Harnessing their 385 years of combined automotive experience, members of Duxler Complete Auto Care's tribunal of ASE-certified mechanics perform maintenance services for all automotive makes and models certified by the covenant of a 12,000-mile guarantee. In addition to bathing cylinders in up to 5 quarts of standard or synthetic oil, mechanics fill the remainder of appointments by topping off fluids for wipers, transmissions, and dashboard slurpee dispensers. Semiannual tire rotations prolong tread longevity and promote even wear at every other appointment. Most lubes clock in at under 45-minutes, and customers can take advantage of free WiFi, or stop by the children's area to catch the class president's State of the Playground address.
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.
Grand Prix Car Wash transforms the dirtiest of sedans, SUVs, and convertibles into pristine and well-waxed chariots. Their speedy automated soft-cloth wash banishes the lingering traces of rain, road dirt, or rock salt, and can be complemented with à la carte detailing services such as Scotchgarding or clay-bar treatment. Many of Grand Prix's car-wash packages also carry 24-hour or five-day guarantees, allowing drivers to return for an exterior car wash and hand-dry if they should get caught in a storm or city-wide food fight after their visit.
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.
For 25 years, Super Car Care's bays have hoisted fatigued cars into the air before setting them down replenished and rebooted by the technicians' handiwork. With more than a decade of wrench work between them, the veteran techs service imported and domestic vehicles with the deft workmanship that earned them ASE certification and the ability to change radio stations with their minds.
Bottles of Meguiar's, Rain-X, Black Magic, and Nu Finish line the work bays at Car Pretty, where experienced detailers revamp rides with detailing and hand-wash services. Despite their impressive product arsenal, their supplies come second to their technique; using clay bars, detailers meticulously remove tiny scratches and imperfections from paint, taking care to evict all bird stains and hood-ornament birds' nests. They also take advantage of specially designed Tornador equipment that dislodges embedded dirt from all interior surfaces. While the detailers unleash their cleansing fury on sullied surfaces, guests can lounge in the shop's waiting room.