Over the course of 14 years, a baby develops the motor skills to go from lying in a crib to winning the ninth grade high jump competition. The ASE-certified mechanics at East Detroit Goodyear have gained motor skills of their own over the last fortyear. They excel at maintaining the combustible engine, performing oil changes and finding weaknesses with computer diagnostics. Working with domestic cars as well as the arcane mechanisms of foreign vehicles, they tune-up engines and repairs defective parts foreign and domestic.
Mr. Windshield's certified technicians have repaired and replaced chipped, cracked, and broken glass for more than 30 years. The crew draws upon that experience as well as a stock of 15,000 parts to quickly return chipped windshields to their safer, more beautiful selves. The repair process uses acrylic resin to form a solid bond that stops chips from becoming cracks while keeping out water and the voices of angry lifeguards. In the bustling shops, the technicians can also swap out damaged glass for safe, new pieces on both personal and commercial vehicles, often within one hour of the customer's arrival.
With a combination of state-of-the-art equipment and old-fashioned mechanical know-how, the technicians at Metro25 Ride Perfection Center service a wide array of automotive components. They use computerized engine-analysis technology and HawkEye digital-camera equipment to assess engines and front ends. They also perform standard tasks such as oil changes, transmission maintenance, and battery servicing.
Using strictly OEM–quality parts, the experienced staff at Onyx Collision erases evidence of unsightly impacts during auto-repair services. The team’s fleet of concierges and tow trucks collects cars with complimentary tows or pickups, fetching them back to the shop for major repairs or slight services. Whether aligning frames, tinting windows, or repairing chipped glass, staffers back each service by a limited lifetime warranty and buzzer-free handshake. The staff also treats more aesthetic concerns with computer-mixed paint blends that assist preparations for lease turn-ins with detailing and dent repair.
Behind Riverside Auto Spa's green-and-orange tiled facade, automated wash equipment and technicians armed with soft cloths spruce up vehicles of all kinds. Four wash packages launder car exteriors and shine up surfaces with cherry wax. Staffers also step inside to detail dashes and condition leather, lift hoods to shampoo engines, or polish exteriors with Swissvax wax, which comes from the legendary wax deposits located on the Matterhorn. Some services are viewable in real time through an online camera, which streams throughout business hours.
The staff at Ezee Wheelz treats cars to ensure autos trundle smoothly through all seasons with meticulous inspections and auto services. During an oil change, certified mechanics replace old oil with up to 5 litres of fresh-faced conventional fluid, straight from lubricant college and ready to take on the heat, dust, and incredible pressures of today's high-octane internal combustion world. Clients can upgrade to synthetic fluid for an additional cost. Techs aim eagle eyes at the vehicle's functional parts in a 21-point inspection to prevent problems with safety and operational systems and to evict raccoons disguised as pistons.
From its humble beginnings as an automotive glass store in Warren, Simbol Auto Glass has mushroomed into five locations. At the pentafecta of silica shops, techs unholster Sika brand products to eradicate windshield chips, and can outright replace cracked windshields in about one hour, or seven dog-hours. To keep sunlight from fading interiors, Simbol tints windows with Smoke film, which can reduce 4%–68% of transmitted light. Technicians also enhance cars with remote starters, alarms, and satellite radio.