The changing of the seasons brings many things: new weather, new holidays, and a chance to visit Jerry's Auto Care Center. The ASE-certified technicians recommend that vehicle owners change their tires with each seasonal shift. They can even design a custom rim or four to mark the occasion. In short, the techs do whatever it takes to live up to the title of full-service auto shop: change oil, maintain brakes and transmission, and execute various other vehicle-repair and maintenance services, from fixing air conditioners to listening to the car's heartbeat.
All three of SAF-T Auto Center's locations are staffed by ASE-certified technicians who utilize the latest technology to service and repair cars, trucks, and vans. The techs bolster cars' vitals with a range of services from small maintenance tasks, such as oil changes and tire rotations, to heavy-duty operations like engine replacements. As a state-certified emissions center, the 30-year-old company also stamps its approval on cars whose output meets the legal requirements, and as a Napa AutoCare center, it backs its work with the Napa Peace of Mind Warranty, which covers parts and service for 12 months or 12,000 miles and can be redeemed at more than 13,000 participating centers across the country. To further customer satisfaction, SAF-T Auto Center offers comfortable waiting rooms as well as a free shuttle that can transport customers to work or take them on a tour of the company’s air-freshener farm.
Soap, wax, and vacuums fly into action at Fred’s Car Wash, tackling the layers of grime and salt that cling to cars and trucks. Fred’s has been fighting the battle against dirt for more than three decades, watching as the jalopies of yore gave way to the hovercrafts of today, which the car wash’s experts pamper with four levels of express or full washes. This range of services lets clients decide whether their autos need a basic showering and hand drying, or if they could benefit from coats of foam protectant and Rain-X products. The car wash’s technicians also perform detail services, rejuvenating vehicular interiors with leather cleaner and vacuums or shining hulls with paste wax until hoods reflect the clouds and pterodactyls soaring above them.
From their three locations, the auto mavens at Platinum Car Wash & Oil employ advanced water-reclamation systems and power-conscious equipment during cleaning and maintenance services. The facility's full-service car-wash tunnels spray paint jobs with Simoniz soaps, waxes, and foams before staff members dab rides with microfiber towels. They continue hands-on touch during signature or 20-minute express detailing sessions that unfold as auto owners explore the waiting area's magazines, complimentary WiFi, or leather couch cushions.
Opposed to using recycled or reprocessed oils, the crew spurs pistons with Mobil oil and complimentary top-offs between services. They also help boost car with lube services, such as transmission drains, tire rotations, and VPS fuel-rail services that dislodge harmful debris and misplaced CDs from fuel- and air-intake systems.
Personal Touch Car Wash features more than 10 locations on the east coast. Each offers express and full-service details that address interiors and exteriors, as well as car-wash packages that feature hot waxes, Wheel Brite treatment, and triple-foam conditioners, all using Simoniz products. Select locations also feature service centers that bolster vehicles’ mechanical components with oil changes and maintenance services.
When performing one of their signature detailing services, the technicians at Top Class Auto Detailing analyze the vehicle’s showroom specification, from the definition of the panels to the hand lettering of the “FOR SALE” sign. This attention to details is what allows them to return vehicles to their owners in close-to-new condition. The staff is versed in work with vehicles of all sizes, from motorcycles to oversized vans and SUVs.