North Shore Auto Spa's experienced staff cleanses vehicles of all makes and models from the inside out with five thorough detail packages and six styles of car wash. While drivers await their freshened rides, they retire to an indoor waiting area that flows with complimentary coffee and cappuccino. Younger passengers can pass the time with a host of available games or by practicing thumb-wrestling submissions on their nondominant hand.
Grand Prix Car Wash transforms the dirtiest of sedans, SUVs, and convertibles into pristine and well-waxed chariots. Their speedy automated soft-cloth wash banishes the lingering traces of rain, road dirt, or rock salt, and can be complemented with à la carte detailing services such as Scotchgarding or clay-bar treatment. Many of Grand Prix's car-wash packages also carry 24-hour or five-day guarantees, allowing drivers to return for an exterior car wash and hand-dry if they should get caught in a storm or city-wide food fight after their visit.
With more than 175 locations nationwide and more than 35 years in the business, Car-X Tire & Auto has earned itself a prime spot in the parking garage of quality car care and customer service. Skilled mechanics prep road wagons for tough winters by replacing busted-up sludge with a fresh batch of up to 5 quarts of multigrade oil. Auto doctors also fix up rides with new windshield wipers (up to 24” in length) and tire rotations that ensure snug stops in case of icy patches or drag races against reindeer. During the battery and charging-system check, technicians carefully examine autos to make sure they'll be ready to start up on command. This service runs about 60 minutes long and wraps up with a full-vehicle courtesy inspection that ensures essential components, including tires, brakes, and suspension systems, are healthy enough to cruise the open road without requiring training wheels or being pulled by a retired racehorse.
Harnessing their 385 years of combined automotive experience, members of Duxler Complete Auto Care's tribunal of ASE-certified mechanics perform maintenance services for all automotive makes and models certified by the covenant of a 12,000-mile guarantee. In addition to bathing cylinders in up to 5 quarts of standard or synthetic oil, mechanics fill the remainder of appointments by topping off fluids for wipers, transmissions, and dashboard slurpee dispensers. Semiannual tire rotations prolong tread longevity and promote even wear at every other appointment. Most lubes clock in at under 45-minutes, and customers can take advantage of free WiFi, or stop by the children's area to catch the class president's State of the Playground address.