Big O Tires outfits wheels with tires from Michelin, Goodyear and other trusted brands–including their own Big O brand tires that are 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 480 locations, spanning 20 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 multi-point inspections, which ensure that headlights work and that wiper blades aren’t actually sleeping rattlesnakes.
Extreme Autowerks offers custom upgrades to help cars look and run their best. Besides carrying top-line replacement parts, the business protect cars with window tints, vinyl wraps, and clear bra paint protection films. The shop also features in-house detailers—Reveal Auto Detailing—who can clean and restore the car's glossy finish.
The vehicle-scrubbing specialists at Paul's Car Wash & Lube Center buff cars to a burnished shine with hand-powered washes. As the half-hour Elite Wash unfolds, cleaning technicians tend to the outsides of cars, bathing them in a sudsy lather and rinsing off caked-on mud, insects, and junkyard magnets. All four rubber rollers gleam after a wheel-brightener and tire-dressing treatment; to care for the rest of the car's body, the staff applies a clear coat sealant and Rainbow wax to leave the exterior protected and shiny. Finally, a vacuum tears through the interior in search of loose filth before a sweet-smelling air freshener settles down to disguise the car's natural factory odor.
Drawing on half a century of automotive service, Midas helps drivers to prolong vehicle vigor with factory-recommended maintenance services. Mechanics pop car hoods to perform oil changes with standard and temperature-durable synthetic solutions, taking time to inspect belts, hoses, fluids, and the air conditioner's resident penguin. Armed with efficient catalytic converters built to U.S. EPA standards, the staff helps to shrink harmful emissions during muffler and exhaust-system checks. Trained technicians augment brake services with lifetime guarantees and curate healthy, evenly worn tires with rotations or replacements from Goodyear, Michelin, Firestone, and Bridgestone.
At Gehringer Automotive, technicians use their prodigious tools and talents to make premium European autos purr. Specializing in Jaguar, BMW, Benz, the shop’s team of mechanics bring extensive experience to the advanced engines, brake systems, and electronics of European sports cars. Gehringer also welcomes domestic roadsters of all makes and models and makes sure to park cars next to a neighbor of a different nationality to foster improved trans-muffler relations.
While RedOx Automotive’s technicians work beneath hoods and scope out engines, customers can keep their own hands and eyes busy with in-house iPads and complimentary Wi-Fi. This is just one example of RedOx's commitment to customer comfort. Another example: the shop provides a free shuttle service, as well as complimentary loaner cars for clients whose vehicles require more than 12 hours of service—which means they can keep on schedule without having to flag down a taxi driver and ask him to call them a limo.
But RedOx Automotive doesn’t want to keep your car that long. That’s why they staff technicians who service engines, transmissions, and electrical systems with the skill and backing of ASE certification. Beyond performing repairs, the shop's staff also sells and installs tires and conducts rotations.