The family behind Fletcher's Tire & Auto Service opened their first shop more than four decades ago. Today, they operate a total of 35 locations, working to provide automobiles throughout Arizona with expert service and lessons in honking etiquette. Technicians keep cars running, rolling, and stopping smoothly with regular maintenance services. Oil changes come with a battery test and a tire rotation to ensure even wear and lend every tread equal squealing opportunities; most services are backed by warranties that start at 12 months and 12,000 miles. More than 15 brands of tires find themselves ably paired with appropriate chariots thanks to a convenient online tire-size guide, and computerized alignment services help improve gas mileage and safety.
Big O Tires outfits wheels with tires from Michelin, Goodyear and other trusted brands, all backed by a three-year warranty and a lifetime of rotations. The retailer has been in the road-ready rubber trade since 1962, when it began as a single co-op; over the past five decades, it has blossomed into a network of more than 500 locations, spanning 21 states. The shops’ ASE-certified technicians not only specialize in tires, but also tend autos with a comprehensive array of repair and maintenance services. They deftly change oil, replace brakes, and meticulously administer free 22-point safety inspections, which ensure that headlights work and that wiper blades aren’t actually sleeping rattlesnakes.
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.
Back in 1976, a small shop named Auto Stereo Specialists opened in Tucson and began outfitting vehicles with AM radios, cassette players, and Jensen Tri-Axials. Sound systems have come a long way since then, and so has that once three-employee garage. Today, Auto Stereo Specialists is just The Specialists, and the shop has become a hub for automotive and residential services.
At five locations across Tucson, specialists install audio, video, and navigation systems from brands such as AudioVox, Alpine, Pioneer, and Kenwood. Because they know how harmful heat and UV rays can be to a car's interior, they protect newly installed systems with FormulaOne window tints, which are backed by a lifetime guarantee. Beyond the car, homeowners can recruit The Specialists to fortify their homes, install window fixtures by Hunter Douglas, and reduce A/C costs by moving your house into the cold vacuum of space.
TEAM Arizona Motorcyclist Training has trained more than 90,000 motorcyclists in the ways of safe and secure riding. A staff of 60 teachers, including more female RiderCoaches than any organization in the country, impart basic to advanced riding skills, allowing students to translate classroom lessons into on-the-road expertise. At TEAM Arizona’s 5-acre training range in Gilbert, experienced students sharpen their abilities at Skills Practice sessions. Advanced and Total Control students master high-challenge, low-threat coursework including treacherous trail braking while completing 1099 tax forms.