The ASE-certified technicians at this AAA-approved tire-and-auto center temper tire wear and infuse engines with pints of fresh, piston-massaging oil. After emptying dingy engine goo, mechanics restore motor mojo by filling vehicle veins with conventional motor oil. In a similar swap, a new filter replaces the car’s aging sieve, which is repurposed to pan for harmful particles inside each vehicle’s flowing oil rivers. After the oil change, techs rotate tires during an undercarriage barn dance to ensure even wear, steady handling, and increased fuel efficiency while owners enjoy free WiFi access in the waiting area. At Kirkwood's, family-owned-and-operated since 1979, the three generations of techs have always treated everyone as family, even if it means having to constantly reaffirm the adorableness of newborn trucks.
The folks at Sound of Tri-State boast that they specialize in "everything that turns you on." This isn't mere braggadocio, though; their slogan accurately reflects their specialties. At four different locations, they dabble in all manner of audio equipment, such as car stereos, headphones, home theaters, and DJ setups. They also install security and remote-start devices in automobiles, and round out their car services with window tinting and navigation programs. Their website features a What Fits My Ride widget, where anyone can plug in their car's specs to determine what products and fast-food fries will suit it best.
Throughout the past 17 years, the four Mikes who run Fox Run Auto have expanded their simple, two-bay repair shop into its current 12-bay sprawl. The nine ASE-certified technicians on staff tend cars suffering all types of maladies, backing their repairs with a two-year or 24,000-mile warranty rather than a notarized pinkie swear. The team can install sturdy tires from Firestone, Bridgestone, and other manufacturers; they can also lubricate systems, replace worn-out brakes, and align wheels. While autos are in the shop, courteous shuttle drivers ferry owners to and from their destinations.