Big O Tires outfits wheels with tires from Michelin, Goodyear and other trusted brands, all backed by a three-year warranty and a lifetime of rotations. The retailer has been in the road-ready rubber trade since 1962, when it began as a single co-op; over the past five decades, it has blossomed into a network of more than 500 locations, spanning 21 states. The shops’ ASE-certified technicians not only specialize in tires, but also tend autos with a comprehensive array of repair and maintenance services. They deftly change oil, replace brakes, and meticulously administer free 22-point safety inspections, which ensure that headlights work and that wiper blades aren’t actually sleeping rattlesnakes.
Since its inception more than 30 years ago, Just Brakes has expanded from one auto shop to more than 160 outposts across eight states. At every location, ASE-certified technicians maintain vehicle safety with professional brake services including a lifetime warranty on parts, labor and platonic love. Though their specialty is brakes, the techs also perform routine maintenance and repairs such as oil changes, suspension repair, and belt replacement.
Limoport Transportation's mini-coaches motor the Copper State–curious to several Arizona attractions ideal for a swift six- to eight-hour day trip. The Mt. Lemmon tour lets travelers reach the top of the 9,157-foot stony beast, allowing them to stop for the scenic panoramas at Babad Do'ag Vista Point and Windy Point. Observe 1,300 species of plant life on a trip to the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, which includes a stop at Old Tucson Studios' Western-movie sets. The Kartchner Caverns tour gives kids aspiring to become a professional stalagmite the opportunity to behold the cave's stunning variety of mineral formations. Wine connoisseurs can spend an afternoon blissfully baiting palates on the trip to three Sonoita and Elgin wineries.
Drawing on half a century of automotive service, Midas helps drivers to prolong vehicle vigor with factory-recommended maintenance services. Mechanics pop car hoods to perform oil changes with standard and temperature-durable synthetic solutions, taking time to inspect belts, hoses, fluids, and air conditioners. Armed with EPA- and CARB-complying catalytic converters, the staff helps to shrink harmful emissions during muffler and exhaust-system checks. Trained technicians augment brake services with lifetime guarantees and curate healthy, evenly worn tires with rotations or replacements from Goodyear, Michelin, Firestone, and Bridgestone.
For more than 13 years, the technicians at Octopus Car Wash have escorted vehicles into high-tech soft-touch washing systems. Controlled by a tunnel computer system and electronic sensors, their robotic equipment slathers vehicles as tall as 6 feet, 10 inches with double-coat foam conditioners, clear-coat protectors, and delicious donut glaze. To appease the environment, Octopus softens, treats, and internally recycles its water while using far less than is normally used at home.
When they founded Classic Car Spa, Jim Barrons and Tim Stocker wanted to build an oasis for road-weary vehicles, a place where cars could stop for revitalizing washes or regain lost performance with basic oil changes. Now scattered across locations in Phoenix and Tucson, the technicians carefully scrub away highway grime with lamb-wool mitts, rinse chassis with spot-free water, and wick away moisture with comically oversize blow dryers.