At Auto Shine Detail, customers weave through a well-waxed inventory of quality pre-owned vehicles. The automotive stables include performance sedans from Audi and Volkswagen, sporty Jeep Wranglers, and heavy-duty Dodge trucks. A dedicated sales staff helps facilitate the car search process with detailed information about each vehicle’s history, condition, and snacking preferences on long road trips.
For the past 30 years, New England Tire Car Care Centers' family of ASE-certified technicians have been rejuvenating weary road warriors with services ranging from oil changes to computerized engine diagnostics. The team, while well versed in all manner of automotive maintenance, specializes in wheel care, ensuring true tracking and even tread wear with careful balancing, alignment, and rotation of the wheels. And, since their five locations are within Olympic-record-stone-throwing distance of their tire warehouse, the technicians have ready access to an extensive stock of seasonal and task-specific treads from Dunlop and Goodyear.
A 100-foot screen illuminates a home theater. Custom speaker enclosures pump music into DJ Pauly D's Mercedes Benz. Neon-green LED panels set a John Deere Gator XUV aglow. If it has a screen, speakers, or both, chances are Sound FX's technicians can customize it into something that dazzles the senses. Working with brands such as Rockford Fosgate, Control4, and Alpine, technicians outfit homes with high-tech gadgetry such as integrated remote-control programs that can control your television, lights, blinds, army of clones, and stereo system from a single console. They bring a similar blend of creativity and practicality to automobiles, installing equipment such as backup cameras and remote starters.
Interstate All Battery Center leads the charge in power outposts, providing lifelong Texans and reserve-power road trippers with brand-new batteries for their trucks, cell phones, computers, and more. With a vast storehouse of more than 16,000 products, Interstate carries batteries for nearly every brand of laptop and PC, as well as a bevy of automotive batteries to restore sedans, coupes, and station wagons after a long night of headlight staring contests. Household powerables are also available, including 24-packs of Energizer AAs for bulk buyers, an Energizer 9V alkaline battery for metronomes possessed by surprisingly funky eighth notes, and one case of Lite Brite fuel, distilled from corn syrup and Olympic silver medals. Old used batteries find comfy retirement at Interstate’s recycling center, allowing their former owners and well-meaning grandchildren to rest easy.
Classic, exotic, and luxury vehicles roll into the shop at Touch of Class Auto Salon, where experienced detailers and technicians treat rides to painstaking auto care and maintenance. Detailing crews hand wash, wax, and shampoo and vacuum autos inside and out. Technicians revamp electronics and interiors with custom-installed frills, such as remote starters, upholstery, and window tints, or handle minor maintenance jobs, including oil changes and tire rotations. Sprawling across two levels, the 16,000-square-foot salon provides ample room for car owners to store their prides and joys before they undergo a service or after they suffer an allergic reaction to wax.
Protech Automotive Services' technicians keep automobiles in mint condition with preventative-maintenance services, even vacuuming the floor of each car when they're finished flushing transmission fluid or changing oil. Their services include the accurate infrared alignment technology, preventative maintenance repairs such as differential and transmission flushes, and a variety of repairs on exhaust and suspension systems.The shop's technicians support environmentally friendly practices such as recycling used engine oil to heat their building in the winter.