Auto Centric, a AAA-approved and Bosch-authorized shop, staffs ASE-certified technicians who keep automobiles starting and stopping smoothly, no matter their make or model. During the oil and filter change, mechanics will extract the old oil and filter and fill vehicles' innards with up to 5 quarts of standard automobile blood, then inspect fluid levels and lube the steering, chassis, and door hinges. The car experts also examine the brakes—ensuring metal human transporters can stop on a dime to avoid hitting an innocent quarter—and rotate the tires if necessary. With a new set of wiper blades, patrons can enjoy greater visibility while driving through rain, snow, sleet, hail, or post offices. The entire service takes about two hours; drivers who'd like to stick around can lounge in the waiting area or frolic with the free WiFi.
Specializing in auto glass replacement and vehicle accessories, the staff at The Mobile Electronics Guru refurbishes rides with gadgetry and detailing. The team touts certification from the National Glass Association, and they tint windows with film from SunTek and replace cracked windshields with sheets of glass from Pilkington and SRP Totalseal. The staff also installs a hodgepodge of items, including remote starters, audio and video equipment, and backup cameras that drivers can watch while reversing or parked at a drive-through movie theater. Auto and boat detailers wash and wax exteriors by hand and purge interiors of clutter and grime with shampoo suds and vacuums.
For more than 90 years, the experts at Henderson Glass have kept glass in cars, homes, and business in working order with their high standards for maintenance and repair. Cars shine like new after a windshield repair and replacement with a 20-month, 20,000-mile warranty available for purchase. The experienced technicians also handle glasswork for the house, ranging from replacement windows and storm doors to shower doors, custom mirrors, glass tiles, and invisible walls. Their services also expand into the commercial realm with procedures such as emergency board-up and installation of doors, glass partitions, and handrails.
The dual tunnels of Waterworks Carwash invite sullied autos in for sudsy washes and detailing services, washing away dirt and salt stains with soft foam, then protecting them with wax. A team of technicians picks up where the tunnels leave off, vacuuming away cockpit-clogging dirt and trash. Packages pack roadster restoration into bundles featuring ascending levels of attention, while an à la carte menu helps auto owners extract single spots, condition leather accents, or shampoo seats sullied during their dog’s latest carpool.
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With more than 150 years of combined experience, the ASE-certified technicians at Community Automotive Repair have earned the shop a nod for Best Auto Repair in Grand Rapids magazine's 2011 readers' poll. Up to 5 quarts of conventional oil (synthetic available for additional fee) replace dirty predecessors during the oil change, after which techs reposition tires in order to equalize tread wear and remove fitness-crazed hamsters from wheel wells. During the maintenance inspection, specialists scout out potential problems in the car's systems and components and confirm the vehicle’s safety and performance. An attentive hand wash punctuates the service with soap and water massaged against the shell, letting cars cruise out feeling renewed, invigorated, and as clean as a hitchhiker's driving record. Customers are asked to schedule an appointment in advance, and during the service, free shuttles will trek drivers anywhere within a 10-mile radius of the shop.