Brake-O-Rama began as one location in 1949 but now boasts 14 service centers speckled across the East Coast. Together these automotive hospitals work as a force, repairing and maintaining domestic and imported vehicles of virtually any make and model. Before sourcing spare parts from the company's private warehouses, Brake-O-Rama's ASE-certified technicians thoroughly analyze vehicles with advanced diagnostic technology that includes four-wheel computerized alignment systems, electron microscopes that scan for chipped paint finishes, and magnifying glasses ever in search for clues to Professor Plum's murder. Meanwhile, Firestone, Goodyear, and Michelin tires fill the supply closets, allowing the patrons to tighten their grip on the asphalt before a cross-country trip.
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Occupying the top floor of the STEM building, Jersey Pour moistens maws with a smorgasbord of more than 40 local beers and wines while enthralling ears with live music and enchanting insides with organic nibbles. Bubbling brews and flavorful organic wines are culled from brands that include Dog Fish Head, Flying Fish, River Horse, New Jersey Beer Company, De Martino, and Albet i Noya. Two souvenir sampling glasses to bring home allow eager participants better options than imbibing from their hands, and 10 sampling tickets (one ticket/beer, two tickets/wine) keep cups running over. Designated drivers will be given unlimited soft drinks and supporters for water-fountain keg stands.
From hand waxes to meticulous 16-point inspections, the automobile technicians at ENR-G Services keep cars in top shape with personalized care. On the outside, car washes and detailing services such as rim polish, carpet shampoo, and hand wax zero in on particularly grimy areas. Interior services such as oil changes and transmission care ensure that everything runs smoothly on the inside as well, letting owners take pride in their cars rather than hiding them behind a large fake beard taped to the radiator.
The certified technicians at Bay Street Auto Center's five locations keep cars road ready and street legal with New York state inspections and oil changes. Techs begin inspections by examining the battery and starting charging system, taking pains to confirm that the battery has an active charge and hasn't been using all its energy taunting solar panels. Techs then aim their expertise at tires, scrutinize the brakes to confirm safe stopping, check the suspension, and conclude the examination by casting trained eyes and hands at belts and hoses. Oil changes drain dirty and damaged oils before replacing them with up to 5 quarts of conventional motor oil (synthetic available for an additional charge) and a new filter to guard the engine from contaminants and invitations to the transmission’s next fondue night.
"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.