Most of the automotive-maintenance services at Pro Oil Change begin with the pop of a hood. The dull sound reverberates around the engine, where trained and certified technicians inspect air filters, replace batteries, refill fluid levels, and inject Valvoline motor oil. Outside the automotive nucleus, they extend their restorative touch toward burned-out headlights and waved-out windshield-wiper blades. All of this unfolds inside their welcoming facility, which accepts all vehicle makes and models and features a waiting room with TVs and complimentary coffee, hot chocolate, or tea.
Established in Vernon, BC, Kal Tire has six decades of service under its belt and more than 240 locations across Canada. The independent shop's many different brands of tires - including brands like Nokian, Michelin, and Bridgestone - keep cars, SUVs, semis, and even mining trucks running in all weather conditions. Its collection of shiny custom wheels brings class to once-drab jalopies. And its professional technicians keep highways safe and cars and trucks running smoothly by handling everything from routine air-pressure checks and alignments to brake-pad and shock replacements.
Jim Thompson Chrysler Dodge Jeep takes care of aspiring and seasoned car owners by combining a broad selection of new and pre-owned vehicles with a service centre outfitted to handle oil changes and comprehensive detailing services. The dealership's staff includes 30-plus year car sales and service veterans along with specialists who know Dodge Vipers so well they can drain all the venom from engines while blindfolded. Available new vehicles include models from Dodge, Chrysler, Jeep, and Fiat, while the selection of pre-owned vehicles includes makes such as Toyota, Ford, and Honda. At the service centre, technicians can change vehicles' oil and replace the essential filters that prevent cars from blurting profanity when stuck in traffic.
Colorado’s cluster of Midas Auto Service Experts shops have operated under the same local ownership for 30 years. At each location, ASE-certified service technicians care for vehicles in all kinds of capacities, from factory scheduled maintenance measures to extensive repairs on brake systems and engines. With each service, the team exerts the same advanced expertise that has made Midas a recognized industry name since the company’s inception more than 50 years ago at the dawn of time. The community-oriented Colorado service stations also support local philanthropic organizations including the YMCA and the grassroots road-safety campaign, Drive Smart.
The professionally trained and insured technicians at Lakeside Auto and Marine Detailing scrub boat interiors with dirt-purging shampoos and polish exteriors with glossy waxes. In the Dry Dock maintenance package, which could take several hours depending on the size, condition, and squirminess of the boat, detailers run through the interior with a vacuum to sniff out scattered debris and follow with a sanitizing wipe down. Next, hand-operated towels clarify windows, spot-defying shampoos lather into carpeting, and vinyl cleaning and protection treatments coat surfaces. On the exterior, technicians dispel dirt, grime, and orca graffiti with soapy water during a hand wash before administering a chamois dry. The detail concludes with healthy applications of hand wax to armour the crystalline finish and protect the shiny shell from weather damage.
The showroom and lots at Gananoque Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac parade a glittering lineup of new and used cars, trucks, and SUVs. Models such as the Chevy Cruze sip lightly on gas for more economic fuel efficiency, whereas Silverados pack V-8 engines to tow construction materials and transport prized boulder collections. With such a range of available models, the dealership’s online car-finder tool comes in handy, narrowing down choices based on lifestyle and economic indicators. For assistance in leasing and buying vehicles, the financing department provides options in their preapproval credit centre, and after each purchase, Gananoque Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac continues protecting clients with walk-away programs and warranty guarantees. The service center keeps GM cars and light-duty trucks running smoothly with routine and warranty repairs—the certified service technicians install GM parts and provide alternative transportation while they service vehicles.