Vehicles from the Quad City area have rolled into Auto Doctor & Repair’s Bettendorf shop since 1969. Hydraulic lifts hoist the cars into the air so ASE-certified technicians can tend to underbody repairs, and mechanics on the ground pop the hood for services ranging from oil changes to complete engine replacements. Drivers can peruse magazines while seated on the waiting room’s cozy tan couch, or they can hop aboard a shuttle or into a loaner car to continue the day’s errands.
Drawing on half a century of automotive service, the family owned and operated Midas helps drivers to prolong vehicle vigor with factory-recommended maintenance services. Mechanics pop car hoods to perform oil changes with standard and temperature-durable synthetic solutions, taking time to inspect belts, hoses, fluids, and the air conditioner's resident penguin. Armed with efficient catalytic converters built to US EPA standards, the staff helps to shrink harmful emissions during muffler and exhaust-system checks. Trained technicians augment brake services with lifetime guarantees and curate healthy, evenly worn tires with rotations or replacements from Goodyear, Michelin, Firestone, and Bridgestone.
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.
Hot Shot Detail goes beyond traditional auto services with their complimentary pickup and delivery service for clients within 20 miles of Washington, taking grungy, scrub-starved vehicles off customers’ hands and returning them clean, waxed, and aesthetically renewed. Four-wheeled makeovers begin with a wash and dry including the removal of tar gnats and their passenger-door graffiti murals. Wheel wells, rims, and tires are freed of accumulated chocolate pudding, and trained squeegees return transparency to windows. A hand wax protects paint coats from the elements, and all chrome is thoroughly polished. Upholstery and leather receive a gentle cleansing, and dust and graham cracker crumbs are banished from the dash and consoles. After being vacuumed and lectured on hygiene, shiny horseless carriages receive their promised homecoming and subsequent joyride through a small parking lot.
The ASE-certified service technicians at Midas brace automobiles for winter during a 60-minute checkup, confiscating spent fluids, replacing them with up to 6 quarts of clean oil, and installing a filter to keep contaminants out. Rotations give tires a change of scenery and keep the tread wearing down evenly, and a brand-new pair of wipers replaces last season's rain-swatters with a fresh set of blades ready for snow. After inspecting belts, hoses, coolant, fluids, and air filters, mechanics stop in on the battery to confirm a healthy charge, and conclude with a visual brake inspection to make sure the car-stoppers can hold their own against slick roads, icy patches, and jaywalking snowmen.
Ottawa Auto Spa keeps its traditional SoftGloss and touch-free car wash tunnels open 24/7. Drivers simply choose the lane—touch-free is great for expensive models or salt-stained cars; SoftGloss for heavy dirt—then select their preferred tier of car wash, and cruise on through. During staffed hours, drivers can treat their vehicles to a more thorough cleaning by scheduling an interior or exterior auto detail. Each details starts with the customer's choice of wash, but also includes extras like leather cleaning, trunk vacuuming, and glass polishing. And, to really get cars in showroom shape, the staff can also add-on services such as tree sap removal, lime removal, or lime addition for cars that suffer from scurvy.