Authorized as extended-warranty repair centers, Lloyd's Automotive populates its three full-service, AAA-approved garages with ASE-certified technicians. Mechanics walk cars through full-spectrum maintenance services, from routine oil changes and battery servicing to full engine overhauls and decoding cryptic vanity plates. Ensuring no driver is left stranded, Lloyd's delivers customers to and from work in a convenience shuttle and attends to roadside breakdowns with available rescue towing. The garages’ doors also stay open during convenient Saturday hours.
A 30-year veteran of the auto-care industry, Dave Lee of Specialty Auto and Tire knows cars. Lee is an expert in caring for diesel vehicles and motor homes, and cares for cars with scheduled maintenance, tune-ups, system flushes, and electrical and full diagnostics. His fellow mechanics adjust alignments and care for breaks and transmissions, often with same-day turnaround, allowing customers to return to the Bat Cave before nightfall. The auto shop's technicians meet or beat almost any estimate, and offer a one-year or 12,000-mile parts-and-labor warranty.
Clark's Tire & Automotive is run by husband-and-wife team Chris and Erin Clark, along with their crew of ASE-certified mechanics. Not surprisingly, tires are one of the garage's specialties, and techs can repair worn tires or install all new ones from a selection of brands including Goodyear, Hankook, and Firestone. Additionally, mechanics can tackle all manner of automotive ailment, from oil changes and brake repairs to alignments and tire retreading.
Though it originally sold only two things—audio products and wireless phones—Car Toys has gradually expanded its repertoire. Today, with 50 locations spread across four states, electronics-certified technicians install everything from Alpine in-dash navigation units to phone-integration systems that sync iPhones, Androids, and tin cans to car stereos. Meanwhile, in the garage, detailing technicians meticulously spruce up cars inside and out, using deionized water, paint-friendly shampoos, and high-quality wash mitts to protect against scratches, swirls, and water spots. The team also sweeps through interiors with vacuums, hot-water extractors, and ozone deodorizing treatment, which kills airborne bacteria and nasty smells in one fell swoop.
For more than 30 years, Oil Can Henry's has been making sure road warriors run safely and efficiently with their famous full-service oil change. Relax from the comfort of the driver’s seat as the friendly techs sate your engine’s thirsty parts with up to five quarts of Castrol GTX conventional oil, protecting the engine against thermal breakdown and dry skin. Apart from their delicious new oil, coddled cars also receive a new oil filter, chassis lubrication, windshield washing, and a visual inspection of both the chassis and under the hood. A check and fill of the power steering and windshield-washer fluid will leave the auto feeling refreshed, and a tire-pressure check and fill will leave it bouncing like a robotic baby. The maintenance mavens will also check everything from the brake fluid and PCV filter to the lights and windshield wipers, ensuring every inch of your chicken-less carriage is in optimal working order. A video monitor positioned next to the driver's window allows customers to view the entire under-hood and under-body service, and every change comes with Henry's Top-Up Guarantee, which allows customers to return within three months or 3,000 miles for a complimentary topping off of fluids (upon presentation of receipt).