Accurate automotive is a family owned and operated business. Established in 1993, the father, Ray, and his two sons Russ and nick have been the driving force behind the work that has come out of the shop. With more than 40 years of combine experience, and numerous certifications, we are well versed in the car care business
Akiki & Sons' skilled technicians upgrade the appearance and performance of automobiles, whether by polishing exteriors, dishing out oil, or rebuilding wrecked bodies. Up to 5 quarts of oil slake parched pistons as the engineers turn their eyes to a full front-end check of the vehicle, lubricating door latches and slicking their extreme slip ‘n’ slide. While under the hood, workers eject old oil filters from the ring to replace them with fresh new recruits ready to fight off gunk and grime. After checking tire pressure and fluid levels, mechanics listen to the car's pulse, which usually indicates that one has in fact been driving an elephant. The cinder-block-and-cement façade of Akiki & Sons' full-service garage conceals its wealth of tools and powerful hydraulic lifts, which were invented to help Victorian-era ladies undress. Red and green stripes race each other across the length of the building, adding interest to the whitewashed walls and glass-encased lobby.
Family owned and operated since 1960 (the year cars started running on petroleum rather than hot jazz), Hynes Auto Repair has both the wherewithal and know-how to soup up any vehicle. Swing the family or bachelorette chariot—federally mandated to have a diminutive female nickname like Betsy or Ethel-Sue—on over to Hynes Auto Repair for an all-important oil change (a $30 value) and an interior/exterior detailing (a $170 value). Exterior detailing polishes chrome, de-bugs windshields, and cleans up scuffs that develop from kicking the car door every Tuesday and Thursday as part of an elaborate good-luck ritual. Interior detailing, meanwhile, scours encrusted crumbs from the dashboard, vacuums up all the tarantulas on the floor, and smoothes out seat covers that have grown belligerent from feeling like doormats.
The ASE-certified techs at International Auto take a universal approach to car maintenance, welcoming cars and trucks from Europe, Asia, and North America. The shop has been a haven for ailing autos for the past 35 years, and its techs perform services from repairing exhaust systems and performing diagnostic evaluations to replacing batteries, tweaking brakes, and maintaining air conditioners. Customers can drop off their broken buggies 24 hours a day by parking them in the lot, depositing their keys in the garage, and clicking their heels together three times.
Within a spacious garage, mechanics rummage under cars, scrutinize vehicle interiors, and pursue the project of fitting monster truck tires onto bicycles. They outfit vehicles with tires from brands such as Uniroyal, Michelin, and BFGoodrich, backing each purchase with a tire price guarantee. On each set of purchased tires, mechanics offer free tire rotations and alignments every 8,000 miles. When not matching tires and cars, mechanics spruce up autos with repair services that range from preventative maintenance to fixing air conditioning to replacing worn-out brakes.
Detailz's state-of-the-art facility is well equipped to host swift and comprehensive wagon washing and detailing. During the one-hour manager's special interior and exterior detail, fully insured and certified technicians cleanse car exteriors down to the rims, including windows, and coat tires with Armor All protectant to seal in shine. The techs also hand-wax the entire vehicle, restoring and protecting its exterior, and delve into the interior to wipe down panels, clean doorjambs, apply Armor All protectant, and vacuum all surfaces. As a finishing touch, techs administer a floor-mat shampooing and fresh-scent application, both of which greatly reduce the chances of the vehicle being pursued by amorous French skunks.