Originally founded in 1959 by Kurt Ziebart as Ziebart International Corp., Ziebart has morphed from an auto-rust-prevention outfit into a full-service auto accessory and detail shop that has cropped up at some 400 locations in 30 countries. Performing everything from window tinting and professional detailing to electronics installation, Ziebart's experienced staff cares for cars with high-end products, including seasonal paint protectant and the company’s renowned rust inhibitors. To protect cars inside and out, Ziebart technicians also install accouterments such as alarm systems to thwart thieves and sunroofs to thwart unflattering film negatives from processing correctly (services may vary by location).
Since 1988, Auto Care Super Saver has been helping car owners save cash with maintenance punch cards redeemable at local auto shops throughout the course of a full year. These cards come loaded with all kinds of prepaid services, including at least three full-service oil changes with up to 5 quarts of oil, lube, and a new filter. Depending on the location, punch cards may also feature tire rotations, brake inspections, engine-light readings, air-conditioning performance tests, and other repairs and inspections essential to a car's well-being. Customers can transfer the punch card's benefits to any ride, ranging from station wagons to sports cars to feral merry-go-round mounts.
Hyundai dealerships chauffeur vehicles through an array of protective maintenance services. Speed demons and carpoolers alike can lengthen the life of their engines with an oil change, replacing up to five quarts of oil to lubricate pistons and joints. Technicians install a new oil filter before rotating tires for even wear and more efficient gas mileage. A quick inspection of brake pads and shoes, wheel cylinders, and your car's secret diary ensures the vehicle's overall road readiness. Autos trailed by dust bunnies and lovesick fast-food wrappers get the royal treatment with a machine wash, eviscerating built-up gunk for a sun-sweetening shine. A quick interior vacuum reveals long-lost carpet and upholstery, and a multipoint inspection checks vehicles for recalled or defective parts.
Autopia's team of talented technicians fortifies vehicles against harsh winter weather with heater tune-ups and expert maintenance. Nullify the creeping tendrils of winter frost with a comprehensive heating-system tune-up, which keeps the coolant flowing properly and ducts clear of built-up grime. Certified by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence, Autopia's mechanics can also ensure that engine lights stay off with a fuel-injection cleaning ($199.26) and that fresh power-steering fluid ($170.73) gives daring drivers plenty of road-feel during reenactments of the car-chase scene from The Merry Wives of Windsor. All of Autopia's services include a courtesy maintenance inspection and hand car wash, ensuring components ring with pitch-perfect harmony before cars leave the lot.
Bobby & Steve's Auto World repairs, maintains, and spruces up autos across eight Twin Cities locations, each decked out in vintage Coca Cola and Chevy memorabilia. On-site mechanics tackle all kinds of transportation-related jobs, from oil changes and flat tires to broken glass and sputtering exhaust pipes. The specialists can also tow your car, replace feeble batteries, and calmly persuade doors to open after extended lock-outs. At the detail shop, a team of highly trained reconditioning techs uses specialized tools to gussy up your car. They'll remove oxidation with orbital polishers or deep-clean carpets with hot water extractors. The shop also has an arsenal of more than 20 chemicals to treat all types of surfaces; enlist their help for vinyl and leather conditioners or Rain-X solution, which fends off stains due to precipitation or truck beds full of sports mascots with super soakers.
Lift kits and grilles, AV accessories and car alarms, custom upholstery and seat heaters, and wheels and tires are just a few of the items in the buffet of automotive accessories that FNR Auto Customs’ technicians use to customize cars. Vertical door kits can turn the family station wagon into a DeLorean-like statement piece, and turbos and superchargers can boost performance and allow customers to follow Doc Brown back to the future.
Attention to detail has two meanings at Top Gun Auto Detail. It describes both the shop's staff and the praise cars receive after being cleaned so meticulously. During interior detailing services, technicians tidy dashboards, consoles, steering wheels, and trunks. Armed with products by 3M and Malco, they shampoo upholstery and condition leather and vinyl, making it as soft and smooth as a kitten playing a soprano saxophone. Exterior services range from washing and hand waxing to headlight restoration and light bodywork.