O'Brien Auto Group's factory-certified and trained technicians keep autos running friction-free, swapping grimy lubrication for conventional or synthetic motor oil. After a hydraulic Hercules lifts the vehicle skyward, a technician carefully drains its reserve of grease-infused oil. Steady hands then pour up to 5 quarts of synthetic or conventional oil into the reservoir, providing smooth-gliding efficiency for pistons and miniature catapults that make vehicles go vroom. Conventional motor oil provides long-lasting lubrication for most cars, but synthetic oil offers more consistent performance at extreme temperatures—ideal for summer road trips to Mercury. After autos are fully oiled, mechanics perform a complimentary 29-point inspection and thoroughly wash exteriors, making cars gleam like a body builder's slick pectorals.
The team at Trinity's Quality Auto Care maintains domestic and foreign vehicles under the leadership of GM Master–certified and ASE Master–certified technician Steve Galyen, a community-focused family man who enjoys coaching and umpiring softball. Weary rides can roll themselves into the welcoming shop to meet the mechanics, who unleash an assortment of services ranging from oil changes to engine repairs and LASIK for the headlights. In addition to dealing with standard passenger automobiles, TQAC's techs take care of hybrid cars and offer fleet services for commanders of car armies.
Serving gadget enthusiasts since 1978, Hear No Evil can equip any home or vehicle with the latest stereos, TVs, speakers, and sound- and vision-enhancing devices. The massive showroom boasts gizmos from brands such as Samsung, Krell, Alpine, and JL Audio. Enthusiastic employees help customers with challenges such as purchasing audiovisual electronics, figuring out which stereo system to buy, or cloning a doppelgänger to help them watch every episode of The X Files. Versatile electronic experts draw from a wide range of knowledge to program and design custom sound systems for vehicles, businesses, and living spaces.
As a co-op of independent and family-owned garages, AutoCare Northwest has two primary requirements for membership: ASE-certified technicians and the NAPA nationwide warranty. Whether in Portland or Oregon City, each participating auto-care center is manned by highly trained technicians, who offer a range of services—from simple oil changes to major repairs—backed by NAPA's Peace of Mind 12-month or 12,000-mile written warranty. The crews install quality NAPA parts, most of which include a lifetime guarantee for as long as the customer owns the car or remembers its middle name.
Having opened nearly 900 locations in the United States since its inception in 1972, Meineke Car Care Center's steadfast staff revamps vehicles during a slew of automotive maintenance and repair services. Meineke's technicians will drain oil laden with built-up impurities or 3,000 miles of emotional baggage, or outfit rides with new brakes, batteries, tires, or mufflers. For customers' convenience, Meineke is open early mornings, early evenings, and Saturdays.