When Car Tunes was founded 37 years ago, the bulk of its customers were looking for car stereos that would play "Stairway to Heaven" louder and clearer. Since then, both music and the way we listen to it have changed, but owner Mark Constantakis has kept apace with the advances, which is apparent in the many awards the company has won over the years. These days, it's all about digital sound and video, or iPod integrations and Bluetooth?a long way from cassettes or keeping a pillow for the folk singer in your backseat. Car Tunes carries a wide inventory of such gadgetry, and its staff of MECP-certified technicians is on hand for custom installations. Here you'll find stereos, speakers, and subwoofers from brands such as Alpine, Pioneer, and Arc Audio. And in addition to sound systems, they have installed more than 50,000 remote starters. They also sell and install GPS navigation systems and window tints.
For more than 90 years, the experts at Henderson Glass have kept glass in cars, homes, and business in working order with their high standards for maintenance and repair. Cars shine like new after a windshield repair and replacement with a 20-month, 20,000-mile warranty available for purchase. The experienced technicians also handle glasswork for the house, ranging from replacement windows and storm doors to shower doors, custom mirrors, glass tiles, and invisible walls. Their services also expand into the commercial realm with procedures such as emergency board-up and installation of doors, glass partitions, and handrails.
The team of technicians at Top Tech Windshield Repair erase cracks and chip from windshields, leaving little evidence they were ever there. But they don't keep this service confined to their garage; they travel up to 50 miles to fix glass at clients' homes or offices. To evidence their commitment to quality work, the team backs up their services with a lifetime warranty.
The staff at Cascade Auto Glass fits car frames with a meticulous process perfected during more than 750,000 windshield replacements, all adhering to Auto Glass Safety Council standards. Cascade's choice of top-quality urethane adhesives allows drivers to get back on the road sooner without sacrificing a reliable grip, and OEM-quality glass shares an identical structure, density, and love of parking-permit stickers as cars' factory-installed glass. A nationwide warranty stands behind the quality materials and workmanship of each service.
At Mobil 1 Lube Express, a troop of trained technicians replaces old oil with up to 5 quarts of new fluid, screwing in a brand-new filter to match. Then, they'll put on their safety caps and perform an inspection—which includes checking fluids, lights, belts, and tires—before turning steering wheels left and asking tailpipes to cough twice. Cleaners equipped with smudge-eradicating suds and dust-hungry vacuums move in next, targeting grime and fingerprint mosaics with a full-service wash and hand dry, vacuuming interiors, and applying Rain-X and triple-foam protectants for extra defense against the elements. An application of rust inhibitor protects metallic veneers from corrosion, and a coating of Bugg Off affords rides a layer of defense against clingy insects and children wearing trendy magnetic vests. Specialists will also blast away crud from carriage underbellies and decorate wheels and tires with sprays of Wheel Brite and a tire shine.