With 30 years of car-cleansing experience, Dave's Auto Care’s meticulous cleaners revamp and enhance even the dirtiest rides with agile hands and high-gloss products. During thorough hand washes, cars forfeit their dirt as human digits scrub and massage their exteriors, dab them dry, and remove telltale lawn flamingos from their tires. Technicians also extend hand treatments into three-hour cosmetic makeovers with several exterior-only options, or grab hold of paint or oversize crayons to permanently affix lettering to boats, trucks, and cars for custom graphic designs.
Yankee Ford bulks up worn-out engine blocks of all makes and models with a full selection of services to maintain a safe, smooth ride. Grease monkeys coddle coupes with up to five quarts of Motorcraft synthetic-blend motor oil and a Motorcraft oil filter to decrease friction, increase fuel economy, and serve as a tasty tilapia marinade for roadside grilling. Customers are welcome to drive in without an appointment and spend their downtime during the service using Yankee Ford's complimentary WiFi access. After the oil change, all underhood fluids are topped off, granting vans and sedans 5,000 sludge-free miles of clean driving or training for the Olympics of license-plate bingo. Esteemed car caretakers can also enroll in Yankee Ford's Owner Rewards program, which grants members a free oil change after the purchase of four, and a 5% discount is added to all future service bills. This Groupon counts toward the four-oil-change total.
At Commercial Street Auto Care, automotive experts tackle any and every job—from window washing to lumberjacking—with such precision and attention that the company has begun calling itself “obsessive.” Using professional products by Pro and Malco, the shop’s detailing crew diligently tackles all vehicular dirt and grime with basic exterior washes and full-service professional detailing, complete with hand waxes, tire dressing, and interior conditioning. Aside from restoring shine to sullied rides, Commercial Street’s technicians peek under the hood and slide beneath the underbody to maintain and repair all systems, from swapping tires to servicing transmissions. They also vend and install professional window tints by Solar Guard, Suntech, and Madico to block UV rays from damaging the interior and thwart excessive heat from boiling Big Gulps.
The crew at Classic Services has been keeping cars, boats, and homes clean for more than 30 years. Auto detailers pamper four-wheelers with a variety of packages that feature washes by hand, machine polishes, and carpet and upholstery shampoos. Boats receive similar treatment as they undergo hull polishing and cabin detailing, leaving them ready to traverse the seas in search of treasure chests filled with diesel fuel. The crew also extends its services to residences, swinging by houses and buildings to hose them down, remove graffiti, and perform other general maintenance services.
Hydraulic lifts puff and sigh as they slowly lift cars above Duval Service Center’s shop floor, revealing each auto underbelly to Mark Duval and his team of ASE-certified mechanics. After pinpointing common breakdown culprits, such as overheating and always being picked last for dodge ball, techs get busy re-padding brakes, clearing out exhaust systems, and performing other services that keep vehicles running smoothly. While their cars get pampered, drivers can kick back in the red cushioned chairs of the waiting area to read a magazine, or wander Duval’s Service Center’s lot of foreign and domestic used cars.
Mending and maintaining foreign autos for more than a quarter of a century, the technicians at New England Imports LLC rid rides of troubles and prevent breakdowns with oil changes and friendly full-service repairs. During oil-change services, technicians drain old, loud-mouthed crude and replace it with a more polite batch of fresh standard oil. Meanwhile, mechanics inspect 10 high-wear and breakdown points including the tires, shocks, ball joints, and wipers, keeping road warriors abreast of impending parts failures. Drivers looking to heal broken-down carriages can opt for mechanical repairs ($80/hour) and let the team of skilled technicians go to work declogging sputtering fuel injection systems, revamping faulty wiring, aligning tires, and keeping cars healthy by performing factory-scheduled maintenance or taking them for walks.
Specializing in European cars, Merlin Motors’s lot glistens with Mercedes-Benz, Audi, and BMW vehicles. Though they mainly focus on those manufacturers, the techs at Merlin Motors broaden their automotive spectrum with Toyotas, Fords, Jeeps, and stalled alien spacecraft. Inside their two-car, full-service garage, they crawl under the hood of most makes and models for oil changes and check-ups.