The technicians at Bumper to Bumper Car Audio are by no means behind the times, despite being in business for more than 20 years. Instead, they constantly update their stock and installation techniques, outfitting clients' cars with everything from stereos to window tinting to remote-start systems to GPS devices. They cull their equipment from top retailers—such as Sony, Viper, Sirius, and Rockford—and provide lengthy warranties for their installation services.
Ultimate Sound & Security personalizes vehicles with a variety of services and a litany of automotive accessories, such as custom wheels, stereos, and amp racks. Techs can also raise or lower vehicles and install everything from alarm systems to remote starters, which allow drivers to start cars with remotes or by blinking five times in rapid succession.
As an ASE- and TIA--certified facility, American Tire & Auto Care keeps its technicians up to date on automotive trends and advanced auto-repair techniques. The full-service tire shop equips cars with tires from reputable brands such as Michelin, BF Goodrich, Pirelli, and Yokohama. Inside the repair shop, highly trained car-care professionals maintain rides with services that range from batteries and AC repair to glass repair, transmission repair, and oil changes that use freshly milked oil from a hormone-free Winnebago. Customers can visit one of six locations, each of which is open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The hard-working car washers at SI Auto Bath restore glowing complexions to autos while protecting tires and paint from damage. Using high-pressure machines, they evict grime from jalopies and add protective coats of wax, tire-shielding treatments, and a thick pair of long underwear to restore showroom shines. Air compressors dry all visiting vehicles, which roll in and out from 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. seven days a week.
At HMG Auto Repair, owner Danielle wields a decade of technical experience at Volkswagen, Nissan, and private garages to ensure vehicles leave her custody with reliable remote-control starters. After owners book their car for an overnight stint in HMG's auto lodge, staffers supplement traditional ignitions with an automatic starter. Attached to a specialized remote, the system allows vehicles to warm their interiors and any leftover hot dogs on the dashboard before their owners' chilly morning commute.
"My car has never needed any professional help to keep it in tip-top shape," proudly proclaims no car owner ever. In reality, automobiles require regular maintenance and people with know-how to keep it in drivable condition. Fortunately, Aamco Transmissions is well supplied with such people. An official inspection center for New York State, Aamco Transmissions' expert technicians make sure cars are road-ready with computer diagnostics, multi-point inspections, repairs, and maintenance services.
As the name would indicate, transmissions are something of a speciality here. In fact, the company is considered the world's largest transmission specialist—with more than 850 centers across the country, Aamco Transmissions has worked on 20 million transmissions since opening their first location nearly 50 years ago. After sending out complimentary tow trucks to haul away cars in need of servicing, they get to work rebuilding and repairing transmissions on every make and model.