Drawing on half a century of automotive service, the family owned and operated Midas Auto Service & Tire helps drivers to prolong vehicle vigour 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, 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.
No matter which of Pro Oil Change's locations motorists patronize, they'll find a cup of coffee, hot chocolate, or spring water to sip as they watch satellite TV and wait for technicians to revamp their cars. The company has, in 16 years, spawned outposts all across Canada, where its fleet of techs can extend the mileage and longevity of cars of all makes and models. The team can drain away old fluids and shredded parking tickets and replace them with doses of Amsoil, Valvoline, and Mobile 1 motor oils. During visits, techs also scour 21 vital parts of the car to ensure that batteries, filters, and tires are working in harmony.
At Cambridge Centre Honda, customers swing by to test-drive new sedans or drop off their rides at the speedy, state-of-the-art service centre. The dealership boasts an ever-changing inventory of new and preowned Honda cars, minivans, and trucks, as well as a service staff stocked with certified gold-, silver-, and platinum-level Honda technicians. Cambridge’s express service shop lets drivers waltz in for an oil change or lube service without an appointment, and technicians can also inspect for rust, wash the engine, patch a tire, or feed the tiny horses that power each vehicle. Cambridge caters to its customers with shuttle service to surrounding areas, along with complimentary “Know Your Vehicle” reports that detail upcoming service issues and ejector-seat malfunctions.
Most of the automotive-maintenance services at Pro Oil Change begin with the pop of a hood. The dull sound reverberates around the engine, where trained and certified technicians inspect air filters, replace batteries, refill fluid levels, and inject Valvoline motor oil. Outside the automotive nucleus, they extend their restorative touch toward burned-out headlights and waved-out windshield-wiper blades. All of this unfolds inside their welcoming facility, which accepts all vehicle makes and models and features a waiting room with TVs and complimentary coffee, hot chocolate, or tea.
Eastside Auto Service’s experienced technicians check dipsticks, tighten lug nuts, and administer Canadian Automobile Association-approved auto repair services with an astute attention to detail. Wayward coupes and unruly sedans go from feral to fabulous after being dropped off for a boot camp of expert services and finishing lessons in proper roadside manners. A lube oil and filter service tops engines off with five litres of quencher (a $39.95 value), and synthetic oil is available for an extra charge. A 140-point comprehensive vehicle inspection (a $149.95 value) nitpicks nuances and bestows drivers with a breakdown of boo-boos in order of importance.
Goodyear’s vehicle virtuosos refurbish cars inside and out with a comprehensive tune-up to ensure smooth cement sailing. During the 90-minute auto overhaul, skillful technicians swap dirty oil for a fresh batch, replace filters, straighten hood doilies, and rotate tires. Car-care specialists further inspect such crucial mechanisms as the breaks, alternator, cooling system, and electrical network. Customers can also have their frozen-shut orthodontia relubricated or can opt for a TKO 2000 treatment, designed to increase the fuel economy of their carriages. A free shuttle service transports clients to and from the car doctor, and a local pickup and delivery service indulges invalid vehicles.