The detail-oriented crew at Splish Splash Auto Wash tends to automobiles by blasting their underbodies and shining their tires by hand. In addition to cleaning, they provide detailing services and apply rust inhibitors and surface protectants, which help cars avoid potential future damages and the often-unkind words of children.
Although Sallas Auto Repair began as a small, two-bay repair shop, owner and ASE-certified master technician Nick Sallas already had enough experience to fill a multifloor garage. Nick's journey through the automotive industry led him through the service centers of General Motors and Honda and included a 10-year ascension up Goodyear's training programs. He opened Sallas Auto Repair in 1993, fusing his experience with his passion for repairing vehicles and saving customers money. More than 20 years later, he and his wife have expanded the small garage into two AAA-approved facilities stocked with 15 service bays and 15 skilled and certified employees.
The staff at both Sallas Auto Repair locations perform bumper to bumper services, including oil changes, preventative maintenance, and most all repairs. Services and repairs in the authorized Napa Auto Care Centers are backed with 24-month and 24,000-mile warranties. During repairs guests relax in waiting rooms stocked with computer stations and free WiFi or take advantage of complimentary rides home should their car beg to spend the night. Sallas’ commitment to cars is rivaled only by its commitment to the community; the shop has supported numerous organizations ranging from the US military to local athletic programs.
While an expert staff leads customers through an inventory of new and pre-owned Hyundais outside, Shawnee Mission Hyundai's service department hones in on parts and appearances. Hyundai-certified technicians wield factory-approved tools as they change oil and filters, replace batteries and brake pads, and tackle other auto maintenance and repairs. The shop also lavishes cars with hand washes and detailing packages that target surface imperfections with clay bars and protect exteriors with paint sealant. Drivers can await their rides in one of two lounges stocked with flat-screen televisions, magazines, free WiFi, and complimentary coffee. A play area keeps children from assessing the Blue Book value on their Matchbox cars.
The trill of an air wrench. The falsetto song of a squeegee against glass. The sounds of a stock-car repair pit drift from JC's Speedy Lube, where crews work to focus that same level of efficiency on vehicles returning to the road. Along with expeditious oil changes, mechanics perform light mechanical work and employ Genisys scanners to diagnose future problems. Visitors wait for their steel steeds to return to them, passing the time in a waiting area with free WiFi, a flat-screen TV, and steaming cups of Keurig coffee. JC's Speedy Lube also collects an ever-changing stable of used cars, which wow prospective owners with low mileage numbers and past owners who never drove them very far back in time.
Drawing on more than 30 years of motor-maintenance experience, Precision helps vehicles of all sorts run smoothly with an array of maintenance and auto-repair services. Professionally trained mechanics whet engine appetites with an oil change (up to five quarts of nonsynthetic oil) and then rotate tires to allow for an even distribution of wear and tear. A windshield-wiper replacement for blades 16–24 inches ensures a close shave so autos look their summertime best, and battery and charging-system checks safeguard against ignition failure during dramatic drive-thru getaways. Ride renovations end with a brake inspection to ensure cars can stop on a dime in case the driver spots a dime in the road. After obtaining a summer makeover for heat-weary rides, drivers will speed home enjoying a newfound confidence in their carriage’s drivability.
Named the best carwash by CityVoter in 2009, V.I.P. Car Wash restores radiance to road-weary wagons with an uncanny attention to detail. Each V.I.P. wash ferries besmirched buggies through a sudsy sluicing that cleans with softened water to protect the paint and avoid hard-water stains. After cleaning the hood, roof, windows, and doors, the automated sprayers focus on ridding salt and grime from the underbody before applying a rust inhibitor just like a relaxing robot spa treatment. Next, a clear coat conditioner and protectant are applied before a shiny smothering of tri-poly foam polish leaves a glassy coat that’s slick enough to impress dolphins. Rubbery road donuts are treated to a wheel brightener and tire dressing.