Steve Chapman was born into the auto glass business—his father, a pioneer of at-home windshield repair and installation, opened Chapman Auto Glass in 1960. Steve and his family now carry on his father’s legacy with their self-dubbed “glass shop on wheels.” Steve’s technicians travel to customers’ homes and mend windshields with the same equipment and materials used during the original installation. They use one-hour sealant to hold new windshields in place, meaning owners are back on the road faster than an auctioneer singing a rap song.
The stalwart mechanics at Don Hattan Chevrolet have been extending engines' lives for more than 60 years. Mechanics replace particle-bunged engine lube with 5 quarts of fresh, unfettered 5-W30 oil and draft standard oil filters for sentry duty, protecting engines against the threat of invasive pollutants or escape-minded sparkplugs. During their 27-point inspection, mechanics assess vital vehicle features to ensure that autos will safely withstand the winter months. Speedy washes spirit dust and smudging away from exterior surfaces, and vacuums purge interiors of stubborn carpet parasites and the molted husks of old ice scrapers.
Autotech Collision and Service is operated by seasoned car people Fred Jelich and Kurt Fowler—each endowed with more than 20 years of industry experience—who field a formidable team of mechanics to service all types of vehicles. During a tire rotation ($14.95), the troubleshooting technicians play musical tires to reorganize road-weary treads; they also perform death-defying front-wheel alignments ($49.95) to prevent cars from absent-mindedly veering into the wrong parking spot. For vehicles suffering from sluggish circulation, Autotech will freshen up their fluids with an oil change ($32.95+ for 5 quarts) or a transmission flush ($125+). Autotech's accessories store can equip the gadget-loving vehicle with alarms ($259.95+) or cruise control ($129) or the light-sensitive vehicle with window tint ($189+).
Entrust road-weary wagons to the caring hands of Auto Smart's brainy, ASE-certified mechanics. Watch from the state-of-the-art service bay as the piston-pleasing professionals swap out your vehicle's dingy filter and empty its aging oil, replacing it with up to five new quarts to keep things running smoothly and prevent burgers from sticking to its grill. A check and topping-off of all fluids rounds out the service. Road-battered buggies in need of other shape-up services can have their tires aligned ($69.99) to undo damage from potholes, get their auto's air conditioning charged ($99.99), or run an engine diagnostic test ($69.99 most vehicles) to discover any tree nut allergies. Auto Smarts' multitalented motorvators can service vehicles of all makes and models and are often able to get garage-sick cars back to their loving caretakers the same day they're dropped off.