Almost a century ago, it was 1914 and William J. Cassidy was gazing out from his livery stable to watch the newfangled automobiles rumble past on Roosevelt Road. He knew then that he’d been right to expand from shoeing horses to also servicing tires. Never having children, Will took his 16-year-old nephew, Hugh, under his wing in the venture. When Will retired, Hugh took over and kept the company afloat even during the bleakest days of the Depression and WWII. Hugh’s six sons all followed in the family footsteps, opening additional locations in the suburbs, and then their children opened even more.
Today, those descendants operate 15 Cassidy Tire & Service locations throughout the city and suburbs. The Cassidy experts keep vehicles running smoothly as they grow old by practicing a full range of other auto services, from rotating tires to changing oil and flushing transmissions.
Drawing on half a century of automotive service, the family owned and operated Midas Auto Service & Tire helps drivers to prolong vehicle vigor with factory-recommended maintenance services. Mechanics pop car hoods to perform oil changes with standard and temperature-durable synthetic solutions, taking time to inspect belts, hoses, fluids, and the air conditioner's resident penguin. Armed with efficient catalytic converters built to US EPA standards, the staff helps to shrink harmful emissions during muffler and exhaust-system checks. Trained technicians augment brake services with lifetime guarantees and curate healthy, evenly worn tires with rotations or replacements from Goodyear, Michelin, Firestone, and Bridgestone.
Auto Spa Hand Car Wash & Detailing unearths buried gleam from dingy rides with meticulous wash, wax, and detail services. Purification engineers lay their own mitts on autos during hand washes and wax applications, deflect moisture with Rain-X, and apply polymer sealant to protect paint jobs from insect graffiti artists. Technicians also take care of jalopies’ insides by shampooing floor mats and conditioning leather and vinyl surfaces as patrons sip coffee in the waiting room.
The highly trained technicians at Jiffy Lube tend to about 24 million customers each year with services such as the Signature Service oil change package, which promotes the longevity of each vehicle. These technicians learn their care-care talents during stints in Jiffy Lube University, the company's exhaustive training program. During their training, technicians engage with computer-based learning, apply knowledge during on-the-job-training, and pass frequent skills tests to master the art of engine maintenance. Upon graduation, technicians also take the Jiffy Lube Pledge, vowing to service their customers' cars with the same care they would normally reserve for their own vehicles. This extensive curriculum and commitment to customer service is part of what earned the program accolades as an Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Certified Training Provider.
In addition to performing oil changes, Jiffy Lube’s experts perform air conditioning, air filtration, cooling system, electrical, windshield services, and many more. The technicians’ quality pledge includes a commitment to transparency, which stipulates that they will inform car owners of any necessary services and only complete those services after it has been approved by the owner.
With acclaimed products and skillful attention to detail, the team of expert automotive artists at Nature's Hand Car Wash carefully purges, polishes, and pampers rides. Cars start with an exterior hand wash, interior vacuum, and a dashboard and console wipe down. The main event of the exterior detail is the application of Meguair's Synthetic Sealant 2.0—a polymer-paint sealant—to lock in car color and protect paint from sliding off during family drag-race competitions. After curing for 15 minutes, hand applied micro-fiber towels gently caress away excess sealant. Wheel whisperers also lovingly lave tires back to their original asphalt-accessorizing black hue, and they polish trim and windows until they're free of spots, streaks, and "Kick Me" signs mischievously affixed by jealous bicycles. The whole process unfolds over about an hour.
Luxury is the name of the game at Quality Auto Reconditioning, and that mantra isn't limited to the exclusive 24k gold-plating service. The meticulous staff delivers custom detailings that delve into whitewalls and dashboard vents, with à la carte services that include headlight repair. Tarnished Lexus rims gleam anew after Quality's wheel restoration, and a Cadillac's cracked leather seats revert back to a smoothed state after an intensive interior repair—though Quality's technicians treat all makes and models with the same care they would a Fabergé Ferrari. The vast shop can turn out eight details in a day, and Glenview residents can take advantage of a complimentary drop-off service while the techs care for their car.