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.
Though its name might suggest otherwise, Marketplace Suzuki and its veteran staff of certified technicians—who boast a combined 90 years of wrench-wielding experience—service more than just Suzukis. The team handles cars of all makes and models, putting them through a lengthy list of maintenance and repair services and promising to do swift and dependable work each and every time. Marketplace Suzuki's online scheduler allows clients to easily schedule appointments and describe their car's woes, such as engine trouble or an “aaah” sound whenever the hood is opened.
The Tint Shop outfits vehicles and businesses with all their tinting needs using 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 windshields in 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 in 3M film, and soups up rides with vinyl graphics, audio and video systems, car alarms, and remote starters.
When David C. Magee and Robert W. August founded LaserWash TouchFree CarWash in 2003, they brought a collective 60 years of corporate experience. David helms the company, and Robert draws on the knowledge he gleaned during his time as the senior vice president of Monro Muffler, making them a veritable Jordan-Pippen combo, though shoe stores might not carry their signature kicks, which would be grease-splattered boots.
At their 13 LaserWash locations, the duo offers car-wash packages facilitated by an automatic LaserWash G5 process. As roadsters progress through a wide bay free of tracks to follow, a series of large signs directs drivers through each step. The LaserWash adjusts its size to fit vehicles up to 7 feet tall by way of ultrasonic and infrared sensors. It also uses less water and electricity than typical car-wash equipment, along with pH-balanced and biodegradable soaps and waxes. After the undercarriage wash removes salt, sand, and damaging contaminants from car bellies, the triple foam polishes paint jobs and the clear-coat protectant shields autos from acid rain, UV rays, and icy glances. Once exteriors are clean, coin-operated vacuums, shampooers, and fragrance misters await car owners, who can scour their car interiors until they sparkle both inside and out.
Whether it's changing oil and inspecting brakes or concealing a minor bumper scratch and eradicating rust or dents, The Paint Shop's facility in Rochester offers both repairs and cosmetic services for autos. On the repair side, mechanics and collision experts offer a range of services to make your car run better and last longer. For those looking to soup up their car's exterior, they can get cars washed and detailed, or pass through the Nova-Ventra paint booth, where certified technicians help customers match paint colors during free estimates. Then, the authorized PPG paint center uses environmentally-friendly water-based paints to complete a wide array of projects.
Cars naturally acquire a few dents and dings in their lifetimes. To alleviate the hassle of bringing cars to the shop for every minor problem, the technicians at Perfection Auto Detailing instead travel to wherever the owners have parked. They perform a full suite of detailing and maintenance services, bringing all the electricity, water, and pavement they need. They polish out dings, repair headlights, and apply permanent coats of resin to give paint lasting new-car shine.