The scream of skidding tires and the screech of a horn precede the copper taste of adrenaline in your mouth as pigeons and sparrows lift from the sidewalks. Did the sound scare them, or the sight of an onrushing auto? Domenico Pinto doubtless pondered this same question when he established the Ferrari Driving School in 1968. Originally founded to help dyed-in-the-wool and immigrant New Yorkers drive more safely, the school has now expanded to usher more than 6,000 students a year through motorcycle-, truck-, and commercial-driving instruction. No matter the vehicle, Pinto and his family specialize in helping drivers obtain personal licenses and commercial certifications, and learn defensive techniques that help them avoid fender benders or accidentally starting a demolition derby.
Cars of all kinds—from Fords and Saturns to Citroens and Porsches—roll into Don Glo Automotive Center and into the care of ASE-certified technicians. Perched above an open hood or beneath a hydraulic lift, mechanics hone in on automotive maladies as they flush transmissions, repair clutches, replace belts and tires, and carry out other crucial services to keep cars purring like a hopeful Broadway actor auditioning for Cats. Don Glo Automotive Center bestows cars with Napa AutoCare Center's national warranty, which guarantees services' longevity for 12 months or 12,000 miles.
Consistently considered one of New York City’s best bike shops, Toga Bike Shop has been doing business in New York since 1967. Now with three stores in the greater New York region, Toga still keeps its emphasis on service. The mechanics at the Upper West Side Toga location take pride in the level of attention they bring to bike assembly, and are routinely available to fix your bike’s mechanical problems, make fit adjustments and suggest gear upgrades. The store carries Cannondale, Giant, Specialized, Bianchi and Guru rides as well, along with mountains of bicycle accessories from inside the clean, if cluttered space. Mountain, road and triathlon bikes are all represented well, and the ongoing commitment to fitness is matched by the enthusiastic sales staff on hand.
Heartland Jiffy Lubes enjoy the benefits of being under the Heartland Automotive Services umbrella, putting them in good company along with more than 435 Jiffy Lubes nationwide that service more than five million customers each year. They specialize in the Jiffy Lube Signature Service Oil Change, which comes standard with a fresh-from-the-box oil filter and up to 5 quarts of quality motor oil, plus a comprehensive lineup of other vehicle maintenance checkups. Highly trained technicians also perform cosmetic and mechanical services including inspections, emissions testing, transmission service, and counseling for 1960s Corvettes that are going through a mid-life crisis.
The ASE-certified technicians at Manhattan East Auto Repair Service Inc perform automotive services and maintenance work with the backing of more than 25 years of industry experience. They offer everything from oil changes to large-scale repairs and glasswork, as well as comprehensive car detailing. Their specialty training in Toyota Hybrids and Honda factory certification help ensure skilled service with most types of vehicles. In addition to mechanical work, technicians also offer DMV proxy services in which they will visit the Department of Motor Vehicles to complete tasks such as car registration and license plate renewal.