Since 1933, three generations of Blatts have kept area cars running smoothly and safely. Today, the business has gown to encompass three Blatt Tire locations, each of which keeps a large stock of tires on hand from leading brands such as Michelin, Goodyear, and Bridgestone. When it comes to replacements, each location employs well-trained technicians who install new tires and maintain existing ones with wheel repairs, tire rotations, and computerized balancing. Mechanical issues are no sweat for the team either, whether they're performing brake repairs or steering and suspension services. Oil changes and preventive maintenance are also at the top of the Blatt list, helping make sure cars don't end up on the side of the road or being sent off to the junkyard before their time.
Sam Meineke opened his three-bay muffler shop in 1972 with a single product line, and through time, he and his successors have expanded the business into a complete automotive car-care center. Today, nearly 900 franchise owners operate their locations around the globe, still standing on the firm foundation of Sam's ideal of nursing vehicles back to health at fair prices. Meineke Car Care Center's mechanics perform an array of services, keeping rides running in showroom condition with tune-ups, 23-point inspections, tire rotations, and deep-tissue windshield massages.
Signature service: Auto repair and services
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Average Duration of Services: 30–60 minutes
Pro Tip: Have a description of your vehicle's issues ready so we can address them in a timely fashion.
Yash's Automotive has served as a repair shop for foreign and domestic vehicles for more than 20 years. Its experienced technicians tackle imperfections on both the inside and the outside of cars. They can conduct oil changes, engine repairs, and mechanical services for components than run from the tires up to the cowlick on your hood ornament. There's also a full slate of detailing services—drop off your car for two-step polishing, hot water carpet extractions, and machine waxing to make sure it looks and runs like it just came from the dealership.
For more than 45 years, Shall-Martin Garage Inc. has been retooling vehicles with an emphasis on honest and transparent customer-employee relationships. Shall-Martin's technicians foster their clients by doting on all kinds of vehicle makes and models with services that include routine inspections, emissions testing, and extensive bodywork, but never pressure drivers into additional work such as converting the trunk into a small public library. A shuttle service and a series of online instructional videos augment the garage’s list of conveniences, as does a complimentary exhaust-flavored lollipop included with each service.
With 26 years of automotive service behind them, the techs at C&J Automotive Inc. are equipped to handle any domestic or foreign car, truck, or SUV that limps into their shop. The team tackles all sorts of automotive issues—from oil changes and emissions inspections to small- and large-scale repairs for brakes, engine, suspensions, and the hoarse throats of overworked GPS navigators. But they don't just care for cars; the facility—which is ASE-certified and a NAPA AutoCare Center—also features free Wi-Fi and a shuttle for customers with places to be.