Car-D-Ology approaches each vehicular challenge with a watchmaker’s precision. The techs' maintenance and repair services keep vehicles in pristine form, and their tiered detail packages vanquish gunk and grime, whether that means steam cleaning carpets or siphoning all the Jell-O from glove compartments. They also traffic in the types of services that make car ownership slightly more appealing, installing window tints, remote starters, and car graphics.
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.
S&R Auto Detailing & Accessories' techs transform vehicles from grimy to glistening, and customize rides with new paintjobs, custom bodywork, and auto electronics. Detailing services primp steely steeds with hand-administered washes, waxes, and polishes before Rain-X cloaks exteriors with a droplet-repelling sheen. Painting and body work take the rejuvenation further, joining custom fiberglass pieces, such as door panels and center consoles cut into the shape of Mario Andretti’s bust. Beats from audio and video equipment reverberate between tinted windows as new tires wheel rides around town. In addition to their auto services, techs also lend their mending hands to RVs, boats, and motorcycles.
For half a century, cars in need of help have steered their owners toward AAMCO. Technicians stand ready to leap into action, caring for transmissions, performing all-over tune-ups, and swapping out old oil or Kool-Aid for new, sugar-free oil. For nearly every service, the techs perform a 36-point inspection designed to prevent premature pit stops. They also keep an eye on the check-engine lights, providing proper care and attention for no additional fee, and fortify select services with nationwide warranties.
When it was founded in 1959, Ziebart’s business model hinged on a single service: their innovative rust-prevention procedure. However, the chain has diversified its auto treatments throughout the last five decades. Though the team of certified technicians continues to safeguard vehicles against corrosion, they also protect paint jobs with Z-Shield and Diamond Gloss coatings and render interior fabrics stain-resistant with their house Ultra Fabric Protector formula. They clean and disinfect ride interiors, and hand-wash and machine polish exteriors to a sparkling shine. Beyond up-keeping vehicles, they stock an arsenal of car electronics that run the gamut from remote car starters to in-dash navigation systems, which can help drivers find their way back home without relying on a trail of breadcrumbs.
Yankee Car Wash & Detailing’s service menu spans everything from quick express washes to advanced detailings. The express washes take care of surface dirt for motorists short on time, whereas ultimate washes include applications of triple clear coat protectant and double-bond teflon paint protectant, as well as a tire shine to give the car a like-new gloss. Interior and exterior detailings target advanced blemishes with in-depth treatments and equipment, and steam cleaners, high-speed buffers, and machine polishes remove stains with power and precision. Yankee Car Wash also offers add-ons such as Rain-X treatments, carpet shampooing, and hand-washes for custom vehicles.