Serving gadget enthusiasts since 1978, Hear No Evil can equip any home or vehicle with the latest stereos, TVs, speakers, and sound- and vision-enhancing devices. The massive showroom boasts gizmos from brands such as Samsung, Krell, Alpine, and JL Audio, and the enthusiastic employees help customers with challenges attendant to purchasing audiovisual electronics, from figuring out which stereo system to buy to cloning a doppelgänger for helping them watch every episode of X-Files. Sandwich a music-loving brain in a pair of Grado SR60I headphones ($80), outfit a new set of wheels with two Kenwood KFC-1362S speakers ($50), or blast favorite tunes from a desktop or nightstand with a compact and stylish Zeppelin Mini iPod dock ($250). The expert staff can also install a newly purchased car stereo ($35+) or speakers ($50+), or put together a complicated home-theater system without requiring customers to lift a finger or translate stereo instructions written in Etruscan.
The team at Trinity's Quality Auto Care maintains domestic and foreign vehicles under the leadership of GM Master–certified and ASE Master–certified technician Steve Galyen, a community-focused family man who enjoys coaching and umpiring softball. Weary rides can roll themselves into the welcoming shop to meet the mechanics, who unleash an assortment of services ranging from oil changes to engine repairs and LASIK for the headlights. In addition to dealing with standard passenger automobiles, TQAC's techs take care of hybrid cars and offer fleet services for commanders of car armies.
As a co-op of independent and family-owned garages, AutoCare Northwest has two primary requirements for membership: ASE-certified technicians and the NAPA nationwide warranty. Whether in Portland or Oregon City, each participating auto-care center is manned by highly trained technicians, who offer a range of services—from simple oil changes to major repairs—backed by NAPA's Peace of Mind 12-month or 12,000-mile written warranty. The crews install quality NAPA parts, most of which include a lifetime guarantee for as long as the customer owns the car or remembers its middle name.
Having opened nearly 900 locations in the United States since its inception in 1972, Meineke Car Care Center's steadfast staff revamps vehicles during a slew of automotive maintenance and repair services. Meineke's technicians will drain oil laden with built-up impurities or 3,000 miles of emotional baggage, or outfit rides with new brakes, batteries, tires, or mufflers. For customers' convenience, Meineke is open early mornings, early evenings, and Saturdays.
From its humble origins in 1946 as a single glass shop, Speedy Glass has expanded across the country into a network of more than 120 locations, where technicians stand at the ready to repair and replace the glass in cars, homes, and offices. The centers' automotive technicians handle all manner of automotive window services, from tinting windows to repairing chips. To overhaul homes' glass panes, the residential specialists can cut, polish, and install fresh windows in the same day. They tackle projects ranging in scope from fashioning new glass tabletops to building solariums for clients who like to bask in the sun or teach clouds to spell swear words. Speedy Glass's workmanship and materials are backed by an array of warranties.
A fixture in the automotive industry since 1980, Clarke's Discount Inc.’s efficiency-boosting services and repairs helped earn the shop certifications from the Department of Energy and the Department of Environmental Quality. Inside each service bay, ASE-certified technicians swap in factory quality parts backed by a 12-month, 12,000-mile warranty. No matter the repair, Monday–Saturday hours do their best to accommodate busy schedules, while an early-bird and night-owl drop box cares for those who can't meet shop hours. Recognizing that some drivers prefer to fix things themselves, Clark's Discount Inc. also stocks a fully supplied repair shop flush with fluids, tools, and taped readings of the Kelley Blue Book.