AAMCO Transmissions and Auto Repair's locally owned outposts dot cities and towns from coast to coast. Since AAMCO opened 50 years ago, its transmission masters have extended their range of services to the realm of total car care, offering cars with faulty brakes, dirty oil, or broken air conditioners some one-on-one time with a handy mechanic. This commitment to full auto health also underlines AAMCO's promise that every vehicle receiving service is privy to a free multipoint inspection, during which mechanics explore beneath the hood, under the car, and in the GPS navigator's psyche to ensure safe operations and optimal performance.
The licensed, bonded, and insured crew members at Island Auto Glass plug new windshields into all makes and models and repair chips to prevent cracking and to ensure the glass’s integrity. With their mobile service, they bring all services straight to customers; alternatively, they can install and mend everything from the door windows and rear windshields to side mirrors onsite at their garage.
The licensed and state-certified techs at Honest-1 Auto Care draft written estimates gratis before operating on any vehicle. They're also eco-conscious, recycling used parts, batteries, and oil. The shop’s same-day service includes free local pick-up and delivery to go along with oil changes, repairs, and tune-ups. Customers can wait for their cars in a lobby outfitted with cozy leather furniture, large-screen TVs, and a children's play area. Complimentary beverages and an Internet café are on hand to slake your thirst for cool liquids and WiFi freely dispensed by the gods.
Import Auto Center offers a clean space with an educated and straightforward approach to car repair. A synthetic blend oil and oil filter change ($24.50 value for a four-cylinder car; $27.50 value for a six- cylinder car, including tax) gets engines purring and mufflers puffing with the happy fumes of robust vehicular health. A safety and service inspection for four- and six-cylinder autos ($47.38, including tax) ensures the only danger you face in your car is the mind-washing zombie disk-jockeys that rule the AM airwaves. Should an expert serviceman find a worn belt or nearly tapped-out alternator, an impressive inventory of OEM parts (Honda, Acura, Toyota, and Lexus) stands at the ready to facilitate a speedy repair.
Though it originally sold only two things—audio products and wireless phones—Car Toys has gradually expanded its repertoire. Today, with 50 locations spread across four states, electronics-certified technicians install everything from Alpine in-dash navigation units to phone-integration systems that sync iPhones, Androids, and tin cans to car stereos. Meanwhile, in the garage, detailing technicians meticulously spruce up cars inside and out, using deionized water, paint-friendly shampoos, and high-quality wash mitts to protect against scratches, swirls, and water spots. The team also sweeps through interiors with vacuums, hot-water extractors, and ozone deodorizing treatment, which kills airborne bacteria and nasty smells in one fell swoop.
Grease Monkey’s preventative maintenance professionals provide street pilots with wide-reaching, proactive auto treatments. The road to extended motor vehicle life begins with a 16-point safety inspection to listen to engine purrs and measure mud-flap flappiness levels. The staff then fills tires with delicious nitrogen, a road hugger’s preferred between-meal snack (a $19.99 value), before expertly rotating wheels in perfect circles (a $19.99 value).