Though it originally sold only two things—audio products and wireless phones—Car Toys has gradually expanded its repertoire. Today, with 50 locations spread across four states, electronics-certified technicians install everything from Alpine in-dash navigation units to phone-integration systems that sync iPhones, Androids, and tin cans to car stereos. Meanwhile, in the garage, detailing technicians meticulously spruce up cars inside and out, using deionized water, paint-friendly shampoos, and high-quality wash mitts to protect against scratches, swirls, and water spots. The team also sweeps through interiors with vacuums, hot-water extractors, and ozone deodorizing treatment, which kills airborne bacteria and nasty smells in one fell swoop.
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.
Since its inception more than 30 years ago, Just Brakes has expanded from one auto shop to more than 160 outposts across eight states. At every location, ASE-certified technicians maintain vehicle safety with professional brake services including brake-line repair and replacement, ABS diagnosis and repair, and adjustments that come with a lifetime warranty on parts, labor, and platonic love. Though their specialty is brakes, the techs also perform routine maintenance and repairs such as oil changes, suspension repair, and belt replacement.
The father-daughter team at Mike’s Brake & Alignment Shop accomplishes a slew of services that keep autos up and running. Though their specialty lies in brakes and alignments, they cover everything from oil changes to transmission, injector, and throttle body service.
The instructors at The Body Garage, drawing on extensive education in dance, possess a deep understanding of movement. Inside their hardwood-floor studio replete with vaulted ceilings and exposed-brick walls, they lead lessons in mat and Reformer Pilates, both of which work to strengthen the core until it can withstand a hug from the Hulk. The class schedule brims with lessons six days out of the week.
For more than 20 years, Gil Hernandez and his team of ASE-certified technicians have been keeping cars in pristine condition without the need for body fillers or paint. They can make smaller, scratchless imperfections disappear, swiftly combating damage caused by minor collisions, major hail, and minor collisions with trucks full of hail. For all-over care, the team also offers detailing services designed to restore a car's factory-born brilliance.