In business for more than 60 years, Little Garage revives exhausted cars and encourages them to continue pursuing the great American drive. The shop’s professional mechanics will first perform an oil change, with up to 5 quarts of fresh conventional oil and a new filter replacing each car's befouled fluids. They’ll also use their bunker-piercing vision to check all fluid levels, and lube up the chassis to make it easier to slip past trucks on narrow roads. A comprehensive state emission test and safety inspection follows, in which lights, brakes, belts, hoses, and landing gear are accounted for, ensuring that four-wheeled rovers are certified street legal for upcoming drag races and trips to the hammock store. To encourage wear and tear to distribute themselves evenly across tire surfaces, the Little Garage team will also rotate all four tires.
After watching his father work in the glass industry for more than 30 years, Troy Mason followed in his footsteps by opening his own full-service glass shop in 1991. Not content with simply fixing cracks, Troy also developed an in-house technician-training program that allies itself with the standards set by the National Glass Association. Two of its graduates were honored as half of the top four installers in the United States, earning the esteem of their peers and a gold medal made from old hood ornaments at the United States Auto Glass Olympics.
When they aren't competing for glass and glory, technicians replace windshields with parts and products purchased directly from the manufacturers, and back their work with lifetime warranties. Techna Glass also offers a lifetime rock-chip-repair membership, which entitles owners to unlimited repairs of damage caused by errant stones. When they aren't competing for glass and glory, technicians replace windshields with parts and products purchased directly from the manufacturers, and back their work with lifetime warranties. Techna Glass also offers a lifetime rock-chip-repair membership, which entitles owners to unlimited repairs of damage caused by errant stones.
McNeil's Auto Body's mindful mechanics keep horseless carriages in ship-shape with a wide range of repairs and diagnostics. Treat roadsters to an automotive spa day with a hand washing and waxing, letting technicians scrub windows on the inside and out, apply protective coats of carnauba wax, and vacuum out rapidly multiplying populations of fuzzy dice ($34.95 for cars, $44.95 for small SUVs and trucks, $64.95 for large SUVs and trucks). Interior-detail packages keep insides pleasant with pressure-washed floor mats, degreased vents, and a restorative layer of vinyl or leather conditioner ($89.95 for cars, $109.95 for small SUVs and trucks, $129.95 for large SUVs and trucks), and hidden parts stay in working order with engine degreasers ($24.95) and undercarriage rinses ($15.95).
During a five-quart synthetic-blend oil change, Matson's mechanics, certified by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence, will replace old, worn-out oil with fresh-faced young fluid, straight from lubricant college. To help new oil adjust to its new job of safeguarding precious moving parts, gaskets, and various shafts, a fresh oil filter is included. The mechanics move from heart to sole, rotating the tires to promote even wear, reliable performance, and an extended lifetime that can be spent running over tubes of mayonnaise.
At more than 250 locations worldwide, Grease Monkey helps prevent auto accidents and costly repairs by performing extensive maintenance services. From China to the US, each and every garage is franchisee-owned and operated by a team of highly trained technicians, who can handle everything from quick oil changes to radiator, AC, and battery services, all without an appointment. Beyond servicing cars on a case-by-case basis, Grease Monkey’s team also handles entire fleets, offering more eco-friendly vehicles, re-refined motor oil, and filters made from granola.