Owned by experienced auto repairman Randy Meyers, Honka Automotive relieves roadsters of conundrums caused by curmudgeonly oil and impure oil filters. Drop off a compromised cruiser or a plagued pickup for a comprehensive oil change, which purges oil reservoirs of world-worn pomades and tops off tanks with up to 5 quarts of a fresh-faced premium bulk blend. After swapping sedan syrups, a system surgeon will substitute the car's old colander for a new filter not yet corrupted by engine grease or coffee grounds. Next, talented technicians will examine the vehicle from bumper to bumper to diagnose any safety concerns, discover maintenance issues, and locate hard-to-find on-off switches. Over the course of 12 months, change a car’s motor oil up to three times, or get one oil change for three different cars.
Autoway Lincoln of Clearwater commands a vast inventory of new and pre-owned vehicles that are searchable according to body style, price range, and fuel efficiency. Customers can employ a handy research tool to sift through the wealth of choices and arrive at the MKZ or Navigator that best suits their needs. The auto center also operates a full-scale service and parts center for all manner of vehicles with online scheduling and part requests. Factory-trained technicians also work with vehicle owners to personalize cars with custom wheels, DVD players, or His and Hers steering wheels.
Technicians at Jimmie's Towing & Recovery bolster automobile performance during 30-minute oil-change packages. Tools in hand, the deft mechanics coax spent oil from the car and replace it with up to 5 quarts of clean fluid, which slickens the engine and keeps it entertained with the sound of lubrication. After completing the oil job, technicians shuffle tires during a rotation in order to equalize tread wear, prolong tire life, and stimulate smoother driving. Before sending four-wheelers down the road for another around-the-world jaunt, the techs check brakes to confirm safe stopping power in case of spontaneous traffic jams.
Grown from two small shops to 28 locations by the sweat equity of a hard-working father-and-son team, McGee Auto Service & Tire’s open-air bays now proudly display the cobalt and maize décor signifying their status as authorized Goodyear dealers. Skilled hands outfit hoisted cars with conventional and standard oil while computerized systems recalibrate tires, brake service secures stoppers, and transmission tune-ups correct gear-bound problems. At the core of full-scale commercial fleet services, a specialized shearography machine helped earn McGee Auto Service & Tire a mention on Modern Tire Dealer's Top 100 Retreaders in the U.S. list. Oversize vehicle service also caters to recreational drivers, with RV service including repairing electrical systems, recalibrating drive trains, and restocking the feedback of the horn's onboard bugler.
What began in 1978 as a self-service wash center is today a three-pronged attack on auto grime. There’s still the 24-hour self-service wash with its foaming-brush and sealant-wax options, but now car owners can roll through the automatic, touch-free wash or put the buggy in the capable hands of The Stage Stop Car Wash’s detailing team. They take care of everything from hand washing and waxing to chip and scratch repair while customers relax in the lounge with complimentary coffee and free WiFi. The family-owned-and-run shop has installed do-it-yourself pet-wash equipment at the detail center, where owners can scrub their canine friends with vet-grade shampoos and conditioners before teaching them how to drive.
To earn the title of ASE Master Certified Technician, one must be a Renaissance man of auto repair. Applicants must prove their talents in all areas of auto science, from engine repair and transaxles to suspension, electronics, and air conditioning. At Peterson Auto & Truck, a technician of this rank oversees repairs on visiting vehicles, exercising his ASE-certified arts on countless autos. Experts also tailor treatments to the customer's goals, expediting simple oil changes or taking on a complete overhaul of the engine, axles, or electronics.