Inside the service department at Michael's Chevrolet of Issaquah, technicians treat GM vehicles to routine maintenance that takes between 20 and 45 minutes. An oil change introduces up to six quarts of standard oil to engines; drivers who need synthetic lubricant can upgrade for an additional fee. The shop's mechanics will also perform a 27-point inspection and rotate the tires to ensure even wear, leaving the vehicle wagging its bumpers and grinning from headlight to headlight. Motorists can take the opportunity to teach their cars some personal responsibility by having them register online through the appointment scheduling page.
The technicians at Foss Car Audio put nearly three decades of expertise to use as they install audio and home theater equipment across multiple locations. Audio equipment from brands such as Bose up the aural ante with amplifiers, speakers, and MP3 decks, which the techs can install in cars, trucks, motorcycles, boats, and razor scooters. Staffers also outfit rides with alarms, navigation systems, and remote starters, as well as tint car windows to block UV rays and angry glares from jealous horseback riders. Foss Car Audio also travels to living rooms to build customized home theater systems with Sharp, Panasonic, Hitachi, and other name-brand equipment.
Of all the tools at Mark’s Auto Detail, the staff probably relies on the water heater most. That’s because hot water is used during each of the detail shop’s hand washes—the foundation for several different tiered details that feature top-notch car-cleaning tools such as Aquapel, premium carnauba wax, and clay bars. Equipped with these resources, the staff tidies up cars, boats, and RVs. They also offer window tinting to keep out the sun’s rays, heat, and bad driving directions.