The staff at Allied Motorworks speaks the langage of European, American, and Asian automobiles fluently, and showcases those car-talk skills during battery, transmission, engine, and brake services. In addition to internalizing the factory specs of luxury and imported vehicles, they perform all types of auto maintenance. During oil changes, techs perform extensive checks, and crews degrime every nook and cranny of a car during auto details, creating a shine that even hovering birds take as a threat.
Though current owner Gary Pontious Sr. purchased Toledo Auto Care in 1975, the shop’s legacy stretches even further back, to 1917. Today, Gary and his son, both certified by the Automotive Management Institute, maintain the shop’s long-held reputation with the help of a team of ASE-certified techs. These auto wizards skillfully perform a wide range of services, including warranty-backed repairs.
Aside from oiling engines and servicing car parts, Gary’s staff takes care of customers by way of free roundtrip shuttles, towing, and engine-light inspections. These customer-comfort measures extend to the shop’s tidy waiting room, which is filled with stock-car memorabilia and complimentary Starbucks coffee. The team also supports local community efforts by offering free car-care workshops and raising money to aid the fight against cancer.
At Tuffy's, motor-vehicle caregivers spruce up patrons' horseless carriages and prepare them for a new season of dutiful service. After installing a new oil filter, auto artisans remove the old sludgy glop clogging the car's arterial system and replace it with up to 5 quarts of Valvoline 5W-30 or 5W-20 conventional motor oil (a $26.99 value, diesel or synthetic oil costs extra). The staff will also rotate tires to prepare four-wheeled wonders for safe gliding (a $12 value) and make sure air-conditioning systems function properly to bring you to the brink of coolness faster than Fonzie’s leather jacket ($9.99) . Finally, a pair of fresh wiper blades (up to 22")—grown locally by organic-blade farmers—supplants worn-out window-rubbers ($22) and a specialist conducts an extensive 41-point maintenance inspection.
Since 1997, Engine Surgeons’ auto mechanics have kept Michigan’s domestic and imported cars, SUVs, and trucks motoring down life’s highway with preventive maintenance and correctional repairs. Well versed in jobs big and small, they mend minor and major damages after collisions, tinker with malfunctioning electronics, and ensure that air-conditioning systems are free of miniature polar bears.
With lube and service centers spread across America, Valvoline Instant Oil Change ensures that roads from coast to coast teem with automotive vigor. Certified technicians perform a roster of services, including quick in-and-out oil changes that allow motorists to arrive without an appointment and remain in their car while Valvoline oils forge a truce between metal parts.
True to its name, Advanced Automotive calls upon modern and effective diagnostic equipment operated by ASE-certified technicians tasked with preventing and repairing automotive problems. The crew renders a wide range of services, from general oil changes to checking electronic systems or swapping out entire engines. Throughout each service, the staff encourages car owners to remain involved by asking questions and lovingly holding their car’s side-view mirror.