Since its birth as a single-bay tire shop in 1929, Jack Williams Tire & Auto Service Centers has vastly expanded its array of vehicle services and spawned more than 20 additional shops throughout the state. During each of the three included oil changes, a team of knowledgeable car whisperers convinces motors' mouths to open wide as they swap soiled oil for up to five quarts of fresh, standard engine juice and install a new filter. Steel steeds with a flat tire can lurch into the shop and ask one of Jack Williams' experts to repair it; if the puncture wound is fixable, drivers can enjoy lifetime repairs and rebalancing on that one tire. To top it all off, rewards-booklet-toting folk can enjoy a bevy of additional savings including a 50% discount on a wheel alignment and a state safety inspection, as well as free shuttle service and complimentary midservice performances of "Greased Lightning."
The team at Faulkner Ciocca VW ushers drivers onto the open road with an inventory of new and used Volkswagen Beetles and Passats, and a stockpile of parts to repair any make and model. Volkswagen-certified technicians transition seamlessly from outfitting Jettas with software upgrades or turbo-back exhausts to changing the oil on cars from the Pacific Rim and North America. To minimize the hassle of going without a car, Faulkner Ciocca VW shuttles patrons to and from the lot’s airy lounge, where satellite TV and coffee flow in a continuous stream from outer space. Punch cards distributed for oil changes encourages preventive maintenance, as does the garage’s policy of only charging for three tires in a set of four.
Open since 1988, the locally owned and operated Pioneer Glass and Mirror outfits households and automobiles with an array of customized glimmering glasswork. From humble beginnings in the back shop of a gas station, the company has metamorphosed into an expansive showroom with five design and installation professionals on staff. The trained and certified technicians envelop showers and baths in professional Basco shower enclosures and adorn cabinets, shelves, and furniture with pieces from a stock of more than 140 styles of obscure and patterned glass. Towering Kentwood mirrors can encircle entire workout areas or bloodsport arenas, and automotive services repair the windshields and rearview mirrors of cars, trucks, and deluxe big wheels.
The technicians at American Tire and Brake prepare cars for the cold season with high-grade oil changes, adjustments, and safety inspections. During the oil change, mechanics drain depleted fluids from the car and replace them with up to 5 quarts of semi-synthetic oil, which maximizes engine life by monitoring its stress levels and massaging weary pipelines. After installing a clean filter, the mechanics reposition tires to even out tread wear. The winterization package prepares vehicles for seasonal sustainability with a wheel balance, which calibrates the concrete kissers for smooth and straight driving. Technicians tend to the antifreeze, test the battery to prevent breakdowns, and embark on a 29-point check. During the inspection, the perceptive staffers cast trained glances at essential components to make sure nothing is damaged or being held together by malleable string cheese.
For more than a quarter-century, Sears Auto Center-Old Forge Motor Cars has been keeping rides cruising smoothly with maintenance services and fresh brand-name tires. An online tire-size finder lets drivers peruse available rubbery soles based on tire size or their vehicles' year, make, and model; customers can also search for brands such as BFGoodrich, Cooper, Michelin, and Yokohama. Ailing cars can roll into the shop and let experienced technicians diagnose and treat their issues, from loose belts and hoses to squeaky brakes or wheels that become clumsily misaligned when cute convertibles whiz by. Sears Auto Center-Old Forge Motor Cars is open seven days a week and also harbors used vehicles available for purchase.