Welcoming autos of all makes and models, the dealer-trained technicians at Tire MD help keep roadsters running with services backed by a 12-month, 12,000-mile warranty. They play suitor to cars' inner Cinderellas, slipping on different sizes of Michelin, BF Goodrich, and Continental tires till they find the perfect fit. Their car-care expertise reaches far beyond the realm of tires, touching engines, transmissions, air-conditioning systems, brakes, and even the recently discovered "battery."
At more than a dozen locations throughout the northeast, ScrubaDub Auto Wash Centers' computerized wash tunnels and detailing pros spiff up cars with advanced technology and minimal environmental impact. The robotic wash systems and photoelectric sensors not only clean finishes with a gentle, soft-cloth technique, but they can target white walls, wheels, and chrome with site-specific formulas. The eco-savvy automated systems also consume less water than home washing and recycle the water used to clean the wheels and undercarriage. Biodegradable SuperGlo soap keeps the run-off free of harmful compounds before it is funneled down the proper treatment channels, where it can't pollute neighborhood storm drains or be used to test the resiliency of carnival goldfish.
The centers' innovative equipment and Earth-friendly practices have earned them the title of Best Car Wash from CityVoter for three years running. Some locations also boast separate interior cleaning bays to address filthy dashboards and seats.
For the past 10 years, the technicians at Top Notch Auto Detailing, LLC have restored sleek showroom luster to cars ranging from workhorse Fords to show horse Ferraris. No matter the make, model, or condition, the techs complete full-body details in a timely three to four hours, sparing no step in the process. Their three-step paint restoration process erases signs of wear—including rust, wax, and scratches—from cars, trucks, SUVs, and motorcycles. They seal in that shine with polish sessions conducted with both machine precision and old-fashioned elbow grease. Their quality standards don’t dip when it comes to interiors; once inside, techs condition leather and vinyl and treat soft surfaces such as floor mats or napping dogs with a deodorizer.
In addition to cleaning cars inside and out, the auto-care team is well-versed in minor repairs including headlight restoration and rust removal. They also bang out dents that don’t need any new paint, allowing car owners to maintain the fiction that they do not, in fact, live in the parking lot behind the baseball field.
Classic, exotic, and luxury vehicles roll into the shop at Touch of Class Auto Salon, where experienced detailers and technicians treat rides to painstaking auto care and maintenance. Detailing crews hand wash, wax, and shampoo and vacuum autos inside and out. Technicians revamp electronics and interiors with custom-installed frills, such as remote starters, upholstery, and window tints, or handle minor maintenance jobs, including oil changes and tire rotations. Sprawling across two levels, the 16,000-square-foot salon provides ample room for car owners to store their prides and joys before they undergo a service or after they suffer an allergic reaction to wax.
For the past 30 years, New England Tire Car Care Centers' family of ASE-certified technicians have been rejuvenating weary road warriors with services ranging from oil changes to computerized engine diagnostics. The team, while well versed in all manner of automotive maintenance, specializes in wheel care, ensuring true tracking and even tread wear with careful balancing, alignment, and rotation of the wheels. And, since their five locations are within Olympic-record-stone-throwing distance of their tire warehouse, the technicians have ready access to an extensive stock of seasonal and task-specific treads from Dunlop and Goodyear.
ASE-certified mechanic Joe Hoyle has been tinkering with and taking care of cars for upwards of 30 years. The certified Nissan and Toyota specialist scans autos with sophisticated diagnostic tools, keeping passengers cool with a state air-conditioning inspection and service and filling the coffers of hungry engines with regular, diesel, or synthetic Valvoline oils. If a check-engine light engages, Joe and his staff will perform a diagnosis for free. Car owners are welcome to drop off autos six days a week, or cars can drop themselves off, provided they get a written note from the DMV.