Elkins Chevrolet is a restorative oasis in the desert of automotive disrepair, housing experienced service technicians willing to sully their hands replacing up to five quarts of spent engine grease with a fresh batch of sable lubrication. Cars may employ dipsticks as straws, lapping up two oil changes over the course of a year, making today’s Groupon an ideal fit for two-car families or automobiles piloted by squeaky tin men. Customers may upgrade to synthetic, diesel, or imported olive oil for an additional fee.
The family behind Paul’s Electronics draws on more than two decades of automotive experience to service, update, and enhance customers’ rides. Wielding products from some of the most recognized brands in the industry, such as Alpine, Viper, Pioneer, and Clarion, the team tricks out cars with custom audio systems, iPod integration, and GPS-navigation installation. Key fobs from Paul’s come padded with features such as alarms, keyless entry, and remote-starter mechanisms, which let drivers warm up cars in the winter or cool them down after a dragon attack. The team’s expertise extends beyond electronics into the realm of rims and tires, window tinting, and paintless dent removal, services they exact upon makes of all kind from manufacturers such as Hummer, Dodge, Infiniti, and Jaguar.
Signature service: Auto repair and services
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Average Duration of Services: 30–60 minutes
Pro Tip: Have a description of your vehicle's issues ready so we can address them in a timely fashion.
The team of ASE-certified technicians at Millevoi's Tire & Service Center keeps horseless chariots stopping and going smoothly with a bevy of auto-care services. Cars delivered into the hands of the AAA-approved auto-repair center can swap out their soiled motor oil for up to 5 quarts of standard engine juice freshly squeezed from mechanical grapefruits. During the same visit, the staff can also rotate tires, lubricate the chassis, install new oil filters, and run through a 30-point safety inspection. An air-conditioning system check ensures the car's air vents are exhaling heartily, and a new pair of wiper blades helps to maintain windshield transparency while cars drive through rain or crash slip 'n' slide tournaments. Scheduled maintenance packages and computerized wheel alignments impart peace of mind, which the auto shop augments with a 36-month/36,000-mile warranty on parts and labor. The facility's waiting lounge features coffee, TV, and newspapers to entertain owners as they wait for their vehicles to roll out of the shop all patched up and ready to drive into the immediate future.
The technicians at Mr. Tire maintain and repair more than three million cars a year, replenishing oil and rotating tires for sustained, smooth vehicle performance. During the oil change and tire rotation, technicians outfit autos with new oil filters and keep engines purring with up to five quarts of conventional oil. Mr. Tire’s technicians also inspect tires’ air- and peer-pressure levels, then rotate tires before bad influences can convince them to shoplift broken glass. A brake inspection acts as a reflex test for cars, keeping vehicles’ reaction times sharp.
Brake-O-Rama began as one location in 1949 but now boasts 14 service centers speckled across the East Coast. Together these automotive hospitals work as a force, repairing and maintaining domestic and imported vehicles of virtually any make and model. Before sourcing spare parts from the company's private warehouses, Brake-O-Rama's ASE-certified technicians thoroughly analyze vehicles with advanced diagnostic technology that includes four-wheel computerized alignment systems, electron microscopes that scan for chipped paint finishes, and magnifying glasses ever in search for clues to Professor Plum's murder. Meanwhile, Firestone, Goodyear, and Michelin tires fill the supply closets, allowing the patrons to tighten their grip on the asphalt before a cross-country trip.