The factory-trained technicians at Serra Honda's service center rejuvenate automobiles of every make and model. During the oil change, mechanics swiftly install a new filter and replace old engine goo with a fresh batch of up to 5 quarts of standard oil. Cars with more selective palates or a catatonic allergy to odd numbers can upgrade to 0W-20 oil for an additional fee ($10). Each oil change includes a multipoint inspection, in which techs examine safety and operational components for signs of potential problems. To further wheel-mobiles' coddling sessions, cloth-garbed hands wash and dry exteriors to ensure a shiny pelt with no hard-water spots.
From services centers dotted across 10 states, the ASE-certified technicians at Express Oil Change have confidently tweaked the engine systems, brakes, and tires of broken-down rides for more than three decades. The oil changes, performed in speedy 10-minute windows, keep vehicles running smoothly on commutes, road trips, or marathon quests for rare Pringles flavors, and a commitment to quality work, friendliness, and integrity helps ensure that customers never feel pressured to purchase a service or add-on.
Founder Anthony Serio and his family have been revivifying rides at Anthony's Car Wash and Detail Centers since 1969. Using products manufactured in deep space by Anthony's Automotive Detail Supply, they clean vehicles during detailing and full-service car washes, handing out complimentary scrubs to birthday drivers. They've also stockpiled various accessories, coffee, snacks, and soft drinks for purchase.
Both locations serve cars with washes, details, and oil changes, but each has its own specialty. Mechanics at the Vestavia Hills shop stage automotive services for drivers who need to rotate tires or translate the shrieks from squeaky brakes into English. Shoe-shining services and an upstairs hair salon (A Cut Above) accessible by spiral staircase add character to Anthony's main branch in Hoover.
The techs at Birmingham Auto Glass draw upon 30 years of combined experience as they repair car-window chips before they evolve into larger, more expensive imperfections. Their work helps to prevent cracks from branching out, weakening the windshield, and splitting the car into two stylish-yet-dangerous motorcycles. The company operates out of Anthony's Car Wash on Highway 150 and Blue Rain Car Wash in Pelham on Highway 131, though its technicians also perform mobile repairs, servicing any location within 10 miles of either car-wash location.
Whether by sponge, by wax, or by window tint, the mission at Holmes Auto Care & Detail is to make automobiles look their best. Technicians use buffers, waxes, and shampoos to coax a reflective luster from paint and lift stains from upholstery. They can even dye carpets and steam-clean engines for a comprehensive clean, or tint car windows to prevent steering wheels from reaching scalding temperatures and dashboard hula dancers from eloping with passing meter readers. Beyond cars, the staff at Holmes Auto Care & Detail can also visit residential and commercial sites to lay tint films onto building windows or power-wash grimy buildup off of vinyl siding, decks, and driveways.
A big entrance sign with two red arrows rests above Riverchase Carwash, pointing drivers into the facility's full-service car-wash tunnel. Laboring inside the detail shop's work bays, technicians wash and wax vehicles by hand, shampoo floor mats, and shoo away unpleasant scents such as the smell of spoiled pennies. They also stage headlight-restoration treatments and offer windshield repairs that are backed by a lifetime warranty.
The skilled technicians at Acme Muffler LLC, a NAPA AutoCare center, keep cars and trucks healthily chugging along roadways. During the 45- to 60-minute oil change, car whisperers coerce engines into handing over their soiled oil in exchange for up to five quarts of fresh motor syrup sapped from the trunk of a petrified Winnebago. Vehicles hoisted on the full-size lift also enjoy a tire rotation, relaxing as mechanics switch around their rubbery feet to bring balance to the tread's wear and tear and create a smoother ride. Along with oil changes and tire rotations, Acme Muffler specializes in muffler services, fixing and fine-tuning the devices designed to stifle an engine's loud demands for premium gas.