The sight of Empire Auto Detailers' white and orange vans rolling down the street strikes fear into the scratchy, whirring brushes of automatic car washes everywhere. The source of this dread is not the vans' self-sufficient supply of water and electricity, nor is it the onboard supplies and rain-shielding canopy; it is the technicians riding inside.
Empire Auto's dedicated detailing perform fully-loaded service packages that incorporate biodegradable carpet shampoos and steam cleaners, paint sealants that last from three months to one year, and waxes that leave cars with the sleek, wet look of a seal zooming down a Slip 'n' Slide. Ever ready to help autos in need, the technicians lend their careful hands to tint windows, install audio and alarm systems, and repair wheels and rims.
Precision Auto Glass Repair, a division of Precision Tune Auto Care, calls more than 260 communities home, dotting the United States from coast to coast. Each glass-repair facility boasts certified technicians who perform deft repairs and replacements at the client's home or office. Techs also perform services in their repair center, eliminating the need to tow damaged cars. After glass repairs or replacement, technicians clean new and existing glass and carefully clear away broken remnants and shards, leaving seats, mats, and backseats that are full of water balloons free of dangerous fragments.
From more than 35 years with 350 facilities in six countries, Precision Tune Auto Care has spent the last three decades keeping more than 2.5 million vehicles on the road with an array of maintenance and auto-repair services. Professionally trained mechanics lube engines with signature precision oil changes, rotate tires to ensure even tread wear, repair busted brakes, and test spark plugs to safeguard against ignition failure during dramatic drive-thru getaways. Whether performing complicated services on fuel-injection and cooling systems or simply aligning tires, the mechanics back all their services with a 12-month, 12,000-mile national warranty.
The technicians at Iconic Window Tinting treat each visiting automobile the same way an expert tailor treats a client at a suit fitting. The process for applying tinted film is highly customized: a machine slices segments that fit the vehicle’s make and model before technicians adhere the film to windows, preventing visible gaps and fingerprints. Technicians avoid common pitfalls, such as rounded corners that don't cover the entire window and uneven, hand-cut film. The nonmetallic tints shield car interiors from the sun without disrupting radio or cell-phone signals, and a lifetime warranty guarantees that the film won't crack, turn purple, or bubble like a fruitless attempt at a science-fair volcano.
Because the business performs window-tinting services exclusively, even its setting is specialized. The garages maintain an optimal temperature for laying down the film, as well as an air-filtration system to guard against dust. Employees bring at least seven years of tinting experience to every car they service.
The ASE-certified mechanics ratcheting away inside First Choice Automotive's 20 full-service repair bays carry AAA approval in addition to required factory trainings and years of experience inspecting both cars and motorcycles. The shop's exclusively in-house work ranges from simple oil changes to complex repairs, and top-notch components from manufacturers such as Michelin, Carquest, and Valvoline back up each service with trusted brands. The shop keeps its doors flung wide seven days a week, and eases the process for owners of cars in need of major services with free towing and free loaner cars. All automotive work comes backed with a lifetime warranty, guaranteed same-day services, and free lift rides for well-behaved cars.