Since banding together in 1980, the ASE-certified technicians at Rick's Auto Clinic have cured every vehicular hiccup that's come their way. With such a body of work behind them, the fix-it fanatics have developed a toolbox of skills that allows them to offer an extremely wide range of services related to all areas of an automobile. The techs tackle everything from alignment and oil changes to electrical systems and transmissions. Modern computer diagnostics also keep the team in front of potential vehicular maladies, helping them to accurately treat the afflictions of newer makes and models, such as electrical systems failure or a chipped forcefield.
There are two ways cars, SUVs, and trucks wash up at Squeaky Clean of Valley Stream. They either inch their way into the automated tunnel for a quick and painless scrub down, or they park in the garage for a thorough wash and hand wax. Detailing crews babysit rides for up to four hours, during which time they restore exterior shine and free interiors from dirt, debris, and mittens that don't belong in the glove compartment. Aside from sprucing up autos, the staff keeps engines purring with express oil changes.
Santa Fe Garage Services' Automotive Service Excellence–certified master technician Greg Smith employs his alignment and tire expertise to inspect a vehicle's chassis during four-wheel alignment checks. Roll horseless carriages into the awaiting yellow jaws of the alignment rack, where Smith will carefully check and reset the buggy to factory alignment specifications. The auto technician harnesses calibrated Hunter Engineering Company equipment to square the auto during the alignment check with toe adjustment, which entails measuring and adjusting the rear and front axels to reduce rapid tire wear, alter unsatisfactory vehicle handling, and eliminate snippy back talk. Smith then utilizes the Road Force tire balancer with StraightTrak to eradicate vibration issues and ensure smoother driving. The visit also includes a quick peek beneath the roadster to inspect the undercarriage for clingy tumbleweeds or a stash of unpaid parking tickets.
KC AutoGlass dispatches its crew of certified technicians to driveways across the greater Kansas City area to repair and replace busted windshields and windows and service other auto glass needs. They expertly mend minor rock chips and cracks up to the size of a nickel, also keeping the cracks from spidering into larger problems. For bigger jobs, they replace entire windshields with new or used auto glass. Technicians also replace broken side mirrors, ensuring that the looking glass continues to tell the driver exactly who's the fairest of them all.
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.
The roar from Faurot Field grows louder and louder as the Mizzou Express heads towards Columbia, shuttling Missouri alumni and Tigers fans to football games with round-trip service from Kansas City and Independence. Nestled into cozy seats on a luxury coach, guests can spend the trip watching highlights on the overhead TVs, sipping complimentary beer and soda, and chatting about the season with fellow passengers as professional drivers weather the linebackers blocking traffic on the highway. Exactly thirty minutes after each game, ticketholders make the short walk back to the awaiting bus to head back to Kansas City in equal comfort and safety.