The lobby at Ray-A-Motive inspires nostalgia from the moment clients walk in. Above checkerboard tile, a display case towers in the style of a classic Shell gas pump. Despite the retrospective atmosphere, the Automotive Service Excellence–certified, circa-1986 garage traffics in the most modern of automotive care. Oil changes, emissions tests, and repair services keep rides in working order. The team also is experienced in working with RVs, effortlessly fixing malfunctioning powertrains, and figuring out why honking the horn turns on the microwave.
Big O Tires outfits wheels with tires from Michelin, Goodyear and other trusted brands–including their own Big O brand tires that are backed by a three-year warranty and a lifetime of rotations. The retailer has been in the road-ready rubber trade since 1962, when it began as a single co-op; over the past five decades, it has blossomed into a network of more than 480 locations, spanning 20 states. The shops’ ASE-certified technicians not only specialize in tires, but also tend autos with a comprehensive array of repair and maintenance services. They deftly change oil, replace brakes, and meticulously administer multi-point inspections, which ensure that headlights work and that wiper blades aren’t actually sleeping rattlesnakes.
Drawing on half a century of automotive service, Midas helps drivers to prolong vehicle vigour 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 U.S. 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.
Glass Doctor's uniformed technicians pride themselves on being able to fix any type of glass, whether it's for a home, vehicle, or storefront. For residences, they outfit windows and doors with low-emissivity glass panes that reduce glares, control room climates, and detract ultraviolet rays more effectively than outfitting your house in a T-shirt. Depending on the damage, they can mend windshield nicks during repair services or do a full replacement with original-equipment-manufacturer windshields, which sport a lifetime nationwide warranty at more than 300 locations. For customers that need a specific shape or style of glass, the staff can design, cut, and install custom mirrors, shower doors, and tabletop glass.
Since establishing his automotive modification outfit New Wave Sound in 1988, Brian Kim has personally helped his clients improve the style and performance of their vehicles. His services cover the areas of window tinting and installing of alarm and stereo systems, each of which increase not only owners' pride in their vehicles, but also the number of admiring glances. Though the focus is primarily on automobiles, Brian and his team can also tint windows on boats, recreational vehicles, and even homes.
Every one of Soundz Good Custom's shops are staffed by In Car Experts (ICE) who typically boast 20-plus years of experience in the field of mobile electronics. That enables them to give sound advice as they guide customers through the showrooms, where navigation systems, security systems, and satellite radios await a new four-wheel home. The stock includes sound systems and all the accessories necessary to play CDs or MP3 players, video systems, and remote starters that allow drivers to get their engines going from the comfort of home or a less expensive car. Soundz Good Custom's technicians, meanwhile, are always on hand to install the new electronics or fit cars with custom wheels. Their team of window tinters boast 10 years of experience, and they offer a lifetime warranty on Johnson Window Tint.