After spending 14 years successfully managing a local garage, Thomas Cummings set his eyes on his very own shop. So, in 2004, the ASE-certified mechanic purchased Stack’s Auto Service & Tires and transformed the struggling company into a thriving business. After a set of victory cartwheels, Thomas opened up a second shop across town. Today, he continues to run the two locations—one in West Babylon and another in North Babylon—where he is backed by a team of ASE-certified technicians with more than 50 years of combined experience.
Though the staff members specialize in Hyundais and Saturns, they are fit to handle rides of all kinds—from cars, trucks, and SUVs to campers, motorcycles, and tiny clown cars. As part of the Tech-Net network, the crew doles out its list of maintenance and repair services with a 12-month or 12,000-mile nationwide warranty on most parts and labor.
The sounds of scrubbing, buffing, and contented vehicles gossiping about the bedside manner of gas-station attendants echo throughout Babylon Auto Detailing, Inc.'s 2,500-square-foot facility. Any vessel of land, sea, or sky—including motorcycles, boats, and airplanes—lucky enough to discover the shop will quickly find the paint-restoring detail clays, waxes, and carpet shampoo its little mechanical heart desires. Backed by a $2 million insurance policy and their own priceless experience, BAD's technicians gussy up all modes of transport with paint and body repairs, interior Scotchgard protection, and headlight restorations; they also delve into onsite electronics installations, window tinting, and motorcycle storage. So vehicle-friendly and encouraging is the staff that dealership autos, limousine fleets, and cars roughed up by packs of rogue Mardi Gras floats all seek solace at the shop's front door.
At Wellwood Car Wash, cars transform from muddied rides to shiny automobiles. The facility offers wash packages that combat interior and exterior filth, removing road film from the exterior and tires and restoring the vehicle's showroom glow.
The ASE–certified technicians at King Bear Auto Service Center of Lindenhurst top off fluids and change oil to tweak street schooners until they sail smoothly. The specialist starts the revitalizing package by spoon-feeding the auto with up to five quarts of 10W-30 oil, replacing its filter, and shielding it from being stuck with outdated political bumper stickers. The automotive medics then carefully top off all fluids and lubricate the rusty joints, hinges, and suspension. Next, your car opens wide for an in-depth 27-point inspection, where the belts, hoses, and cooling system spread their arms for a functionality test. Tires are checked for safety, and the exhaust system relaxes with a Swedish massage. Technicians then test interior and exterior lights for consistency, and a tire rotation ensures even wear among the four wheels. With a three-pass punch card, drivers can trick travel-weary cars into three checkups by persuading them they're going to the parking lot to mock speed bumps. In addition to any waiting time, each service takes approximately two hours.
Attendants hand wash each car that passes through Lindenhurst Hand Car Wash with their lamb skin wool mitts. In addition to waxing cars and shining tires, the staff members also offer interior and exterior car-detailing services.