Malvern Garage's experienced technicians facilitate optimal winter performance by lubricating, inspecting, and tweaking car components to meet cold-weather demands. Kicking off the 45- to 60-minute service, mechanics drain muddied fluids from the car, administer a 5-litre booster shot of clean oils, and install a filter to protect the engine from unwittingly talking trash with 18-wheelers. After repositioning tires for balanced tread wear, the techs take the vehicle's temperature with a coolant test, scrutinize front and rear brakes to confirm safe stopping capabilities, and test the battery. The auto enablers cast glances at belts and hoses and embark on a 45-point inspection, during which they assess the car's vitals and confirm that it's suitable for the road. After a road test to double-check the car's working functions, techs gift clients a free pen and bid them good driving. Vehicles including and smaller than class-5 trucks can roll in to the facility for a heavy-duty emissions test to prove that they don't emit excessive pollution, toxins, or aggressive feelings toward low-hanging bridges.
The experienced team of vehicle groomers at AutoSuds revamps rides using environmentally friendly car-wash practices and modern, well-maintained equipment. Cars pull into one of seven bays, where the Express detailing package (a $90 value) scrubs four-wheeled friends with soft hog's-hair brushes and revitalizes chassis with a moisturizing seaweed wrap. An exterior hand wash and drying, plus wheel and rim cleaning, purge road grime on the outside, and the interior enjoys a dash and console dusting, a wipe down of door and trunk jambs, and a full vacuuming and shampooing of carpets, mats, and seats. The Premium detailing package (a $129 value) adds an interior upholstery conditioning and revivifies paint colour with a surface waxing and gloss-enhancing polish. Owners of trucks, SUVs, and time-travelling dirigibles can get the same detailing packages for an additional $10.
Old School Customs has been upgrading rides for a quarter of a century. During that time the technicians have earned experience and in-depth knowledge, but they've also kept up with changing trends of automobiles. So they approach every car they service with a combination of old-school enthusiasm and modern sensibility. They offer car stereo installations, engine work, and windshield repair. Detail packages are extensive; they include hand washing, shampooing, waxing, and polishing, all to get the car to look as clean as it did the time it honked its first horn.
The staff at GP Bikes leads patrons through a shop stocked with more than 50,000 replacement parts, modifications, and apparel for ATVs, street and off-road cycles, snowmobiles, and watercraft. Customers can shield faces from wind and overly friendly mothers-in-law with a clear Arrow double-lens visor ($29.03). Scooters gain support and positive reinforcement with a Teknix side stand ($28.99), and street-cycle engines earn a breathing boost from BMC-make air filters ($44.95). GP Bikes' clothing and accessory lines beckon women to don Eva waterproof summer boots ($52.79) or men to swaddle selves with a Fox vented racing jersey ($49.95), and more casual wear enables legs to contain road-god status in Thor husky jeans ($66.84).
Twenty-five years: that's how much experience both the glass installer and the bodywork specialist at Monroe Auto Glass & Custom Tint bring to the table. The detailers perform services that range from repairing chipped windshields to installing remote-starter systems so that drivers can warm up engines without stepping outside. They also customize windows with sleek tinting, granting drivers privacy and blocking out harsh sunlight.
Gillett Car Cleaning scours vehicles inside and out with gentle maintenance procedures in a 15- to 30-minute session. Technicians soak the exteriors of cars, vans, and trucks with diligent suds and vanquish any remaining droplets with an absorbent chamois. The full-service facility also cleans and dresses rims and tires for pristine, shiny sedan-wrangling. Interiors undergo a cleansing, during which scrubbers vacuum seats, bathe windows, and dust interior trims. Car parents can bask in Gillett's glow of benevolence, as the company supports its community through frequent fundraisers, auctions, and donations.