Performance parts and auto accessories from companies such as Injen, AEM, Brembo, and 3M decorate every inch of The Carshop's walls, displayed as a treasure trove for auto enthusiasts. Technicians with more than 20 years of experience give these parts new homes, using them in services that include engine work, lighting conversions, and custom audio-system installations. They also sell premium wheels and tires and free cars from dents caused by debris on the road or the scornful gaze of golf carts.
Technicians at G5 Tint Shop and Window Covers shroud automotive eyes with Silhouette quality tinted films. During the two-hour service, ray refractors lay the stylish charcoal-colored UV-protecting film across car windows to keep the interior cool and free from upholstery-ruining melted crayons. The dual-ply construction of the aluminum films also protects peepers from distracting glares and seats and consoles from the sun's color-sucking rays. With precise application by experienced techs, the quick-drying films are backed by a lifetime warranty and guarantee that homeless birds will no longer covet comfy back seats.
The car-window experts at Doctor Auto Glass patch up chips at their facility and bravely journey to ailing autos for on-location windshield replacements, backing their services with a lifetime warranty. During the chip-restoration process, which takes 30 minutes per chip, expert glass-care technicians repair up to three dings in the car's front window, ensuring they won’t expand into full-grown cracks or start hiding behind tacky sunglasses. Doctor Auto's technicians also travel to car-owners’ homes or businesses to replace windshields ($250+) and keep fierce highway winds from gaining access to drivers’ faces; the wandering windshield swappers need about 2 hours to safely secure the new windshield.
VJ's, an assembly of expert, ASE-certified car technicians with more than 150 years of accumulated experience, executes AAA-approved car inspections and efficient oil changes. To prevent soot buildup and imp-filter failure, your car’s viscous, gremlin-drowning moat must be replaced at manufacturer-recommended intervals. VJ's ASE-certified technicians swap the oil, ensuring that your engine remains well lubricated and works as reliably as a German-engineered robo-dog. During the AAA inspection, deft car handlers also rotate tires, check, adjust, and check brakes, and attend to filters and fluids.
The experts at VIP Auto Customs help car owners protect their vehicles from the scourge of thieves, the elements, and dull, boring hubcaps—and they’ve done so since 1993. VIP's high-quality 3M films reject incoming heat and decrease interior visibility, and its staffers can also install premium features like Avital keyless-entry systems to keep drivers in control of their vehicle from a distance. Technicians can equip roadsters with iridescent, brand-name rims or deck out trucks with new surround-sound speakers. VIP Auto Customs also offers Scotchgard paint-protection films for when you drive off with something on the roof of your car, such as coffee or another car.
Sam Meineke opened his three-bay muffler shop in 1972 with a single product line, and through time, he and his successors have expanded the business into a complete automotive car-care center. Today, nearly 900 franchise owners operate their locations around the globe, still standing on the firm foundation of Sam's ideal of nursing vehicles back to health at fair prices. Meineke Car Care Center's mechanics perform an array of services, keeping rides running in showroom condition with tune-ups, 23-point inspections, tire rotations, and deep-tissue windshield massages.