The technicians at MasterCare Automotive have everything a busted car needs, from wrenches to the latest diagnostic technology. In addition to preventative maintenance services—such as oil changes, air-filter inspections, and tune-ups—they nurse ailing transmissions, brakes, and water pumps back to health. They back their services with 12-month or 12,000-mile warranties, which they ratify by burning a tower of tires.
Certified, experienced technicians rejuvenate rides with a multipoint inspection, and then ensure many more miles of effortless pothole avoiding with a quick, effective oil change. Finally, an exterior cleansing gives crusty cars a thorough outer overhaul. Windows are scrubbed until they perform as mirrors, and mirrors are polished until the objects in them appear cleaner than they may be.
Technicians at Cottman Transmission and Total Auto Care maintain inter-auto harmony with lubricating oil changes and safety inspections. During the 15- to 20-minute service, mechanics empty washed-up oils and DMV cheat sheets hidden in engines, and replace them with up to five quarts of slickening sauce, capping off the service by installing a new filter. Rubbery soles privy to the tire rotation slip out of their disks and trade places to lay the foundation for even tread wear, and Rain-X treatments glaze car window panes to keep them clear while driving through inclement weather and meatball fights. Mechanics then peruse the car's perimeter during a safety check, testing essential parts for safe, optimal driving conditions.
Brothers' Auto Tech reaches out to cars with promises of tender loving maintenance and woos waiting drivers with the gifts of free WiFi and shuttle service. The ASE-certified technicians tend to vehicles dating back to 1930 in the 5,300-square-foot facility, performing everything from basic oil and lube services to in-depth engine and transmission work. Brothers' Auto Tech's shock and strut replacements help forge a stronger symbiosis between wheels and pavement, and brake and electrical diagnostic services help keep both lone-ranging cars and massive company fleets humming melodiously. Headlight restoration focuses on improving visibility at night and improving the look of a vehicle by removing the hazy layer from the outer surface of the headlights. When not focused on automotive performance, staff members offer fuel-economy advice and maintenance tips.
Around the parking lot, a platoon of new and certified used Hyundais stands ready to ferry their new owners home from Hendrick Hyundai North. Inside, the dealership’s service and parts departments bustle with auto technicians who work to fix brakes, check batteries, change motor oil, and install even-larger monster-truck wheels.