The glass-fixing feats of two of Windshield Repair Specialists' technicians have earned them status as National Windshield Repair Association Olympic medalists. But the entire staff, which holds more than 70 years of collective experience, is not far behind, having equipped more than 35,000 cars with sturdy, unblemished glass. Using only glass and adhesives that meet federal standards, the skilled techs stabilize small chips before they can grow into full-blown cracks and swap cracked windshields for clear panes that grant an unobstructed view of the road. To prevent issues in the first place, they also provide preventative measures: Superior Shield treatments armor glass against airborne debris with an advanced protective coating, and tint films protect car and building windows from spitballs flung by passing suns. Windshield Repair Specialists guarantees their products and labor for as long as the customer possesses their car.
The staff at Cascade Auto Glass fits car frames with a meticulous process perfected during more than 750,000 windshield replacements, all adhering to Auto Glass Safety Council standards. Cascade's choice of top-quality urethane adhesives allows drivers to get back on the road sooner without sacrificing a reliable grip, and OEM-quality glass shares an identical structure, density, and love of parking-permit stickers as cars' factory-installed glass. A nationwide warranty stands behind the quality materials and workmanship of each service.
As members of the NAPA AutoCare empire, Blaz?N Diagnostics Auto Care's ASE-certified technicians cannot work on cars without backing their services with a 24-month or 24,000-mile warranty. The crew uses top diagnostic equipment to sleuth out electrical issues and signs cars up for services that range from oil changes to complete engine rebuilds. The garage also partners with Enterprise Rent-A-Car to assist customers in finding transportation without having to call a cab or summon the town centaur.
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.
• For $28, you get a 'Nobel' full-service oil change using high-mileage oil (a $56.99 value). • For $33, you get a 'Nobel' full-service oil change using full-synthetic oil (a $66.99 value). The car-care specialists at Einstein's Oilery lovingly drain used engine lubricants before pristinely repouring soothing oil, all while treating drivers to amenities that spur onlookers into jealous fits of road rage. Automobiles logging more than 75,000 miles benefit from the high-mileage oil change, which conditions seals, prevents leaks, and gives seasoned motors the panache of a master rumba instructor at an amateur dance competition. Or extend engine life and fuel economy of a fresher vehicle with Einstein's full-synthetic oil change. Both options employ premium lubricants formulated to perform in extreme weather and to exceed warranty requirements.
Commercial Tire sports multiple staffs of ASE-certified auto experts that keep vehicles in road-worthy condition through a variety of automotive services. Keep air in comfortable circulation with the air-conditioning tune-up, which preps A/C units for hot weather by making sure they blow air as cool as an igloo stocked with Ray-Bans. Cars that pull too much to one side can best benefit from the four-wheel alignment, which straightens out rides for vehicles with adjustable rear suspension. During the alignment, Commercial Tire's specialists take precise angle readings at all four wheels, calibrating the true and parallel position of a car's asphalt-kissing cylinders. They then set each car's rear thrust line to manufacturer specifications and center the steering wheel, leaving you free to drive home on a straight path without getting trapped in an endless circle inside a cul-de-sac.