The family behind Fletcher's Tire & Auto Service opened their first shop more than four decades ago. Today, they operate more than 30 locations scattered throughout Arizona, where they work to provide automobiles and their owners with expert repairs and preventive maintenance. Technicians keep cars safely running, stopping, and creeping slowly past ex-girlfriends' houses with regular maintenance services such as oil changes, alignments, and air filter replacement. Oil changes come with a battery test and a tire rotation to ensure that tires wear evenly, and most services are backed by warranties that start at 12 months and 12,000 miles. More than 15 brands of tires get paired with appropriate chariots thanks to a convenient online tire-size guide, and computerized alignment services help improve gas mileage and safety.
For more than 20 years, GotCarWash.com has been providing unlimited car washes to customers nationwide through its innovative membership program. Online clients simply browse a list of locations—more than 90 in California alone—and sign up for unlimited cleanings at the most accessible one. But regardless of which location they choose, they can rest assured that their car will be bathed by professionals wielding only the highest quality cleaning products on the market. The teams strip away grime with biodegradable shampoos and cleansers, as well as top-notch formulas like a special closed-cell Envirosoft Foam, a cleansing foam designed not to scratch exteriors. The cleansing arsenal also includes products like ArmorAll Professional—which the crews have dubbed the "Cadillac of chemicals"—and Rain-X, both of which work to protect the car's finish from harsh environmental factors and any birds that decide to hold tap dance practice on its hood.
Drawing on half a century of automotive service, the family owned and operated Midas helps drivers to prolong vehicle vigor with factory-recommended maintenance services. Mechanics pop car hoods to perform oil changes with standard and temperature-durable synthetic solutions, taking time to inspect belts, hoses, fluids, and the air conditioner's resident penguin. Armed with efficient catalytic converters built to US EPA standards, the staff helps to shrink harmful emissions during muffler and exhaust-system checks. Trained technicians augment brake services with lifetime guarantees and curate healthy, evenly worn tires with rotations or replacements from Goodyear, Michelin, Firestone, and Bridgestone.
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.
Mo's Car Wash's automated sluicing tunnel unveils vehicles' exteriors in 10–20 minutes as customers observe the progress from a comfy couch. As horseless chariots roll through during the silver-package wash, robotic appendages cleanse surfaces and remove bellybutton rings affixed to the underbody. A tire dressing imbues rubbery soles with a factory-fresh sheen that mesmerizes as the wheel spins. Nostrils flare with joy after an application of air freshener that frees interiors from the aromatic tyranny of soiled fabrics and seatbelts made of expired bacon.
The glass gurus at Tucson Auto Tint repair, replace, and tint windows and windshields. Like the blue-filter version of Casablanca, the Standard Heat Buster tinting uses dyed film ($149+), covering windows in SunTek tint and bouncing 99% of harmful UVA and UVB rays out of the car's interior with ID checks at the doors. The process typically takes about 2.5 hours, so vehicles can be dropped off and picked up on the same day, or technicians can make window-darkening house calls. SUV and station-wagon tinting is available with a $20 upgrade, Corvettes and Volkswagen Beetles are an extra $30, and imaginary hovercrafts are tinted free of charge. The three-year warranty protects against bubbling, peeling, cracking, and being strafed by Canadian fighter pilots.