Automotive Alliance specializes in scratch and dent repair and auto detailing, and the company has been tapped by car dealerships and rental-car companies for its exceptional work. But you don’t need a whole fleet of cars to benefit from its services. The technicians offer paint touchups and repairs for bumpers, windshields, and minor dents for individual car owners looking to enhance their ride’s image or increase its resale value should they decide to sell or trade it for a horse. But damage isn’t the only thing they address: detailers tackle blemishes, stains, and smudges with hand waxes, buffers, and shampoos to reinstate vehicles' glossy showroom look.
With three automatic car-washing bays open 24 hours a day, Autowash @ Stapleton ensures that drivers can find the most convenient time to thoroughly clean their vehicles. These bays?which can accommodate anything from a coupe to a lifted truck?utilize an advanced combination of technology and cleaning products intended to efficiently imbue chassis with the requisite sparkle.
An optic guidance system controls the direction and spacing of the spray nozzles, ensuring that they follow the contours of the vehicle exactly and don't miss a single spot. And though barrages of warm water may do wonders when it comes to dislodging grime, the system also uses detergents and a tri-foam conditioner to provide an even more thorough cleaning while still remaining gentle on the vehicle's finish.
For visitors who would prefer to handle the cleaning themselves, Autowash @ Stapleton also features three self-service bays complete with foam brushes, air shammees, and six different vacuum systems?one of which is capable of adding a vanilla, pina colada, or new-car aroma to the interior. The facility also features two coin-operated, pet-washing stations that allow patrons to shampoo, condition, blow-dry, and de-flea either their dog or their favorite teddy bear.
At Cycleton, a Specialized Elite store and service shop, the friendly staff restores bicycles with professional-level maintenance skills. Boasting more than 60 years of combined experience, the staff of wheel whisperers begins each tune-up by scrubbing the body to remove muck and rust, followed by adjustments to the derailleur gears, brakes, bearings, and warp thrusters. Maintenance experts summon their velocipedal clairvoyance to correctly align the derailleur hanger, true the wheels, and tighten all the hardware to ensure nothing rattles or uncontrollably sobs. With a freshly lubed chain and well-pumped tires, cycles will be prepared for any epic journeys, from the Tour de France to the Oregon Trail. Cyclists can drop off bikes on the fly or make appointments for faster returns.
An ASE-certified facility that welcomes cars of all makes and models, Euro Motors, Inc. boasts certified technicians who use advanced diagnostics and equipment for everything from simple tune-ups to large-scale repairs. They perform both maintenance services—including oil changes and computerized diagnostics—and advanced jobs, such as complete rebuilds. Whether it's faulty brakes, a broken air conditioner, or busted shocks, the technicians tackle the job with aplomb. They also conduct used-car inspections to help potential buyers determine whether a prospective car is in good shape and to ensure it isn't a horse in disguise.
Forget applying tints to windows with guesswork and measuring tape?Tint My Ride uses a customized film plotter that matches the film cut to your car's own make and model. This means that the tints are customized to the exact specs of the car's windows, and they cling to the windows tight and snug, without sloppy edges and not looking like hand-me-downs from Elton John's sunglasses. That's just one of the many measures they take here to ensure a professional tint job. Tint My Ride is a 3M-authorized tint film dealer, its technicians likewise certified by 3M, and they carry many options of non-metallized films that protect the car from heat and UV rays and add a sleek look the exterior. While Tint My Ride's technicians work, customers can kick back in the high-tech waiting lounge and surf the free Wi-Fi, play Playstation, watch some TV, and enjoy a free drink.
Since its inception more than 30 years ago, Just Brakes has expanded from one auto shop to more than 160 outposts across eight states. At every location, ASE-certified technicians maintain vehicle safety with professional brake services including a lifetime warranty on parts, labor and platonic love. Though their specialty is brakes, the techs also perform routine maintenance and repairs such as oil changes, suspension repair, and belt replacement.