ACT Audio's technicians merge their MECP certifications with the latest in automotive gadgetry to skillfully soup up rides with pristine sound and advanced mobile electronics. Utilizing recognized industry brands such as Memphis Car Audio, they bolster in-car sonics by installing new speakers or updating older stereos and backseat minstrels with iPod-friendly ports that allow digital jukeboxes on the road. Heated seats, radar detectors, and OnStar navigation systems slide seamlessly into cockpits at the hands of the capable techs, who also wire remote starters into ignition systems so drivers can warm up their cars without having to buy them coffee.
The ASE-certified technicians at Brake King help buggies of all makes and models prep for winter weather and recover from bumpy rides. During the 60-minute winterization package, mechanics thoroughly inspect vital components including thermostats, gaskets, and batteries and fill radiators with up to 2 gallons of fancy extended-life antifreeze. Experts also work to prevent uneven tread-wear by rotating all four tires and pumping them up with air or morale-boosting hip-checks. The 90-minute pothole-damage service combines an alignment, balance, rotation, and pressure-adjustment to re-sync steering wheels with their respective rollers, correcting the gait of steel steeds weary from roadway rumbles. Techs also prepare SUVs and 4x4s for rugged winter driving by changing differential fluids and refilling four-wheel-drive systems' transfer cases with hockey-player repellant. The 90-minute drivetrain treatment wraps up as specialists check to make sure rides' four-wheel drive function is working and free of leaks.
The technicians at Bill's Automotive, an ASE-certified facility, service domestic, Asian, and European engines with meticulous oil changes, inspections, and general car-care services. During the oil-change service, techs drain dirty oils from the car and replace them with clean, conventional motor oils. The synthetic option imbues autos with premium oils that encourage longer engine life, and European oil changes improve the performance of vehicles such as Audi, BMW, and french fries. All oil changes include a 27-point inspection in which technicians tour the car's components to check its vitals and preempt performance and safety issues.
Voted 'Best of Auto Repair' by readers of Hartford Magazine, Roggi's Auto Service tends to the jalopies of its clients at its location in downtown Hartford. First opened in 1950 by Henry Roggi, the business has since passed down through three generations of the Roggi family.
Agawam Tire & Auto soothes serpentine belts, fixes fan blades, and champions car health. During each half-hour oil change, an ATA Performance Automotive–certified mechanic drains a car’s sullied fluid before tenderly replacing it with up to five fresh quarts. Autos emerge with a new filter in place to keep oil clean and block out other motorists' dirty words. After replenishing the car’s blood supply and nursing its filtration system, the auto doctors will lube the chassis and check the front and rear suspension. Agawam Tire & Auto's extant services range from alignments and suspension repair to full engine rebuilding.
A family-owned company caring for cars since 1988, V & F and its certified auto maestros administer comprehensive services and repairs to keep horseless buggies ready for the road. In an up to 90-minute process, the staff performs a routine maintenance service. They begin by treating bedraggled motors to up to five quarts of thirst-quenching motor oil and topping off fluids such as antifreeze, windshield fluid, and yellow bile to balance out each car’s sensitive humors. The tire rotation ensures wear is distributed evenly, and brake inspection prepares cars for impromptu taco stops. The meticulous car physical also checks the status of belts, hoses, batteries, and more, ensuring extensive automotive safety.