For the past 30 years, New England Tire Car Care Centers' family of ASE-certified technicians have been rejuvenating weary road warriors with services ranging from oil changes to computerized engine diagnostics. The team, while well versed in all manner of automotive maintenance, specializes in wheel care, ensuring true tracking and even tread wear with careful balancing, alignment, and rotation of the wheels. And, since their five locations are within Olympic-record-stone-throwing distance of their tire warehouse, the technicians have ready access to an extensive stock of seasonal and task-specific treads from Dunlop and Goodyear.
At Bumper to Bumper, experienced electronics and automotive technicians enhance the driving experience with a wide range of car modifications, from iPod docks and stereo upgrades to engine intakes and remote car starters. Shiny new rims accent drab rubber tires with a dash chrome-covered sleekness, and tinting packages make cars look cool without having to replace the horn with a blistering sax solo. Drivers can further customize their rides with HID and LED lights that turn nighttime drives into neon-lit journeys or with customized stereo and sound system that transport computer playlists into their car with crystal clarity.
Express Tire & Auto Service applies its automotive know-how to autos of all makes, models, and sizes, providing an efficient way to check the safety and overall maintenance of your trusty steel steed. For cars in need of a comprehensive spa day, the wheel whisperers will begin by ensuring that all four tires are rotated and balanced, and that both oil and filter are as fresh as a Febrezed daisy. (Synthetic-oil aficionados will need to pay an additional fee for their favorite brew.) Maintain the integrity of an “I brake for STOP signs” bumper sticker by allowing the resident car doctors to complete a full system and safety check before installing a set of new wiper blades that will prove reliable sidekicks for your newly up-to-code cab.
At Auto Shine Detail, customers weave through a well-waxed inventory of quality pre-owned vehicles. The automotive stables include performance sedans from Audi and Volkswagen, sporty Jeep Wranglers, and heavy-duty Dodge trucks. A dedicated sales staff helps facilitate the car search process with detailed information about each vehicle’s history, condition, and snacking preferences on long road trips.
Detailz's state-of-the-art facility is well equipped to host swift and comprehensive wagon washing and detailing. During the one-hour manager's special interior and exterior detail, fully insured and certified technicians cleanse car exteriors down to the rims, including windows, and coat tires with Armor All protectant to seal in shine. The techs also hand-wax the entire vehicle, restoring and protecting its exterior, and delve into the interior to wipe down panels, clean doorjambs, apply Armor All protectant, and vacuum all surfaces. As a finishing touch, techs administer a floor-mat shampooing and fresh-scent application, both of which greatly reduce the chances of the vehicle being pursued by amorous French skunks.
Sam Meineke opened his three-bay muffler shop in 1972 with a single product line, and through time, he and his successors have expanded the business into a complete automotive car-care center. Today, nearly 900 franchise owners operate their locations around the globe, still standing on the firm foundation of Sam's ideal of nursing vehicles back to health at fair prices. Meineke Car Care Centers’ mechanics perform an array of services, keeping rides running in showroom condition with tune-ups, 23-point inspections, tire rotations, and deep-tissue windshield massages.