A nearly 65-year-old institution passed from father to son, Pierce Automotive gives domestic and import vehicles life-extending tune-ups and quick repairs. Proprietor Brian Pierce has worked the floors of Pierce Automotive since boyhood, developing car-repairing expertise and the ability to understand the clicking, wheezing language of carburetors. During oil changes, skilled technicians replace the vehicle’s vital lubricant, extending engine life by reducing wear and friction and boosting mileage. A tire service with rotation, balance, and mount ensures even distribution of weight across wheels, improving driving comfort, steering, and safety. A battery recharge, which includes a tune-up, change, terminal cleaning, and insulator installation, jolts somnambulant cars awake faster than a liter of mocha latte poured straight into the gas tank.
Ziebart-Rochester's car buffs continue a nearly 50-year tradition of maintenance and repair services that help defend autos against the elements. As clients enjoy free coffee and WiFi in the waiting area, detailing techs scour vehicle interiors and exteriors for unwanted smudges, debris, and backseat drivers. For protection against rust and other contaminants, the staff fortifies paint jobs with coats of Diamond Gloss paint protection and a signature rust-proofing process developed in 1959. Sheets of polyurethane mist from Rhino Linings spray-on bed liner tuck truck beds beneath a watertight security blanket. Offering an optional shuttle service for longer car treatments, the facility also helps shield drivers from the sun's flashlight with window-tinting sessions and bedecks rides with accessories, including remote starters.
The Tint Shop outfits vehicles and businesses with all their tinting needs using a majority 3M products, a trade that's earned the business accolades on the Democrat and Chronicle's Rochester?s Choice list for nine years in a row. The shop?s film-application specialists cloak auto glass with six different types of film, from high-performance charcoal sheaths to fun tints in a rainbow of colors. Solar-control films block up to 99% of the sun's rays?keeping upholstery from fading and bread from toasting?while specially designed safety and security films reinforce glass to protect it during harsh weather or burglaries. Aside from treating windows, The Tint Shop's crew also masks headlights and taillights and soups up rides with vinyl graphics, audio and video systems, car alarms, and remote starters.
Auto Finishers Supply Co. owner Richard Trovato deals in more than just auto parts and accessories. He's also dedicated to customer service. Richard began working at the shop as an entry-level employee in 1969, then worked his way up to store manager in 1972. By 1986, he was the storeowner. Since he took the reins, Richard has instilled dedication to customers into every aspect of the business, from stocking quality car accessories, such as DuPont paints and Avital car systems, to employing ASE-certified technicians. Today, Richard and his children still run the shops' day-to-day operations, helping customers find car accessories from crystal clear stereos that house video screens to remote car starters that negate the need for car owners to politely ask it to start.
Bob Johnson Chevrolet's knowledgeable service team and GM-trained mechanics prep for winter with oil changes, tire rotations, inspections, and new sets of tires. The certified service technicians execute the winterization package by appeasing engines' appetites with up to 6 quarts of standard motor oil, installing a new ACDelco oil filter, and lubricating hinges, suspensions, and drivelines. A tire rotation helps prolong rubbery soles' lifespans by balancing the wear and tear treads experience as cars drive on roads or the sides of pyramids. Techs also fill tires with nitrogen—as opposed to standard compressed air—to help to improve fuel efficiency and maintain constant tire pressure. Along with running through a General Motors–certified service checklist, mechanics administer a thorough inspection of fluids, wiper blades, batteries, brake systems, and flux capacitors.