Drawing on half a century of automotive service, Midas helps drivers to prolong vehicle vigour with factory-recommended maintenance services. Mechanics pop car hoods to perform oil changes with standard and temperature-durable synthetic solutions, taking time to inspect belts, hoses, fluids, and the air conditioner's resident penguin. Armed with efficient catalytic converters built to U.S. EPA standards, the staff helps to shrink harmful emissions during muffler and exhaust-system checks. Trained technicians augment brake services with lifetime guarantees and curate healthy, evenly worn tires with rotations or replacements from Goodyear, Michelin, Firestone, and Bridgestone.
In 1986, Rob of Rob’s Glass Tinting found an automotive outlet for his artistic side. While employed by an auto dealer, Rob witnessed a window-tinting expert work his magic and decided on the spot to follow suit. He apprenticed with the expert for two years before opening Rob's Glass Tinting in 1988, darkening the panes of homes, cars, and boats with Solar Gard film.
Through the use of a computerized cutting system, technicians are able to install fitted window films that cling to glass with aesthetic precision, avoiding embarrassing gaffes such as missed corners, sloppy edges, or loose, baggy films that look like hand-me-downs from 1970s conversion vans. They can tailor tints for any make or model of car, and their work has graced cars from automakers such as Ferrari, Lamborghini, Rolls Royce, and Bentley.
The traveling technicians at Aaron's Mobile Detailing arrive armed with an arsenal of high-tech cleaning products to sanitize cars, SUVs, and trucks. As vehicles loiter in their own driveways or parking spaces, the staff performs an eco-friendly hand wash and slaps on coats of wax to evoke a shine that sunrays dream of ice-skating across. The detail also includes an interior vacuum, a full interior wipe-down, exterior trim and tire dressing, rim shining, and choice of air freshener. Add-on upgrades are available at an additional cost.
The crew at Foster Tire has kept wheels rolling since 1966. Staffers help maintain style and function with new and used tires from myriad brands ranging from Yokohama and BFGoodrich to Michelin, Bridgestone, and Hankook. Foster Tire's staff also specializes in general maintenance ranging from alignment and brake adjustments to battery replacement, oil changes, and MiST air-quality evaluations that purge ventilation systems of mildew, mold, and bacteria.
Since establishing his automotive modification outfit New Wave Sound in 1988, Brian Kim has personally helped his clients improve the style and performance of their vehicles. His services cover the areas of window tinting and installing of alarm and stereo systems, each of which increase not only owners' pride in their vehicles, but also the number of admiring glances. Though the focus is primarily on automobiles, Brian and his team can also tint windows on boats, recreational vehicles, and even homes.
The ASE-certified mechanics that staff FixCarNow's five locations reinvigorate cars with Castrol GTX oils and preempt problems with sweeping diagnostics. During each one-hour premium oil change, techs drain contaminated lubricants and replace them with up to five quarts of clean oil (synthetic available for an additional fee). New filters then assume guard duty in place of their dirty predecessors, intercepting dirt and rumors about recent monster-truck sightings. A 16-point diagnostic inspection takes techs on a tour of car’s vital components, and includes a brake inspection, chassis lube, fluid top off, and wiper-blade check. Service bays happily hoist cars up for fluid transfusions seven days a week, meaning drivers can no longer use busy schedules or observance of Take Your Unicycle to Work Day as an excuse for shirking automotive duties.