With lube and service centers spread across America, Valvoline Instant Oil Change ensures that roads from coast to coast teem with automotive vigor. Certified technicians perform a roster of services, including quick in-and-out oil changes that allow motorists to arrive without an appointment and remain in their car while Valvoline oils forge a truce between metal parts. Facilities also feature NextGen oils, which are eco-friendly blends made from 50% recycled oils, and encourage odometers to reach up to 300,000 miles with an engine-guarantee program that helps motors live long enough to see tow trucks go extinct. Valvoline extends its care to cars of all makes and models as well as charitable organizations such as Big Brothers Big Sisters of America and Children's Miracle Network.
Since 1994, the technicians at Tim Leslie Tire have kept vehicles of all sizes—from industrial tractors to huge trucks and trailers—dressed in high-quality polyurethane tires. The company has since expanded to include another location, Tim Leslie Auto & Truck Service, which tends to patrons' car- and truck-repair needs. They evaluate autos using computerized diagnostic equipment and motor-oil-based Rorschach tests before performing services such as engine replacements, alignments, and electrical repairs.
As a certified NAPA AutoCare Center and AAA-approved auto-repair facility, Auto-Lab employs ASE-certified mechanics and offers customers a 12-month, 12,000-mile warranty for every repair they do. It's excellent customer service like this that's helped keep Auto-Lab in business for over 20 years. Their expert technicians perform services ranging from basic tune-ups and wheel alignments to engine and transmission repairs and electrical work. They can even tow vehicles that break down and locate cars that elope with Vespas. Auto-Lab also conducts tire services, carrying brands such as Firestone, Bridgestone, and Goodyear. For those who can't make it in to one of Auto-Lab's 30 locations, they provide the Ask a Tech service. Customers can fill out an online form stating the make and model of their vehicle along with whatever questions they have and one of Auto-Lab's experts will respond with helpful advice and suggestions.
In WOW Electronics' front showrooms, name-brand stereo systems and all manners of mobile gadgetry flaunt their digital displays and hi-tech functions. In back, WOW's technicians are less flashy but no less adept. Their full electronic makeovers equip autos with brand-new Sony stereos, complete with speakers and subwoofers, or remote starters so drivers can heat up their car without leaving the car they're sleeping in. The team combines skilled fiberglass fabricators and high-end electronics, specialize in complete marine auto systems, are MECP certified, and also carry Alpine, JL Audio, Memphis Audio, and Pioneer name brands. WOW also installs GPS navigation systems, alarms to protect the valuables and electronics inside, as well as window tinting and detailing services to make sure cars look as good as they perform.
Owner and operator Mike Harler opened Harler’s Auto Repair shop in 2001 as a way of combining his multifaceted skills in the auto industry he had developed over more than 17 years. Since 1990, Mike has apprenticed at car dealerships where he learned the importance of customer satisfaction and a gentle bedside manner through hands-on experience tending to vehicles at both service stations and independent repair shops.
Mike leads by example, ensuring his team of automotive experts demonstrates this same combination of customer service and automotive expertise in the shop’s full gamut of maintenance and repair services. The courteous staff takes time to answer questions and concerns, discussing with drivers the reason behind repairs and whether cars traveling at light speed can turn on their blinkers.