An automotive-recycling yard, Airway Auto Parts purchases more than 250 vehicles every month. After carefully inspecting this collection, they selectively choose the best ones to showcase on their car lot for sale. While a good portion of their car selection is in drivable condition—often for under $3,000—repairable vehicles are also available for a discounted price. All car purchases are backed by a 24-month parts warranty, during which customers can acquire free parts from Airway's self-service parts yard.
From a single shop in Sturgis, Michigan, Auto-Lab has grown into a full-service franchise that cares for cars' every nook and cranny. Each location's ASE-certified technicians keep autos flourishing with regular maintenance checkups, helping identify and stave off problems before they spread. These experts peer into the dark abyss under the hood, employing high-tech diagnostic tools to identify and repair computerized engine issues, and keep tabs on brakes before they seize up and stop you just as you're about to break the sound barrier. In addition, they guarantee all services for 12 months or up to 12,000 miles.
At Crossroads Expert Auto Service, a NAPA AutoCare Center and recipient of the ASE Blue Seal of Excellence, ASE-certified technicians spoon-feed domestic and imported vehicles up to 5 quarts of Shell motor oil. During the 30-minute service, techs drain dreary dinosaur juice, replace it with fresh extract of an oil tanker, and install a filter designed to gobble up any contaminants in sight. Mechanics fire up supercomputer-like diagnostic equipment to test the battery for optimal performance and cold-weather cranking capability, then check that the coolant is prepared to maintain proper engine temperature during the upcoming Winter Age. After inspections are over, techs generate a comprehensive maintenance report card to provide drivers with their vehicle's grades and overall well-being. Crossroads keeps customers occupied in a multitasking lounge area that features complimentary wall-to-wall WiFi.
Interstate All Battery Center leads the charge in power outposts, providing lifelong Michiganders and reserve-power road trippers with brand-new batteries for their trucks, cell phones, computers, and other appliances. With a vast storehouse of more than 16,000 products, Interstate carries batteries for nearly every brand of laptop and PC, as well as an expansive line-up of automotive batteries to restore sedans, coupes, and station wagons after a long night of headlight staring contests. Hearing aid batteries ($3.99-$10.99), watch batteries ($7.99 with installation) as well as other household powerables are also available, including an Interstate 9V alkaline battery ($3.49) for metronomes possessed by surprisingly funky eighth notes. Old used batteries find comfy retirement at Interstate’s recycling center, allowing their former owners and well-meaning grandchildren to rest easy.
The automobile authorities at Seelye Wright of Paw Paw treat cars of all makes and models to a thorough maintenance routine that lasts from 30 minutes to an hour. Talented techs double-check brakes to ensure safe stopping at manatee crossings before subjecting belts and hoses to a thorough physical and refreshing all fluids to prevent vehicle dehydration. After banishing rogue particles with a new filter, engines guzzle fresh-squeezed oil and squeaks are silenced with a fresh coat of lubricant. The buggy revitalization is completed with a full tire rotation, in which rubber rollers play a game of musical wheel-well and treads are inspected for tears, punctures, and hidden stashes of potato chips.
The trained technicians at Crippen Auto Mall perform life-saving transfusions to keep engines turning gas into skid marks for miles. After hoisting the car in the air, an experienced mechanic drains out old oil to rid engines of dirt and debris and attaches a fresh filter to keep grimy particles out of the private affairs of reclusive engines. A blend of natural and synthetic 5W-30 oil employs the combined powers of nature and science to keep engines churning smoothly before a multipoint vehicle inspection administers a routine physical to ensure each aging auto's good health and check to see that it's eating a balanced diet of unleaded meals.
The experienced specialists at Mr. Tunes' shops reinvent automobiles with everything from customized subwoofer boxes and sound systems to truck accessories. The crew can spend two to three hours french-braiding seatbelts or installing remote starters by Viper, Valet, and Avital, which allow drivers to start their cars from afar with the push of a handheld remote. Customized audio and video systems transform backseats into full-blown media rooms. Mr. Tunes also offers a wide range of navigation options and iPod integration systems.