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.
The mechanics at Car Guy LLC take the guesswork out of vehicle maintenance by pairing complimentary diagnostics test with every repair and service they perform. This simple step alerts clients to a range of issues that are swiftly resolved through the use of advanced car products such as synthetic 5W-20 and 5W-30 oil formulations, semimetallic brake pads, and Dextron and Mercon transmission fluid. Though Car Guy's staff members pride themselves on speedy service, they’re also not afraid to encourage horseplay around the shop. Their onsite playroom is fully stocked with board games, plush toys, and other fun for the kids who are so often forced cope with the temporary absence of dad’s AM talk radio.
Fast washes, friendly service, and eco-friendly initiatives converge at Cobblestone Auto Spa. Instead of letting sudsy water seep back into the environment, Cobblestone Auto Spa drains it into a sewage system that strips it of any toxins before it's re-released. Precise computer controllers allow the spa's mechanical washing system to cleanse rides with less water and electricity, and Cobblestone's precise staffers man onsite detailing, express-lube, and windshield-repair centers. Multiple locations further convenience customers when paired with unlimited wash plans, which bedeck windshields with a radio-frequency identification sticker that automatically activates the car wash and any chosen upgrades such as wax protection or an underbelly tickle.
At SSC Auto Repair, teams of tight-knit, hardworking mechanics extend the life of precious vehicles with expert technique. SSC’s technicians ply their trade with the backing of ASE master certification, ably repairing or maintaining customers’ second most costly investment after their multistory treehouse. A complimentary general safety inspection on each vehicle uncovers any hidden troubles, and free shuttle service within a 5-mile radius ferries customers to home, work, or appointments with ease. In addition to restoring engines from disrepair or treating cars to speedy routine maintenance, SSC Auto Repair manifests its commitment to the community through its relationships with Packages From Home and Salvation Army donation drives.
At Ocean Blue Car Wash, gentle cleaning fabrics from Neoglide and Microcleaner graze the sides of a car's metal exterior. These fabrics hold no water, dirt, or grit, and are used with biodegradable and nontoxic cleaning products. Cars can roll in for five-minute, ride-through express washes or stick around for the longer full-service sessions. Ocean Blue offers full detailing and paint restoration, and reuses all water through a capture, filtration, and purification system. While waiting, guests put their feet up inside, nibbling on complimentary popcorn, watching TV, or using the Internet to research the great Sponge Wars of the 1920s.
Tire Pros helps yield functional vehicles following a slew of tire, repair, and maintenance services. Specially trained on equipment for monitoring tire-pressure and run-flat technology, the staff of skilled technicians revamps rides and tricks out tricycles with a selection of custom wheels and tires from Michelin, Goodyear, BFGoodrich, Bridgestone, and Firestone. The facility bolsters their brake, shock, oil, battery, and wheel-alignment services with lifetime warranties that are covered by more than 30,000 service centers nationwide.