The engine aficionados at A & H Motorsport rescue road-weary wagons from engine burps and tow-truck run-ins with high-quality service and check-ups. The oil change can replenish thirsty receptacles with up to five quarts of 5/30 grade motor oil and replace foggy filters with a genuine manufacturers' oil filter. The 30–45 minute service also includes an inspection of all engine hoses, axle boots, tire pressure, and an inspection to ensure that the exterior lights project electromagnetic waves visible to the human eye. Mechanics also will load-test your roadster's battery and clean all terminals if necessary. Enjoy complimentary coffee, tea, and Internet use while you wait, or interview other proud car-parents and set up a play date for your ardent auto.
Ready your ride for the pending holiday road trips and holiday demolition derbies with today’s Groupon. For $16, you'll get a full-service oil change at O'Neil Nissan, a $34 value with tax. Though your Groupon isn't good for synthetic oil, synthetic believers can put their Groupon toward a synthetic oil change and pay the difference. Just then, Blondie Mondell came out of the bowling alley with a cotton-candy-pink sweater and an armload full of school homework. She was also late for singing practice. She gave him a once over, like the trouble he was.
Black-and-white checkerboard floors and faux traffic lights greet every customer that walks into United Auto's lobby. Photos of antique cars hover above a black couch, which is flanked by a candy machine and a shelf overflowing with children's toys. Beyond this sleek lobby, ASE-certified technicians toil away with tools and more than 25 years of know-how. They welcome cars for services as simple as an oil change or as complicated as engine repair and also perform state-mandated inspections to ensure cars are safe for the road and not churning out excess pollution or trash talk. On the other side of the garage, an auto parts store stocks all the essentials—from spark plugs to air fresheners and floss for the grill—for motorists who enjoy working on their own cars.
ASE certification backs the repair and maintenance services at Auto Tronics, a Napa AutoCare Center where technicians perform everything from state inspections and emissions testing to brake-pad replacement and complete engine overhauls. Computer diagnostics identify the reason a check-engine light is on, sifting through hundreds of potential causes. Techs fix chips up to the size of a quarter during windshield-repair services and can even replace windshields that have too many cracks or too few spots not coated in glitter glue. The shop carries a three-decade track record of fixing all makes and models, including foreign luxury sedans and domestic solid-gold minivans.
Blatt Tire & Auto Repair has been keeping cars in line since 1933 with tire sales and mechanical services and repairs. The shop stocks tires from Michelin, Goodyear, and Firestone, to name a few, and to ensure road safety and minimal wear, its staff of technicians performs computer spin balancing and tire rotations. The techs are also well versed in the inner workings of vehicles; they tend to a wide array of automotive needs, administering oil changes, servicing brakes, performing engine diagnostics, and translating auto manuals to Pig Latin.