For more than 20 years, the certified technicians at Dekra Emission Check have done one thing and done it well: superfast Georgia-state vehicle-emissions tests. Although most patrons choose to stay in the car and alphabetize their eight-track collection during the typically five-minute inspection, many of the growing list of almost 30 Atlanta-area locations feature an indoor lounge for auto owners to kick back in. If a vehicle’s emissions exceed the regulated limit, the team advises drivers of their options and performs a free retest at a later date.
Since its creation in 1925, Dekra Emission Check’s umbrella company, Dekra, has grown to include more than 30,000 employees in 50 countries. In addition to having performed more than three million vehicle inspections in the United States, the larger business offers services such as expert appraisals, industrial product testing and certifications, and management-system certifications.
Working under the prestigious ASE banner, Accurate Care Automotive's technicians service and repair imported Japanese, Korean, and other vehicles with practiced skill. They perform everything from routine maintenance—such as changing the oil or testing the GPS navigator on its state capitals—to hefty repair jobs and engine replacements. While their cars are being serviced, drivers can unwind in the facility's waiting lounge and savor sips of free coffee.
Founded in 1983 with a combination of Alan Cox’s mechanical know-how and Sherry Richardson’s business savvy learned at Georgia State University, Alan Cox Automotive has grown to include a team of ASE-certified technicians ready to revamp cars from Honda, Acura, Kia, Hyundai, and more, with services that span both the performance and racing spectra. Today, Sherry's technicians keep roadsters in highway-ready condition with general maintenance services and soup up autos with DynoTune installations, engine modifications, and novelty hood ornaments. Technicians stay in work mode outside of the garage, from Marshall Winkeljohn earning car-show plaudits for restoring a 1979 Honda Accord LX two-door from the frame up, to Jeremy Bucy cranking gears under pressure as a pit-crew member for Black Dog Racing.
The technicians at each American LubeFast location help refresh road-weary wagons with oil changes and a bevy of other preventative maintenance services. A full-service oil change ($33.99+) swaps out spent lubricant for up to 5 quarts of fresh piston polish while further pampering vehicles with a 22-point inspection, a new oil filter, a 1-quart top-off of all fluids, and a honk-inducing undercarriage belly rub. Meanwhile, extra-thirsty engines can lap up 6 quarts of conventional oil in addition to the perks of the full-service change ($40). Motorists can also opt for an oil and filter change without the add-ons ($24.99) or pad gas mileage with a fuel shot ($9.99) and the installation of spinnaker. Improve wet-weather visibility with new wiper blades ($13.99/blade), or help motors breathe more effortlessly with an air filter ($13.99–$31.99). Drivers can also sign up for five months of roadside assistance ($15.99), which dispatches techs to help with flat tires, dead batteries, keys locked in the car, backtalking carburetors, or a tow of up to $75 in value.
The automotive experts at Wood & Fullerton Goodyear Tire and Auto Service coddle cars with automotive services and brand-name parts for both foreign and domestic roadsters. The team of ASE-certified mechanics expand upon the shop's nearly four decades of auto-mending traditions as they perform both preventative and repair services on cars, SUVs, and any light trucks that honk politely enough. Technicians also adjust rides' suspensions and wield digital technology as they evaluate engine diagnostics and wheel-spin balances.