From a single shop in Sturgis, Michigan, Auto-Lab has grown into a full-service franchise that cares for cars' every nook and cranny. Each location's ASE-certified technicians keep autos flourishing with regular maintenance checkups, helping identify and stave off problems before they spread. These experts peer into the dark abyss under the hood, employing high-tech diagnostic tools to identify and repair computerized engine issues, and keep tabs on brakes before they seize up and stop you just as you're about to break the sound barrier. In addition, they guarantee all services for 12 months or up to 12,000 miles.
Amid the pastoral beauty of their award-winning landscape, the certified mechanics at Quality Lube Oil Change & Auto Center perform auto checkups in one of six convenient drive-thru bays. Batteries bolster winter defenses like the North Pole's anti-ballistic missile batteries as techs clean and seal corroded terminals, check battery conditions, and top off charges. A radiator winterization thwarts bursting hoses with a 60% radiator fluid exchange performed by inserting vacuums into fluid caps and replacing slurped liquids with quality Dexcool or extended life fluids.
Nobody wants to have to leave their car at the shop overnight, but at least at Auto Medics of Shelby, customers can cruise away in a free loaner until their vehicle is back to working order. The ASE-certified technicians at this facility combine their skillsets with state-of-the-art equipment to diagnose and repair an encyclopedia’s-worth of vehicular components, ranging from engines to brakes to transmissions. They service both foreign and domestic vehicles as well as trucks and trailers, and offer free towing along with free loaners.
Owner and operator Mike Harler opened Harler’s Auto Repair shop in 2001 as a way of combining his multifaceted skills in the auto industry he had developed over more than 17 years. Since 1990, Mike has apprenticed at car dealerships where he learned the importance of customer satisfaction and a gentle bedside manner through hands-on experience tending to vehicles at both service stations and independent repair shops.
Mike leads by example, ensuring his team of automotive experts demonstrates this same combination of customer service and automotive expertise in the shop’s full gamut of maintenance and repair services. The courteous staff takes time to answer questions and concerns, discussing with drivers the reason behind repairs and whether cars traveling at light speed can turn on their blinkers.
From its humble beginnings as an automotive glass store in Warren, Simbol Auto Glass has mushroomed into five locations. At the pentafecta of silica shops, techs unholster Sika brand products to eradicate windshield chips, and can outright replace cracked windshields in about one hour, or seven dog-hours. To keep sunlight from fading interiors, Simbol tints windows with Smoke film, which can reduce 4%–68% of transmitted light. Technicians also enhance cars with remote starters, alarms, and satellite radio.