Big O Tires began in 1962, during a period of rising popularity of cars, and it was born out of the attendant increase in demand for replacement tires. Today, the brand spans more than 480 independently owned locations across North America. Though customers will find a variety of tires to fit their cars or fill-out their army movie's training course, they'll also find complete automotive services such as oil and battery changes, brake checks, and alignments. Trained and certified ASE technicians perform all these services, and they are also happy to perform maintenance analysis at no extra cost to ensure road safety.
Valet Detail's staff of professional cleaners cajoles dirt from the exteriors and interiors of autos, motorcycles, aircraft, and marine vessels. Dust-busting techs scour vehicles with environmentally friendly products onsite and even offer on-location mobile services. When they aren't polishing sedans, techs lather up fleets of semi trucks, company SUVs, and horse-drawn shopping carts.
Trusting an auto detailer with your car may be a decision that requires a little research, but what about when Air Force One needs a cleaning? Mike Rafael and Tom Shearer, owners of Mr. Detail Auto Salon, joined a handpicked team of auto professionals chosen to detail the first presidential jet plane, now installed at Seattle’s Museum of Flight.
When they’re not scouring a piece of American history, they work out of the shop they started together, a joint venture based on their mutual love of cars. Their services range from simple hand washes, wheel polishes, and scuff removal to more involved processes such as paint-less dent removal and fuzzy-dice randomization. Mike and Tom lead a team as they work on cars both in the shop and out of their mobile unit, which is equipped with water and electricity so vehicles can be taken care of anywhere.
Heartland Jiffy Lubes enjoy the benefits of being under the Heartland Automotive Services umbrella, putting them in good company along with more than 435 Jiffy Lubes nationwide that service more than five million customers each year. They specialize in the Jiffy Lube Signature Service Oil Change, which comes standard with a fresh-from-the-box oil filter and up to 5 quarts of quality motor oil, plus a comprehensive lineup of other vehicle maintenance checkups. Highly trained technicians also perform cosmetic and mechanical services including inspections, emissions testing, transmission service, and counseling for 1960s Corvettes that are going through a mid-life crisis.
With more than 20 years of industry experience under their belts, the automotive wonks of Ballard Custom Audio consult thoroughly with customers before installing rides with automotive accessories. Sporting a large selection of product brands, the technicians happily adjust MP3 players, sound systems, and video monitors to the specifications of each customer’s wants and budget. They also offer alarms, keyless entry, and remote starters, as well as an onsite sound room where clients can test the bombastic noises of stereos and speakers against the constant din inside their heads.
In Seattle Auto Service Center's 3,000-square-foot facility, ASE-certified technicians maintain and repair cars, trucks, and SUVs. They work on all regular makes and models; as EnviroStar members, they also specialize in hybrid cars. To keep autos running smoothly, they offer services including engine repair and routine maintenance such as oil changes. They help customers to stay on top of things by sending reminder notes or releasing carrier mechanics, and they also give drivers online access to their car's service history through the MechanicNet Group, Inc.