Though backyard pools are the ultimate escape from a pounding summer sun, the care and maintenance that go along with them can suck the fun right out of the season. The state-certified pool contractors at 3 A Pool Services face the burdens of pool ownership head on, brandishing chemicals, cleaning and repair equipment, and an encyclopedic knowledge of all makes and models. The family-owned company furnishes full service tune-ups and inspections, monthly cleanings, and season shutdowns that fully drain and clean pools with safe, biodegradable cleaning solutions. Its specialty filter-cleaning and recharge service frees the vital equipment of algae buildup and misplaced seaweed salad.
Big O Tires outfits wheels with tires from Michelin, Goodyear and other trusted brands, all backed by a three-year warranty and a lifetime of rotations. The retailer has been in the road-ready rubber trade since 1962, when it began as a single co-op; over the past five decades, it has blossomed into a network of more than 500 locations, spanning 21 states. The shops’ ASE-certified technicians not only specialize in tires, but also tend autos with a comprehensive array of repair and maintenance services. They deftly change oil, replace brakes, and meticulously administer free 22-point safety inspections, which ensure that headlights work and that wiper blades aren’t actually sleeping rattlesnakes.
Since 1995, Sierra Window Tint Company’s technicians have been making house calls—tinted window film in hand—to shield car and home interiors from the sun's heat and the eyes of strangers. Sun-Gard and Madico films offer 99% UV protection and reduce heat by up to 67%, which can result in lower energy bills and fewer instances of accidentally steamed vegetables. Every tint job is covered by a lifetime warranty that guarantees against fading, bubbling, and discoloration.