Most of the automotive-maintenance services at Pro Oil Change begin with the pop of a hood. The dull sound reverberates around the engine, where trained and certified technicians inspect air filters, replace batteries, refill fluid levels, and inject Valvoline motor oil. Outside the automotive nucleus, they extend their restorative touch toward burned-out headlights and waved-out windshield-wiper blades. All of this unfolds inside their welcoming facility, which accepts all vehicle makes and models and features a waiting room with TVs and complimentary coffee, hot chocolate, or tea.
Established in Vernon, BC, Kal Tire has six decades of service under its belt and more than 240 locations across Canada. The independent shop's many different brands of tires - including brands like Nokian, Michelin, and Bridgestone - keep cars, SUVs, semis, and even mining trucks running in all weather conditions. Its collection of shiny custom wheels brings class to once-drab jalopies. And its professional technicians keep highways safe and cars and trucks running smoothly by handling everything from routine air-pressure checks and alignments to brake-pad and shock replacements.
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.
Central City Automotive's experienced technicians keep vehicles rolling smoothly down the road with meticulous tire alignments. After booking an appointment, customers can bring their automobiles into the shop, where mechanics carefully analyze and calibrate front and rear wheels to improve handling, increase fuel efficiency, and keep treads from wearing down unevenly like a flamingo’s high heels. The alignment service also includes a front-end inspection, toe adjustment, and road test to ensure horseless chariots are ready to safely ferry drivers to and fro. To stay up to date with modern technologies, Central City Automotive's specialists take part in ongoing training and are pen pals with microwave ovens.
Initial Tuning's able technicians tour vehicles' essential parts to approve wintertime safety and stability and install the shop's stock of brand-name tires. During the one-hour winter inspection, techs scrutinize the brakes for safe stopping power, then check the suspension, inspect the exhaust, and make sure the battery hasn't been replaced by a hamster wheel. After refilling windshield washer fluids, mechanics confirm the stability of snow-swiping wiper blades and monitor the car's heating and cooling systems for optimal passage before approving the condition of heaters and defrosters. Finally, techs fiddle with lights to determine optimal illumination, check the oil, and inspect tires.