Island Time's dessert devotees craft 14 all-natural, kosher flavors of frozen yogurt, which boast live, active cultures and swirl into cups from customer-operated machines. Frozen-yogurt masterpieces begin once customers select a palette of flavors, combining cookies and cream with sensational strawberries or cake batter with a liquefied spatula. Guests festoon their frosty bounties with 55 different toppings, layering on freshly sliced bananas, nuts, and candy before Island Time's dairy gurus weigh each customized sundae ($0.49/oz.). The yogurt emporium encourages island-style relaxation with an outdoor patio gussied up with umbrella-shaded picnic tables and palm trees trained in shiatsu massage.
Working from two locations in Jacksonville, Gunner Tire's certified technicians help cars reach their maximum mileage with a range of maintenance and repair services. After performing free safety inspections, the team draws from a stockroom of top-brand tires by Michelin, Falken, and Cooper to outfit cars with the best spinners in every size. They confiscate dirty oil and replace it with standard or Mobile 1 premium fluids, and toss away dingy filters wrought with engine-clogging debris. While cars receive service, customers can lounge in shop's diner-like atmosphere, where black-and-white checkerboard floors and vintage red walls box in a coffee bar and fresh air saturated with complimentary WiFi.
A Shade Above Window Tint's specialists are trained experts in the arts of repairing auto glass and tinting windows with SunTek film. Automobile portholes peppered with small-time scars find refuge in two chip repairs, which can erase dimples caused by flying debris or overweight insects. Technicians also take care of cars plagued with more formidable fissures by molding and installing new windshields ($120–$190, price varies/vehicle); drivers who opt for this service get to enjoy unlimited free chip repairs and wiper-blade calligraphy classes. Patrons may also give their vehicle's side windows and back windshield a sophisticated tan with a complete tint job ($190–$250). Backed by a lifetime warranty against bubbling, peeling, and discoloration, SunTek's Carbon film valiantly defends interiors from 99% of the sun's ultraviolet rays and 100% of the moon's bloodcurdling screams.
At C&L Automotive and Towing, ASE-certified technicians nurse the coughing engines of both foreign and domestic vehicles back to smooth-humming health. Cartenders refresh engine cocktails during 30-minute full-service oil-change sessions, first lubricating combusting parts with up to 5 quarts of Valvoline oil suited to either summer or winter driving. Fresh oil filters then replace gummy predecessors choked with corrosive particles and french-fry tips. Finally, keen eyes scrutinize brakes for wear and tires for strange lipstick marks during a 27-point inspection, ensuring chariots' safe return to the open, but occasionally jealous, road.
Since 1988, Auto Care Super Saver has been helping car owners save cash with maintenance punch cards redeemable at local auto shops throughout the course of a full year. These cards come loaded with all kinds of prepaid services, including at least three full-service oil changes with up to 5 quarts of oil, lube, and a new filter. Depending on the location, punch cards may also feature tire rotations, brake inspections, engine-light readings, air-conditioning performance tests, and other repairs and inspections essential to a car's well-being. Customers can transfer the punch card's benefits to any ride, ranging from station wagons to sports cars to feral merry-go-round mounts.