For more than 85 years, the ASE-certified parts specialists at NAPA Auto Parts have recommended and supplied quality parts from their network of stores that has grown from one parts shop to 6,100 locations nationwide. The National Automotive Parts Association organizes its more than 400,000 tools, replacement parts, and accessories in a unique and intuitive inventory-control system that tracks down customer selections quicker than the Dewey Decimal System equipped with a fast-forward button. To skip the shipping, the online inventory system also lets customers reserve their parts for in-store pickup for immediate gratification and diminished wait times. Proud sponsor of Martin Truex Jr.'s #56 car, NAPA Auto Parts meets the automotive needs of drivers both professional and recreational.
Boasting a 65-year history in the automotive industry, Gene's Chrysler’s skilled team of technicians restores health to engines and blesses cars with trouble-free travels. During the one-hour oil change, mechanics drain spent oils from the car, replacing worn-out sludge with a 5-quart cocktail of lubricating standard oil. The perceptive techs then take a 23-point tour of the car’s vitals, studying crucial components such as tires, brakes, lights, and passenger ejector seats to ensure optimal safety performance. Gene's service center dispatches a free shuttle during working hours, helping commuters whose cars require longer service get to work on time or research career moves into the shuttle-driving industry.
Simard Automotive, recipient of this year's Readers' Choice award for best auto repair shop, staffs ASE-certified technicians who dole out maintenance and repair services to keep cars driving smoothly in all seasons. During the winterization inspection, the mechanics help vehicles gear up for cold weather by checking the pads and block heaters, coolant gradient, cords, and Christmas CDs. In addition, the car caretakers visually and olfactorily inspect belts, hoses, wiper blades, and tires. Following winterization, technicians perform a 30-point inspection along with a chassis lube and an oil change that includes a premium filter and up to 5 quarts of oil, then finish up the one-hour procedure by topping off fluids and conducting an advanced battery health test by poking it to see if it's alive.
Everything Auto & Detail’s owner and lead mechanic Jeremy Eberhardt calls upon his ASE Master–certified skills as he breathes new life into languishing cars. Four-wheeled pets bound into a five-bay, 2,000-square-foot facility, where the 45- to 60-minute service commences with old oil being swapped out for a fresh serving of putt-putt juice. A filter replacement keeps engines clean and raises a car's confidence in the harsh social atmosphere of parking lots. Finally, jalopies’ achy joints are greased, improving drivability and helping cars squeeze into tight parking spaces.
From its humble origins in 1946 as a single glass shop, Speedy Glass has expanded across the country into a network of more than 120 locations, where technicians stand at the ready to repair and replace the glass in cars, homes, and offices. The centers’ automotive technicians handle all manner of automotive-window services, including repairing chipped windshields or shattered back windows cracked while drivers were chauffeuring opera singers. To overhaul homes' glass panes, the residential specialists can cut, polish, and install fresh windows. They tackle projects ranging in scope from fashioning new glass tabletops to building solariums for clients who run on solar panels inside their skulls. Speedy Glass's workmanship and quality are guaranteed, and all of its services are backed by an array of warranties.