With more than 175 locations nationwide and more than 35 years in the business, Car-X Tire & Auto has earned a prime spot in the parking garage of quality car care and customer service. Started in 1971 by a team of seasoned muffler-shop owners, the service centers have blossomed from their beginnings as specialty exhaust shops to providers of nearly any repair or maintenance service imaginable, from installing performance-enhancing accessories to treating cars to therapeutic trust falls. In addition to promoting safety and long, healthy engine life with brake services and speedy oil changes, Car-X reaches out to the surrounding community with regular philanthropic activities, such as recycling drives and participation in the American Heart Association’s Heart Walk.
While customers relax in the waiting area, John's Premium Car Wash technicians scrub sullied chariots with triple-foam polish, scouring undercarriages to expel unsightly chunks of mud, sand, and snow. During the express polish, team members clean and condition paint jobs to remove mild oxidation and preserve a deep and durable shine, and detailing services remove dirt particles from all car crevices. Scotchgard protects against interior spills and stains, and carpet dying restores the original color of worn or splotched fibers. John's Premium Car Wash also offers a 20-point full-service quick lube that includes up to 5 quarts of conventional oil to keep cars running smoothly, like a cheetah sprinting across a moving walkway.
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Royal Gate Dodge introduces drivers to gleaming stables of new and used Chryslers, Dodges, Jeeps, and Rams in Ellisville and Columbia, Illinois. Certified specialists stand ready at both dealerships to fix what ails a sluggish Dodge Avenger or to help a Jeep Patriot Sport remember the preamble to the Constitution. Car owners can drop off their injured autos six days a week at either service center—both are open six days a week, but the Ellisville shop closes later (11 p.m. Monday through Friday). The technicians in Ellisville also provide collision-repair services in a 14,000-square-foot facility equipped with computerized estimating systems, digital imaging, and year-round climate control.
The licensed and trained chauffeurs at St. Louis Limousine introduce their passengers to the high life with a fleet of 13 types of luxury vehicles, spanning from Lincoln Town Cars that seat four passengers to limousine coaches that seat up to 34. Party lighting and perimeter seating accentuate stretch Cadillac Escalades and Ford Excursions, which add a festive touch to bachelor parties, proms, and nights out on the town.
Specializing in brakes, suspension, alignments, air conditioning, and drivability, Midtown Tire & Auto Service unleashes a team of ASE–certified technicians to ensure autos stay safe, straight, and stoppable. Mechanics can clear troubled exhaust systems, strengthen strained axles, or replace batteries drained of their juices. With a full stock of name-brand tires from Bridgestone, Firestone, and Goodyear, mechanics also pair passengers with new sets based upon size, shape, and preferred scratch-and-sniff scent. Midtown Tire & Auto Service cares for cars through dozens of other services, including cooling system maintenance and exhaust-system repair.