The ASE-certified mechanics ratcheting away inside First Choice Automotive's 20 full-service repair bays carry AAA approval in addition to required factory trainings and years of experience inspecting both cars and motorcycles. The shop's exclusively in-house work ranges from simple oil changes to complex repairs, and top-notch components from manufacturers such as Michelin, Carquest, and Valvoline back up each service with trusted brands. The shop keeps its doors flung wide seven days a week, and eases the process for owners of cars in need of major services with free towing and free loaner cars. All automotive work comes backed with a lifetime warranty, guaranteed same-day services, and free lift rides for well-behaved cars.
The technicians at Iconic Window Tinting treat each visiting automobile the same way an expert tailor treats a client at a suit fitting. The process for applying tinted film is highly customized: a machine slices segments that fit the vehicle’s make and model before technicians adhere the film to windows, preventing visible gaps and fingerprints. Technicians avoid common pitfalls, such as rounded corners that don't cover the entire window and uneven, hand-cut film. The nonmetallic tints shield car interiors from the sun without disrupting radio or cell-phone signals, and a lifetime warranty guarantees that the film won't crack, turn purple, or bubble like a fruitless attempt at a science-fair volcano.
Because the business performs window-tinting services exclusively, even its setting is specialized. The garages maintain an optimal temperature for laying down the film, as well as an air-filtration system to guard against dust. Employees bring at least seven years of tinting experience to every car they service.
MA Motorsports specializes in servicing high-performance vehicles, but they’re just as adept with any make, model, or limping horse. The technicians offer much more than just oil changes and repairs. In addition to general auto services, these specialists weld metals, customize turbo setups, fabricate suspension and steering components, and rebuild engines for race cars. MA motorsports also offers wiring services and multiple customization services in order to tweak cars to maximize their highest performance.
The 1958 Chevrolet Impala’s black paint had seen its fair share of dirt, but then again so had the detailers. They had traveled from driveway to driveway—a method perfected by Louis and Clarke—cleaning all types of vehicles along the way. This day was no different. They hauled their wax, cloths, vacuum, and cleaning products up the driveway and next to the vintage ride. A few hours later, after a hand wash, hand wax, and bug-and-tar-removal treatment, they wiped down the last window and stood back to admire the sparkling finish. They snapped a photo, took one last look, and headed back to Bridges Auto Detailing to await their next mobile assignment.