The experienced staffers at Prestige Automotive Group LLC brandish specific skills that play to the auto shop’s strengths: owner Brad Starr recently became the garage's Volvo master, having completed training and acclimated himself to Volvo's new Vida computer system, and two mechanics lay claim to ASE-certification, specializing in Volvos, and European and Asian-made vehicles. Despite their specialized knowledge, with outstretched wrench the techs happily welcome any car that needs an oil change, repair, or a polite reminder that its hood is open, servicing engines as customers connect to the facility's free WiFi during visits. The staff also thwarts inconvenience by comping carless motorists for one day of car rentals under certain conditions or helping to procure rentals at reduced rates.
Big O Tires outfits wheels with tires from Michelin, Goodyear and other trusted brands, all 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 500 locations, spanning 21 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 free 22-point safety inspections, which ensure that headlights work and that wiper blades aren’t actually sleeping rattlesnakes.
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.
The family behind Fletcher's Tire & Auto Service opened their first shop more than four decades ago. Today, they operate more than 30 locations scattered throughout Arizona, where they work to provide automobiles and their owners with expert repairs and preventive maintenance. More than 15 brands of tires get paired with appropriate chariots thanks to a convenient online tire-size guide, and computerized alignment services help improve gas mileage and safety.
Since its inception more than 30 years ago, Just Brakes has expanded from one auto shop to more than 160 outposts across eight states. At every location, ASE-certified technicians maintain vehicle safety with professional brake services including a lifetime warranty on parts, labor and platonic love. Though their specialty is brakes, the techs also perform routine maintenance and repairs such as oil changes, suspension repair, and belt replacement.
For more than 40 years, the ASE-certified Master Technicians at Borst Automotive have kept cars on the road with honest, expert service, earning them approval as an AAA Auto Repair center. With knowledge of foreign and domestic cars from the past, present, and three best-known alternate realities, they perform a variety of services ranging from oil changes and alignment to drive train service and transmission maintenance. While techs mend wayward autos, a shuttle can transport car owners to nearby destinations.