As an ASE- and TIA--certified facility, American Tire & Auto Care keeps its technicians up to date on automotive trends and advanced auto-repair techniques. The full-service tire shop equips cars with tires from reputable brands such as Michelin, BF Goodrich, Pirelli, and Yokohama. Inside the repair shop, highly trained car-care professionals maintain rides with services that range from batteries and AC repair to glass repair, transmission repair, and oil changes that use freshly milked oil from a hormone-free Winnebago. Customers can visit one of six locations, each of which is open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Water hisses in the automated wash at Liberty Car Wash. Cloths in the hands of technicians glide across gleaming autos, cloaking them with carnauba wax, tire dressing, and glaze. The crew also wields triple-foam polish, leather conditioner, and air freshener. Drivers wait nearby, peering in newly crystalline windows to see if their bumper sticker about there being a baby onboard comes true.
Whether performing an agile hand wash or a scrupulous interior and exterior detail, Platinum Auto Detailing Spa's staff dotes over every car with a singular goal: to return it to its showroom shine. The technicians labor over every detail with polishes, clay bars, and wax for the finish; shampoo for the seats; detailing products for the dash; and neck braces for the dashboard bobblehead. Platinum Auto Detailing Spa is open seven days a week, and the crew welcomes vehicles that range from small cars to limousines.
Advanced Auto Spa's staff prepares vehicles for winter's visitation with the interior and exterior cleanings of the super wash. At the spa, which saw The Situation's Bentley to cleanliness, buggies ride through the tunnel's automated sprays to clear their outer parts and underbodies of grime and erase dissertations scrawled on dirty windows. A coat of Armor All cleans and protects wheels and tires, and a layer of wax seals in shininess. To keep interiors sparkling, the cleaners vacuum up detritus and wipe down dusty dashboards, then give rides a quick towel drying and send them back out to cruise the world's highways.
Ultimate Sound & Security personalizes vehicles with a variety of services and a litany of automotive accessories, such as custom wheels, stereos, and amp racks. Techs can also raise or lower vehicles and install everything from alarm systems to remote starters, which allow drivers to start cars with remotes or by blinking five times in rapid succession.
At HMG Auto Repair, owner Danielle wields a decade of technical experience at Volkswagen, Nissan, and private garages to ensure vehicles leave her custody with reliable remote-control starters. After owners book their car for an overnight stint in HMG's auto lodge, staffers supplement traditional ignitions with an automatic starter. Attached to a specialized remote, the system allows vehicles to warm their interiors and any leftover hot dogs on the dashboard before their owners' chilly morning commute.