Since 1966, Swift Chrysler Jeep Dodge Kia's certified technicians have lifted the spirits of downtrodden foreign and domestic vehicles and their owners, all the while selling a massive inventory of used and new cars. In an attempt to offer an incredibly customer-friendly shopping experience, this massive inventory is listed online in an easily browsable format. Visitors of the dealership can also stop in to kick the tires, daydream about how many marshmallows they can stuff into each single car, and check out the dealership’s amenities. Shuttle service, rental vehicles, and a complementary loaner-bicycle program ensure no customer gets stranded, while a comfortable lobby with coffee, snacks, and wireless Internet allow customers to relax while tikes let loose in a children's playroom.
Vander Hamm Tire Center's team of mechanical tinkerers recalibrates under-hood humors during their standard oil changes. Pull horseless carriages into one of Vander Hamm’s eight service bays for up to five quarts of fresh fluids, as new lubricant forms a protective barrier against engine breakdown, clogging sludge, and sparkplug-stealing raccoons. Vander Hamm's car custodians also replace your worn-out filters and ferry your old oil safely to its eternal resting place. Once engines are sufficiently slicked, technicians check tire pressure and snoop through a 12-point inspection, scrutinizing vehicle surfaces in search of potential safety issues and hidden messages in license-plate numbers. Each vehicular sprucing lasts 45 minutes to an hour, giving drivers down time to practice mind-soothing relaxation techniques or stress-inducing cougar juggling.
Hanlees Davis Nissan’s and Hanlees Chevrolet's professional service technicians pander to the needs of parallel-parking machines with vehicle-specific parts and maintenance treatments. Customers can schedule an appointment through the dealers' Nissan or Chevrolet online-submission centers, which allows technicians to prepare for specific vehicles by readying the necessary tools, oil types, and filters. A complete oil transfusion will help to purge vehicular veins of contaminants that would otherwise lead to engines seizing up (an additional charge applies for synthetic oil). In addition to extending vehicle life, regular lubrication will help to maximize fuel efficiency and keep engines functioning quietly, allowing drivers to go undetected when driving through the library. After oil changes, tire rotations ensure even wear on the soles of car shoes, and a complimentary 28-point inspection helps technicians identify any potential automotive issues.
Don and Rick Wood, owners of Cooks Collision, have auto-repair roots that reach back to the 1930s. Their grandfather, Clyde, built cars for Ford Motor Company and later started his own body shop, where he passed his knowledge on to his son, Bob. After working as a body-shop manager for Saltnes Volkswagen, Bob took out a mortgage against his family home and purchased Cooks Auto Body, fulfilling his dream of starting his own shop—just like his dad. Today, Don and Rick carry on the family legacy with nearly 20 locations, 300 employees, and one magical vintage racecar. Their ASE-certified mechanics are factory-certified by Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, Jaguar, and Volvo, and they repair around 30,000 cars each year.
River City Car Wash's car-grooming acumen is evident in the polished frames of vehicles emerging from its automated conveyers and detailing stations seven days a week. The 140-foot wash tunnel lavishes cars with pinpoint doses of soaps and dressings, and painstaking technicians rescue filthy surfaces with shampoo and Blue Coral cleaning products. The shop’s car-care commitment extends to it Mobil lube center, which tends to auto innards with services ranging from oil changes to maintenance. The wash compound upholds its environmental mission with an in-house recycling system, which saves water from being wasted or forced to find seasonal work as a snow cone. In addition to restoring shopworn autos, technicians also help the community at large, opening their doors to charitable organizations in search of fundraising opportunities.