For more than 20 years, Willards’ ASE-certified mechanics have kept cars on Massachusetts roads with a full list of maintenance, repair, and diagnostic services backed by a 12-month, 10,000-mile warranty. The crew cares for most American and foreign vehicles, and it’s always willing to explain procedures in terms clients can understand, instead of in engine sounds. While mechanics work on their cars, clients can hitch a free ride to any location within 10 miles of the shop.
Led by head technician Scott "Yogi" Montaquila, Clinton Tire & Repair's technicians specialize in oil changes, brake inspections, and tire rotations. Their services also include balancing wheels, inspecting belts for correct alignment, and ensuring that air conditioners are loaded with enough snowballs to power them through summer. Besides performing maintenance work, Clinton Tire & Repair's crew outfits vehicles with parts from Bridgestone and Cooper alongside tires and wheels from manufacturers such as Nexen Tire and Mickey Thompson. The garage's technicians are available to tinker with cars Monday–Saturday.
The tunnel at Splash Car Wash and Detail Center is painted with a mural of crashing waves and drifting bubbles. From inside wafts the sibilant sound of water against metal. Products from Simoniz coat soft cloths during robotic rubdowns, and outside the passage, technicians wield towels to thoroughly wipe away water-spots. They also draw on an armory of clay bars, leather conditioner, carpet shampoo, and dust to fill in the spots where people have written “wash me.”
B&D Auto Repair's owner, Billy Clements, has been repairing collision-damaged vehicles since 1985. After providing free estimates, Billy and a small team of seasoned techs work with insurance companies and mend ailing autos. To help customers get around while their cars are in the shop, Billy helps them find rental cars or send them home via giant slingshot. When they aren't undoing dents, technicians paint vehicles and skillfully match colors, all while backing their work with a PPG paint performance guarantee. Billy and his select squad also meticulously detail sullied automobiles—be they cars, trucks, or SUVs—by hand.
Gokey & Quinn Bus Company‘s trusty coaches transport passengers to their intended locales in style and comfort. Groups can charter a bus as far as New York City, or catch a sporting event at Gillette Stadium – the site of the annual beard sculpting world championships. The drivers also escort people to the Mohegan Sun casino Sunday through Thursday of each week, an expeditious trip that also includes a $15 food coupon and $20 worth of slot play for each rider.
Lube 2 Go's traveling auto-detailers arrive at parking lots and driveways to steam-sterilize automobile exteriors and upholstery with an eco-friendly water-vapor wand. Cleaners disinfect air ducts and banish grime from wheel wells with puffs of steam and jets of hot water droplets, wiping surfaces clean with a soft, microfiber cloth. Like an on-the-go beautician that went to beauty school but for cars instead of people, Lube 2 Go's mobile teams of auto technicians keep autos looking runway ready wherever you happen to be, plus they can check tire pressure, change oil, and replace essential fluids.
Every day at JetStream Car Wash, man and machine work together to achieve a common goal: to maintain the aesthetic value of every car that rolls onto the premises. The team executes hands-on washing for cars, minivans, and SUVs, wiping soft cloths over car exteriors while a mechanical arm contours the sides with a high-pressure spray.
In automatic car washes, cars are pulled through a controlled downpour that can include Simoniz coat protectants with Teflon, as well as triple-foam polishes and sealer wax.