Discount Tire’s professional technicians install and service a vast trove of tires and wheels to keep wagons rolling safely. Experienced, trained mechanics manage an inventory replete with tires by brand names such as Goodyear, Michelin, and Bridgestone ($60–$100/tire for most vehicles) and a huge range of wheels ($50–$100/wheel for most vehicles). Proud owners of newly outfitted buggies receive advice on how to improve their rubber-road marriages or ability to do donuts on the lawns of rival librarians. Along with recommendations on products and services, tire installations include new valve stems, road-hazard protection, and lifetime rotations.
The friendly car experts at Automotive Concepts secure and customize more than 7,500 vehicles a year with convenient upgrades including remote starters and keyless-entry systems. Professional installers master techniques to properly outfit rides on the first service and avoid glitches or trimmed corners associated with rushed jobs. Ignitions spark and cabins begin to warm up as customers start their cars by pressing the Code Alarm system's key fob. The one-button Prestige APS system starts vehicles from up to 1,200 feet away, and the Autopage C3 features two five-button transmitters that control both door locks and engines, and can be programmed to sound horns, flash parking lights, or reenact scenes from The Love Bug. All systems include two remotes in case drivers lock one in their car or so significant others have access to the automotive convenience.
The ASE-certified service technicians at Midas brace automobiles for winter during a 60-minute checkup, confiscating spent fluids, replacing them with up to 6 quarts of clean oil, and installing a filter to keep contaminants out. Rotations give tires a change of scenery and keep the tread wearing down evenly, and a brand-new pair of wipers replaces last season's rain-swatters with a fresh set of blades ready for snow. After inspecting belts, hoses, coolant, fluids, and air filters, mechanics stop in on the battery to confirm a healthy charge, and conclude with a visual brake inspection to make sure the car-stoppers can hold their own against slick roads, icy patches, and jaywalking snowmen.
Neat Freak Hand Car & Truck Wash's large garage affords vehicles of all sizes room to breathe and air out their dirty insides while being bathed and dressed. Hand washes, window cleanings, tire shines, and spray waxes are only a few of the steps technicians take to render cars clean. They don't just clean cars, though—they can also handle rides as big as a semi, as small as a motorcycle, and as imaginary as a boat. The technicians perform all of their washing and detailing jobs with care, lest they provoke the wrath of their overlord, The Mad Raindrop.
Innovative Audio & Electronics offers one-stop automobile enhancement by selling and installing everything from stereos and DVD players to alarms and remote starters. It ensures quality by using name brands such as Viper, Pioneer, and Power Acoustik, and boosts sound systems with amplifiers, subwoofers, and high-quality door speakers.