The technicians at Mr. Tire maintain and repair more than three million cars a year, replenishing oil and rotating tires for sustained, smooth vehicle performance. During the oil change and tire rotation, technicians outfit autos with new oil filters and keep engines purring with up to five quarts of conventional oil. Mr. Tire’s technicians also inspect tires’ air- and peer-pressure levels, then rotate tires before bad influences can convince them to shoplift broken glass. A brake inspection acts as a reflex test for cars, keeping vehicles’ reaction times sharp.
With lube and service centers spread across America, Valvoline Instant Oil Change ensures that roads from coast to coast teem with automotive vigor. Certified technicians perform a roster of services, including drive-thru oil changes that allow motorists to arrive without an appointment and remain in their car while Valvoline oils forge a truce between metal parts.
With 31 years in the abracadabra arts, The Magic Shop stocks a plethora of items for beginners of all ages, seasoned sorcerers, and hobbyists. Choose from more than 850 magic tricks, such as Nickels to Dimes ($12.50), a feat that turns nickels into dimes via a instruction-explained device and a few minutes of practice, or the Magic Coloring Book ($12.50), which, like a new highway overpass, initially appears blank but then magically fills up with drawings. Other baubles on hand include stage illusions and bar tricks.
Race Track Auto Spa & Lube uses a soft-touch cleaning system to gently restore cars to their natural states of sparkle. During "The Works" washes ($20 each), high-speed matter transporters receive triple foam soapings, hand-towel pat downs and polishings, and clear coats of protective wax to seal in freshness. Floors and seats are vacuumed, the dashboard is wiped, windows are cleaned and defogged, and doorjambs are cleared of dirt and actual jam. Each wash includes an undercarriage wash and wheel treatment. Drivers on the go can pamper loyal speed wagons with an express wax, completed in 30 minutes or less ($29.95), with an added Rain-X windshield treatment ($5), which breaks up hostile sheets of precipitation into manageable, bite-sized water beads.
Brake-O-Rama began as one location in 1949 but now boasts 14 service centers speckled across the East Coast. Together these automotive hospitals work as a force, repairing and maintaining domestic and imported vehicles of virtually any make and model. Before sourcing spare parts from the company's private warehouses, Brake-O-Rama's ASE-certified technicians thoroughly analyze vehicles with advanced diagnostic technology that includes four-wheel computerized alignment systems, electron microscopes that scan for chipped paint finishes, and magnifying glasses ever in search for clues to Professor Plum's murder. Meanwhile, Firestone, Goodyear, and Michelin tires fill the supply closets, allowing the patrons to tighten their grip on the asphalt before a cross-country trip.
Blow-drying is a staple at salons, but at Black Tie Auto Detailing, the pampering salon treatment is reserved for your car. After meticulous hand washes—which include tire dressing, window cleaning, and even interior vacuuming—technicians blow-dry exteriors, then rub them down with scratch-free chamois cloths. The detailing company’s team also specializes in high-end and classic cars, and blow-drying is just one of the luxury treatments they use to beautify them and other vehicles; they also steam-clean upholstery and rub down exteriors with clay bars, rather than with massages that would be entirely lost on the vehicles.