Scott Sherman opened his eponymous shop because his previous dealership gig prevented him from spending enough time with each customer and their car. That was in 1952. More than 60 years later, the ASE-certified technicians at Scott Sherman Auto Care continue to operate under this original vision. The staff here prides itself on personal attention, which, along with their continued training and state-of-the-art equipment, allows them to service each vehicle with the care it requires.
The skilled team offers everything from oil changes to transmission work, getting cars back on the road before they start thinking about retiring in a nice sandy junkyard. And, ensuring owners receive the same level of service, the shop offers loaner vehicles as well as free shuttle rides for customers who need a lift while their car is being repaired.
West Seattle’s Pinup salon aims to deliver glamour to customers, offering hair services for men, women and kids. Whether they want a sassy Marilyn Monroe look, a classic cut for school or a dapper trim fit for the law firm, Pinup is the place to get a cut. Coloring techniques include balayage, full and partial foil, bleaching, shines and even rainbow hair coloring. Those seeking texture can opt for a perm, and those treating texture can go for relaxer treatments or a three-step DevaCurl process designed to make curly manes more manageable. Pinup offers multiple extension types, ranging from glue procedures to braid-in or sew-in weaves. To complete the look, facial waxing and brow or lash tinting are available, as is makeup application, or even lessons.
A full-service repair shop, Stingray's team of technicians executes everything from oil changes and alignments to engine repairs and electrical diagnosis. Each member of the team has at least 10 years experience, and most repair work comes certified with a 24,000-mile or 24-month nationwide warranty. Their certified services include major and minor repairs on most makes and models of both foreign and domestic cars, such as Chevy, Toyota, and Lexus. As they don't work on commission, they also strive to offer honest opinions on necessary repairs and the latest Dilbert comic.
Seattle Cycle Center's motor mavens cater to motorcycle owners with an array of gear, apparel, and Kymco Scooter sales and service. Hide hands in a leather and poly-mesh pair of Olympia Air Force gel gloves, whose precurved fingers and pleated knuckle joints foster more finger flexibility than bare-knuckle typing tournaments ($29.95). Armed with a River Road Fork Bag ($24.95–$29.95) and an Ogio Throttle black backpack ($69.95), bikers can securely tote home important work documents or a year's supply of tableware from fast-food restaurants. A bevy of bulbs and lights keeps roadsters night ready ($7.95–$134.96), and helmets and riding apparel provide a perfect disguise for hiding from overbearing grandparents. An authorized Kymco Scooter service hub, Seattle Cycle Center can also tweak and tune cruisers to bolster their day-to-day rideability or prep them for upcoming cross-country adventures.
Since its founding in 1978, the international quick-lube franchise Grease Monkey has maintained its focus on speedy treatments and a detail-oriented approach to auto care. Shop technicians tune up rides with services such as air-conditioning repair, air-filter replacement, and fuel- and emissions-system cleaning. Grease Monkey's signature service, though, is its full-service oil change. After replacing a vehicle's lubricant with GF-5 or re-refined motor oil, technicians perform an entire review of its maintenance needs, referencing the owner's manual and the wise hermit living in the trunk.