The staff at Harry's HP Tire & Automotive work to ensure that their clients are never stuck waiting for a tow truck on the side of the road. Repair services occur when the occasion calls, but their main goal is to avoid them altogether. The techs design customized maintenance plans based on each motorist's driving style and needs to help them avoid disruptive breakdowns that cause unexpected dips in one's checking account and remorse over skipped oil changes.
The operation is a family affair, with husband and wife Harry and Barbara Volkmann running the business, their son Matthew serving as service adviser, and his wife Lisa heading up customer service and marketing. And since 2006, ASE Master Technician John Gerlach has been keeping the garage running like a well oiled machine.
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.
Colorado’s cluster of Midas Auto Service Experts shops have operated under the same local ownership for 30 years. At each location, ASE-certified service technicians care for vehicles in all kinds of capacities, from factory scheduled maintenance measures to extensive repairs on brake systems and engines. With each service, the team exerts the same advanced expertise that has made Midas a recognized industry name since the company’s inception more than 50 years ago at the dawn of time. The community-oriented Colorado service stations also support local philanthropic organizations including the YMCA and the grassroots road-safety campaign, Drive Smart.
Over the last 18 years, Performance Autotint has tinted more than 8,000 vehicles' windows with durable, high-performance film. The shop's technicians shield auto interiors from UV rays and glances from nosey passersby with high-performance films from Maxpro, which will not fade, and are non-metal and non-reflective.The staff can also accessorize cars with tinting, clear bra, and vinyl graphics. Custom graphics and lettering services can help businesses advertise on the go and aid private citizens in broadcasting their new DJ name or an upcoming afternoon teatime.
Auto Tech Plaza's ASE–certified technicians undergo regular training by Bosch factory representatives to keep their skills sharp as they ply their trade on foreign and domestic vehicles at four area locations. They uphold their AAA–certified status by meticulously tweaking air conditioners, fixing electrical problems, and treating cars, RVs, and fleets to oil changes, tune-ups, and inspections. To ensure customer satisfaction, Auto Tech Plaza confidently backs the techs’ work with an in-house warranty that lasts up to three years, 36,000 miles, or one round-trip mission to Mars.
For 30 years, Water Works has been delivering dirtlessness to cars of all makes and models. With an Ultra Clearcoat de-dirting, each auto undergoes a slew of spick-and-spanning services: The expert staff will wash and towel dry your car's exterior before a full-service inner cleaning evicts crumbs from floor-mat crannies and caked-on road rage from the steering wheel. The air-freshening service will mist interiors with a scent of your choice, banishing the old, musty car smell, which can be bottled for nostalgic customers. Undercarriages will be power flushed and coated in a rust protector, and a series of paint-protecting sealers and waxes help maintain a shiny enamel and a brightening agent offers tired wheels a facelift. Round out the de-tarnishing with a Rain-X Complete surface protectant, which helps bead and repel water from each of your car's body parts.