Ministering to a host of domestic and foreign models, Midland Avenue Automotive preps roadsters for the slippery and windswept winter driving season with timely auto services. Technicians re-sole steel ponies with a seasonal changeover service, swapping mild-mannered all-season tires for customer-provided sets their winter compatriots. Auto experts balance rugged rubber snowshoes and pop the hood for a 30-point inspection that double-checks fluid levels, scans belts and hoses, and removes baking gingerbread from the engine block before it burns. Mechanics also install a new set of windshield-wiper blades, helping drivers safely squash the arrival of each delicate and unique snowflake.
Devonshire Discount Tire & Auto Center may have more than 60 years of service backing its reputation, but it probably didn’t have an online tire finder when it first opened its doors. The tire-finder system—which takes into account a car’s year, make, and model—cuts out the guesswork by spotlighting reasonable replacements and price quotes, as well as allowing customers to purchase tires online. Tires are then delivered to the shop, where the staff can affix them to the axles or use them to upgrade the nearest rope swing. This is just one way in which Devonshire Discount Tire & Auto Center works to convenience its clients, who can also come into the shop for repairs or maintenance services such as oil changes, collision repairs, or computerized engine analysis. And to sweeten select services, qualified repairs come with an extensive warranty on parts and labor.
With participating locations nationwide, Auto Care Special lets customers reach out to their local garages for a grab bag of free and discounted maintenance services. Cards may be redeemed for multiple vehicles over the course of one year for services such as oil changes, safety inspections, and engine-light diagnoses. Those who move or create alter-egos over the course of the year can scan the locations page for participating garages in their new cities of residence to receive a complimentary maintenance bundle.
The trained technicians at Wheel & Tire Depot swiftly repair busted jalopies in an auto shop stocked with brand-name tires. Motorists can buy and install new tires from Michelin, Goodyear, and Bridgestone, to name just a few, or have techs rotate, balance, or align their existing ones. Wheel & Tire Depot's services don't end at the wheel wells, though. Safety inspections, oil changes, and brake repairs all help to keep cars running smoothly so they won't break down on the highway shoulder or in the middle of a performance of Cars 4: Cars on Ice.
Brake-O-Rama began as one location in 1949 but now boasts 14 service centers speckled across the East Coast. Together these automotive hospitals work as a force, repairing and maintaining domestic and imported vehicles of virtually any make and model. Before sourcing spare parts from the company's private warehouses, Brake-O-Rama's ASE-certified technicians thoroughly analyze vehicles with advanced diagnostic technology that includes four-wheel computerized alignment systems, electron microscopes that scan for chipped paint finishes, and magnifying glasses ever in search for clues to Professor Plum's murder. Meanwhile, Firestone, Goodyear, and Michelin tires fill the supply closets, allowing the patrons to tighten their grip on the asphalt before a cross-country trip.
Lodi Hand Wash and Oil Change’s troupe of auto caretakers descend on dusty vehicles armed with microfiber mitts to hand wash the car's surfaces. After freeing the steel steed of dirt, they send the car down the conveyor-bathing system to get a full cleansing with Simoniz’s products, and get a rare glimpse into the mind of a laundry machine. Techs then coat exteriors in protective wax before all water is blasted away with an air-drying system. The auto specialists also perform oil changes, inspections, and tire rotations.