Big O Tires outfits wheels with tires from Michelin, Goodyear and other trusted brands–including their own Big O brand tires that are backed by a three-year warranty and a lifetime of rotations. The retailer has been in the road-ready rubber trade since 1962, when it began as a single co-op; over the past five decades, it has blossomed into a network of more than 480 locations, spanning 20 states. The shops’ ASE-certified technicians not only specialize in tires, but also tend autos with a comprehensive array of repair and maintenance services. They deftly change oil, replace brakes, and meticulously administer multi-point inspections, which ensure that headlights work and that wiper blades aren’t actually sleeping rattlesnakes.
The caring car caressers at the family-owned Russell Fischer car washes primp and pamper every corner of your rig by hand. The up-to-40-minute gold car wash service starts with a thorough hand wash, when skilled sparkling gurus examine every inch of your vehicle's hull and underside for filthy smudges and road backwash. Great care is taken to eliminate any drag-creating buildup that might slow down your land-train and inhibit it from making jumps through time. The triple-polish wax efficiently rig-brightens, a sealer wax preserves your ride's bottom line, an interior fragrance ousts unsavory stenches, and the tire dressing swathes your rims in sparkly confidence. You'll know your car is finished when you look into the fully buffed exterior and see a reflection of your younger self, just like a grown up Peter Pan imagining what his life would have been like had he stayed in Neverland.
Harry, the owner of Master Mechanix Automotive, has spent the last 40 years in the automotive-repair industry. In 1988, he opened his own shop, where he and his staff of ASE-certified master technicians have been welcoming cars ever since. This experienced team holds certifications in advanced engine-performance diagnostics, computerized engine controls, and electronic fuel injection, though they complete all automotive tasks—from oil changes to brake services—with deft mechanical skill. As a licensed Gold Shield smog-check station, Master Mechanix Automotive is also qualified to test vehicles' emissions.