Landspeed Auto Performance revs engines and soups up vehicles with performance tune-ups and routine maintenance. The auto-repair department completely refurbishes engines, tunes up air-conditioning units, and installs new brakes to prevent cars from escaping their garages and running off to demolition derbies. Landspeed's projects range from cosmetic installations such as televisions or amps to total engine swaps that boost horsepower and performance. An onsite retail shop furnishes car owners with accessories for further customization.
The ASE-certified technicians at Eliot's Complete Auto Repair rehabilitate vehicles of any make and model. The full-service car-care center hosts state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment, manufacturer-grade parts, and pamphlets on housebreaking automobiles. Eliot himself boasts more than 40 years of experience with vehicles foreign and domestic. Adhering to a rigorous code of ethics, Eliot's keen-eyed mechanics proudly back each act of auto alchemy with a 17-day money-back guarantee, and all services aim to meet or exceed manufacturers' expectations.
With more than 175 locations nationwide and more than 35 years in the business, Car-X Auto Service has earned a prime spot in the parking garage of quality car care and customer service. Started in 1971 by a team of seasoned muffler-shop owners, the service centers have blossomed from their beginnings as specialty exhaust shops to providers of nearly any repair or maintenance service imaginable, from installing performance-enhancing accessories to treating cars to therapeutic trust falls. In addition to promoting safety and long, healthy engine life with brake services and speedy oil changes, Car-X Auto Service reaches out to the surrounding community with regular philanthropic activities, such as recycling drives and participation in the American Heart Association’s Heart Walk.
Lucas Tire & Auto Care proprietor Rich Lucas believes there's something to be said for a mom-and-pop shop. For more than three decades, he's kept his business that way, working with a team of ASE-certified techs to ensure vehicles stay in top condition while national chains have popped up and faded away. Today, Rich works alongside his daughters, Melissa and Gineen, to dole out expert repairs and maintenance services. His team's attention to detail keeps vehicles and customers safe and content, but his services go beyond that. Lucas Tire & Auto Care focuses on customer service, launching free shuttles to homes or offices within a 5-mile radius, loaning out free rental cars to customers needing overnight repairs, and sanding and sealing wheel rims after every tire purchase to prevent air from leaking out. At his shop, Rich strives to make his guests feel at home, enticing them to relax and build a blanket fort in front of the big-screen cable TV while mechanics inspect brake pads, fix suspensions, refit air-conditioning and cooling systems, and mend flats, with convenient same-day service for nearly all repair work.
Though its name brings to mind CDs and subwoofers, Soundz Good Chicago does much more than just amplify the sound waves rolling out of car speakers. The siren's songs sung by its many stereo and audio systems certainly tickle the ears—but so do the groggy chirps of remote starter and keyless entry devices and the menacing ballads typical of most car alarms.
Not since the last '80s-night happy hour has there been such a good chance to express your inner self under conditions of mild intoxication. With this Groupon, $20 gets you $40 toward any event from Bottles & Brushes, a local group offering artistic instruction in a social atmosphere. Your Groupon will get you guidance and instruction from a Chicago artist, with paint and canvas included, at the upcoming event of your choice (prices range from $35 to $65). Grab this deal and bring along a bottle of wine as you treat your inner artist, who has been so dispirited ever since your spec script for Ghost Dad 2: Too Ghost Dad! was rejected.Follow @Groupon_Says on Twitter.