Kyle Bigford’s love of car care began in college, when a summer job tinkering with Corvettes awakened what would become his lifelong calling. The passion never went away, even in the face of postcollege employment: wanting to build an honest auto company for like-minded friends, Kyle quit his job as a financial adviser with Edward Jones Investments to create Hamilton Speed Shop. Now, his multipurpose shop helps customers customize humdrum vehicles, find their ideal auto, or sell their car at a fair market price. Techs at the full-service detail shop wield professional-grade cleaning products along with the knowledge to install deluxe stereo systems, rims, or GPS systems with the personality of Noel Coward. Staff will also locate, ship, and inspect autos based on a customer's wants and needs or spearhead the sale process using Internet merchants and their own database of buyers.
Auto-Lab of Zeeland's certified master mechanic guides cars into service bays for diagnostics, repairs, and maintenance. Wrenches clatter and air tools shriek in the shop, where technicians replace or tweak batteries, transmissions, and engines to keep them from failing along empty highways or any place where a barbershop quartet is practicing. Oil changes and multi-point inspections ensure smooth travels, and tire rotations help rubber wear evenly and efficiently.
With lube and service centers spread across America, Valvoline Instant Oil Change ensures that roads from coast to coast teem with automotive vigor. Certified technicians perform a roster of services, including drive-thru oil changes that allow motorists to arrive without an appointment and remain in their car while Valvoline oils forge a truce between metal parts.
Since 1986, the knowledgeable staff at Crown Motors has been selling new Mazdas, Buicks, Hondas, and Cadillacs—as well as pre-owned vehicles of all makes and models—to equip American drivers with safe, reliable, and fun-to-drive transportation. Their factory-trained technicians also provide service and maintenance on vehicles of every make and model.
Pennzoil’s rich raceway heritage spans decades, from its first appearance in the early 1930s lubricating the engine of Indy 500 driver Russell Snowberger to its recent use in 2007 Daytona 500–winner Kevin Harvick’s car. Whether on the track in the Sprint Cup Series or in a garage in the suburbs, car owners who lube their rides with Pennzoil motor oil benefit from a more than 100-year lineage that dates back to one of John D. Rockefeller's original companies. The velvety substance contains trademarked Hyper Cleansing Technology and Active Cleansing Agents, which help to purify the engine's components and ward off damage caused by gasoline byproducts such as soot, carbon, varnish, and sulfuric and nitric acid. Pennzoil’s many service stations dot terra firma from the Atlantic to the Pacific and feature friendly technicians who perform oil changes and replace parts gone missing after the neighbor’s metal-detector-club meetings.
From a single shop in Sturgis, Michigan, Auto-Lab has grown into a full-service franchise that cares for cars' every nook and cranny. Each location's ASE-certified technicians keep autos flourishing with regular maintenance check-ups, helping identify and stave off problems before they metastacize. These experts peer into the dark abyss under the hood, employing high-tech diagnostic tools to identify and repair computerized engine issues, and keep tabs on brakes before they seize up and stop you just as you're about to break the sound barrier. In addition, they guarantee all services for 12 months or up to 12,000 miles.