Hunter Automotive owner Jim Hunter has been leading a team of friendly, honest mechanics in the same location for more than 18 years. All technicians are ASE certified and focused on building professional, trusting relationships with customers. Oil changes include a filter replacement and provide up to five quarts of synthetic-blend oil, which is enough for most cars, except for really, really thirsty ones. A friendly mechanic will then administer a pop quiz to newly lubricated autos; the 16-point evaluation includes an engine check to reveal leaks or abnormal noises, inspection of the battery condition and connections, a brake system inspection, and checks of the clutch, hoses, belts, and exhaust.
As winter’s sinister chill seeks out homes to invade, Cool Operator Heating & Cooling Inc. deploys a troop of licensed technicians to awaken somnolent furnaces so that they may roar once more at peak levels of performance. A gas furnace left out in the cold during the summer months may be ill-prepared to punch the clock for a season’s worth of work, but technicians can capably get it up to speed with an annual system tune-up that tests a wide array of controls and mechanisms. Half-hearted heat anticipators and pressure regulators rekindle their joy for open flames, which spurt through freshly adjusted burners with renewed fervor. Fan and safety controls also get a thorough look-through to lessen the chances of future accidents and discourage burglarizing snowmen from ever shuffling into your toasty home.
The trained techs at Mobileworks execute all automotive services with expertise and professionalism acquired during more than 20 years of industry experience. MECP-certified technicians install the shop’s Autopage remote start systems ($279–$550), which allow drivers to start their engines from up to a mile away via remote, cell phone, or really loud handclaps. The shop backs each service, which includes door lock hookups, with a lifetime warranty on both the system and remote control. High-quality window films snugly adhere to two front windows to help block UV-rays and cool the vehicle during hot summer months.
Bill Graham began selling tires in 1951 and started building an empire shortly after. Now owned and operated by his sons, Graham Tire boasts 26 locations, two retreading plants, and more than 400 employees across four states. Each location's ASE-certified technicians keep vehicles operating at peak efficiency by performing preventative maintenance, engine diagnostics, and meticulous repairs for everything from transmissions to suspension systems with their suspenders tangled. The company also upholds its reputation as one of the largest independently owned tire dealerships by routinely outfitting vehicles with treads by various name-brand producers, including Goodyear, Dunlop, and Hankook.
The Wave Auto Wash relies on an industry-standard automatic machine to do the dirty work of cleaning vehicles from every angle. An undercarriage water stream blasts the bellies of cars, removing mud and grime, and the system’s Power Blaster technology expertly eradicates bugs and dust from the car's grill. Precisely placed spouts then spray autos with a choice of a clear coat, spot-free rinse, foam brush, or Tri Gloss solution. Lastly, high-powered blowers eliminate all water droplets, including those hiding between the locks.
Vehicle owners can also take advantage of the shop's self-service stations, each of which comes outfitted with individual washing bays, blowers, and three-motor vacuums that effectively remove crumbs, dirt, and dusty skeletons wedged beneath the seats.
The affable staff of Frankman Motor Company tend to a stable of dozens of car makes and models and demonstrate auto expertise with maintenance services. Tune-ups, oil changes, and brake inspections are all performed by ASE-certified technicians to ensure rides run smoothly through hectic commutes, family vacations, and gah-zoline raids from marauding gangs of mutant Australians. Frankman’s fleet of used vehicles includes Fords, Plymouths, and Hyundais, and those looking for a new motor conveyance can peruse Frankman’s ever-changing weekly specials or check out the value of their current car by filling out the online trade-in value-estimate form.
As Silverstar's most senior variety of wash, the Ultimate features extra foam and eight kinds of soap that automatically lather up in anticipation whenever they see a grimy vehicle. Expert hands use high-pressure wands to massage your car's dirty dermis, and an under-body bath tickles your car's sensitive belly until it giggles and spews gas out of its newly gleaming grill. Then, to keep unsightly boots from holding your car hostage, a thorough wheel and tire scrub fits your auto’s feet with like-new shoes. Heated dryers blast chilly cars with warm air, and after the wash, unlimited access to self-service interior vacuums will give Groupon buyers the power to suck up excess dirt, oxygen, and corn-dog hair.