If you look at the customization work Marysville Speed n' Custom regularly performs, from refurbishing a 1955 Chevy to installing Lamborghini doors on a 2002 Nissan Skyline, you probably wouldn't think the shop's crews spend much time with your average family station wagon. Fortunately for those families, they actually pay as much attention to regular cars as they do to custom cars, giving the vehicles routine maintenance and repair jobs or adding a bit of exotic-car glamor with window tinting. The staff can add other modifications, too, such as custom exhaust systems and horns that play the entirety of Beethoven's Symphony no. 6 in F Major.
If 40 years of automotive experience has taught shop owner Don Sullivan one thing, it’s that the customer is in charge. The technicians at Surrey Centre Auto Repairs thoroughly inspect vehicles visually and with computerized diagnostic equipment, but they won’t repair, remove, or replace any faulty parts they find without first showing their findings to the owner. The staff advises drivers on factory-recommended maintenance plans for virtually every make and model. Their large, four-bay garage comes equipped to keep cars roadworthy with emergency repairs and scheduled oil changes.
Since its founding in 1978, the international quick-lube franchise Grease Monkey has maintained its focus on speedy treatments and a detail-oriented approach to auto care. Shop technicians tune up rides with services such as air-conditioning repair, air-filter replacement, and fuel- and emissions-system cleaning. Grease Monkey's signature service, though, is its full-service oil change. After replacing a vehicle's lubricant with GF-5 or re-refined motor oil, technicians perform an entire review of its maintenance needs, referencing the owner's manual and the wise hermit living in the trunk.
Autologic Quality Auto Repair's work philosophy is transparency. In an effort to build trust with their clientele, they welcome clients to stop by the shop without warning and see how they operate on other cars, and it's this same devotion to open communication that garnered them AAA's Top Shop award for Washington state. Their talented mechanics perform a wide variety of services on virtually every part of the car. The mechanics have seen it all on almost every make and model, whether it's routine maintenance and oil changes or in-depth repairs on the dozens of hamster wheels on the drive train.