Most of the automotive-maintenance services at Pro Oil Change begin with the pop of a hood. The dull sound reverberates around the engine, where trained and certified technicians inspect air filters, replace batteries, refill fluid levels, and inject Valvoline motor oil. Outside the automotive nucleus, they extend their restorative touch toward burned-out headlights and waved-out windshield-wiper blades. All of this unfolds inside their welcoming facility, which accepts all vehicle makes and models and features a waiting room with TVs and complimentary coffee, hot chocolate, or tea.
With lube and service centers spread across America, Valvoline Instant Oil Change ensures that roads from coast to coast teem with automotive vigor. Certified technicians perform a roster of services, including quick in-and-out oil changes that allow motorists to arrive without an appointment and remain in their car while Valvoline oils forge a truce between metal parts. Facilities also feature NextGen oils, which are eco-friendly blends made from 50% recycled oils, and encourage odometers to reach up to 300,000 miles with an engine-guarantee program that helps motors live long enough to see tow trucks go extinct. Valvoline extends its care to cars of all makes and models as well as charitable organizations such as Big Brothers Big Sisters of America and Children's Miracle Network.
Since 1994, the technicians at Tim Leslie Tire have kept vehicles of all sizes—from industrial tractors to huge trucks and trailers—dressed in high-quality polyurethane tires. The company has since expanded to include another location, Tim Leslie Auto & Truck Service, which tends to patrons' car- and truck-repair needs. They evaluate autos using computerized diagnostic equipment and motor-oil-based Rorschach tests before performing services such as engine replacements, alignments, and electrical repairs.
The skilled techs at The Tire Giant of Roseville and The Tire Giant of Sterling Heights service tires, engines, and internal systems beneath the prestigious banner of ASE certification. Name-brand tires from Cooper and Kelly replace vehicles' lopsided gaits with a precision capable of convincing yellow lines that they've been painted crookedly. Skilled technicians also service internal operations, hoisting autos of all makes, models, and origins onto full-service bays for repairs and maintenance. From sputtering engines to faulty brakes to climate-control systems with a bad source of weather updates, the versatile techs restore vehicles to working states and send them forth with steady tires and retooled performance.
As a certified NAPA AutoCare Center and AAA-approved auto-repair facility, Auto-Lab employs ASE-certified mechanics and offers customers a 12-month, 12,000-mile warranty for every repair they do. It's excellent customer service like this that's helped keep Auto-Lab in business for over 20 years. Their expert technicians perform services ranging from basic tune-ups and wheel alignments to engine and transmission repairs and electrical work. They can even tow vehicles that break down and locate cars that elope with Vespas. Auto-Lab also conducts tire services, carrying brands such as Firestone, Bridgestone, and Goodyear. For those who can't make it in to one of Auto-Lab's 30 locations, they provide the Ask a Tech service. Customers can fill out an online form stating the make and model of their vehicle along with whatever questions they have and one of Auto-Lab's experts will respond with helpful advice and suggestions.
In WOW Electronics' front showrooms, name-brand stereo systems and all manners of mobile gadgetry flaunt their digital displays and hi-tech functions. In back, WOW's technicians are less flashy but no less adept. Their full electronic makeovers equip autos with brand-new Sony stereos, complete with speakers and subwoofers, or remote starters so drivers can heat up their car without leaving the car they're sleeping in. The team combines skilled fiberglass fabricators and high-end electronics, specialize in complete marine auto systems, are MECP certified, and also carry Alpine, JL Audio, Memphis Audio, and Pioneer name brands. WOW also installs GPS navigation systems, alarms to protect the valuables and electronics inside, as well as window tinting and detailing services to make sure cars look as good as they perform.