For more than 20 years, the technicians at Sound Solutions have been outfitting rides with aftermarket modifications ranging from stereo speakers to remote starters. The team easily installs overhead monitors and DVD players for ample backseat entertainment during long road trips or use window tinting to keep interiors safe from sun damage. Their stock of radar detectors typically come equipped with GPS technology, which alerts drivers to upcoming speed traps and cross-dimensional shortcuts.
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 Center's 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.
Whether you take your automobile to Auto Pro or CarFix, your personal vehicle will be in the hands of a specially trained staff of engine experts ready to coat the battered insides of piston-powered car hearts with fresh oil. A new oil filter is fitted to strain engine grime and misplaced hors d’oeuvre toothpicks from the lubricating oil flow, while a brand new pair of wiper blades ensures that inclement weather runoff is quickly whisked away, and produce is efficiently cleared from windshields after you've driven through inconveniently placed fruit stands. Additionally, a state emissions inspection preps vehicles for their pollution check-ups, keeps Johnny Q. Law out of the picture, and assures owners they haven’t been pumping gas tanks full of home-brewed naphtha. Prepare for memorable road trips and glide down winding roads more smoothly than a buttered-up bobsled thanks to today’s Groupon.
Renaissance Carpet Cleaners’ deluxe treatment fusses over frowsy floors in two rooms (up to 200 square feet per room) and a hallway, using a Rotovac hot-water extraction to scrub out dust mites, pollen, and allergens hidden inside pest-ridden pile. After coddling carpets with disinfectants and brighteners, floor toupees will be deodorized, and then a pre-spot treatment can erase traces of red-wine-finger-painting spills or your pet squid's ink blots. See Renaissance’s online schedule to make an appointment.
Sport Durst Service's automotive technicians undergo continuous training to stay abreast of industry trends and tricky technical issues. Since the service center is attached to a supplier of new Mazda, Hyundai, Chrysler, Jeep, and Dodge vehicles, Sport Durst's knowledgeable car tenders unleash factory-authorized repairs on ailing buggies, performed with genuine parts and advanced diagnostic equipment. Additionally, the shop helps fit repairs into busy schedules with weekend hours, express service lanes for routine maintenance, and guaranteed time of delivery. Loaner vehicles ensure auto owners get in and out of the shop quickly, and that they don’t have to spend the day in a waiting room twiddling their thumbs, playing phone games, or counting backward from one thousand.
ASE-certified Precision Tune Auto Care helps vehicles of all sorts run smoothly by performing top-of-the-line maintenance and repair services. The vehicular spa day begins with a full-service oil change, where a team of talented techs pours up to 5 quarts of 5W-20 or 5W-30 oil into thirsty autos while decking out happily oil-drunk engines with brand-new filters. Tires bask in equally tender treatment during a rotation, which promotes even wear and tear and gives easily bored circular sightseers a new vantage point. Upon completion, an alignment check finds out if anything is needed to keep cars rolling in a straight line. Precision Tune Auto Care's professional vehicle pamperers also stabilize tires' rubbery moods by treating them to lifetime balancing until they bounce off to the big wheelhouse in the sky. A visual brake inspection assesses the stoppers' surfaces for resistance capabilities, unusual noises, or grinding tendencies.
The ASE-certified technicians at Massengill's Auto use their four-wheeler knowledge to perform checks and lubricate engines using NAPA Auto products. First, mechanical hands will drain and replenish oil supplies, using 5 quarts of NAPA 5W30 synthetic blend ($37.83/oil change) or NAPA full-synthetic 5W20, 5W30, or 10W30 ($55.43/oil change), before switching out old filters and lubing motor parts. Masterful eyes will then act as drill sergeants, inspecting under-hood fluid levels, performing a multipoint safety check, and scrutinizing tire pressure to make sure tires don’t collapse when they come in contact with pavement. Meanwhile, drivers can pass the time waiting on their rubber-toed friends by accessing the free WiFi. Appointments, like wearing chain mail while wrestling a bear, are highly recommended but not required.