Founder Cory Howard’s team of ASE-certified mechanics repairs domestic and imported cars and trucks with expertise bolstered by a 36-month warranty. With help from consistently updated diagnostic equipment, techs home in on wobbling wheels, frazzled electrical systems, and timing belts mistakenly set to Greenwich Mean Time. Save More also repairs shopworn engines and transmissions, tweaks heating and air-conditioning systems, and shushes rumbling parts with mufflers.
The experts at Oil Can Henry's wear bow ties and newsboy hats, hinting at pleasant anachronism. Completing the effect of having stepped back in time, however, drivers remain in their cars, flipping open free newspapers as though they were in a mid-century service station. As Henry's knowledgeable technicians whip through oil changes, reviving autos with a lube job, fluid top-off, visual inspection, and other services, patrons look on via a video monitor. The close-up vantage point and tips from the workers help guests learn new things about their autos and not to be too grossed out to touch the headlights anymore.
A range of Castrol motor oils, each designed to meet unique driving conditions and vehicular needs, waits on shelves, and fuel additives give an additional boost. Within the sheltered bays, the crew provides further maintenance services such as cooling-system flushes and constructive criticism of homemade hood ornaments.
The owner of Hayden Independent Auto Service specializes in Honda repair but tends to automobiles of all makes and models with equal skill. Using strictly manufacturer’s parts in accordance with manufacturer procedures, he and his staff offer small- and large-scale repairs with up-to-date equipment. Every repair at Hayden Independent Auto Service comes with a full warranty.
Clark's Tire & Automotive is run by husband-and-wife team Chris and Erin Clark, along with their crew of ASE-certified mechanics. Not surprisingly, tires are one of the garage's specialties, and techs can repair worn tires or install all new ones from a selection of brands including Goodyear, Hankook, and Firestone. Additionally, mechanics can tackle all manner of automotive ailment, from oil changes and brake repairs to alignments and tire retreading.
Though it originally sold only two things—audio products and wireless phones—Car Toys has gradually expanded its repertoire. Today, with 50 locations spread across four states, electronics-certified technicians install everything from Alpine in-dash navigation units to phone-integration systems that sync iPhones, Androids, and tin cans to car stereos. Meanwhile, in the garage, detailing technicians meticulously spruce up cars inside and out, using deionized water, paint-friendly shampoos, and high-quality wash mitts to protect against scratches, swirls, and water spots. The team also sweeps through interiors with vacuums, hot-water extractors, and ozone deodorizing treatment, which kills airborne bacteria and nasty smells in one fell swoop.
A 30-year veteran of the auto-care industry, Dave Lee of Specialty Auto and Tire knows cars. Lee is an expert in caring for diesel vehicles and motor homes, and cares for cars with scheduled maintenance, tune-ups, system flushes, and electrical and full diagnostics. His fellow mechanics adjust alignments and care for breaks and transmissions, often with same-day turnaround, allowing customers to return to the Bat Cave before nightfall. The auto shop's technicians meet or beat almost any estimate, and offer a one-year or 12,000-mile parts-and-labor warranty.