Big O Tires outfits wheels with tires from Michelin, Goodyear and other trusted brands, all backed by a three-year warranty and a lifetime of rotations. The retailer has been in the road-ready rubber trade since 1962, when it began as a single co-op; over the past five decades, it has blossomed into a network of more than 500 locations, spanning 21 states. The shops’ ASE-certified technicians not only specialize in tires, but also tend autos with a comprehensive array of repair and maintenance services. They deftly change oil, replace brakes, and meticulously administer free 22-point safety inspections, which ensure that headlights work and that wiper blades aren’t actually sleeping rattlesnakes.
In 1950, John Searcy loaded up his pickup truck with car batteries and began peddling his wares to wholesalers. Two years later, John formalized his operation and began Interstate All Battery Center, a battery retailer and service center that spans the continent from Austin to Anchorage powering cars, hearing aids, and cameras. Interstate All Battery Center charges gadgets and vehicles with more than 16,000 types of power solutions, and eases environmental taxes on the planet with a robust battery-recycling system. In a year, Interstate All Battery Center recycled 850 million pounds of batteries—just enough energy to grant immortality to one Furby.
No mode of transportation is too big for the certified detail technicians at Pro Detail Shop. Though the team specializes in detailing cars, they extend their mobile detailing touch to reach the sullied surfaces of RVs, boats, aircrafts, and motorcycles, as evidenced by their gallery of freshly bathed rides that haven’t yet put on pajamas. During each mobile detail, technicians wash exteriors by hand, vacuum interiors with microfiltration vacuums, and cement their handiwork with products from Meguiar's, Mothers, and Scotchgard.
The two British buddies who dreamt up Real London Bus Company imported authentic London-style double-decker buses to shuttle guests around the city. With a fleet of four busses that can ferry up to 65 passengers each, they operate assorted tours throughout the area—including pub crawls to local dives and treasure hunts that explore downtown Phoenix, Mill Avenue, and Old Town Scottsdale—with the help of knowledgeable though decidedly nonandroid guides. They also make their busses available for special events such as proms, weddings, girls' nights out, or charters for corporate occasions, including past clients Go Daddy and Coors Light.
The windshield's job is to remain unnoticed. When a crack, chip, or fissure appears in the driver's line of sight, the window has become a safety hazard. Recognizing this, the trained auto glass repairmen at King Windshields make it their mission to keep windshields and side windows as inconspicuous as possible?which is to say, undamaged and crystal-clear. Their services range from small chip repairs to windshield replacements, all of which keep passengers safe, while simultaneously giving the automobile a much-needed boost in the looks department.
Royal Car Care's certified technicians treat cars like, well, royalty. Though they regularly change oil and perform safety inspections, their services extend beyond routine maintenance. Body work is a particular specialty; they can remove small dents, install new windshields, and reattach roofs sawed off to make convertibles. Royal Car Care also knows how to treat car owners, offering them a courtesy shuttle while their vehicles are in the shop.