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.
Founded in 1952 as a Massachusetts nonprofit for tire dealers and auto-service shops, the New England Tire and Service Association has maintained a level of excellence among all of its members for more than a half-century. Like a chamber of commerce, a professional association, NETSA ensures the quality of craftsmanship of its members and promotes its industry with annual trade shows. With a wealth of active members ranging from local tire merchants to service centers, NETSA boosts both masterful automotive-repair work and small businesses throughout the region. NETSA also supported the recently passed Right to Repair law, which requires manufacturers to provide repair information to vehicle owners and independent repairers. This allows customers to better choose who services their car.
Elite Auto Glass’s mobile teams of certified technicians restore the good looks and structural integrity of vehicles with speedy on-location windshield repairs. Far more than just a buffer against tousled hair or the defenestration of toupees, the windshield defends passengers against injury during a collision by providing 45% of support for the cabin in a front-end crash, and 60% during a rollover. Techs take these sobering facts to heart as they dutifully replace or mend each customer’s canopy, using only original equipment manufacture or premium, aftermarket glass.
Prestige Car Wash & Detail Shop features a 200-foot soft-cloth wash tunnel that combats automotive grime with a potpourri of soaps, conditioners, and Rain-X products. The facility’s self-serve wash bays and vacuums stay open 24 hours a day, and its attentive detailers tackle more extensive jobs by scrubbing, waxing, and conditioning every surface of the vehicle. An array of other services such as window tinting and dent removal fulfills cars’ cosmetic needs, and the onsite convenience store stocks snacks, drinks, and auto accessories.
Inside Bernardi Honda of Brockton's vaulted-ceiling showroom, a friendly staff welcomes visitors to a sun-speckled stable of new and used vehicles. The adjacent service department houses a cast of ASE–certified, factory-trained, and rust-proof mechanics that augment each of their thorough maintenance jobs with a free multipoint inspection and car wash. Courtesy shuttle services keep clients’ schedules on track, and free WiFi, coupled with complimentary breakfast or lunch from the on-site Jimbo's Diner, makes wait times all but disappear. For quick check-ups, a self-serve pit-stop station lets customers check tire pressure, top off washer fluid, and prune pine-tree air fresheners.