For half a century, cars in need of help have steered their owners toward AAMCO. Technicians stand ready to leap into action, caring for transmissions, performing all-over tune-ups, and swapping out old oil or Kool-Aid for new, sugar-free oil. For nearly every service, the techs perform a 36-point inspection designed to prevent premature pit stops. They also keep an eye on the check-engine lights, providing proper care and attention for no additional fee, and fortify select services with nationwide warranties.
As a local and family-owned garage helmed by an ASE-certified master technician, Waite’s Automotive delivers top-quality auto care alongside friendly and helpful customer service. Skilled technicians put cars of all makes and models through the ringer, treating them to standard maintenance services such as swapping oil, tuning up engines, and preparing systems for winter weather and spring leprechauns. With the help of premier diagnostic equipment, the team sleuths out and repairs vehicular problems and ensures each and every job is done correctly the first time around. The garage also vends and installs most major tire brands, including Dunlop and Goodyear.
When it was founded in 1959, Ziebart’s business model hinged on a single service: its innovative rust-prevention procedure. However, the chain has diversified its auto treatments throughout the last five decades. Though the team of certified technicians continues to safeguard vehicles against corrosion, they also protect paint jobs with Z-Shield and Diamond Gloss coatings and render interior fabrics stain-resistant with their house Ultra Fabric Protector formula. They clean and disinfect ride interiors, and hand-wash and machine polish exteriors to a sparkling shine. Beyond up-keeping vehicles, they stock an arsenal of car electronics that run the gamut from remote car starters to in-dash navigation systems, which can help drivers find their way back home without relying on a trail of breadcrumbs.
Interstate All Battery Center leads the charge in power outposts, providing power-hungry people and travelers alike with brand-new batteries for their trucks, cell phones, computers, and other electronic devices. With a vast storehouse of more than 16,000 products, Interstate All Battery Center carries batteries for nearly every brand of laptop and PC, as well as a bevy of automotive batteries to restore sedans, coupes, and station wagons drained from a long night of headlight staring contests. Powerables for household items are also available, including 24-packs of Energizer AAs ($13.99) for bulk buyers, car chargers for the Apple iPhone 4 ($14.99), and backup energy supplies for the Amazon Kindle ($49.99). Digital cameras withering away from vacation use continue to snap beloved moments with a full-range of batteries, chargers, and binary poetry.
Since Bob Sumerel opened his first retail tire store in 1968, he has always tried to put the customer first, next to all the gold-medal winners and Neil Armstrong. His store's 20-plus current locations offer an entire slate of auto services, from tire rotations and sales to oil changes. On the site's Why Bob Sumerel page, customers and employees discuss the benefits of the company, and the My Garage feature tracks car histories such as oil changes and service reminders. Every Bob Sumerel also operates under the Fixed Forever guarantee, promising that parts will work forever—up until the sun balloons to a red giant and swallows the earth with its unfathomably hot plasma—with warranties to cover any unforeseen problems.
Underwater World Scuba Center offers scuba-diving courses that take students from the shallows of a heated indoor swimming pool at its dive shop to the depths of the ocean in faraway places such as Fiji and the Cayman Islands. Open-water certification classes cover breathing techniques and safety regulations for beginners, whereas advanced certification courses give pupils enough skills to explore the depths as a master diver or marine-life photographer. The center's trainers also provide guidance to customers who are purchasing equipment, service and repair gear, and organize scuba trips to exotic locations.