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.
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.
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.
The technicians at Northern Liberties Auto Repair LLC—an official Pennsylvania inspection station—repair and reinvigorate foreign and domestic vehicles with steady hands and automotive acumen. The sounds of jovial engine revving and ribbing between cars about balding tires reverberate throughout the shop as the techs unburden engines of spent motor oil. During brake services, staff members ensure that the car’s stoppers are in healthy shape and outfit wheels with fresh rubber during in-shop tire installations. They’ll also reward cars with new stickers after assessing their health during state inspections, confirming that vehicles aren't emitting excessive amounts of pollutants, toxins, or unearned bravado.
The staff at High End Car Stereo are masters at sound and video installation. Working closely with their clients, they design custom media systems for all kinds of vehicles, from mini-vans that need home theater set-ups to sports cars in need of subwoofers powerful enough to communicate with pets.
With a large number of vehicle bays inside the shop, the installation team is able to perform even more custom work, including installing security systems, GPS navigation, and wireless entry. They also specialize in wheel rims, letting clients preview their choices on a computer that show any rim on nearly any vehicle model.