For more than 12 years, the electronic experts at Can You Hear It Car Audio Inc. have been outfitting vehicles with premium audio, video, and security products, as well as beautifying them with detailing and customizations. They keep drivers shrouded in comfort during chilly months and cool during warmer months with remote starters, and they help deter thefts by installing alarms or CD players that play only "It's a Small World." Whether selling Kenwood, Pioneer, or JVC equipment, the staff gives customers peace of mind by replacing defective items that fall under the full manufacturer's warranty.
Each of Brake King's five locations staff ASE-certified techs who coddle engines with clean oil and bring frazzled wheels and frames into perfect alignment. During each 20- to 30-minute oil change, engines exchange swampy old muck for up to 5 quarts of clean synthetic crude, along with a new filter, guaranteed to keep out clogs caused by incoming dirt, debris, and corn dogs. Technicians then rotate the tires to equalize tread wear and tear, before poking and prodding their way through a precise safety inspection.
A family-owned company caring for cars since 1988, V & F and its certified auto maestros administer comprehensive services and repairs to keep horseless buggies ready for the road. In an up to 90-minute process, the staff performs a routine maintenance service. They begin by treating bedraggled motors to up to five quarts of thirst-quenching motor oil and topping off fluids such as antifreeze, windshield fluid, and yellow bile to balance out each car’s sensitive humors. The tire rotation ensures wear is distributed evenly, and brake inspection prepares cars for impromptu taco stops. The meticulous car physical also checks the status of belts, hoses, batteries, and more, ensuring extensive automotive safety.
Agawam Tire & Auto soothes serpentine belts, fixes fan blades, and champions car health. During each half-hour oil change, an ATA Performance Automotive–certified mechanic drains a car’s sullied fluid before tenderly replacing it with up to five fresh quarts. Autos emerge with a new filter in place to keep oil clean and block out other motorists' dirty words. After replenishing the car’s blood supply and nursing its filtration system, the auto doctors will lube the chassis and check the front and rear suspension. Agawam Tire & Auto's extant services range from alignments and suspension repair to full engine rebuilding.
At Corky's Auto Parts, Frank Ravenola ably helms the business founded by his father, Carmine, outfitting and maintaining all types of vehicles and farm equipment with top-shelf parts and expert repair. Corky's prides itself on its hardworking employees, who blend an encyclopedic knowledge of all things automotive with neighborly friendliness, just like an assembly-line robot with a good, firm handshake. Its CarQuest affiliation helps the tidy local shop stock its shelves with parts and supplies for almost any make or model, and the store also keeps engines humming and exteriors looking shipshape with onsite paint mixing and machining and special orders of rare or hard-to-find parts.
ACT Audio's technicians merge their MECP certifications with the latest in automotive gadgetry to skillfully soup up rides with pristine sound and advanced mobile electronics. Utilizing recognized industry brands such as Memphis Car Audio, they bolster in-car sonics by installing new speakers or updating older stereos and backseat minstrels with iPod-friendly ports that allow digital jukeboxes on the road. Heated seats, radar detectors, and OnStar navigation systems slide seamlessly into cockpits at the hands of the capable techs, who also wire remote starters into ignition systems so drivers can warm up their cars without having to buy them coffee.