Since Bob Sumerel opened his first retail tire store in 1968, he has always tried to put the customer first, next to all the gold-medal winners and Neil Armstrong. His store's 20-plus current locations offer an entire slate of auto services, from tire rotations and sales to oil changes. On the site's Why Bob Sumerel page, customers and employees discuss the benefits of the company, and the My Garage feature tracks car histories such as oil changes and service reminders. Every Bob Sumerel also operates under the Fixed Forever guarantee, promising that parts will work forever—up until the sun balloons to a red giant and swallows the earth with its unfathomably hot plasma—with warranties to cover any unforeseen problems.
Trained technicians at QuikStop Oilube's 13 tristate locations complete automotive services from speedy lubes to tire rotations with an ethos of friendliness and dedication established in 1987. Products keep engines smoothly churning and piston cylinders from attracting feral whack-a-moles. Each location offers full Saturday hours with select centers open on Sundays to ensure convenient service for any schedule. While-you-wait service rests on a trademark 10-minute oil change, complete with a fresh filter and a high-octane lollipop for well-behaved cars.
Signature service: Auto glass repair and replacement
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Average Duration of Services: 30 minutes or less
Brands Used: All windshields are available, including OEM
Pro Tip: Call in the morning for same-day service.
Describe a time your services really changed a client's life for the better.
One client was about to go on a two-day trip when his windshield cracked, and he needed a new one right away. We replaced the windshield within 120 minutes of the call, and the client was on his way.
How is your approach different than that of other professionals in your field?
We believe in doing everything possible to make sure that our customers receive their repairs at the time and location that is most convenient for them.
Do you or your staff have any special certifications or degrees?
We are GlasWeld Tools certified for repairs, and all our replacement technicians have multiple years of experience replacing windshields.
Josh Brown, the owner of J.I.T. Superior Detailing, has been detailing cars since he was 16 years old. In that time, he's devised his own checklist of preferred products and techniques. So when it comes to transforming your vehicle, Josh and his team have the situation under control—even if the "situation" involves a semi truck, boat, or vintage starfighter.
Included in J.I.T.'s numerous detailing packages are treatments such as hot water extraction for the carpeting and machine buffing for the exterior paint. The techs even offer add-ons such as headlight restoration and Scotchgard protection. Josh personally inspects every vehicle upon completion to ensure that every inch has been thoroughly cleaned and polished.
N-ovative Audio & Accessories both beautifies and accessorizes cars, trucks, RVs, and boats with top-down detailing, chrome upgrades, window tinting, and alarms. Electronics experts clarify interior soundscapes with installation of audio equipment from JBL and Kicker, or they keep cabins warm before early-morning games of "Pat-a-Cake, Pat-a-Cake" with the dashboard with remote-starter packages. Detailers scour cars, SUVs, and marine craft clean inside and out, while car-customization experts decorate exteriors with shiny grills, flame decals, and custom lettering and graphics.
D-Men Auto Detailing's techs meticulously scour horseless carriages inside and out, ridding them of salt and grit accumulated during winter travels. Tackling interiors, skilled hands scrub down carpets and headliners. Leather seats then luxuriate in revitalizing conditioners, and consoles and cup holders relinquish their coveted stashes of fossilized lattes.