The guys who started GNNorthwest felt the need for speed—so much so that they opened a shop that specializes in it. They give rides a boost with turbo and supercharger applications so that they can make even the biggest tires or vintage Stone-Age rock wheels spin. Their 38 years of experience in the industry have also helped them hone their expertise in routine maintenance services, such timing belts and tune-ups.
At Hoglund’s, expert installers revamp cars, trucks, and even RVs and boats with a full line of electronics, custom upholstery, and other accessories. The team of techs can update interiors with the newest technology, ranging from heated seats and remote starters to back-up cameras and brand new audio and video systems. The shop specializes in custom-made convertible tops that are carefully tested for fit and seamless appearance. The techs can outfit seats with new upholstery in leather, suede, or bubble-wrap. Beyond the interior, Hoglund’s staff is also skilled in glass and windows, and they can install sunroofs or use SolarGard tints to block UV rays.
Heartland Jiffy Lubes enjoy the benefits of being under the Heartland Automotive Services umbrella, putting them in good company along with more than 435 Jiffy Lubes nationwide that service more than five million customers each year. They specialize in the Jiffy Lube Signature Service Oil Change, which comes standard with a fresh-from-the-box oil filter and up to 5 quarts of quality motor oil, plus a comprehensive lineup of other vehicle maintenance checkups. Highly trained technicians also perform cosmetic and mechanical services including inspections, emissions testing, transmission service, and counseling for 1960s Corvettes that are going through a mid-life crisis.
While the nature of all run-ins and accidents is different, Absolute Auto Body's Top 5 Best Body Shop credentials prove it to be an able car-doctor for a variety of services. Paint jobs, dent repairs, sizeable scratches, fender replacements, and many more car needs are capably attended to by experienced professionals who have seen every ding in the ding-book. For example, the cost to paint and refinish one panel would run around $300 (more if it connects to a second panel or door). Absolute Auto Body's base service charge is $50 per hour. Whether your car already has bruises that have been awaiting repair or you anticipate future scuffs, today's side deal provides vehicular healing.
Though it originally sold only two things—audio products and wireless phones—Car Toys has gradually expanded its repertoire. Today, with 50 locations spread across four states, electronics-certified technicians install everything from Alpine in-dash navigation units to phone-integration systems that sync iPhones, Androids, and tin cans to car stereos. Meanwhile, in the garage, detailing technicians meticulously spruce up cars inside and out, using deionized water, paint-friendly shampoos, and high-quality wash mitts to protect against scratches, swirls, and water spots. The team also sweeps through interiors with vacuums, hot-water extractors, and ozone deodorizing treatment, which kills airborne bacteria and nasty smells in one fell swoop.
The trained, experienced technicians at Definitive Detail & Tint dole out a wide range of auto services aimed at refreshing wagons' interiors and exteriors. Each exterior wash ($39.99) is performed by hand, with wheels cleaned and tires dressed, and the interior clean ($39.99) sees the floor, seats, and trunk vacuumed and dashboards detailed. Customers can further pamper vehicles with add-on services such as leather conditioner ($45.94+), paint sealant ($79.95), headlight restoration ($49.99 for the pair), and windshield massages. Interior detailing ($159.99) provides a deep clean for cars’ insides, shampooing carpets and floor mats and scouring vents, instrument panels, and trim. During the roughly one-hour standard detail, waiting customers can entertain themselves by watching the shop’s flat-screen TV or using the free WiFi to update their newly beautified car's Facebook status to “single.”