Santa Fe Garage Services' Automotive Service Excellence–certified master technician Greg Smith employs his alignment and tire expertise to inspect a vehicle's chassis during four-wheel alignment checks. Roll horseless carriages into the awaiting yellow jaws of the alignment rack, where Smith will carefully check and reset the buggy to factory alignment specifications. The auto technician harnesses calibrated Hunter Engineering Company equipment to square the auto during the alignment check with toe adjustment, which entails measuring and adjusting the rear and front axels to reduce rapid tire wear, alter unsatisfactory vehicle handling, and eliminate snippy back talk. Smith then utilizes the Road Force tire balancer with StraightTrak to eradicate vibration issues and ensure smoother driving. The visit also includes a quick peek beneath the roadster to inspect the undercarriage for clingy tumbleweeds or a stash of unpaid parking tickets.
The experienced technicians at Complete Auto Service encourage top-notch motor humming with a variety of automotive services. Both standard and synthetic oil changes include freshly brewed oil and a new filter, along with a chassis lube, if necessary, which reduces the effects of friction and occasional pie throwing in the underbelly. The approximately 30-minute service continues as technicians commence a 17-point inspection, ensuring principle car parts perform at their peak, and testing windshield wipers for preparedness in the event of a rare maple-syrup squall. Customers can wait in designated areas or drop their four-wheeled children off and take advantage of the complimentary shuttle service at the Main Street location. Complete Auto Service does not require appointments.
KC Autoglass dispatches its crew of certified technicians to driveways across Kansas City to repair and replace busted windshields and windows. They expertly mend minor rock chips, keeping the cracks from spidering into larger problems, and for bigger jobs, they replace entire windshields with new or used auto glass. Team members also restore busted side and rearview mirrors, ensuring that the looking glass continues to tell the driver exactly who's the fairest of them all.
Founded by a truck enthusiast in 1991, Chux Trux has blossomed into a highly recognized one-stop shop for car, truck, and jeep accessories and services. Trained Chux Trux technicians professionally install enhancers such as bed covers, steps, and chrome accessories, transforming standard vehicles into gleaming road warriors. Customers can browse the cavernous showrooms teeming with an array of custom wheels and tires as well as contractor necessities such as toolboxes, whistle music books, and ladder racks. The Chux Trux staff treats customers like family, special ordering and custom fabricating hard-to-find parts, remembering customers' birthdays, and never letting them live down their sixth-grade talent-show act.
The factory-trained technicians at McCarthy Blue Springs Nissan's service department ready cars for the hardships of Jack Frost's annual visit. After adding fresh oil to a cleaned and conditioned reservoir, engine doctors perform in-depth inspections to locate problems, such as GPS units set to "backwoods shortcut." They'll also flush the coolant system to rid it of performance-impairing contaminants, then test the battery for signs of life and scrub off any built-up gunk or corrosion. Thanks to an exterior wash, autos can roll away from the 2.5-hour session feeling fresh on the outside, too, and a new set of wiper blades keeps the car from having to resort to its onboard ESP function during blizzards.
All Seasons Car Wash & Detail Service Center inhabits an edifice built as a car-wash facility more than a half-century ago. When the All Seasons team moved in, it upgraded the facility with an automatic track and a wash system that gently spritzes cars with hot water, improving on the age-old method of burying them in snow and waiting for the snow to melt. The ultra-modern wash machine further luxuriates rides with optional upgrades including vacuuming, window cleaning, waxing, and underbelly scrubs. To finish the car wash, the track rolls sedans beneath an automatic dryer to wick away water droplets and mat down any windshield wipers with cowlicks. All Seasons’ auto experts also specialize in detailing services, such as shampooing, hand waxing, and buffing.
Since banding together in 1980, the ASE-certified technicians at Rick's Auto Clinic have cured every vehicular hiccup that's come their way. With such a body of work behind them, the fix-it fanatics have developed a toolbox of skills that allows them to offer an extremely wide range of services related to all areas of an automobile. The techs tackle everything from alignment and oil changes to electrical systems and transmissions. Modern computer diagnostics also keep the team in front of potential vehicular maladies, helping them to accurately treat the afflictions of newer makes and models, such as electrical systems failure or a chipped forcefield.