Since 1977, vehicles have been leaving Mohrs Service Center invigorated, strengthened, and ready to ride. The center’s ASE-certified technicians boast extensive experience in servicing domestic and imported vehicles, and they take to automotive issues with capable hands and sturdy wrenches. Whatever the repair—an oil change, brake repair, or battery or transmission replacement—the technician's goal is to get the car back on the road and operating at peak performance. In addition to maintenance and repairs, Mohrs Service Center offers car-wash packages that yield polished cars that sparkle from the bottom of the tire to the tip of the antenna. Mohrs Service Center is located behind the Mobile gas station on West Avenue.
Trucks & Autowares outfit street steeds with a host of accessories and level-ups that turn road-weary coaches into asphalt-eating beasts. All geared up from 15 years in the business, techs throw on the aegis of expertise to kit out cars, motorcycles, work vans, and snowmobiles with all manner of after-market parts, including truck covers. For vehicles that stubbornly refuse to start up when shouted at from across the parking lot, the auto-shop installs top-of-the-line remote starters that rev up engines and unlock doors from 1,000 feet away.
Helmed by husband-and-wife duo Richard and Sandra Hameroff, Broadway Auto Clinic tends to the mechanical and aesthetic needs of vehicles foreign and domestic. As visitors relax in the lobby with a show on the flat-screen TV or a magazine, formally trained technicians employ sophisticated equipment to tune up and repair cars, with same-day service in most cases. High-powered automated car washes flush out undercarriages and protect precious paint jobs with pressurized jets of water and applications of triple-foam polish wax. Specialized dog-wash stations ensure that pets are clean enough to drive your clean car home. Two dedicated courtesy shuttles ferry passengers to and from downtown Albany and other important locations Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Northampton native John Richi practices the same hands-on approach when working with his customers that he has honed since opening Pro Lube Auto Center in 1990. He draws from more than 20 years of experience and intensive training in diagnostics from a number of car companies, including Chrysler, Ford, and General Motors, and shares his expertise with a team of certified technicians. Together, they perform tune-ups and oil changes in addition to part replacement and transmission work, all in an effort to keep vehicles safe and in working order. As part of a nationwide network, the shop allows out-of-state work under the business’s 12-month, 12,000-mile warranty should breakdowns occur while driving through the mountains of Pennsylvania or the saloon of an Arizona ghost town.
The highly trained technicians at Jiffy Lube tend to about 24 million customers each year with services such as the Signature Service oil-change package, which promotes the longevity of each vehicle. Staffers acknowledge that oil plays a crucial role in maximizing the lifespan of each car—it cools the motor and prevents moving parts from deteriorating. More than 20,000 technicians who have completed an extensive training program certified by the National Institute Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) nurse vehicles at Jiffy Lube.
In addition to performing oil changes, Jiffy Lube’s savants perform air-filtration, electricity, and windshield services, among others. The technicians’ quality pledge includes a commitment to transparency, which stipulates that they will inform car owners of any necessary services, complete a service only after it has been approved, and refuse to replace windshields with Saran wrap.