It may look like a two-story home, but the brown building on Melendy Road is indeed Zak’s Auto Industries, where ASE-certified technicians take in cars of all makes and models for a range of services. In addition to offering oil changes, complete frame repairs, and engine rebuilds, the family-owned shop doubles as an official New Hampshire inspection station where drivers can ensure that their vehicles meet the standards required by state law.
In business for more than two decades, GS Audio Wurks enlists expert technicians to customize vehicles of all shapes and sizes with convenient amenities that range from remote starters and tracking systems to Bluetooth hands-free sets and window tints. During harsh winter months or after nights parked in a fridge, drivers can hop into a warm and already-running vehicle with an expertly installed CompuStar system, whose discreet remotes may also be programmed to lock and unlock doors from up to 3,000 feet away. Conversely, Madico tints prep vehicles for sunshine by blocking more than 66% of solar heat and nearly 100% of ultraviolent stingrays trying to wriggle through windows. In addition to readying cars for all kinds of weather, GS Audio Wurks' technicians buff up leather interiors and maintain rides with a retinue of detail services.
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.
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.
Drawing on half a century of automotive service, the family owned and operated Midas helps drivers to prolong vehicle vigor with factory-recommended maintenance services. Mechanics pop car hoods to perform oil changes with standard and temperature-durable synthetic solutions, taking time to inspect belts, hoses, fluids, and the air conditioner's resident penguin. Armed with efficient catalytic converters built to US EPA standards, the staff helps to shrink harmful emissions during muffler and exhaust-system checks. Trained technicians augment brake services with lifetime guarantees and curate healthy, evenly worn tires with rotations or replacements from Goodyear, Michelin, Firestone, and Bridgestone.