At Nuno's Complete Car Care Inc., teams of ASE-certified technicians perform preventative maintenance and full-scale repairs on domestic and imported vehicles of any make or model, often rolling out freshly fixed vehicles within the same day of arrival. The bustling shops pride themselves on their family ownership, with president Bobby Nuno at the helm alongside his brother Ed, who serves as general manager and prince regent of the company. Sophisticated diagnostic equipment ensures that engines, transmissions, shocks, and exhaust systems run smoothly, and a handy online garage keeps customers up to date with any recalls, upcoming service needs, or discounts.
With more than 175 locations nationwide and more than 35 years in the business, Car-X Tire & Auto has earned itself a prime spot in the parking garage of quality car care and customer service. Skilled mechanics prep road wagons for tough winters by replacing busted-up sludge with a fresh batch of up to 5 quarts of multigrade oil. Auto doctors also fix up rides with new windshield wipers (up to 24” in length) and tire rotations that ensure snug stops in case of icy patches or drag races against reindeer. During the battery and charging-system check, technicians carefully examine autos to make sure they'll be ready to start up on command. This service runs about 60 minutes long and wraps up with a full-vehicle courtesy inspection that ensures essential components, including tires, brakes, and suspension systems, are healthy enough to cruise the open road without requiring training wheels or being pulled by a retired racehorse.
Scooter Dawgs, Inc. is affiliated with City Scooters, whose show room sits towards the north end of Milwaukee Avenue, displaying row upon row of brightly-colored two-wheelers to passerby. The shop boasts vehicles from brands such as Tomos, Lifan, and Sachs, with some brand-new and others awaiting full service repairs. In addition to selling these mopeds and scooters, the shopkeepers also rent them out, allowing licensed drivers to take the scooters for a spin around city streets on an hourly basis.
After overseeing these daily rides for a while, the staff realized that riding a scooter unlocks a view of Chicago that's completely unaccessible in a car. So, the expanded their business, organizing tours that depart from downtown locations twice daily. Their guides lead crews of tourists and adventurous city dwellers to Wrigleyville or Chinatown, taking the scenic route to each destination. They frequently buzz past many of Chicago’s signature lakefront sights, such as Lincoln Park, the Museum Campus, and swimmers just arriving in Chicago after becoming bored with Michigan.
McGrath City Honda's fleet of experienced technicians keeps every kind of automobile driving smoothly and safely with essential maintenance procedures. Your roadster's 45-minute spa-maintenance experience commences with an oil and filter change, adding new fossil fuels to the engine's juice diet. Next, a wagon whisperer performs a multipoint inspection, running eyes thoroughly over items prone to breaking such as belts, fans, and Fabergé eggs. Finally, a car wash purges the outer chassis, imbuing exteriors with the glow of a spray-tanned new penny.
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.