The car-care crew at VIP Auto Appearance, winner of the 2007 Steve Harvey Hoodie Award for Best Car Wash, roll out sparkling rides from their Clinton shop. The father-son founders and their team of techs wash and detail vehicles inside and out and fit windows with tinted films to block harmful sunbeams and keep upholstery from fading or seeking jobs as patio furniture. VIP also pipes iPod tunes into rides through static-free stereo cables, installs ignition interlock systems, and coordinates interiors with custom seat covers.
With participating locations nationwide, Auto Care Special lets customers reach out to their local garages for a grab bag of free and discounted maintenance services. Cards may be redeemed for multiple vehicles over the course of one year for services such as oil changes, safety inspections, and engine-light diagnoses. Those who move or create alter-egos over the course of the year can scan the locations page for participating garages in their new cities of residence to receive a complimentary maintenance bundle.
AUTOMOTO Solutions was once an exclusive restoration company that serviced BMW, Ferrari, and Porsche dealerships. The staff has since begun welcoming all types of automobiles into their shop, but they still treat every last one like a luxury vehicle when performing cosmetic body repair. Patented Rapid Restore technology allows them to remedy small cosmetic blemishes in a guaranteed 24 hours, while color-retrieving technology matches up new repairs with the exact shade of the car’s finish. To get each vehicle looking as new as the day it rolled out of one of Henry Ford’s test tubes, AUTOMOTO Solutions also offers detailing services and leather repair.
G&S Auto Center's goal is to remove the stains and smudges on vehicles that accumulate from being on the road. To that end, technicians conduct thorough interior and exterior details. The exterior is brought to a shiny luster with soaps and waxes that make the paint shine and the chrome reflective enough to questions its purpose in life. Consoles, seats, and carpets are the targets on the inside, and techs scour hidden nooks and crannies for crumbs and debris.
With 15 locations and an inventory of more than 3,000 cars, NextCar gets its customers back on the road with speed and ease. They carry cars, trucks, and SUVs from brands such as Acura, Range Rover, and Chevrolet, with models that range from compacts and two-doors to SUVs, luxury vehicles, and hybrids.
From more than 350 facilities in six countries, Precision Tune Auto Care has spent the last three decades keeping more than 2.5 million vehicles on the road with an array of maintenance and auto-repair services. Professionally trained mechanics lube engines with signature precision oil changes, rotate tires to ensure even tread wear, repair busted brakes, and test spark plugs to safeguard against ignition failure during dramatic drive-thru getaways. Whether performing complicated services on fuel-injection and cooling systems or simply aligning tires, the mechanics back all their services with a 12-month, 12,000-mile warranty.