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.
For 15 years, TintMax has provided vehicles with both cosmetic and practical upgrades. Window tinting––the shop's specialty––is done with computer-plotting technology, which produces films customized to fit any make and model, thereby eliminating sloppy-looking jobs and ensuring that cars never show up at a party wearing the same tint as the host. In the detailing department, staffers pry off surface dirt from cars with thorough hand washes and then rebuild show-room sheens with orbital waxes and interior conditioners. After cars are cleaned and groomed, they can strut into TintMax’s electronics section and slip into a new Kenwood stereo or prep for winter with a Viper remote starter.
For more than 35 years, Precision Tune Auto Care has helped vehicles of all sorts to run smoothly with an array of maintenance and auto-repair services. Professionally trained mechanics whet engine appetites with a premium oil change (up to 5 qts.), top off fluids, and rotate tires to allow for even distribution of wear and tear. A windshield-wiper replacement for two 16- to 24-inch blades ensures a close shave so autos look their springtime best, and battery and charging-system checks safeguard against ignition failure during dramatic drive-thru getaways. Ride renovations end with a brake inspection to assure working parts post-drive-away.
With lube and service centers spread across America, Valvoline Instant Oil Change ensures that roads from coast to coast teem with automotive vigor. Certified technicians perform a roster of services, including drive-thru oil changes that allow motorists to arrive without an appointment and remain in their car while Valvoline oils forge a truce between metal parts.
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.
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.
For more than 14 years, M & G Customs has outfitted rides with spiffy doodads and necessary upgrades. The shop's arsenal of accessories stretches across conventional and into eccentric, with installations ranging from window tints, navigation systems, and alarms to more ornate extras, such as DVD players, in-dash video, and high-intensity discharge lighting systems. A full line of name-brand tires is also available, and no matter the service, M & G's technicians vow to finish in a timely fashion, ensuring cars can return to cruising or chasing parked dogs as quickly as possible.