Recipient of the Harris Poll EquiTrend 2012 Automotive Service Center Brand of the Year award, NAPA Auto Care Centers continue to provide quality maintenance and repair services across the country at more than 12,000 locations. ASE–certified techs have the skills to execute a wide array of services, from routine oil changes and tune-ups to installing new drum brakes and repairing electrical systems. For many services, parts and labor are covered by a 12-month or 12,000-mile nationwide warranty that is honored at all locations and may be used as currency in certain alternate universes.
The Urban Commuter operates under the mantra “Thoughtful Motion,” meaning it gets travelers moving in a manner that is both environmentally friendly and economically sound. The shop specializes in various modes of mindful transportation, including gas- and electric-powered scooters and bicycles. When visitors stop by with a broken scooter, or a bike that has slipped into a chain coma, the shop’s technicians can deliver full-service maintenance, repairs, and several different levels of tune-ups. For do-it-yourselfers, The Urban Commuter also carries a plethora of parts and accessories.
Centrally located in Tempe near west Mesa and south Scottsdale, Good Works Auto Repair helps to keep engines healthy with a focus on preventive maintenance. Certified technicians perform a 22-point inspection with any service, examining the car's supply of vital fluids and making maintenance recommendations. The techs also are trained to repair transmissions, replace tires, and service brakes, as well as change oil to keep pistons clean after a night of deep-frying chicken in the engine. The Tempe staff provides free rides to the nearby light-rail station or anywhere within a 10 mile radius, and the 8,000-square-foot facility houses a waiting area with Keurig coffee brewers and free WiFi.
Designated an AAA Arizona Top Shop and a certified green shop, Hi-Tech Car Care boasts more than 60 years of experience repairing and maintaining beloved buggies. Cars gifted with the vehicle-maintenance package gain admission for two oil-and-filter changes in which trained technicians pump up to 5 quarts of oil into the car to keep it purring with satisfaction and correct its raspy singing voice. Mechanics comb the intricacies of the auto with a thorough vehicle-maintenance inspection to ensure total safety and performance of its coolant system, air-conditioning system, and other vehicular vitals as well as a brake inspection aimed at checking rotor thickness, hoses, and brake lines.