Don and Rick Wood, owners of Cooks Collision, can trace their auto-repair roots back to the 1930s. Their grandfather, Clyde, built cars for Ford Motor Company and later started his own body shop, where he passed his knowledge on to his son, Bob. After working as a body-shop manager for Saltnes Volkswagen, Bob took out a mortgage against his family home and purchased Cooks Auto Body, fulfilling his dream of starting his own shop—just like his dad. Today, Don and Rick carry on the family legacy with more than 30 locations, dozens of employees, and one magical vintage racecar. Their ASE-certified mechanics are factory-certified by Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, Jaguar, and Volvo, and they repair around 30,000 cars each year.
The experienced glass guardians at Windshield Pros North ensure car owners enjoy unencumbered views. Glass installers certified by the National Glass Association and Dow Automotive Systems employ high-quality materials and specially formulated adhesives to repair or replace glass panes, carving specialized pieces to fit windshields, doors, vents, and back panels. Windshield Pros North’s technicians perform onsite handiwork six days a week, and drivers take advantage of free rental cars. The team also travels directly to homes with its mobile glass services.
Since 2002, owner Sandra Coleman has been operating Dent Shoppe along with her son, Gabe, who helms the mobile-service outfit. Gabe uses his expertise to remove dents, dings, and tears on windshields, hoods, doors, bumpers, and the space-time continuum. Service menu options include minor auto-body repairs, detailing, tinting, and headlight restoration.
Armed with bushels of know-how and up to five fresh quarts of Motorcraft Premium synthetic blend oil, Folsom Lake Ford's certified staff can return a vehicle to its high-performance past in just one hour. As an oil and filter change flushes sludge from a steel steed's systems, a complete peek at brakes, batteries, cholesterol, and hoses aims to identify any lurking car troubles and prevent future highway tantrums. Lug nuts take a well-earned breather during a rotation of all four tires and a thorough examination of each circular shoe measures wear and tear. Auto experts then strap on flashlight helmets and plumb the depths of air circulation systems and filters, excavating unpleasant odor sources such as dirty socks and misplaced blue cheese. Finally, techs check vehicle belts to ensure proper fit, accounting for recent waistline increases, then top off all fluids with a splash of grenadine.