From its humble beginnings as an automotive glass store in Warren, Simbol Auto Glass has mushroomed into five locations. At the pentafecta of silica shops, techs unholster Sika brand products to eradicate windshield chips, and can outright replace cracked windshields in about one hour, or seven dog-hours. To keep sunlight from fading interiors, Simbol tints windows with Smoke film, which can reduce 4%–68% of transmitted light. Technicians also enhance cars with remote starters, alarms, and satellite radio.
Since opening its first location in 1977, Super Car Wash has grown into a thriving car-cleaning kingdom with nine locations in the metro area. George, Todd, and Ryan Gesund and Heath Stack lead the effort to sanitize vehicles with sophisticated touchless air dryers and energy-conserving, computer-run gear. In addition to employing the robotic wiles of high-tech machinery, they protect paint jobs with coats of Simoniz wax and use biodegradable Armor All products and tear-free shampoo. The auto experts even distribute, install, and service Sonny's car-wash equipment for other businesses around Michigan. Their commitment to the local community is manifest in a long history of supporting schools and nonprofits through fundraising assistance.
The staff at Cascade Auto Glass fits car frames with a meticulous process perfected during more than 750,000 windshield replacements, all adhering to Auto Glass Safety Council standards. Cascade's choice of top-quality urethane adhesives allows drivers to get back on the road sooner without sacrificing a reliable grip, and OEM-quality glass shares an identical structure, density, and love of parking-permit stickers as cars' factory-installed glass. A nationwide warranty stands behind the quality materials and workmanship of each service, and Cascade deals directly with insurance companies.
At Mobil 1 Lube Express, a troop of trained technicians replaces old oil with up to 5 quarts of new fluid, screwing in a brand-new filter to match. Then, they'll put on their safety caps and perform an inspection—which includes checking fluids, lights, belts, and tires—before turning steering wheels left and asking tailpipes to cough twice. Cleaners equipped with smudge-eradicating suds and dust-hungry vacuums move in next, targeting grime and fingerprint mosaics with a full-service wash and hand dry, vacuuming interiors, and applying Rain-X and triple-foam protectants for extra defense against the elements. An application of rust inhibitor protects metallic veneers from corrosion, and a coating of Bugg Off affords rides a layer of defense against clingy insects and children wearing trendy magnetic vests. Specialists will also blast away crud from carriage underbellies and decorate wheels and tires with sprays of Wheel Brite and a tire shine.
Like a swarm of Armor All–wielding hornets, the expert auto techs of Bojax Collision eagerly descend on cars in need of attention. They replace glass, detail out scratches, and give cars meticulous full-body makeovers with the assistance of computerized auto-paint systems. They also provide towing services and keep temporarily inconvenienced drivers on the road with the help of loaner cars, rental cars, and foam-lined bumper cars.