Big O Tires outfits wheels with tires from Michelin, Goodyear and other trusted brands, all backed by a three-year warranty and a lifetime of rotations. The retailer has been in the road-ready rubber trade since 1962, when it began as a single co-op; over the past five decades, it has blossomed into a network of more than 500 locations, spanning 21 states. The shops’ ASE-certified technicians not only specialize in tires, but also tend autos with a comprehensive array of repair and maintenance services. They deftly change oil, replace brakes, and meticulously administer free 22-point safety inspections, which ensure that headlights work and that wiper blades aren’t actually sleeping rattlesnakes.
Centrally located in Tempe near west Mesa and south Scottsdale, Good Works Auto Repair helps to keep engines healthy with a focus on preventive maintenance. Certified technicians perform a 22-point inspection with any service, examining the car's supply of vital fluids and making maintenance recommendations. The techs also are trained to repair transmissions, replace tires, and service brakes, as well as change oil to keep pistons clean after a night of deep-frying chicken in the engine. The Tempe staff provides free rides to the nearby light-rail station or anywhere within a 10 mile radius, and the 8,000-square-foot facility houses a waiting area with Keurig coffee brewers and free WiFi.
The family behind Fletcher's Tire & Auto Service opened their first shop more than four decades ago. Today, they operate more than 30 locations scattered throughout Arizona, where they work to provide automobiles and their owners with expert repairs and preventive maintenance. More than 15 brands of tires get paired with appropriate chariots thanks to a convenient online tire-size guide, and computerized alignment services help improve gas mileage and safety.
When they founded Classic Car Spa, Jim Barrons and Tim Stocker wanted to build an oasis for road-weary vehicles, a place where cars could stop for revitalizing washes or regain lost performance with basic oil changes. Now scattered across locations in Phoenix and Tucson, the technicians carefully scrub away highway grime with lamb-wool mitts and wick away moisture with comically oversize blow dryers.
The expert technicians at ProTech AZ shroud automotive glass in American-made SunTek window films. Drivers can keep the sun from barging into their car with a two-window tint ($85), or cover an entire four-door car ($179) in stylish charcoal, blue, and bronze dyed metal films designed to repel scorching temperatures and conceal backseat texting. During the two-hour installation process, deft techs apply the heat-shrinking film to windows, encasing the car in a shield featuring optical clarity and a lifetime warranty. Customers who purchase the first option can also drive away in a clean car and take 20% off accessories.