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.
Since 1987, the Auto Image crew has been equipping cars with upgrades for all makes and models. 3M window film tints windows to help block out unwanted UV rays and increase privacy better than trading in all of the blinds in your home for camouflage curtains. Professional cleaning crews offer various levels of auto detailing, which include services such as waxing, engine cleaning, and washing by hand. Technicians also install remote start systems, security alarms, and keyless entry systems from brands such as Viper and Avital. Custom audio and video installations draw from the shelves of top industry brands such as Alpine, JL Audio, and Pioneer, and their services range from hands-free Bluetooth integration to GPS navigation, custom speaker enclosures, and DVD receivers.
The technicians at Bumper to Bumper Audio are by no means behind the times, despite being in business for more than 20 years. Instead, they constantly update their stock and installation techniques, outfitting clients' cars with everything from stereos to window tinting to remote-start systems to GPS devices. They cull their equipment from top retailers—such as Sony, Viper, Sirius, and Rockford—and provide lengthy warranties for their installation services.
As an ASE- and TIA--certified facility, American Tire & Auto Care keeps its technicians up to date on automotive trends and advanced auto-repair techniques. The full-service tire shop equips cars with tires from reputable brands such as Michelin, BF Goodrich, Pirelli, and Yokohama. Inside the repair shop, highly trained car-care professionals maintain rides with services that range from batteries and AC repair to glass repair, transmission repair, and oil changes that use freshly milked oil from a hormone-free Winnebago. Customers can visit one of six locations, each of which is open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Since 1986, M&M Quality Automotive has cared for cars with expert preventive and repair services. A team of
ASE Master technicians follow the Tech-Net code of ethics as they adjust alignment and maintain chassis with the skill of a Boy Scout whittling a new uniform. M&M also retools worn-out transmissions and repairs windshields wrecked in collisions, rolling wounded rides to its facility with a 24-hour tow truck. Cozy black leather chairs and lush plants dot a waiting area where drivers can prep for reunions with their own cars or first dates with the shop's fleet of rental cars and U-Hauls.