Wilson's Tire & Automotive relinquishes rides from the stresses of sludge buildup and clogged filter conundrums with meticulously handled premium oil changes. Wilson's experienced, ASE-certified technicians will supplant curmudgeonly oil for up to five quarts of a fresh-faced synthetic blend. Afterward, a discerning mechanic will survey the essential components of your four-wheeler for any problems, top off any depleted fluids, and reward well-behaved cruisers with a lollipop. Amid a clean and family-friendly atmosphere, proud auto owners can wait for their roadsters while surfing the Internet on Wilson's free WiFi or practice harmonizing with their car horn in the quiet waiting room. For car owners with children, Wilson's Tire & Automotive's playroom keeps future adults entertained while pavement-pounders are worked on in the service center.
Since 1924, the ASE-certified technicians of Dimmitt Chevrolet have been relieving rides of conundrums caused by street collisions and motor malfunctions with an array of auto-repair services. Dimmitt can treat light trucks with suspension and driveline lubrications, oil and filter replacements, and body inspections ($32.95), or offer power-steering services ($99.95) to expel old steering fluids and inspect the conditions of hoses, clamps, and Saturn V rocket boosters. Hot days can be neutralized with an air-conditioning performance tune-ups ($84.95) and throttle-body and fuel-injector services ($129.95) remove deposits caused by fuel combustion. Complimentary brake-system inspections for cars and light trucks examine hydraulic hardware to help ensure that horseless carriages remain road-safe.
For more than two decades, Hugo Fraga and his family have restored and fine-tuned the intricacies of customers' timepieces in Precision Time's convenient mall stores. In addition to replacing batteries and manicuring the hands of more than seven million watches, the millisecond specialists carry a full spectrum of watches and wristbands by designers including Swiss Military, Invicta, and Casio. A collection of Sottomarino timepieces ($39–$599) bestows wearers with craftsmanship infused with contemporary and traditional flair, and a collection of London Underground watches ($36) pairs classic and modern styling typical in across-the-pond fashion.
Auto Styles' factory-trained and certified technicians embellish cars and boats with the help of top-grade window tint, audio, and upholstery products, all covered by warranties against defects. They computer-cut window films, integrate iPods into audio systems, and repair dents without using paint. Each year, the technicians perform hundreds of upholstery jobs for local dealerships using Katzkin leather, and can even customize interiors with ostrich and crocodile skin so that every drive is a safari.
Yellow and blue signage near the parking lots of shopping malls, offices, and entertainment centers indicates the presence of ProntoWash Eco AutoSpa, a car wash and detailing powerhouse that boasts more than 350 operations worldwide. Its business model revolves around accessibility—ProntoWash sets up shop where cars already are, saving drivers time and preserving all the gas and corn dogs that engines would have otherwise consumed during a trip to a traditional car wash. Helming special yellow Washing Karts, the company's technicians use biodegradable detergent and about a pint of low-pressure water to render each car clean. They also care for cars by vacuuming carpets, restoring headlights, stuffing multivitamins inside ailing glove compartments, and making arrangements to hit the road with their mobile car-wash service.
Grown from two small shops to 28 locations by the sweat equity of a hard-working father-and-son team, McGee Auto Service & Tire’s open-air bays now proudly display the cobalt and maize décor signifying their status as authorized Goodyear dealers. Skilled hands outfit hoisted cars with conventional and standard oil while computerized systems recalibrate tires, brake service secures stoppers, and transmission tune-ups correct gear-bound problems. At the core of full-scale commercial fleet services, a specialized shearography machine helped earn McGee Auto Service & Tire a mention on Modern Tire Dealer's Top 100 Retreaders in the U.S. list. Oversize vehicle service also caters to recreational drivers, with RV service including repairing electrical systems, recalibrating drive trains, and restocking the feedback of the horn's onboard bugler.
Autoway Lincoln of Clearwater commands a vast inventory of new and pre-owned vehicles that are searchable according to body style, price range, and fuel efficiency. Customers can employ a handy research tool to sift through the wealth of choices and arrive at the MKZ or Navigator that best suits their needs. The auto center also operates a full-scale service and parts center for all manner of vehicles with online scheduling and part requests. Factory-trained technicians also work with vehicle owners to personalize cars with custom wheels, DVD players, or His and Hers steering wheels.