Since its inception more than 30 years ago, Just Brakes has expanded from one auto shop to more than 160 outposts across eight states. At every location, ASE-certified technicians maintain vehicle safety with professional brake services including a lifetime warranty on parts, labor and platonic love. Though their specialty is brakes, the techs also perform routine maintenance and repairs such as oil changes, suspension repair, and belt replacement.
Grease Monkey’s preventative maintenance professionals provide street pilots with wide-reaching, proactive auto treatments. The road to extended motor vehicle life begins with a 16-point safety inspection to listen to engine purrs and measure mud-flap flappiness levels. The staff then fills tires with delicious nitrogen, a road hugger’s preferred between-meal snack (a $19.99 value), before expertly rotating wheels in perfect circles (a $19.99 value).
Though it originally sold only two things—audio products and wireless phones—Car Toys has gradually expanded its repertoire. Today, with 50 locations spread across four states, electronics-certified technicians install everything from Alpine in-dash navigation units to phone-integration systems that sync iPhones, Androids, and tin cans to car stereos. Meanwhile, in the garage, detailing technicians meticulously spruce up cars inside and out, using deionized water, paint-friendly shampoos, and high-quality wash mitts to protect against scratches, swirls, and water spots. The team also sweeps through interiors with vacuums, hot-water extractors, and ozone deodorizing treatment, which kills airborne bacteria and nasty smells in one fell swoop.
Larry H. Miller Nissan's trained technicians reverse the effects of automobile aging by employing contemporary tools and experienced eyes for safer, more efficient transportation. Vehicular healers begin each 30- to 45-minute checkup with a 27-point inspection that evaluates roadsters' air conditioning, brakes, lights, cholesterol, and other parts to ensure overall motorized health. Then, mechanical mavens slake thirsty engines with a fresh draft of oil that protects against chafed pistons and inefficient motor function. Finally, tires play musical axles while rotators hum a lively tune to help aid in even wear.
Glass Doctor first debuted as a solitary repair shop in Seattle in 1962 and gradually expanded its base to include the more than 300 locations that now treat glass of all types, shapes, and sizes. Each outpost’s experienced technicians tackle problematic panes of all kinds, repairing or replacing glass in homes, offices, and cars with a diagnostic prowess rarely seen outside of child prodigy doctors. The experts extend their knowledge to custom projects, such as shower doors made from Alumax, CRL, and Cardinal glass, and beveled mirrors.