As the name on their uniforms would suggest, the technicians at A-1 Quality Transmission specialize in fixing transmissions and burned-out clutches, but their automobile expertise does not end there. In fact, the team handles both large and small maintenance issues that might be plaguing foreign and domestic vehicles, from routine oil changes to complete engine replacements. Recognizing that motoring mishaps don't always occur during business hours, A-1 also offers a 24-hour emergency service so that vehicles can quickly get on the road to recovery.
Even the most elegant of princesses have a hard time hailing an enchanted pumpkin on busy streets. Drivers from Entertainment Express Limousines draw upon more than 20 years of experience while scooping them up in a fleet of limos and party buses. The vehicles include a ’57 Chevy limousine, whose chrome accents gleam alongside vintage, swept-back fins in the deep red of a fire truck finding a Kick Me sign on its back. The professional chauffeurs take patrons to weddings in style in Lincoln Town Car limousines, and stretch H1 and H2 Hummers purr out of the company’s garage and into traffic with a baritone rumble.
The team at Johnson's Car Wash, Inc. has been helping autos go from sullied to sparkling for more than 40 years. After flushing dirt and debris from car exteriors, they dry each freshly bathed ride by hand, before buffing in conditioners and protectants such as Armor All, and cleaning the inside and outside of windows to save drivers the expense of installing a periscope.
Metro 25 Tire and Service's ASE-certified technicians maintain auto health with a bevy of repair and maintenance services and outfit rides with name-brand tires like Bridgestone and Firestone. An alignment ensures a vehicle's innards work in unison, decreasing stress and increasing gas mileage, transmission maintenance injects fresh fluids for silky smooth shifting, and a wheel-balance check prevents autos from vibrating like an empty jar of peanut butter resting on the skin of a timpani drum during an orchestral performance.
Complete Auto Care, where ASE-certified technicians tend to busted rides and invite interested drivers to attend free Car Care Academies. A respect for the environment seasons each of the company's repair and maintenance services. Take the EcoPower oil change, for example, an option in Portland, Oregon shops that boasts recycled, twice-refined engine oil mixed with the distilled rage of Mother Nature.
Since its first facility hit the streets in 1926, Firestone has expanded to 2,200 locations nationwide, all of which offer the same service warranty options and stand as red-and-blue beacons to remind us that community programs such as Driver's Edge and Meals On Wheels deserve to be sponsored. Auto care wouldn't be complete without tires, and Firestone has plenty of those to offer, including Bridgestone run-flats that fend off the effects of a flat tire for 50 miles.
Originally founded in 1959 by Kurt Ziebart as Ziebart International Corp., Ziebart has morphed from an auto-rust-prevention outfit into a full-service auto accessory and detail shop that has cropped up at some 400 locations in 30 countries. Performing everything from window tinting and professional detailing to electronics installation, Ziebart's experienced staff cares for cars with high-end products, including seasonal paint protectant and the company’s renowned rust inhibitors. To protect cars inside and out, Ziebart technicians also install accouterments such as alarm systems to thwart thieves and sunroofs to thwart unflattering film negatives from processing correctly (services may vary by location).