The technicians at Ace Diesel Performance and Auto Repair nurse cars of all shapes, sizes, and fuel types back to health. They're trained in the most up-to-date equipment, allowing them scout and correct problems with deft precision. From beneath their bays, techs service all manner of parts?in addition to oil changes and general maintenance they offer engine and transmission rebuilds, extending the lifespan of cars and ensuring they don't end up prematurely retiring on some beachside junkyard.
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 doppelg?nger 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.
Though it originally sold only two things—audio products and wireless phones—Car Toys has gradually expanded its repertoire. Today, with 50 locations spread across four states, electronics-certified technicians install everything from Alpine in-dash navigation units to phone-integration systems that sync iPhones, Androids, and tin cans to car stereos. Meanwhile, in the garage, detailing technicians meticulously spruce up cars inside and out, using deionized water, paint-friendly shampoos, and high-quality wash mitts to protect against scratches, swirls, and water spots. The team also sweeps through interiors with vacuums, hot-water extractors, and ozone deodorizing treatment, which kills airborne bacteria and nasty smells in one fell swoop.
With America's Best Car Care Plan, ASE-certified technicians keep autos running smoothly by injecting car insides with up to 5 quarts of clean conventional oil (upgrades to synthetic require additional charges) and performing a host of auto-maintenance services. Brake inspections and adjustments grant drivers the peace of mind that cars are safe and equipped for inclement weather and duck-crossing signs that come out of nowhere. Two tire rotations ensure automotive equilibrium can find long-lasting balance and tire grooves wear evenly.
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.
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.