When the Baton Rouge Police Department needs to repair or spruce up their squad cars, they send their cruisers to Netterville's Auto Repair Shop. The full service repair and auto body shop employs only ASE-certified technicians, who set to work straightening dented fenders, fixing troubled transmission, or silencing squeaky brakes. Offering free shuttle service and 24-hour towing for all customers, Netterville’s also boasts an in-house paint booth operated by I-Car certified technicians and one wise, anthropomorphic drop cloth.
On a warm August day in 1938, a father and son unveiled the first sample of what was to become Dairy Queen, selling 1,600 samples on the first day, a feat as unheard of as a dragon that breathes ice. Its ensuing prolific expansion was fueled by its frozen treats, which propelled the dessert shop from 100 stores in 1947 to 1,446 in 1950. Today, their dessert recipes remain largely unchanged, and Dairy Queen has added hearty grilled hamburgers, hot dogs, and fried chicken to its menu. Dairy Queen's enormous dessert menu boasts treats ranging from soft-serve cones and blizzards filled with cookies to takeaway ice-cream sandwiches and cakes.
Led by owner Miles Holley, the team of ASE-certified technicians at Skid Marks Tires & Auto Service keeps vehicles in top form with services ranging from computerized alignments to air-conditioner repair. The company expanded in 2012, adding two locations to the two existing service centers.
Staffers at any location can outfit wheels with four tires, a service that includes two free oil changes. Patrons making a purchase of more than $249 enjoy six interest-free months with approved credit and an acceptable KITT impersonation.
At Signature Rides LLC, the car is a canvas for skilled auto-modification artists who beautify vehicles with slick accessories and customizations. Their ability to add glitzy flair to cars, trucks, and SUVs has attracted celebrities ranging from LSU football stars to crime-fighting Corvettes. Fruits of their labor include mesh grilles, chrome-covered door handles and trailer hitches, custom wheels, and airbag-suspension systems. Thanks to an arsenal of metallic, mirrored, and colored films, Signature Rides LLC?s crew can outfit windows with a tint that blocks 99% of harmful UV radiation and 79% of harsh solar heat.
Plantation Car Wash Express's vehicular physicians keep cars in top health with a loaded package of maintenance, cleaning, and repair services. Cars are treated with up to two spa sessions per visit, keeping wait times low and allowing owners to space out their services. Oil changes entail a gamut of auto-pampering routines. The technician swaps out filled filters and greases the chassis, then checks brake, steering, washer, and other fluids for dehydration. Cars then relive their factory hazing days by chugging up to 5 quarts of Pennzoil Basic oil and running through a basic full-service wash, including an exterior cleansing, air dry, and spot-free rinse. Other services, such as the 16-quart transmission flush and the radiator flush, promote internal automotive health and keep vehicles chugging along smoothly.