Duration of Services: 30 Minutes or Less
Brands Used: Thrifty Valet Parking
Pro Tip: Arrive at Thrifty Valet Parking 20 minutes before you plan on being at the airport.
How is your approach different than that of other professionals in your field?
Our Valet Airport Parking Service is enjoyed by thousands of travelers each month. In the winter, you get off our 24-hour, seven-day-a-week shuttle to and from Boston Logan terminals (a five minute ride) to your car up front, warmed up, and snow removed. In the summer, enjoy coming back to your car up front and air conditioner on. Upon arrival to our facility, your receipt is on your dash, so no waiting; you just hop in your car and go.
What's one tip for first-time customers that will make them feel like regulars?
Upon arrival to the Valet Airport Parking lot, leave your keys in the car, and have your license plate ready for the counter to process your claim ticket for easy return. Business and leisure frequent travelers return over and over again.
What aspect of your job, or the services you offer, most often surprises people?
People are often surprised and delighted at the optional services we can offer while they are away. We have a full detail service on site and a car wash. We offer an exterior car wash, interior detail, exterior detail, or a complete detail package and have your car looking good upon your arrival. Our bus drivers even assist with luggage.
The sharply uniformed chauffeurs of Boston Lifestyle Limo fetch and ferry riders throughout New England, New York, and Connecticut in sleek extended Lincoln Town Cars. Chauffeurs safely steer toward hotels or airports and warmly welcome wedding parties or groups of coworkers into back seats spacious enough to host an upcoming company barn dance. The luxury sedans purr toward pick-up points at all hours, conveniently accommodating late-night or early-morning trips.
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RelayRides is a new form of peer-to-peer car rental, one in which car owners around the country lend their rides to trustworthy drivers in need. The process is straightforward for both parties involved. Renters choose a ride from a list of available vehicles, be it a van for carrying the whole family or a sports car for cruising down the coastline. Owners then meet renters at an agreed-upon spot and hand over the keys. When the trip is finished, renters replace the gas and return cars to their owners' loving embrace. An online system encourages participants to rate and review their experiences, ensuring a reliable network of top-notch owners and renters.
When dropping off a typical family car or light truck at the shop, it's comforting to know that its handlers routinely deal with complex vehicles weighing up to 2.5 tons without breaking a sweat. The auto docs at South Boston Auto & Heavy Truck Repair do just that, tending to Dodge, Chevy, and Ford pickup trucks as well as other heavier domestic and foreign vehicles. For every set of wheels, they offer a range of repair or maintenance services to keep them cruising smoothly, from routine oil changes and tune ups to transmission and radiator work. Before so much as loosening a lug nut or putting monster truck tires on a Ford Pinto, the team offers free estimates for the necessary work at hand.
The Motorsport Lab lets drivers tame and test a fleet of classic American muscle cars and exotic, foreign sportsters. Drivers receive instruction before sampling the speed and handling of vehicles such as the Aston Martin DB9, Bentley GT, and Lotus Elise. Instructors either compress racing experiences into 60-minute agility tests or prolong the rush by guiding drivers on three-day excursions to Tampa, the Berkshires, or the nearest no-contact demolition derby. The Motorsport Lab also runs an advanced driving school, teaching students the subtleties of controlling Ferraris and Lamborghinis.