Family-owned Owasso Auto Care coaxes smiles from car and people grilles alike with its meticulous auto-repair services, which garnered a runner-up title in the Best Auto Repair Shop category of the Owasso Reporter's 2011 Reader's Choice poll. An oil and filter change replenishes vehicular life essence before the technicians continue the motorized makeover by topping-off all fluids to ensure that each car has enough windshield-wiper fluid to squirt at passing skateboarders. Owasso also includes an air check for all tires, as well as an inspection of the hoses and belts to keep vehicles' stockings and jeans from falling down.
What began as Tulsa native Ted Robertson's humble downtown garage in 1962 has earned its place as a local automotive institution, where ASE-certified mechanics ensure long engine life with expert maintenance, repair, and tire services at all 11 Robertson Tire locations. Members of the Robertson family still proudly oversee the business, celebrating a half-century in operation, three generations of family ownership, and a mantel dangerously overflowing with awards. Tires from renowned brands such as BFGoodrich and Hankook?as well as fuel-efficient models from Michelin and Goodyear?cap car axles with firm traction and computer-balanced fits, and flushes, repairs, oil changes, and inspections keep engines purring. In addition to repairing cars, trucks, and utility vehicles, the community-minded staff supports local and national charities such as Operation Smile and reduces carbon tire treads with eco-friendly products and tires.
Performance Auto and Diesel
Steve Jones, who formerly helmed Owasso Automotive Care, and his team of expert techs fix and maintain cars, trucks, and diesel vehicles in their new Catoosa shop. Mechanics rescue rides from maladies large and small, with preventive maintenance from tune-ups and oil changes to in-depth power steering and transmission repairs. Drivers can wait for their cars in a peaceful slate-blue lobby accented with dark furniture and autographed photos of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.
Servicing autos for more than 35 years, Hesselbein Tire caters to cars with a seasoned team of ASE– and TIA–certified mechanics. The full-service automotive shop overseas a sprawling stockpile of more than 150,000 name-brand tires from the likes of Bridgestone and Firestone and handles the round rubber souls of all types of vehicles, from passenger vehicles and heavy trucks to lawn and garden vehicles, golf carts, and ATVs. Engine experts cater to all corners of the car with an extensive array of services including computerized alignments, battery service, transmission maintenance, and brake service. Hesselbein's staff pumps passageways full of Pennzoil during standard oil-change services and inspects overactive air conditioners that continually attract families of small Yetis.
The roar of a clean engine is music to the ears of Briarwood Auto Service's technicians. They dote on every sedan and SUV that pulls into their lot. Even their basic services are loaded with perks and upgrades?take the basic oil change, which includes a full inspection along with the standard 5 quarts of oil.
As a certified NAPA AutoCare Center, Briarwood Auto Service rarely encounters a problem it can't fix. When the technicians aren't flushing out dirty oil, checking batteries, or rotating tires to ensure even wear, they delve into the car's innards to check on the AC and power steering. Their extensive knowledge allows them to service both domestic and foreign cars, provided the latter can show a valid passport.
Outfitting autos in Oklahoma for 40 years, Bob Moore keeps horse-less carriages running at a thoroughbred's pace with a wide range of buggy de-bugging services. Auto sprucing treatments commence by quenching thirsty tanks with a standard oil change, followed by a burst of tire-boosting nitrogen, which results in more uniform wear and better gas mileage than tires filled with heavy regret. Once greased and plump, cars get a multipoint probe to inspect batteries, belts, and breaks, and they get wiper blade and defroster checks. Heaters and hoses get equal scrutiny, and tapped antifreeze and other fluids are swiftly replenished. Once complete, the ASC-certified technicians send drivers on their way with an emergency-kit list that will come in handy in case of roadside breakdowns, or the occasional wrong turn into a rancor pit.