At the AAA–approved facilities, mechanics attend to vehicles with all the skill and understanding you'd expect from ASE–certified technicians. Versed in every make and model of car out there, they dive underneath hoods and reinvigorate autos with Interstate batteries and products from BG Products Inc., repairing anything that's broken and slapping down a 24-month, 24,000-mile warranty. This castle of car care doubles as a state-certified emissions-inspection facility, and their shuttle treats auto owners to free rides whenever it's not busy rescuing helpless jalopies from junkyards.
Just as the body is one big system comprised of many individual elements, Fidel Chiropractic Center's health-bolstering organization aids its patients through the work of a team. Founded in 1987 by chiropractors Adam and Ilene Fidel, the team consists of an acupuncturist, several massage therapists and chiropractic assistants, a personal trainer and fitness instructor, and three chiropractors—the Fidels and Cheryl Kalb, who joined the founders more than a decade ago.
Personal Touch Custom Auto's owner, Ron Sanders, started detailing cars at the age of 19, and he still enjoys the work as much as he did back in his community-college days. Though he handles the operations of the shop, you won't find Ron sitting behind a desk—he gets his hands dirty right alongside his crew. During detailing treatments, he and his technicians gently hand-wash cars before slathering them in coats of wax and carnauba-sealant applications to protect paint. They also employ their expertise to install audio equipment, patch dents, and wrap auto glass in quality scratch-resistant films that guard auto interiors from 98% of UV rays, lingering heat, and direct eye contact with strangers.
Since 1988, Auto Care Super Saver has been helping car owners save cash with maintenance punch cards redeemable at local auto shops throughout the course of a full year. These cards come loaded with all kinds of prepaid services, including at least three full-service oil changes with up to 5 quarts of oil, lube, and a new filter. Depending on the location, punch cards may also feature tire rotations, brake inspections, engine-light readings, air-conditioning performance tests, and other repairs and inspections essential to a car's well-being. Customers can transfer the punch card's benefits to any ride, ranging from station wagons to sports cars to feral merry-go-round mounts.
Leading Edge’s auto body and mechanical repair shop offers aid to broken, busted, and bumped-up cars of any make or model. With this deal, customers get an oil and filter change ($19.95), a front-to-rear tire rotation ($40), and an exterior car wash ($12) that will leave the car’s shell clean enough to lick, even if it doesn’t undo the emotional damage from the ink-filled egg incident. An oil change keeps the car's bloodstream free of corrosive buildup, and a tire rotation elongates the lives of the tires and ensures treaded safety. In addition, Leading Edge will inflate tires to proper pressure levels, top off fluids, and visually check brakes. A $6 Environmental Protection Agency fee is also included with this deal.
Certified maintenance consultant Brian Laidlaw has been caring for foreign, domestic, and classic cars for more than 25 years. Stationed in the Hampden-Woodbury area for most of that time, Brian takes pride in offering only what a small, local business can: one-on-one attention, and loads of information. To keep rapport with his customers at its highest level, Brian and his staff snap before and after pictures on all of their automotive repairs. They also provide free towing and road service, which is far more effective than coaxing cars to the shop with trails of cookies. While customers wait for repairs to be completed, they have all the accoutrements of a coffee house at their disposal, including a grinder, brew stations, and a variety of different coffees and teas.