Big O Tires outfits wheels with tires from Michelin, Goodyear and other trusted brands, all backed by a three-year warranty and a lifetime of rotations. The retailer has been in the road-ready rubber trade since 1962, when it began as a single co-op; over the past five decades, it has blossomed into a network of more than 500 locations, spanning 21 states. The shops’ ASE-certified technicians not only specialize in tires, but also tend autos with a comprehensive array of repair and maintenance services. They deftly change oil, replace brakes, and meticulously administer free 22-point safety inspections, which ensure that headlights work and that wiper blades aren’t actually sleeping rattlesnakes.
At Palmer Automotive & Electric's AAA-approved full-service repair and maintenance shop, ASE-certified technicians flaunt their expertise in an array of services, including oil changes, wheel alignments, and brake repairs. They welcome all vehicle makes and models into their garage, which boasts computer diagnostics and shelves of NAPA auto parts. To help to simplify service, the staff supplies a drop box for before- or after-hours drop-offs and mans a local shuttle service that transports auto owners to nearby homes, offices, or unfilled-in potholes.
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.
Recipient of the Harris Poll EquiTrend 2012 Automotive Service Center Brand of the Year award, NAPA Auto Care Centers continue to provide quality maintenance and repair services across the country at more than 12,000 locations. ASE–certified techs have the skills to execute a wide array of services, from routine oil changes and tune-ups to installing new drum brakes and repairing electrical systems. For many services, parts and labor are covered by a 12-month or 12,000-mile nationwide warranty that is honored at all locations and may be used as currency in certain alternate universes.
For more than 20 years, GotCarWash.com has been providing unlimited car washes to customers nationwide through its innovative membership program. Online clients simply browse a list of locations?more than 100 in California alone?and sign up for unlimited cleanings at the most accessible one. But regardless of which location they choose, they can rest assured that their car will be bathed by professionals wielding only the highest quality cleaning products on the market. The teams strip away grime with biodegradable shampoos and cleansers, as well as top-notch formulas, including a special closed-cell Envirosoft Foam, a cleansing foam designed not to scratch exteriors. The cleansing arsenal also includes products like ArmorAll Professional, Mequiar, Blue Coral, and Rain-X?all of which work to protect the car's finish from harsh environmental factors and any birds that decide to hold tap dance practice on its hood.
At Desert Express Car Wash, a 160-foot-long, state-of-the-art automated kiosk cleans exteriors in as little as six minutes. The wash tunnel performs four different washes, ranging from a basic but powerful soft-touch wash to a Premium Everything wash with triple-foam polish wax and clear-coat protectant. Patrons can then pull into one of 28 complimentary self-serve vacuum stations sheltered by a curved metal covering. The stations also feature vending machines with towels, soda, and air fresheners fragrant enough to make GPS machines calculate routes to Fiji. Not only does the car wash look futuristic, it also looks to the future by recycling all of its water.