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.
The experienced specialists at Mr. Tunes' shops reinvent automobiles with everything from customized subwoofer boxes and sound systems to truck accessories. The crew can spend two to three hours french-braiding seatbelts or installing remote starters by Viper, Valet, and Avital, which allow drivers to start their cars from afar with the push of a handheld remote. Customized audio and video systems transform backseats into full-blown media rooms. Mr. Tunes also offers a wide range of navigation options and iPod integration systems.
Jackson Detailing eschews harsh automatic brushes and high-pressure sprayers in favor of soft cloths and gentle hand-guided wash and detail techniques. The shop’s signature waterless wash safely dissipates dirt smudges and brake dust with a powerful steam system powered by Mark Twain’s paddlewheel boat. Techs also detail exteriors with glossy wax and Rain-X window treatments, sanitize interior crevices with extra-hot steam, and restore headlights grown dim and yellow with wear.
Since 1997, Engine Surgeons’ auto mechanics have kept Michigan’s domestic and imported cars, SUVs, and trucks motoring down life’s highway with preventive maintenance and correctional repairs. Well versed in jobs big and small, they mend minor and major damages after collisions, tinker with malfunctioning electronics, and ensure that air-conditioning systems are free of miniature polar bears.
At Mill Creek Sport Center's six-lane indoor handgun range, guests practice their shooting skills by firing rental pistols. The center's other services, however, encourage patrons to revel in the outdoors. During winter, personnel sell parts and services for numerous makes and models of snowmobiles, as well as snow plows from Western and Meyer, which are kept in stock year-round just in case snowmen become immune to temperature change. When the snow thaws, Mill Creek's staff pair customers with jet skis and pontoon boats to take out on aquatic adventures along with an extensive stock of fishing tackle and live bait.
Pinckney Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram's car connoisseurs vivify vehicles with comprehensive services and an eye toward timeliness. The highly trained team can treat cars to a buffet of à la carte services. Battery services ($24.95) dispatch techs beneath the hood to eavesdrop on voltage outputs, and drivers seeking to extend the life of their road grippers can opt for a tire rotation ($15.99). For drivers seeking to outfit their cars with new shoes, Bridgestone Turanza P215/65R16 all-season tires ($135 each) possess optimal tread designs that ensure a safe, steady trot across slick and dry surfaces; Goodyear Fortera P245/65R17 tires ($145 each) bolster roadway gaits with smoothness, swagger, and enough balance to outfox a cement roller.