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.
Consaul Auto Care's motor mechanics relinquish roadsters from conundrums caused by curmudgeonly oil and undiagnosed engine dilemmas. Each oil change drains tanks before engines are topped off with fresh five-quart servings of MOA-enhanced 5W-30 oil, which can keep jalopies chugging along for an extra 1,000 miles before another pomade swap or engine bathroom break is needed. Next, a 27-point inspection scours fluid levels, alignment, and electrical systems for any conditions that may require extra attention. Just as an 1,800-mile or 18-month parts-and-labor warranty ensures customers of quality workmanship, an adherence to environmentally friendly disposal services (included in this Groupon) ensures a spiteful mother nature doesn't sic bird minions on patrons' auto bodies.
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.
The highly trained technicians at Jiffy Lube tend to about 24 million customers each year with services such as the Signature Service oil-change package, which promotes the longevity of each vehicle. Staffers acknowledge that oil plays a crucial role in maximizing the lifespan of each car—it cools the motor and prevents moving parts from deteriorating. More than 20,000 technicians who have completed an extensive training program certified by the National Institute Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) nurse vehicles at Jiffy Lube.
In addition to performing oil changes, Jiffy Lube’s savants perform air-filtration, electricity, and windshield services, among others. The technicians’ quality pledge includes a commitment to transparency, which stipulates that they will inform car owners of any necessary services, complete a service only after it has been approved, and refuse to replace windshields with Saran wrap.
Since 1977, vehicles have been leaving Mohrs Service Center invigorated, strengthened, and ready to ride. The center’s ASE-certified technicians boast extensive experience in servicing domestic and imported vehicles, and they take to automotive issues with capable hands and sturdy wrenches. Whatever the repair—an oil change, brake repair, or battery or transmission replacement—the technician's goal is to get the car back on the road and operating at peak performance. In addition to maintenance and repairs, Mohrs Service Center offers car-wash packages that yield polished cars that sparkle from the bottom of the tire to the tip of the antenna. Mohrs Service Center is located behind the Mobile gas station on West Avenue.
Each of Brake King's five locations staff ASE-certified techs who coddle engines with clean oil and bring frazzled wheels and frames into perfect alignment. During each 20- to 30-minute oil change, engines exchange swampy old muck for up to 5 quarts of clean synthetic crude, along with a new filter, guaranteed to keep out clogs caused by incoming dirt, debris, and corn dogs. Technicians then rotate the tires to equalize tread wear and tear, before poking and prodding their way through a precise safety inspection.