For 15 years, Custom Films' technicians have adorned cars with heat-rejecting, cosmetically enhancing 3M window tints. The expert tinters meticulously apply the solar-security guard, smoothly layering glass in films that maintain cool interior temperatures, fashion a sleek image, reduce glare, and protect drivers from being blinded by sequin-suited flash mobs. Vehicles slip into a pair of two-window sunglasses and sleekly cruise around town, and full-size cars strap on four side-window films and a rear-window tint to roam unbothered by scalding-hot car seats or blinding sun rays. Fostering the use of technology, the nonmetalized films prevent interference, ensuring cell-phone calls don't cut out, GPS devices receive signals, and '90s jock jams aren't interrupted by fuzzy radio reception.
At 95 Auto Service, technicians keep cars in shape—not just by eliminating vehicles' cravings for doughnuts, but also by performing maintenance service and repairs. These include regular and synthetic oil changes, diagnostics, and tune-ups. The staff also repairs brakes, transmissions, and electrical systems, in addition to servicing air conditioners and tires.
Since 1988, Auto Care Super Saver has been helping car owners save cash with maintenance punch cards redeemable at local auto shops throughout the course of a full year. These cards come loaded with all kinds of prepaid services, including at least three full-service oil changes with up to 5 quarts of oil, lube, and a new filter. Depending on the location, punch cards may also feature tire rotations, brake inspections, engine-light readings, air-conditioning performance tests, and other repairs and inspections essential to a car's well-being. Customers can transfer the punch card's benefits to any ride, ranging from station wagons to sports cars to feral merry-go-round mounts.
Diamond in the Ruff Auto helps each car realize its full potential with detailing and repair services designed to keep it looking and running its best. The independently owned auto boutique honors manufacturers' warranties, and ASE-certified mechanics diagnose and treat internal problems, restoring each car’s fuel pump, heating-and-cooling system, and ability to enjoy dairy. While technicians get cars road ready with tune-ups and thorough detailing, drivers can travel anywhere within a 5-mile radius thanks to the shop’s complimentary shuttle service or relax in the comfortable lounge, which comes equipped with a big-screen TV and complimentary snacks.
The ASE-certified technicians at Grease Monkey keep cars at peak performance with a slew of maintenance services. Using Mobil and GM-approved Dexos 1 motor oils, they replace old, dirty engine crude and follow through with fluid top-offs, window washing, and inspections, making sure tires have enough pressure and lights haven’t been replaced by tea candles. Beyond oil changes, the techs service everything from transmissions to AC units to tires. On top of that, they also tend to the cosmetic side of auto maintenance, performing extensive details that use clay bars, polymer waxes, and Scotchgard protection to help cars look as new as they feel as they pull back onto the road.
One could argue whether or not people actually have a favorite color, but the detail technicians at Xtreme Auto Details would argue they do. Since their shop opened in 1999, they've developed a specialty in detailing black and red vehicles. They revivify the colors during tiered detail packages that employ a repertoire of techniques, including hand washes and over-spray- and odor-removal treatments. Though the staff's fondness for black and red may influence their decision to have a Chicago Bulls–themed wedding, it doesn't prohibit them from welcoming other shades of vehicles into their shop, which offers free WiFi for waiting customers.