Remotes, like wizards' wands, can change TV channels as quickly as they can destroy relationships through power struggles on the couch. Wire your car with a less dichotomous remote with today's Groupon: for $159, you get an Avital remote-start-system installation at Lucky's in Skokie (a $320 value). Certain vehicles will require security-bypass modules or special keys to override factory-installed security systems (neither included in this Groupon); call ahead to find out if your make and model of vehicle is compatible.
Inside Lucky's 30,000-square-foot facility, a team of more than 20 car wizards outfits vehicles with remote-start systems so drivers can hop into warmed-up rides on frigid days. After calling or delivering a handwritten haiku to set up an appointment, customers can swing by the shop, where technicians will carefully equip cars with an Avital remote-start system. The skilled specialists make sure not to cut any factory wires while working, which would void warranties and force CD trays to spew out tattooed bologna slices. Patrons can then drive off with the ability to start their engine, lock and unlock doors, and open the trunk from afar.
The auto gurus at Lucky's pamper vehicles with fastidious hand washes alongside detailing, restoration, and customization services. Blue Coral and Rain-X products leave motorized steeds clean and protected from the elements after the comprehensive detailing treatments, which may include free pickup and drop-off service in the Skokieland area. Less conventional conveyances also receive love at the car wash's 30,000-square-foot complex, where the attentive staff performs detailing on motorcycles, boats, pumpkin carriages, and pumpkins that used to be carriages.
8440 Niles Center Rd.
Skokie, Illinois 60077