The certified technicians at Aspen Auto Clinic take pride in their nonpushy approach. When their professional diagnostic equipment identifies an issue, they make recommendations based on safety and factory recommendations, but they won't use hard salesmanship to coerce owners into upgrading parts. When they do perform repairs and maintenance, their team backs up the handiwork with a three-year or 36,000-mile warranty.
The caricatures that smilingly represent Dave Solon Kia's staff speak for the dealership's friendliness and accessibility. Its managers, sales advisors, factory-trained technicians, and detailers work together to serve both cars and their owners, offering a fleet of new, preowned, and moon-ready vehicles; a parts department bristling with Kia and manufacturer-recommended parts; and a service department for repairs and maintenance. After hard days of work in the garage or showroom, employees build bonds with the community by organizing charitable events such as the Dave Solon Golf Classic, which benefits the Memorial Hospital for Children.
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.
Since its founding by owner Bill Clark in 1962, Drive-In Autosound has expanded from an OEM radio-repair center to an automotive-enhancement hub with five locations. The audio department still doles out sonic toys such as stereos and speakers, as well as high-tech modifications including auxiliary ports, MP3-compatible sound systems, and plug-in a capella singers. The MECP-certified installers also equip cars with remote starters and GPS systems from more than 50 brands—including Kenwood and Pioneer—and factory-trained technicians augment rides with window tints and stylish wheels.
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.
Owner Wayne Sombric's eco-friendly water purification system allows for an aggressive window cleaning without the use of harmful detergents or chemicals. The company's technicians are also trained to perform other high-up services such as polishing chandeliers, cleaning gutters, and removing fingerprint smudges from the ozone layer.