Kyle Bigford’s love of car care began in college, when a summer job tinkering with Corvettes awakened what would become his lifelong calling. The passion never went away, even in the face of postcollege employment: wanting to build an honest auto company for like-minded friends, Kyle quit his job as a financial adviser with Edward Jones Investments to create Hamilton Speed Shop. Now, his multipurpose shop helps customers customize humdrum vehicles, find their ideal auto, or sell their car at a fair market price. Techs at the full-service detail shop wield professional-grade cleaning products along with the knowledge to install deluxe stereo systems, rims, or GPS systems with the personality of Noel Coward. Staff will also locate, ship, and inspect autos based on a customer's wants and needs or spearhead the sale process using Internet merchants and their own database of buyers.
From a single shop in Sturgis, Michigan, Auto-Lab has grown into a full-service franchise that cares for cars' every nook and cranny. Each location's ASE-certified technicians keep autos flourishing with regular maintenance check-ups, helping identify and stave off problems before they metastacize. These experts peer into the dark abyss under the hood, employing high-tech diagnostic tools to identify and repair computerized engine issues, and keep tabs on brakes before they seize up and stop you just as you're about to break the sound barrier. In addition, they guarantee all services for 12 months or up to 12,000 miles.