During a five-quart synthetic-blend oil change, Matson's mechanics, certified by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence, will replace old, worn-out oil with fresh-faced young fluid, straight from lubricant college. To help new oil adjust to its new job of safeguarding precious moving parts, gaskets, and various shafts, a fresh oil filter is included. The mechanics move from heart to sole, rotating the tires to promote even wear, reliable performance, and an extended lifetime that can be spent running over tubes of mayonnaise.
McNeil's Auto Body's mindful mechanics keep horseless carriages in ship-shape with a wide range of repairs and diagnostics. Treat roadsters to an automotive spa day with a hand washing and waxing, letting technicians scrub windows on the inside and out, apply protective coats of carnauba wax, and vacuum out rapidly multiplying populations of fuzzy dice ($34.95 for cars, $44.95 for small SUVs and trucks, $64.95 for large SUVs and trucks). Interior-detail packages keep insides pleasant with pressure-washed floor mats, degreased vents, and a restorative layer of vinyl or leather conditioner ($89.95 for cars, $109.95 for small SUVs and trucks, $129.95 for large SUVs and trucks), and hidden parts stay in working order with engine degreasers ($24.95) and undercarriage rinses ($15.95).
At more than 250 locations worldwide, Grease Monkey helps prevent auto accidents and costly repairs by performing extensive maintenance services. From China to the US, each and every garage is franchisee-owned and operated by a team of highly trained technicians, who can handle everything from quick oil changes to radiator, AC, and battery services, all without an appointment. Beyond servicing cars on a case-by-case basis, Grease Monkey’s team also handles entire fleets, offering more eco-friendly vehicles, re-refined motor oil, and filters made from granola.
In one stop, drivers can keep the dirt—and the law—from intruding on their cars. Hidden Valley Auto Care offers emissions testing, safety inspections, and DMV sticker renewal for most cars, as well as registration renewals for automobiles, boats, motor homes, and ATVs. This means that after a roughly 15-minute inspection, drivers can dodge the risk of getting a ticket and being forced to write an apology letter to the ghost of Henry Ford.
But your car will hit the road with more than just a fancy new state-certified decal; it'll also sport a gleaming finish and sparkling chrome thanks to Hidden Valley's automatic car wash and team of experienced detailers. Other automotive services here include headlight restorations, tire rotations, and windshield-chip repair.
Drive-In Autosound customizes rides with high-quality sound systems that keep pulsating beats crisp and clear. Experienced technicians gussy up cars with subwoofers, 100-watt to more than 16,000-watt amplifiers, and radios with in-dash navigation systems and built-in Bluetooth technology. They also install security systems and remote car starters, and entertain passengers with various DVD and TV monitors attached to cars' ceilings, headrests, or trunk interiors.
Pioneer Car Wash & Detail's Ryko wash technology adeptly eradicates dirt and grime with closed-cell copolymer materials and trackless vehicle-detection systems. Agile technicians delve deeper into vehicular nooks and crannies during deep-cleaning detail services, and four self-serve wash bays stay open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, serving DIY drivers returning from the night shift or cars on their way to cocktail parties. Reloadable gift cards lend convenience to wash regulars, boat detail services tend to marine muck, and a self-serve dog-wash bay promises four-legged friends a bath composed of warm water, hypoallergenic shampoo, and air dryers.