Though they're known for selling Chrysler, Jeep, and Dodge vehicles, the team at this dealership does more than sell cars (and Ram trucks). They also help maintain them with meticulously carried-out services. Those might include tire rotations, brake checks, and oil changes that swap black gold for nutritious strawberry smoothies?all to keep parts humming along happily. These technicians have years of experience to draw from, with a level of mechanical expertise that's matched only by their commitment to keeping vehicle owners happy.
Boomer McLoud's team of mobile electricians has been upgrading automobiles since 1994. One of them even made Mobile Electronics magazine's list of top 100 installers in the United States. The installers combine technique with creativity and excitement. They carry and install sound systems from brands such as Alpine and Kenwood, and they'll install everything from speakers and subwoofers to drop-down video screens and remote starters. Their love of all-things automotive means they also do work on the exterior: window tinting, custom wheels, and LEDs.
With lube and service centers spread across America, Valvoline Instant Oil Change ensures that roads from coast to coast teem with automotive vigor. Certified technicians perform a roster of services, including drive-thru oil changes that allow motorists to arrive without an appointment and remain in their car while Valvoline oils forge a truce between metal parts.
Ray Lapointe stormed onto the auto industry scene in 1949 and was setting his own hours by 1965 when he founded Ray's Auto Service. Today, Ray's son and current owner, Mark, maintains and mends roadsters alongside a team of fellow ASE-certified technicians. Together, they perform restorative services, flushing sullied oil or transmission fluid and refreshing cooling systems with a draught of eco-friendly refrigerant, while shuttles or rental cars ferry patrons home or to the mall. When motors display disruptive behaviors, such as stalling or purring provocatively at semi trucks, the staff entrusts mechanical diagnoses to the computerized MODIS. The system poses a triple-pronged threat to vehicular maladies, using a lab ignition scope, digital volt ohm meter, and low- and high-amp current probes to record and analyze the electrical wavelengths that animate motors.
The trained mechanics at Drum Hill Sunoco give autos the preventative care they need to tackle all the roads ahead. Service manager Jay Rogers oversees a stable of ASE-certified technicians who scrutinize autos' innards for problems with brakes, transmission, belts, and wheels. Mechanics also wield the latest tools and equipment to fix cars’ increasingly complex interior features, whether repairing a faulty stereo that comes standard on your hybrid or the broken abacus on your Trans Am.