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.
As Ann Arbor's largest independent automotive servicing facility, arborMotion cleanses vehicles at its Attention 2 Detail center, tending to cars, trucks, and SUVs alike. Here, Detail Manager Martin Lunceford dusts off autos from the inside out, treating them to an interior and exterior detail. The facility's deluxe detail package begins with a dashboard and center console scrubbing, followed by a full vacuum of carpeting and seats, purging fuzz, French fries, and snow globes. Cars' pelts and mats undergo a steamy cleansing and shampooing, before door jambs are deloused and interior door panels are de-grimed. Following each interior scrub down, Attention 2 Detail shines exteriors with a hand-wash and one-step hand wax. Windows become sparkly, and tire rims are cleaned and dressed like a British boy whose mum caught him playing with chocolate syrup behind the mulberry bush. Wheel well and bug-off treatments remove gnats and mosquitoes.
After witnessing a lot of local car owners being taken advantage of, veteran mechanic and ASE Master Technician Rich Trobaugh set out to prove there was a better way. For more than 15 years, Rich and the staff of True Tech Auto Repair have been taking the higher road as they honestly and accurately care for foreign and domestic cars' brakes, transmissions, and parts in between. ASE-certified mechanics take each car they meet out for a cup of coffee before performing a full inspection and commencing with the necessary repairs. The staff stands by their scholarly analysis and services with a two-year/24,000-mile in-house warranty, in addition to NAPA's nationwide warranty.
Touting Chrysler's Five-Star rating for customer service, the personable staff at Chrysler Jeep of Ann Arbor guides patrons through a showroom of new and pre-owned Chrysler and Jeep vehicles. Trained technicians shuffle around the bays of the repair and service center and collision center, mending frazzled frames with Mopar parts and bubble gum once chewed by Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Snacks and beverages from the coffee bar and toys, DVD player, and video games inside the kids’ play area help pass the time as patrons wait for services.
From its humble beginnings as an automotive glass store in Warren, Simbol Auto Glass has mushroomed into five locations. At the pentafecta of silica shops, techs unholster Sika brand products to eradicate windshield chips, and can outright replace cracked windshields in about one hour, or seven dog-hours. To keep sunlight from fading interiors, Simbol tints windows with Smoke film, which can reduce 4%–68% of transmitted light. Technicians also enhance cars with remote starters, alarms, and satellite radio.
The experienced specialists at Mr. Tunes' shops reinvent automobiles with everything from customized subwoofer boxes and sound systems to truck accessories. The crew can spend two to three hours french-braiding seatbelts or installing remote starters by Viper, Valet, and Avital, which allow drivers to start their cars from afar with the push of a handheld remote. Customized audio and video systems transform backseats into full-blown media rooms. Mr. Tunes also offers a wide range of navigation options and iPod integration systems.