New Oasis Car Wash & Lube's skilled staffers pamper weathered rides with exterior-only and full-service car washes and detailing packages. Eco-friendly products lend their services to the automated wash tunnel, which features a reverse-osmosis water-filtering system to minimize postwash water spots and zebra stripes. To enhance vehicles' inner beauty, technicians offer maintenance services ranging from oil changes to transmission flushes to fuel-injection-system cleanings.
At the AAA–approved facilities, mechanics attend to vehicles with all the skill and understanding you'd expect from ASE–certified technicians. Versed in every make and model of car out there, they dive underneath hoods and reinvigorate autos with Interstate batteries and products from BG Products Inc., repairing anything that's broken and slapping down a 24-month, 24,000-mile warranty. This castle of car care doubles as a state-certified emissions-inspection facility, and their shuttle treats auto owners to free rides whenever it's not busy rescuing helpless jalopies from junkyards.
At Pavilion Car Care, technicians keep vehicles running smoothly and looking good with an onsite car wash, detail center, and quick-lube service. Quick trips to the car wash remove caked-on debris from tires and exteriors, and detailing packages provide carpet shampooing, paint-sealant application, and clay-bar treatments that get vehicles ready for car prom. À la carte cleaning services target water spots or dusty floor mats. Techs can also perform engine maintenance, keeping pistons, serpentine belts, and gearboxes humming with Chevron-brand lubricants.
In Polar Bear Auto Care's warehouse-size shop, ASE-certified techs slip under hoods to fix or install air-conditioning and heating systems. Those systems are nearly identical to the factory units, as many of the systems they install are made by the same manufacturers. On their walls hang hundreds of parts, with more stored onsite, including new heater cores as well as compressor mounts for car models from the years 1965 to 1999. This lets them work on all kinds of vehicles, from brand-new cars and tractors to RVs and vintage UFOs. They back up their services with a two-year or 24,000-mile warranty, which extends to electrical repairs as well as the maintenance of steering, exhaust, and brake systems.
Don and Rick Wood, owners of Cooks Collision, have auto-repair roots that reach back to the 1930s. Their grandfather, Clyde, built cars for Ford Motor Company and later started his own body shop, where he passed his knowledge on to his son, Bob. After working as a body-shop manager for Saltnes Volkswagen, Bob took out a mortgage against his family home and purchased Cooks Auto Body, fulfilling his dream of starting his own shop—just like his dad. Today, Don and Rick carry on the family legacy with nearly 20 locations, 300 employees, and one magical vintage racecar. Their ASE-certified mechanics are factory-certified by Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, Jaguar, and Volvo, and they repair around 30,000 cars each year.