The highly trained technicians at Duxler Complete Auto Care tinker and tweak vehicular devices to keep them running, rolling, and stopping safely. During the 45-minute process, a certified mechanic will perform an oil change (a $10 value) to exorcise demonic motor oil from engines and replace it with up to five quarts of blessedly standard oil (a $12.95 value). Along with topping off all fluids, each oil change includes a complimentary vehicle inspection, in which experienced minds check the tires, brakes, suspension, steering components, wiper function, warning lamps, lights, and exhaust system for any underlying issues or cable-chewing gremlins. For a smoother ride and to extend the lifespan of automobiles' fireproof feet, tire rotation is also included (a $20 value).
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.