The staff at Harry's HP Tire & Automotive work to ensure that their clients are never stuck waiting for a tow truck on the side of the road. Repair services occur when the occasion calls, but their main goal is to avoid them altogether. The techs design customized maintenance plans based on each motorist's driving style and needs to help them avoid disruptive breakdowns that cause unexpected dips in one's checking account and remorse over skipped oil changes.
The operation is a family affair, with husband and wife Harry and Barbara Volkmann running the business, their son Matthew serving as service adviser, and his wife Lisa heading up customer service and marketing. And since 2006, ASE Master Technician John Gerlach has been keeping the garage running like a well oiled machine.
Colorado’s cluster of Midas Auto Service Experts shops have operated under the same local ownership for 30 years. At each location, ASE-certified service technicians care for vehicles in all kinds of capacities, from factory scheduled maintenance measures to extensive repairs on brake systems and engines. With each service, the team exerts the same advanced expertise that has made Midas a recognized industry name since the company’s inception more than 50 years ago at the dawn of time. The community-oriented Colorado service stations also support local philanthropic organizations including the YMCA and the grassroots road-safety campaign, Drive Smart.
Auto Tech Plaza's ASE–certified technicians undergo regular training by Bosch factory representatives to keep their skills sharp as they ply their trade on foreign and domestic vehicles at four area locations. They uphold their AAA–certified status by meticulously tweaking air conditioners, fixing electrical problems, and treating cars, RVs, and fleets to oil changes, tune-ups, and inspections. To ensure customer satisfaction, Auto Tech Plaza confidently backs the techs’ work with an in-house warranty that lasts up to three years, 36,000 miles, or one round-trip mission to Mars.
Best Western Transmission's ASE-certified mechanics keep autos running smoothly with their expeditious oil-changing service. During the 20-minute process, fully trained staffers gingerly lift vehicles on hydraulic lifts to drain grimy lubricant and tickle cars' sensitive underbellies with freshly cleaned dipsticks. A technician then funnels up to five quarts of motor oil into each car's thirsty reservoir, ensuring engine efficiency and low friction between its many moving parts. Autos are then subjected to a thorough 33-point inspection that, depending on the vehicle's make and condition, can take up to an hour. Technicians will examine filters, check fluid levels, and run the car through a gauntlet of diagnostic tests to determine the car's overall state of health and its propensity to honk at European-model cars.
Larry H. Miller Liberty Toyota Colorado Springs boasts a 90,000-square-foot automotive facility and 35 trained technicians skilled enough to earn the Toyota President's Award and tickle your automobile until it purrs with high performance. Roll up for an oil and filter change to drain lubricating fluids and refill the engine with thirst-quenching fresh oil (a $34.95 value). A tire rotation takes the auto's back tires from their slacker positions and moves them to the front, promoting an even workload over the life of the tires (an $18.95 value). An alignment check keeps wheels in good working order, and a careful battery scrutiny ensures free-flowing electricity at the turn of a key (a $24.95 value). A multi-point inspection takes care of all the other moving bits and pieces, and a car wash gives the auto's exterior, which stoically endures the brunt of road abuse, a good sponge massage with relaxing suds and invigorating spray-down (a $19.95 value). The full vehicular makeover lasts 45–60 minutes, during which drivers can wait in the on-site Black Diamond Café or escort little ones over to the Tacoma Park play area to recreate their scenes favorite scenes from Joyce's Ulysses.
Express Auto Repair & Engine is a clean and professional auto repair shop fully equipped to handle all manner of vehicular situations. Strap on your wheels by means of your seatbelt and lead your sleepy sedan to this carriage depot for the first of three invigorating oil changes ($29.95 each). Following a thorough inspection, Express Auto's ASE-Master-certified mechanics will replace old, worn-out oil with fresh-faced young fluid, straight from lubricant college and ready to take on the heat, dust, and incredible pressures of today's high-octane internal combustion world. To help new oil adjust to its new job of safeguarding precious moving parts, gaskets, and various shafts, a fresh oil filter is included. Up to five quarts of regular oil are included in the deal, and customers can get more oil or upgrade to synthetic oil for an additional charge.