For 30 years R & D Automotive has pampered and primped German automobiles, catering to collectibles, racecars, and everyday street vehicles. Car aficionados can restore the innards of their four-wheeled steeds with an oil change, which incorporates a factory filter and a dose of fresh synthetic oil to impress passengers with a smoother ride and a healthier engine. The four wheel-alignment services employ state-of-the-art Hunter-alignment systems—whose computerized alignment sensors attach to the outside of the tires, rather than the wheel—to ensure sensitive tires don’t get damaged. Signs vehicles need alignment include excessive tire wear, vibrating steering wheels, and cup holders curled in the fetal position.
Clean Image dispatches crews of insured and bonded professionals to fight grime caught in carpets, clinging to upholstery, and discoloring floors. The experts employ Rotovac equipment to clean carpets, evict dirt and stains, and restore upholstery to a pristine state in time for tea parties with tax collectors. Workers return transparency to windows with thorough scrubbings and care for vinyl, linoleum, and natural stone floors with waxing and refinishing. Their pressure washing leaves house exteriors immaculate, and the team also cleans out gutters and restores and scrubs decks.
Helmed by husband-and-wife duo Richard and Sandra Hameroff, Broadway Auto Clinic tends to the mechanical and aesthetic needs of vehicles foreign and domestic. As visitors relax in the lobby with a show on the flat-screen TV or a magazine, formally trained technicians employ sophisticated equipment to tune up and repair cars, with same-day service in most cases. High-powered automated car washes flush out undercarriages and protect precious paint jobs with pressurized jets of water and applications of triple-foam polish wax. Specialized dog-wash stations ensure that pets are clean enough to drive your clean car home. Two dedicated courtesy shuttles ferry passengers to and from downtown Albany and other important locations Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Midas is an ASE–certified auto-repair shop that upkeeps vehicles with oil changes and tire rotations to keep customer's cars operating smoothly. The Midas oil change includes a swap out of up to five quarts of oil matched to the correct viscosity grade for your vehicle with 5W-20 or 5W-30 oil (you'll have to pay the difference for synthetic oil or for more than five quarts). Midas technicians also will check to see if the filter needs to be replaced and will visually assess the levels of fluid in the brakes, power steering, automatic transmission, and coolant reservoir.
Tint World’s automotive detailers have been tinting car and truck windows since 1982. What started as a single location in Tamarac, Florida mushroomed across the state, and eventually led to locations in Oklahoma, North Carolina, and California. At each franchise, automobile specialists keep roadsters looking sharp and running resolutely with meticulous detailing packages, state-of-the-art auto audio and video systems, and custom wheels and tires. They still perform their original service, tinting car windows with a precise, computerized method that prevents harsh UV rays from distracting drivers, overheating interiors, and leaving dashboard hula dancers with unsightly tan lines. To keep its clients protected and comfortable in all aspects of their lives, Tint World has expanded their tinting services to include residential, commercial, and boat windows.
Boxley Services' friendly auto-body beautifiers have preened and primped Capital Region roadcrafts for more than 50 years. The deluxe wash begins with a thorough hand wash, followed by a tire dressing, sparkling of windows, and interior vacuuming to clear cockpits of crumbs, gum wrappers, and orphaned jelly beans. Alternately, the exterior-focus detailing package eliminates car skin contaminants with a meticulous scrubdown including removal of brake-dust build-up on wheels and polishing of rims. Before reuniting drivers with their four-wheeled friends, detailers swathe auto façades with a thick coat of wax to stave off wayward weather and incontinent pigeons.