For more than 35 years, the highly trained technicians at Precision Tune Auto Care have been the sworn enemy of check-engine lights around the globe, battling auto troubles with a full array of maintenance and repair services. They tackle problems both cosmetic and mechanical on sedans, SUVs, minivans, and even hybrids, which require special care since they’re half car and half human. From 350 locations in six countries, these car clinicians hone their expertise by servicing 2.5 million vehicles each year.
Maaco's automotive artists complete continual training sessions to master the myriad techniques they use to restore damaged cars back to their original settings. Mechanics perform collision, bodywork, and painting jobs for cars old and new to remove dents and dings from a newborn Lexus or grass stains a 12-year-old Ford got while playing soccer. Specialists can recondition vintage vehicles to showroom appearance and take care of practical services, such as refurbishing bumpers, defogging headlights, and preventing rust buildup. The well-organized body shop also houses a pair of computerized estimation terminals to customize orders on site, and two Blowtherm Concept II downdraft paint booths coat cars in even shades matched to any color requests.
Drawing upon more than 40 years of glass-mending experience, Western Mobile Glass’s team of technicians repairs and replaces marred or broken windshields. During the 30-minute chip-repair services, the team stymies the growth of three quarter-size windshield blemishes on autos afflicted by hurtling rocks, errant debris, or puberty. Technicians stabilize glass dings before they can grow into cracks and spread across the vehicle's optical center, restoring safe visibility to the driver. Windshields with large cracks or hazardous obstructions can be swapped out for new crystalline panes ($145+ for molding), which are securely installed and fitted into the front slot to ensure that drivers aren't distracted by damage or led astray by cracks shaped like outdated road maps. This Groupon may be used in conjunction with insurance, and Western Mobile Glass accepts most major insurance companies.
Audio Innovations of Fresno's installers draw upon 50 years of collective audio expertise to install custom automotive sound and video systems. The techs fulfill a wide range of automotive audio-visual needs, such as distracting back-seat drivers, expertly stalling video screens in headrests or freeing hands for safe steering by equipping car cabins with cellular Bluetooth technology. Aside from serving as the sole distributer of Elettromedia Audison and Hertz products, Audio Innovations is an authorized dealer of brands such as Sony, JVC, Second Skin, and Singer, so clients can safely rely on manufacturer warranties.
Red Carpet Car Wash's veteran cleaners will lovingly wash, hand-dry, and hand-shake your ride with water-wicking Neoglide foam wash, which is designed to be both gentle on your car's clear-coat paint and tough on dirt, leaving your auto's body looking brilliantly bright. Beyond developing a sparkling exterior, your vehicle will receive equally diligent care on the interiors of all windows, as well as a full interior dusting, wipe-down, and vacuuming. The friendly folks at Red Carpet are so generous that they'll even rescue the bugs from your windshield, allowing you to make tiny wishes on each one they set free. You'll know your car is finished when you look into the fully buffed exterior and see a reflection of your younger self, just like a grown-up Peter Pan imagining what his life would have been like had he stayed in Neverland.
Dishing out diagnostic prognostication in a pint-sized package, the certified gearsmiths at The Small Car Shop have been keeping autos ambulatory for more than 30 years. Slickify sullen motor parts with a standard oil change, swapping out foul-mouthed crude for up to four, non-synthetic quarts of fresh-faced fluid, along with a newly-minted filter to protect it against contaminants and engine bullies. The Small Car Shop also keeps treads tidy with a tire rotation—a rubbery game of musical chairs that cuts down on undue wear and ensures gripping grooves stay stalwart as long as possible. Each service package also unleashes an exhaustive inspection litany during a rigorous 22-point check, as the jumpsuit sleuths snoop through belts and hoses, hunting for snafus among brakes, cooling systems, batteries, and the increasingly common dashboard deep fryer.