Bison Automotive's cozy, turquoise garage houses a legion of ASE–certified technicians who repair and maintain foreign and domestic rides with a professional courtesy that earned them the Best of Buffalo Award in 2010 and 2011. The skilled techs perform maintenance services such as oil changes and cooling-system flushes along with major repairs such as engine work, air-conditioning repair, and counseling for transmissions after painful breakups with the drive shaft. Detail services coax top luster from paint and interiors with hand washes, vacuum, and crevice work that banishes grime from autos’ nethermost nooks.
Delta Sonic Car Wash renews tarnished transportation with an innovative touchless car-wash system that automatically guides vehicles through a tunnel of high-pressure sprays and overhead buffing cloths. The hands-free wash massages mild lotions into paint jobs, leaving vehicles with sparkling, fingerprint-free finishes that are backed by a five-day guarantee. Detailing technicians do get their hands dirty as they make use of more than 100 hours of training to dote on vehicle interiors and exteriors with products from ValuGard, Aquapel, and Blue Coral. The team wields AOCA certification know-how when injecting engines with oil and devising rustproofing treatments that avoid drilling holes or covering corrosion in zit cream.
The staff at Mr. Magic Auto Detail Service scours vehicle interiors and exteriors, removing dirt and grime by hand while ensuring refreshed cars glow with pride after receiving car-wash and detailing services. Since setting up shop in Denver in 1975, and then settling in at its current Kenmore location in 1999, Mr. Magic Auto Detail has taken in countless cars for a bath and cleaned out several tailpipes with a giant cotton swab. Customers looking to renew paint jobs can do so with color and wet sanding, polishing, and waxing sessions. Inside car cockpits, shampoo suds soak into carpet fibers to help remove smells left over from barefoot friends who usually tenderize venison inside their socks.
Valu Auto Care Centers' ASE-certified technicians look under the hoods and slide beneath undercarriages to identify and fix automotive maladies. The centers keep cars rolling smoothly and efficiently through several services, including air-conditioner tune-ups, muffler repair, state inspections, and oil changes. Valu Auto Care Centers has repaired cars for the past 20 years at locations in both Florida and western New York.
Underground Autosound's team of professional automotive experts customizes cars with both cosmetic and functional upgrades. They install remote starters and car alarms, as well as Bluetooth systems that promote hands-free phone communication, and dress up sound systems with iPod docks, speakers, subwoofers, and custom cabinets. The team can swap out normal headlights for HID xenon bulbs, allowing drivers to see more clearly at night and cars to overcome their fear of the dark. The graphics department wraps rides in custom promotional graphics, which match the T-shirts, signs, and all-purpose banners the staff also assembles.
The team of expert auto docs at Total Automotive deftly diagnoses and treats ailing domestic, foreign, and hybrid vehicles. Technicians first freshen engine cocktails with an oil change, replacing up to five quarts of synthetic blend oil to reduce grime, lubricate moving parts, and increase resistance to malaria ($40). Wheels are shifted during tire rotation ($21) to reduce uneven wear, while a thorough New York state safety and emissions inspection keeps the ride legally in the clear ($21). Finally, motor mavens consult with drivers to address their vehicle's recurring problems, such as a faulty transmission or a gearshift that fails to cause time-travel, and make recommendations from the inspection's findings. Visits vary in length from about 30 to 60 minutes, after which point staff stays within reach with a year of emergency auto club membership, good for two tows.