What began as Tulsa native Ted Robertson's humble downtown garage in 1962 has earned its place as a local automotive institution, where ASE-certified mechanics ensure long engine life with expert maintenance, repair, and tire services at all 11 Robertson Tire locations. Members of the Robertson family still proudly oversee the business, celebrating a half-century in operation, three generations of family ownership, and a mantel dangerously overflowing with awards. Tires from renowned brands such as BFGoodrich and Hankook—as well as fuel-efficient models from Michelin and Goodyear—cap car axles with firm traction and computer-balanced fits, and flushes, repairs, oil changes, and inspections keep engines purring. In addition to repairing cars, trucks, and utility vehicles, the community-minded staff supports local and national charities such as Operation Smile and reduces carbon tire treads with eco-friendly products and tires.
At The Detailer, owners Matt and Brandi Snedden draw on more than 24 years of auto-industry experience to meet drivers’ cosmetic car needs. Performing a comprehensive menu of detailing services, the specialized technicians take care to hand wash paint and use chamois to delicately dry droplets like a concerned pet owner catching its lizard’s tears. The expert staff includes two paint-and-body specialists who handle aesthetic requests such as paint correction and restoration, as well as an audio/video technician who installs high-tech upgrades, including GPS navigation and remote car starters. All of Detailer's services are available on location, or techs will travel to homes or offices with the shop’s mobile unit in tow, allowing customers to easily fit maintenance-and-upkeep measures into their schedules.
For more than three decades, Clear Water Car Wash has empowered patrons with the choice of automatic or self-serve washes with full access to cleaning products and eco-friendly services. After cars go through the gauntlet of dirt defeaters, drivers augment outer shines with self-serve options including car-care vending machines and free dual-motor vacuums. The staff at Clear Water balances their care for all things auto with equal aid to humans, granting local fundraising groups access to the self-serve bays for car washes or lemonade stands powered by high pressure hoses.
Steve Jones, who formerly helmed Owasso Automotive Care, and his team of expert techs fix and maintain cars, trucks, and diesel vehicles in their new Catoosa shop. Mechanics rescue rides from maladies large and small, with preventive maintenance from tune-ups and oil changes to in-depth power steering and transmission repairs. Drivers can wait for their cars in a peaceful slate-blue lobby accented with dark furniture and autographed photos of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.
Family-owned Owasso Auto Care coaxes smiles from car and people grilles alike with its meticulous auto-repair services, which garnered a runner-up title in the Best Auto Repair Shop category of the Owasso Reporter's 2011 Reader's Choice poll. An oil and filter change replenishes vehicular life essence before the technicians continue the motorized makeover by topping-off all fluids to ensure that each car has enough windshield-wiper fluid to squirt at passing skateboarders. Owasso also includes an air check for all tires, as well as an inspection of the hoses and belts to keep vehicles' stockings and jeans from falling down.