The skilled car whisperers at Grease Monkey perform rejuvenating miracles on all areas of motorized horseless carriages. They'll gladly tackle a full-service oil change ($38 and up), radiator flushing ($90 and up), or automatic transmission servicing ($100 and up). The same professional care given to your car's inner workings carries over to its exterior. Relight a busted headlight or taillight ($10 and up), rotate a set of weary tires ($22), or clear the way for better windshield clearing with a wiper-swap (starting at $13 each).
Originally founded in 1959 by Kurt Ziebart as Ziebart International Corp., Ziebart has morphed from an auto-rust-prevention outfit into a full-service auto accessory and detail shop that has cropped up at some 400 locations in 30 countries. Performing everything from window tinting and professional detailing to electronics installation, Ziebart's experienced staff cares for cars with high-end products, including seasonal paint protectant and the company’s renowned rust inhibitors. To protect cars inside and out, Ziebart technicians also install accouterments such as alarm systems to thwart thieves and sunroofs to thwart unflattering film negatives from processing correctly (services may vary by location).
As a franchise of the well-known Valero fuel company, Zelienople Valero Gas Station, Convenience Store, & Car Wash tends to cars and customers with professional service and a triple threat of filling station, car wash, and convenience store. Patrons fill up their vehicles from a liquid buffet of regular, plus, and premium gas or on- and off-road diesel, and quell the mewling, auto-tuned hunger pangs of grill tanks and motor homes at the propane filling station. At the car wash, automated passes of Ryko Soft Touch brushes and sheets of cleansing foam polish car undercarriages and exteriors, and a feast of breakfast tornadoes, pizza, pepperoni rolls, soft pretzels, and soft-serve ice cream awaits famished travelers in the store.
Technicians at Auto Effects equip cars with Prestige by Audiovox APS 51 remote starters able to activate engines and prep cold morning cars from up to 800 feet away. After deft techs install the auto augmentation, drivers roll away with a remote that can start engines, warm up cars, and shoo away hibernating lifeguards from the cozy comforts of their home or office. The keypad also allows drivers to activate the panic alarm in case of emergency, and grants them keyless entry to their car without having to dig in their pockets, slip a key into the lock, and hum the chorus of ”King of the Road.” Each remote-starter system is backed by a two-year warranty on parts and labor.
Lenzner Coach Lines has transported and entertained travelers on trips throughout Pittsburgh and its neighboring communities since 1939. These days, the company accommodates voyaging visitors with a fleet of more than 75 vehicles, including 25-passenger vans and 47- and 55-passenger motor coaches. With commuter service and shuttles between Pittsburgh and Philadelphia's international airports, guests stay on schedule to their destinations, which also include casinos, amusement parks, and other East Coast cities. Lenzner’s fleet of trolleys accommodates passengers on narrated historical tours of the city, trekking past cherished landmarks and sites such as Millionaire’s Row, PPG Place, and Pittsburgh's Golden Triangle.
James Seekford—proprietor of his nicknamesake auto repair shop Jimmy’s On-It Automotive—started working on cars in high school. He polished his craft over the ensuing years, continually expanding his engine-whisperer fluency while working at a pair of independent repair shops. Seekford struck out on his own in 2007, and today forwards his 12 years of collective experience to a full range of services for foreign cars and domestic trucks. Jimmy’s specialties represent a full range of automotive acumen, including maintenance and emissions testing, electrical diagnostics, and computer-system repair.
Technicians at Safe and Sound's two locations equip cars for warm winter commutes with remote starter systems. Boasting an operating range of up to 800 feet, the button-activated system allows customers to vivify their engines from the comfort of their kitchen, office, or tanning bed, eluding the discomfort of a cold car by taking the wheel of pre-toasted ride. After the adept installation process, drivers are handed one remote keypad to control their car from afar. Some vehicles may require bypass, integration modules, or post-procedure lollipops at additional costs.