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.
There’s a long trail of glossy paint and polished chrome following Matthew Gieseler, who has spent 17 years in the auto reconditioning industry. His work continues at AMG Automobile Detailing, now with the help of a trained staff of detailers who are well-versed in the art of hand-washing and buffing cars. With the singular goal of getting vehicles as clean as if they'd just rolled off the assembly line, the team details the interiors and exteriors of cars, heavy-duty trucks, and even boats, using eco-friendly products and eagle-eyed focus. AMG also offers pickup and drop-off service for customers whose stubborn cars don’t buy the line that they’re “just going to the park.”
When the licensed and insured staffers from Ultra Clean Detailing aren't scouring cars, boats, RVs, and motorcycles, they're fixing dings and dents without paints or fillers. The company’s other services include headlight restoration, odor removal, and polymer-paint sealant, which uses molecular cross-linking to protect paint jobs from ultraviolet rays and scratches caused by overeager sheriffs sliding across the hood.