Certified maintenance consultant Brian Laidlaw has been caring for foreign, domestic, and classic cars for more than 25 years. Stationed in the Hampden-Woodbury area for most of that time, Brian takes pride in offering only what a small, local business can: one-on-one attention, and loads of information. To keep rapport with his customers at its highest level, Brian and his staff snap before and after pictures on all of their automotive repairs. They also provide free towing and road service, which is far more effective than coaxing cars to the shop with trails of cookies. While customers wait for repairs to be completed, they have all the accoutrements of a coffee house at their disposal, including a grinder, brew stations, and a variety of different coffees and teas.
Precision Auto Glass Repair, a division of Precision Tune Auto Care, calls more than 260 communities home, dotting the United States from coast to coast. Each glass-repair facility boasts certified technicians who perform deft repairs and replacements at the client's home or office. Techs also perform services in their repair center, eliminating the need to tow damaged cars. After glass repairs or replacement, technicians clean new and existing glass and carefully clear away broken remnants and shards, leaving seats, mats, and backseats that are full of water balloons free of dangerous fragments.
From more than 35 years with 350 facilities in six countries, Precision Tune Auto Care has spent the last three decades keeping more than 2.5 million vehicles on the road with an array of maintenance and auto-repair services. Professionally trained mechanics lube engines with signature precision oil changes, rotate tires to ensure even tread wear, repair busted brakes, and test spark plugs to safeguard against ignition failure during dramatic drive-thru getaways. Whether performing complicated services on fuel-injection and cooling systems or simply aligning tires, the mechanics back all their services with a 12-month, 12,000-mile national warranty.
With 15 locations and an inventory of more than 3,000 cars, NextCar gets its customers back on the road with speed and ease. They carry cars, trucks, and SUVs from brands such as Acura, Range Rover, and Chevrolet, with models that range from compacts and two-doors to SUVs, luxury vehicles, and hybrids.
With participating locations nationwide, Auto Care Special lets customers reach out to their local garages for a grab bag of free and discounted maintenance services. Cards may be redeemed for multiple vehicles over the course of one year for services such as oil changes, safety inspections, and engine-light diagnoses. Those who move or create alter-egos over the course of the year can scan the locations page for participating garages in their new cities of residence to receive a complimentary maintenance bundle.
Leading Edge’s auto body and mechanical repair shop offers aid to broken, busted, and bumped-up cars of any make or model. With this deal, customers get an oil and filter change ($19.95), a front-to-rear tire rotation ($40), and an exterior car wash ($12) that will leave the car’s shell clean enough to lick, even if it doesn’t undo the emotional damage from the ink-filled egg incident. An oil change keeps the car's bloodstream free of corrosive buildup, and a tire rotation elongates the lives of the tires and ensures treaded safety. In addition, Leading Edge will inflate tires to proper pressure levels, top off fluids, and visually check brakes. A $6 Environmental Protection Agency fee is also included with this deal.
Trademark Auto Detailers hauls its entire arsenal of VOC compliant, 100% biodegradable cleaning products to clients' homes and businesses. That way, vehicles don't have to waste gas or even change out of their pajamas as technicians hand wash them right in their own driveways, reviving paint and trim with a clay bar, high-speed wax, and chrome polish. For grimy interiors, treatments such as plastic and vinyl dressing and shampoos help cabins and backseats rebound from food spills or muddy shoes. Basic washes can be enhanced with extras from pet-hair removal to headlight restoration, and for an extensive overhaul, technicians can even clean the car's engine or apply a protective finish to interior fabric.