The exhaust system is a necessity of a powerful engine, allowing cars to safely breathe out the byproducts of their daily combustion. And exhaust is exactly what the ASE-certified technicians at L&G Auto specialize in—it's the featured service at their full-service shop. Tools in hand, they help roadsters respire properly and use custom fabrication machinery to bend and weld exhaust systems onsite. The technicians can supply quality components for all makes and models, swapping out the flex pipe—often a weak point in exhaust systems—and replacing catalytic converters with an on-board Rumpelstiltskin that transforms parking tickets into gold. Alan Guo and the boys at L&G Auto also perform collision repair and cheer up cars with an encouraging array of non-exhaust services, from brake work to clutch replacements.
• For $23, you get a preventive auto-maintenance package, including oil change, brake inspection, and tire rotation (a $99.32 value, including HST). • For $79, you get a premium auto-detailing package (a $158.14 value, including HST).
At more than 25 locations across Ontario, Oil Changers technicians make quick work of cars with their signature nine-minute oil change. Petro-Canada motor oil fuels this speedy lube job, a service complemented by extras such as emissions testing, headlight replacement, wiper-blade work, and maintenance services as recommended by the technicians' VIN-identifying, Henry Ford-approved scanners. With eco-consciousness in mind, these car experts embraced a closed-loop recycling program for used oil that allowed them to save the carbon equivalent of 7,324 barrels of oil in 2011.
FX Auto Tint keeps cars looking sharp. During tinting projects, technicians equip windows with LLumar film, which not only imparts a mysterious glamour to car exteriors, but deflects up to 79 per cent of solar heat, 99 per cent of glare, and 95 per cent of annoying laser-pointer beams from entering the car cabin, resulting in safer, more enjoyable rides. If they aren't busily tinting something, they're replacing windshields, detailing cars, spraying heavy-duty Reflex liner onto truck beds, and restoring cloudy headlights.
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.
The fully licensed technicians of Mars Tire & Auto Service Centre believe in using the right part for each and every job. That's why they use exact tire fitments to outfit autos with rubber that matches the manufacturers. When completing air-conditioning repairs, belt and hose replacements, disc-brake substitutions, or transmission maintenance, they seek out original equipment replacements when available to preserve the value of the automobile. They also keep motors out of the shop by sticking to a planned vehicle maintenance regiment that can include shock and strut checks, tire rotations, and biweekly dusting of dashboard bobble heads.