The technicians at Bumper to Bumper Car Audio are by no means behind the times, despite being in business for more than 20 years. Instead, they constantly update their stock and installation techniques, outfitting clients' cars with everything from stereos to window tinting to remote-start systems to GPS devices. They cull their equipment from top retailers—such as Sony, Viper, Sirius, and Rockford—and provide lengthy warranties for their installation services.
At HMG Auto Repair, owner Danielle wields a decade of technical experience at Volkswagen, Nissan, and private garages to ensure vehicles leave her custody with reliable remote-control starters. After owners book their car for an overnight stint in HMG's auto lodge, staffers supplement traditional ignitions with an automatic starter. Attached to a specialized remote, the system allows vehicles to warm their interiors and any leftover hot dogs on the dashboard before their owners' chilly morning commute.
Ultimate Sound & Security personalizes vehicles with a variety of services and a litany of automotive accessories, such as custom wheels, stereos, and amp racks. Techs can also raise or lower vehicles and install everything from alarm systems to remote starters, which allow drivers to start cars with remotes or by blinking five times in rapid succession.
Since 1986, M&M Quality Automotive has cared for cars with expert preventive and repair services. A team of
ASE Master technicians follow the Tech-Net code of ethics as they adjust alignment and maintain chassis with the skill of a Boy Scout whittling a new uniform. M&M also retools worn-out transmissions and repairs windshields wrecked in collisions, rolling wounded rides to its facility with a 24-hour tow truck. Cozy black leather chairs and lush plants dot a waiting area where drivers can prep for reunions with their own cars or first dates with the shop's fleet of rental cars and U-Hauls.
Tire Barn's mechanics draw on more than 65 years of combined experience to service hard-working cars as they roll into one of the service bays tucked inside the garage's clean brick façade. Barely-there wait times disappear in an accommodating showroom area stocked with a 46-inch HDTV, glimmering chrome wheels, and free WiFi for building a website commemorating a young car's first oil change. Amid the cranking ratchets of four garage bays, heavy treaded rubber wraps around bare rims in trusted tire brands such as Michelin, Goodyear, and Continental. The full-service staff goes a step beyond routine tire and oil swaps and offers comprehensive repairs including computerized engine analyses and alloy-rim repair for wheels in the habit of streaking.
Michael Kornfeld has loved many cars in his life, from the red 1994 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme convertible he can still be seen driving from time to time, to the minivan he now calls his daily driver. This dichotomy seems to reflect the philosophy of Salit Auto Repair’s team of technicians, who turn their expertise toward vehicles from sporty to practical. Nestled inside the barn-style office, the garage rattles with the sounds of pneumatic car lifts, smooth-running engines, and the squeak of owners practicing their Dukes of Hazzard hood slide.
The hard-working car washers at SI Auto Bath restore glowing complexions to autos while protecting tires and paint from damage. Using high-pressure machines, they evict grime from jalopies and add protective coats of wax, tire-shielding treatments, and a thick pair of long underwear to restore showroom shines. Air compressors dry all visiting vehicles, which roll in and out from 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. seven days a week.