Automotive in Ithaca

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Xpress Auto Care's AOCA-certified technicians keep vehicles sailing smoothly on the cement seas with fresh lubricants. During the oil change, experienced mechanics drain motors of their used oil before treating them to a batch of lubricant freshly squeezed from a ripe, preservative-free gear. All cars may fill their bellies with up to five quarts of conventional or synthetic-blend slurry; older automobiles may opt to chug a hearty serving of high-mileage motor oil to keep well-worn engines cleaner and running without a hitch. The essential service also includes the installation of a standard oil filter, which can help ensure vehicles' innards remain free of contaminants and olive oil masquerading as motor oil.

146 Clinton Ave
Cortland,
NY
US

Though they’re located at Fox Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, the detailing techs at Fox Wash N Wax don’t just primp the dealership’s fleet of new and preowned cars; they also keep the public’s rides looking showroom-ready with a menu of wash and detailing services. Their hand washes remove gunk with old-fashioned elbow grease, and their interior details render cockpits more livable through window cleanings, vinyl dressings, and applications of bubbly carpet shampoo. In addition to traditional cleaning services, the crew also performs more specialized tasks: headlight restorations keep beams bright with scratch removal and protective sealant, and sap removal renovates cars that tried to dress as pine trees for Halloween.

346 Grant Avenue Rd
Auburn,
NY
US

Obsessed with cleanliness and cars, the team at Scotties Auto Detailing combines its two passions by imbuing vehicles with showroom-quality shine. Understanding that their customers’ time is precious like a children’s theater production of the Scopes-Monkey trial, the crew brings all of its car-cleaning equipment to homes or offices with its mobile services, or details autos on site, applying 3M products to paint jobs and using hot water extraction to spruce up upholstery. The multifaceted team also attacks floor-bound grime with residential carpet cleaning.

56 Clark St
Auburn,
NY
US

Ford & Bryant Car Care is a family-owned business that has been providing quality car care, from routine oil changes to major repairs, to the Liverpool and Syracuse areas since 1961. Let the friendly staff of Automotive Service Excellence–certified mechanics drain the old engine oil out of your car, placing it in a decorative container to display on your mantle or in the refrigerator next to the maple syrup. A fresh pour of clean and vivacious new oil will ensure your buggy runs smoothly for the next 3,000 miles. The tire rotation will give all four of your road-rollers new spots to reside, similar to a game of musical chairs where you don’t lose your house at the end. Clients drive off in reinvigorated automobiles with cleaner engines, longer tire lives, and a spring in their ride.

1350 Cold Springs Rd
Liverpool,
NY
US

The touch-free car wash at 4 Seasons Car Wash thoroughly scours gritty auto shells with gentle strokes and revitalizing suds seven days a week. After dousing carriages with fresh water, the wash expels unsightly insects and other sticky stowaways and flush dirt, mud, and salt from each car's soft underbelly. Liquid polysealants and foaming clear-coat treatments seal in each car’s newly obtained luster, protecting vulnerable regions and glimmering veneers from environmental baddies. Techs conclude each laving session by hand toweling paint jobs and giving the engine a lollipop of its choice.

7795 Oswego Rd
Liverpool,
NY
US

Established in Detroit by Kurt Ziebart in 1959, Ziebart International Corporation built its business upon the founder's inventive techniques for preventing automotive rust. Today, Ziebart's international network of 400 locations across 30 countries beautifies and protects roadbound vessels with an arsenal of sophisticated products and services, including window tinting, paint protection, underbody sound barriers, and forcefields. Employees purchased the company in 1994 through an employee stock ownership plan, giving each worker a personal stake in ensuring every vehicle is buffed, polished, and cleaned to a glistening brilliance. Interior and exterior detailing packages remove stains from upholstery and grime from auto bodies, Diamond Gloss paint finish, and corrosion-control treatments shield four-wheeled friends from everyday wear and tear.

1335 Erie Blvd W
Syracuse,
NY
US