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.
The Pep Boys chain of auto parts stores was founded in Philadelphia, and this outpost in the West Allegheny neighborhood sits in the shadow of Pep Boys’ headquarters building. As usual, the aisles overflow with car-related merchandise for the hardcore home mechanic or the nonchalant daily driver, including everything from important parts to silly knick-knacks and colorful car accessories. The back wall is a motor-oil oasis, and elsewhere choices abound – windshield wipers, floor mats, tires and batteries are all on offer here. The latter can even be tested on site, or swapped in by one of the friendly staff members. And just across the street from the retail outlet, a service center takes care of anything beyond your own car-repair capabilities.
At eight area locations, Philadelphia Car Care's teams of technicians keep motorists driving safely in healthy, happy automobiles. The auto techs perform tasks big and small, from major transmission overhauls to routine maintenance jobs such as balancing tires, fixing flats, and giving chest bumps to fired-up bumpers. They also have plenty of on-the-road advice for drivers to keep machines moving smoothly year-round.
The Goldstein family taps into three generations worth of experience and a crew of Automotive Service Excellence–certified mechanics to pamper steely steeds at Rapco Automotive. In the comprehensive winterization package, chassis-chewing ice trolls get a sound trouncing with an all-over inspection covering tires, belts, hoses, lighting, and heater operation. Technicians swap out oil filters and drain grubby oil and replace it with up to 5 quarts of synthetic blend. An examination, cleaning, and adjustment of brakes ready vehicles to stop suddenly for icy obstacles, and a test of the battery, alternator, and starter helps stave off stalling and reliance on inconvenient potato power. Cars are ready for retrieval after the 2–3 hour process is completed.
The ASE-certified staff at Plymouth Auto & Tire Center is totally capable of performing costly repairs?but they'd prefer not to. They'd rather spend their time educating customers on how to properly maintain their vehicle in order to avoid expensive breakdowns all-together. Armed with 40 years of experience, the techs conduct regular inspections and oil changes to keep engines running smoothly and check for potential problems such as a malfunction in the car's electrical system or a leak in its dashboard milk dispenser. Brake repairs, coolant flushing, and muffler repairs, all also fall within the crew's expertise, and they can also swap out worn tires with name brand replacements from Goodyear, Michelin, and BF Goodrich.
Though their trade requires an expert knowledge of automobiles and highly precise technical skill, perhaps the most important talent the technicians of Automotive Sound And Protection bring to the table is imagination. They don't feel restricted to their printed list of services, and always encourage their clients to inquire about any kind of project they might have dreamed up. In 35 years of service, they've worked on most every kind of aftermarket upgrade, be it trunk-installed speakers, custom-painted rims, or high-end security systems.
They get so excited about their projects that the team can often be found working into the late hours, tweaking and perfecting each element of their install. The staff backs all of their work with a 100% guarantee for the life of the vehicle, and, as authorized dealers, also honor manufacturer warranties for all of the equipment brands with which they work. They work on vehicles that range form Hondas to Ferraris.