Drop off your horsepowered horseless carriage at Glenville Terrace Auto Body, where experienced professionals stand at the ready to remix your oily fluids and filters, allowing your ride to run smoother, longer, and with significantly less sweating. It's recommended to stop in for a change every 3,000 miles or, if you're one to spend your days off rolling back the odometer before your friend's dad finds out, every six months. After all, oil changes are an important part of routine car maintenance and can help you avoid interstate breakdowns and awkward silences in the cab or the tow truck. Glenville's friendly automotive masters will swap out your vehicle's black-liquid soul two separate times, ensuring effortless rides for 6,000 miles.
Family owned and operated since 1960 (the year cars started running on petroleum rather than hot jazz), Hynes Auto Repair has both the wherewithal and know-how to soup up any vehicle. Swing the family or bachelorette chariot—federally mandated to have a diminutive female nickname like Betsy or Ethel-Sue—on over to Hynes Auto Repair for an all-important oil change (a $30 value) and an interior/exterior detailing (a $170 value). Exterior detailing polishes chrome, de-bugs windshields, and cleans up scuffs that develop from kicking the car door every Tuesday and Thursday as part of an elaborate good-luck ritual. Interior detailing, meanwhile, scours encrusted crumbs from the dashboard, vacuums up all the tarantulas on the floor, and smoothes out seat covers that have grown belligerent from feeling like doormats.
Within a spacious garage, mechanics rummage under cars, scrutinize vehicle interiors, and pursue the project of fitting monster truck tires onto bicycles. They outfit vehicles with tires from brands such as Goodyear, Continental, Michelin, Pirelli, and Bridgestone, backing each purchase with a tire price guarantee. On each set of purchased tires, mechanics offer free tire rotations and alignments every 8,000 miles. When not matching tires and cars, mechanics spruce up autos with repair services that range from preventative maintenance to fixing air conditioning to replacing worn-out brakes.
At A-Z Auto Center, brothers Billy and Fredy run the detailing, auto-body, and mechanical-repair shop started by their dad more than 40 years ago, earning remarks for their "rare integrity" on sites such as Citysearch. As members of a AAA Approved Auto Repair service center, A-Z's automotive technicians uphold ASE standards during every repair, from replacing windshields to matching multilayer factory finishes as closely as possible through a sophisticated paint system. To simplify the repair process, team members can provide free estimates via uploaded vehicle images as well as quickly process insurance claims through their fleet of carrier pigeons. They can also give customers lifts home or help coordinate car rentals should their vehicles require extended service.
Ming's Auto Repair pampers steely chariots of most makes and models with a painstaking diagnostic service and tune-up, leaving them in peak health and optimal performance condition. An oil change replaces charred fluids with up to four quarts of Castrol nonsynthetic oil, prepping parts to work together as smoothly as an army dressed in silk (a $35 value). Next, a team of vehicle virtuosos exorcizes engine demons and performs up to one hour of performance tests on horsepower hubs (an $85 value). The shop's seasoned techs will also rotate tires, leaving talented rubber artists free to carve muddy midnight masterpieces into neighbors’ lawns (a $40 value).
When dropping off a typical family car or light truck at the shop, it's comforting to know that its handlers routinely deal with complex vehicles weighing up to 2.5 tons without breaking a sweat. The auto docs at South Boston Auto & Heavy Truck Repair do just that, tending to Dodge, Chevy, and Ford pickup trucks as well as other heavier domestic and foreign vehicles. For every set of wheels, they offer a range of repair or maintenance services to keep them cruising smoothly, from routine oil changes and tune ups to transmission and radiator work. Before so much as loosening a lug nut or putting monster truck tires on a Ford Pinto, the team offers free estimates for the necessary work at hand.