826michigan runs daily tutoring labs at the Liberty Street Robot Supply & Repair in Ann Arbor and at Ypsilanti Middle School, where students can work on their homework assignments and special projects guided by trained volunteers. Last year, 826michigan provided afterschool homework help to 297 students. To help fuel students' mental attentiveness, 826michigan feeds them healthy snacks, revving up learning juices with apples, oranges, granola bars, carrots and hummus, yogurt, and cheese and crackers. It costs 826michigan $10 each day to feed healthy snacks to a tutoring lab of 20 students.
At Stadium Citgo Auto Care Center, trusty mechanics treat domestic and imported vehicles to full-service tune-ups and oil changes, wheel balancing, and repair of mufflers, radiators, air conditioners, and electrical systems. Guests can fuel up with snacks and soda at an adjacent convenience store as impeccably professional technicians replace up to 5 quarts of motor oil from engines. Thorough computer diagnostics help uncover unseen mechanical problems or infestations of ghosts.
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.
The car specialists at Broadway Shell’s repair shop stand at the ready to tackle all major and minor automotive challenges that come their way. To this end, they employ an electrical specialist to diagnose faulty wiring and a foreign-vehicle specialist to calm frightened Volkswagens by speaking to them in their native tongue. After technicians perform regular maintenance and repairs, customers can stop by the gas pumps to fill up their engine or coat their floor mats in the scent of victory.
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.
With lube and service centers spread across America, Valvoline Instant Oil Change ensures that roads from coast to coast teem with automotive vigor. Certified technicians perform a roster of services, including quick in-and-out oil changes that allow motorists to arrive without an appointment and remain in their car while Valvoline oils forge a truce between metal parts.
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.