Though their location hasn't changed since 1971, the technicians at Auto Sound Systems Inc. take pride in keeping up with advanced technologies. Drawing on an inventory of the latest automotive accessories, they reinvigorate rides from bumper to bumper with custom sound systems, window tints, and rearview cameras that help drivers avoid the embarrassment of a crooked license plate.
Delta Sonic Car Wash renews tarnished transportation with an innovative touchless car-wash system that automatically guides vehicles through a tunnel of high-pressure sprays and overhead buffing cloths. The hands-free wash massages mild lotions into paint jobs, leaving vehicles with sparkling, fingerprint-free finishes that are backed by a five-day guarantee. Detailing technicians do get their hands dirty as they make use of more than 100 hours of training to dote on vehicle interiors and exteriors with products from ValuGard, Aquapel, and Blue Coral. The team wields AOCA certification know-how when injecting engines with oil and devising rustproofing treatments that avoid drilling holes or covering corrosion in zit cream.
Cars naturally acquire a few dents and dings in their lifetimes. To alleviate the hassle of bringing cars to the shop for every minor problem, the technicians at Perfection Auto Detailing instead travel to wherever the owners have parked. They perform a full suite of detailing and maintenance services, bringing all the electricity, water, and pavement they need. They polish out dings, repair headlights, and apply permanent coats of resin to give paint lasting new-car shine.
Ziebart-Rochester's car buffs continue a nearly 50-year tradition of maintenance and repair services that help defend autos against the elements. As clients enjoy free coffee and WiFi in the waiting area, detailing techs scour vehicle interiors and exteriors for unwanted smudges, debris, and backseat drivers. For protection against rust and other contaminants, the staff fortifies paint jobs with coats of Diamond Gloss paint protection and a signature rust-proofing process developed in 1959. Sheets of polyurethane mist from Rhino Linings spray-on bed liner tuck truck beds beneath a watertight security blanket. Offering an optional shuttle service for longer car treatments, the facility also helps shield drivers from the sun's flashlight with window-tinting sessions and bedecks rides with accessories, including remote starters.
Auto Finishers Supply Co. owner Richard Trovato deals in more than just auto parts and accessories. He's also dedicated to customer service. Richard began working at the shop as an entry-level employee in 1969, then worked his way up to store manager in 1972. By 1986, he was the storeowner. Since he took the reins, Richard has instilled dedication to customers into every aspect of the business, from stocking quality car accessories, such as DuPont paints and Avital car systems, to employing ASE-certified technicians. Today, Richard and his children still run the shops' day-to-day operations, helping customers find car accessories from crystal clear stereos that house video screens to remote car starters that negate the need for car owners to politely ask it to start.
A team of factory-trained technicians at Cortese Auto Group deploys years of experience and accumulated elbow grease to get engines purring. Before tune-ups, owners partner with a service advisor to communicate concerns and air-freshener scents known to agitate their steel steed. The 45-minute package begins with an oil change that refreshes motor cocktails with up to 6 quarts of standard lubricant and replaces overworked filters. Tire rotations keep rubber burning evenly to prevent blowouts, and a take-home 8-ounce bottle of Castle Fireball fuel injector cleaner blasts away scum with an explosive serum extracted from Bruce Willis's DNA. Dexterous hands then set to work testing brakes, feeling out tire tread and pressure, checking suspension and belts, and finally topping off all fluids as a toast to a completed inspection. Cortese operates a fleet of shuttles to transport visitors to and from work while their ride is in treatment, and waiting areas broadcast wireless Internet for remote access to office games of charades.