With more than 175 locations nationwide and more than 35 years in the business, Car-X Tire & Auto 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 reaches out to the surrounding community with regular philanthropic activities, such as recycling drives and participation in the American Heart Association’s Heart Walk.
Frank Leta Auto Group's professional auto menders keep engines purring and exteriors sparkling with detailing and maintenance packages. During the 20-minute preferred detail, technicians wash down fusty frames and restore tires to their factory-fresh sheen. As cloths wipe-down interior surfaces and windows, vacuums explore nooks and crannies for dust bunnies and raccoons made of old fast-food wrappers. The maintenance package kicks-off as mechanics convince engines to trade-in soiled oil for a fresh batch of lubricant. Staffers then run through a 40-point inspection and rotate tires to help autos' insides run as smoothly as their tires roll. The 45-minute package also features a complimentary executive car wash, which rejuvenates exteriors sullied from regular commutes or irregular commutes through paintball arenas.
For more than half a century, Suntrup Automotive Group has been a thriving hub for the exchange and maintenance of man's best mechanical friend. Oil changes, tire rotations, safety inspections, and training-wheel adjustments are only a few of the many services that the factory-trained technicians offer to cars, SUVs, and trucks. While their jalopies are on the mend, motorists can visit the waiting area to test-drive computer workstations, complimentary WiFi, TVs, and vending machines. All locations also house lots filled with new and preowned vehicles from companies including Nissan, BMW, Ford, and GMC, each of them eagerly waiting for the chance to call your garage its home.
Doc’s Harley-Davidson works to keep owners and aspiring riders outfitted with knowledge, maintenance, and necessary equipment, earning Dealernews's 2007 Grand Prize for “best practices in retailing” and community involvement. Amid 28,000 square feet of parts, accessories, and service space, owner Patty Bush and her staff of motorcycle specialists consistently update the shop with innovations and promotions while maintaining a commitment to quality that began with Patty’s father, Doc, in 1955. In addition to equipping riders with new and preowned Harley-Davidson motorcycles and gear, the staff educates newcomers with a blend of classroom instruction and real-road experience that instills confidence when handling tricky turns or encountering speed-limit signs that involve fractions.
With more than 28 years of experience, Columbia Auto Repair owner Chuck Halpern lives by a simple mantra: get the job done right—the first time. His team of ASE-certified technicians keeps this in mind whenever they change oil, adjust brakes, or rebuild transmissions for all makes and models. Technicians also collaborate to cure errant alignment issues, de-bug difficult electronics, and perform state inspections to fend off the fine for noncompliance: one really gross wet willy.