Although independently owned and operated, South Hill Goodyear houses a stable of ASE-certified technicians whose work is backed by the nationwide warranty expected from Goodyear. Moreover, the quality of its technicians’ work has earned the shop recognition as an AAA-certified repair facility. Armed with computer diagnostics and modern technology, the technicians take care of routine maintenance such as oil changes as well as major repairs such as transmission replacements. They are also certified by the state for emissions work.
With the help of local environmental companies, South Hill’s team properly disposes of used tires, automotive fluids, and batteries that might otherwise get ground into hot dogs. Some services are discounted for military personnel.
The automotive remix at the Puyallup dealership begins as the car-cleaning experts harness the soothing power of steam to thoroughly flush your hard-worked engine, carpets, seats, and headliner clean of dirt, dust, and doughnut crumbs. While a specially trained machine buffs the car's exterior, the clean team will swipe and wipe your auto's interior surfaces, including vinyl and leather. During this time, door jambs are degunked, the trunk is cleansed (including a steam cleaning of soiled carpets, if needed), and tires are scrubbed until they are the brightest shade of black. The total-body workout winds down with a waxing of your auto's exterior and a sepia-toned snapshot of the beautified buggy for scrapbooking posterity.
Though an authorized Honda dealership and service center, Jay Lee’s Honda of Sumner is staffed by certified professionals who specialize in selling, maintaining, and cleaning cars of any make and model. With a silver detail package ($89.95), driving machines from every car subculture are cleansed of layers of gas mileage-dampening ectoplasm and restored to their state of original purification as careful cleaners minutely attend to each vehicle's exoskeleton—washing, drying, and waxing it by hand. Windows are wiped down inside and out, tires are scrubbed and dressed, and the carpets and seats are vacuumed down with the impeccable attention of an elephant cracking peanuts. Tires, meanwhile, are cleaned and dressed in adorable sailor suits. Motorists who prefer a ceremonial car bath that involves fewer semi-precious metals and more valuable gems can opt for the diamond car wash ($29.95) instead, which includes a hand wash and dry, an interior vacuum, a window cleaning, and a Blue Coral express wax, plus Rain-X for the windshield and Black Magic car care product for turning the tires into licorice candy.
The licensed and state-certified techs at Honest-1 Auto Care draft written estimates gratis before operating on any vehicle. They're also eco-conscious, recycling used parts, batteries, and oil. The shop’s same-day service includes free local pick-up and delivery to go along with oil changes, repairs, and tune-ups. Customers can wait for their cars in a lobby outfitted with cozy leather furniture, large-screen TVs, and a children's play area. Complimentary beverages and an Internet café are on hand to slake your thirst for cool liquids and WiFi freely dispensed by the gods.
AAMCO Transmissions and Auto Repair's locally owned outposts dot cities and towns from coast to coast. Since AAMCO opened 50 years ago, its transmission masters have extended their range of services to the realm of total car care, offering cars with faulty brakes, dirty oil, or broken air conditioners some one-on-one time with a handy mechanic. This commitment to full auto health also underlines AAMCO's promise that every vehicle receiving service is privy to a free multipoint inspection, during which mechanics explore beneath the hood, under the car, and in the GPS navigator's psyche to ensure safe operations and optimal performance.