For more than 85 years, the ASE-certified parts specialists at NAPA Auto Parts have recommended and supplied quality parts from their network of stores that has grown from one parts shop to 6,100 locations nationwide. The National Automotive Parts Association organizes its more than 400,000 tools, replacement parts, and accessories in a unique and intuitive inventory-control system that tracks down customer selections quicker than the Dewey Decimal System equipped with a fast-forward button. To skip the shipping, the online inventory system also lets customers reserve their parts for in-store pickup for immediate gratification and diminished wait times. Proud sponsor of Martin Truex Jr.'s #56 car, NAPA Auto Parts meets the automotive needs of drivers both professional and recreational.
Simard Automotive, recipient of this year's Readers' Choice award for best auto repair shop, staffs ASE-certified technicians who dole out maintenance and repair services to keep cars driving smoothly in all seasons. During the winterization inspection, the mechanics help vehicles gear up for cold weather by checking the pads and block heaters, coolant gradient, cords, and Christmas CDs. In addition, the car caretakers visually and olfactorily inspect belts, hoses, wiper blades, and tires. Following winterization, technicians perform a 30-point inspection along with a chassis lube and an oil change that includes a premium filter and up to 5 quarts of oil, then finish up the one-hour procedure by topping off fluids and conducting an advanced battery health test by poking it to see if it's alive.
Armed with advanced cleaning techniques and backed by 32 years of experience, the team at Professional Auto Detailing transforms dingy jalopies into noble roadsters during a detailing spree that lasts two–three hours. After climbing inside the car, hungry vacuums poke their nozzles into bucket seats and plastic crannies to fill their ballooning bellies with cabin leftovers. Hands painstakingly wipe crumbs from dashboards and consoles and clean windows inside and out, erasing any fingerprints or bird droppings that would hinder passengers in their efforts to wink at truckers. A manual wash gently and thoroughly scrubs grit and dust from the exterior, preparing the auto's body for a layer of protective, high-gloss wax that's completely free of corn syrup. For an additional $25, customers can upgrade to Professional Auto Detailing's mobile service to have their vehicle detailed on any driveway or parking lot in Anchorage.
The experienced auto physicians at McClain's Car Doctor attend to domestic and imported autos with a wide variety of services to keep them road-ready and purring happily. Treating your street schooner to a 15-minute standard oil change allows it to slurp down up to five quarts of Napa Havoline oil, leaving it too full to graze on parking meters or tandem bicycles . McClain's diligent detectives examine each vehicle, popping the hoods and checking fluids, belts, and hoses for leaks. Highway stallions are hoisted into the air like graceful 2-ton ballerinas, allowing brakes and drivelines to undergo thorough inspections for suspicious activity. Vehicles that do not currently burn oil earn a 3,000-mile warranty and license to roam the open road.
Monster Wash's three auto bays house an elite touch-free car wash with a three-sided sudsy assault, undercarriage wash, and a wind-shearing drying system. The wash and wax combo may be found on the detailing menu, as can the Express Interior Detail, which includes a vacuum for carpets and seats, a scrubbing of the windows and dash, and a fumigation for mischievous gremlins. With the interior package, autonauts earn a free exterior touch-free wash to tackle caked-on insects and snow. The Express Exterior Detail clears grime and gunk from the chassis by hand and replaces it with a lustrous coat of wax and polish, leaving jalopies as fresh and shiny as a mouthwash-scented candle. Additionally, this package includes a tire shine and cleaning of the inside and outside of all windows.
The installers at Extreme Auto Accessories draw upon 16 years of experience while outfitting clients' automobiles with new features. A few of their specialties are new tires and rims, heated seats, and remote-starter systems that allow drivers to start cars without stepping outside into a world where ladybugs could be hiding basically anywhere. They also brighten interiors and exteriors with LED lights or perform any other number of modifications to make drives more pleasant.
Boasting a 65-year history in the automotive industry, Gene's Chrysler’s skilled team of technicians restores health to engines and blesses cars with trouble-free travels. During the one-hour oil change, mechanics drain spent oils from the car, replacing worn-out sludge with a 5-quart cocktail of lubricating standard oil. The perceptive techs then take a 23-point tour of the car’s vitals, studying crucial components such as tires, brakes, lights, and passenger ejector seats to ensure optimal safety performance. Gene's service center dispatches a free shuttle during working hours, helping commuters whose cars require longer service get to work on time or research career moves into the shuttle-driving industry.