If 40 years of automotive experience has taught shop owner Don Sullivan one thing, it’s that the customer is in charge. The technicians at Surrey Centre Auto Repairs thoroughly inspect vehicles visually and with computerized diagnostic equipment, but they won’t repair, remove, or replace any faulty parts they find without first showing their findings to the owner. The staff advises drivers on factory-recommended maintenance plans for virtually every make and model. Their large, four-bay garage comes equipped to keep cars roadworthy with emergency repairs and scheduled oil changes.
Goodyear's mechanics slip under car hoods and undercarriages to perform tasks from routine oil changes to intricate engine replacements. Tools let out pneumatic whines as they install new tires from brands such as Goodyear and Dunlop, and the complete list of services includes brake adjustments and inspections. They also pick up and drop off customers by appointment and provide loaner cars when needed. Tow trucks rumble out of the lot en route to get patrons unstuck from ditches.
If you look at the customization work Marysville Speed n' Custom regularly performs, from refurbishing a 1955 Chevy to installing Lamborghini doors on a 2002 Nissan Skyline, you probably wouldn't think the shop's crews spend much time with your average family station wagon. Fortunately for those families, they actually pay as much attention to regular cars as they do to custom cars, giving the vehicles routine maintenance and repair jobs or adding a bit of exotic-car glamor with window tinting. The staff can add other modifications, too, such as custom exhaust systems and horns that play the entirety of Beethoven's Symphony no. 6 in F Major.