From a basic checkup to major surgery, the staff at Dr. Detail lavishes cars with the same dutiful attention that doctors reserve for their golf clubs. The attentive mechanics can cure vehicles' cosmetic woes with a menu of thorough detail packages that ensure exteriors, interiors, and engines squeak clean after hand washes, waxes, and shampoos. The crew can also reverse cars' signs of aging and boost resale values with scratch repairs, pinstriping, dent removal, and car-alarm installations.
• For $45, you get an intermediate service check-up with oil change (up to a $108 value). • For $49, you get an express automotive detail (a $99 value). Swedish Motors' stable of ASE-certified technicians have propelled and purified cars for 30 years. During the 45-minute inspection and oil change service, a tech will pump up to six quarts of trajectory juice into thirsty four-wheeled steeds. Automotive medics replace the filter cartridge and drain the plug gasket before inspecting fluid levels, belts, brakes, and hoses. Tires swell with pride after passing tread wear and condition tests, and garage gurus inspect ventilation systems, suspension, and exhaust before cleaning the wiper blades and flicking the exterior lights to temporarily blind charging sasquatches. Alternatively, muddied cars can indulge in up to three hours of sanitization with an express detail. After an exterior hand wash and hand wax, vacuums scour interiors for debris and dirt. Windows leap to alertness after being scrubbed from foggy slumbers, and wheel and tire dressings spread soothing balms across wheels to ensure a firm grip when shaking hands with the highway.
Since its birth as a single-bay tire shop in 1929, Jack Williams Tire & Auto Service Centers has vastly expanded its array of vehicle services and spawned more than 20 additional shops throughout the state. During each of the three included oil changes, a team of knowledgeable car whisperers convinces motors' mouths to open wide as they swap soiled oil for up to five quarts of fresh, standard engine juice and install a new filter. Steel steeds with a flat tire can lurch into the shop and ask one of Jack Williams' experts to repair it; if the puncture wound is fixable, drivers can enjoy lifetime repairs and rebalancing on that one tire. To top it all off, rewards-booklet-toting folk can enjoy a bevy of additional savings including a 50% discount on a wheel alignment and a state safety inspection, as well as free shuttle service and complimentary midservice performances of "Greased Lightning."
The Dantzler family understands there’s more to a car than its outward appearance. That’s why they extend their detailing services beyond the interior, all the way down to the auto's heart—its engine. At 3D Detailing, the family oversees technicians who remove outside dirt and oil by hand and scrub away embedded grime with a clay bar. Once finished, they can move indoors to shampoo and vacuum upholstery, clear out trash, swap out old air fresheners, and brush toast crumbs from all doorjambs. Finally, an engine detail ensures the car feels as good as it looks, checking and fine-tuning hardworking parts after the completion of a liability waiver.
Since 1988, Auto Care Super Saver has been helping car owners save cash with maintenance punch cards redeemable at local auto shops throughout the course of a full year. These cards come loaded with all kinds of prepaid services, including at least three full-service oil changes with up to 5 quarts of oil, lube, and a new filter. Depending on the location, punch cards may also feature tire rotations, brake inspections, engine-light readings, air-conditioning performance tests, and other repairs and inspections essential to a car's well-being. Customers can transfer the punch card's benefits to any ride, ranging from station wagons to sports cars to feral merry-go-round mounts.
A satellite branch of Premier Luxury Rentals, PLR AutoSpa tends to jalopies inside and out. Performing a host of services—from express detailing to deep cleaning—the spa's technicians pamper vehicles in preparation for a night out, or clean them up following a night out's transformation from pumpkin carriage back into car.