The family behind Fletcher's Tire & Auto Service opened their first shop more than four decades ago. Today, they operate more than 30 locations scattered throughout Arizona, where they work to provide automobiles and their owners with expert repairs and preventive maintenance. More than 15 brands of tires get paired with appropriate chariots thanks to a convenient online tire-size guide, and computerized alignment services help improve gas mileage and safety.
The experienced staffers at Prestige Automotive Group LLC brandish specific skills that play to the auto shop’s strengths: owner Brad Starr recently became the garage's Volvo master, having completed training and acclimated himself to Volvo's new Vida computer system, and two mechanics lay claim to ASE-certification, specializing in Volvos, and European and Asian-made vehicles. Despite their specialized knowledge, with outstretched wrench the techs happily welcome any car that needs an oil change, repair, or a polite reminder that its hood is open, servicing engines as customers connect to the facility's free WiFi during visits. The staff also thwarts inconvenience by comping carless motorists for one day of car rentals under certain conditions or helping to procure rentals at reduced rates.
Big O Tires outfits wheels with tires from Michelin, Goodyear and other trusted brands, all backed by a three-year warranty and a lifetime of rotations. The retailer has been in the road-ready rubber trade since 1962, when it began as a single co-op; over the past five decades, it has blossomed into a network of more than 500 locations, spanning 21 states. The shops’ ASE-certified technicians not only specialize in tires, but also tend autos with a comprehensive array of repair and maintenance services. They deftly change oil, replace brakes, and meticulously administer free 22-point safety inspections, which ensure that headlights work and that wiper blades aren’t actually sleeping rattlesnakes.
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.
Scoot Over is an authorized Scooterworks dealer, selling only street-legal, EPA/DOT compliant, fun-to-ride scooters that are designed for easy and efficient transportation. Take a whirlwind vacation at more than 60 miles per hour on one of three sleek-designed Buddy 150 International scooters, and enjoy the confidence of a two-year warranty, free roadside assistance, and no invasive airport scans. Riders leave baby-sized carbon footprints in the white sands of the French Riviera, jet-setting on the dichromatic, coastal colors of the Saint-Tropez at 89+ miles to the gallon, and siesta-ing bulls, exhausted from running, dream of tooling around on the hoof-less, automatic transmission Pamplona. Buddy Italia’s romantic accent adds a renaissance flare to pizza deliveries with its whitewall tires and air-cooled engine, inspiring jealous stares from four-wheeled behemoths and overcrowded unicycles.
Ranked one of AAA's Top Shops in 2011 based on its customers' satisfaction rating, community involvement, and business reputation, AASTRO Transmission & Auto Repair enlists the help of ASE-certified technicians to keep rides healthy with services ranging from oil changes to engine rebuilding. The experienced mechanics regularly participate in ongoing training and use modern technology to stay up-to-date with the latest auto-maintenance techniques and equipment, such as glow-in-the-dark monkey wrenches. Depending on the service, AASTRO Transmission & Auto Repair offers warranties that guarantee parts and labor for up to five years.