For three decades, the car whisperers at Atlas Auto & Exhaust have kept customers driving safely with quality maintenance and specialized vehicle inspections. During a standard oil change, Atlas Auto's skilled technicians replace old, worn-out oil with fresh-faced young fluid, straight from lubricant college and ready to take on the heat, dust, and incredible pressures of today's high-octane internal-combustion world. To help new oil adjust to its new job of safeguarding precious moving parts, gaskets, and various shafts, a fresh oil filter is included. Trained technicians also examine mechanical and electrical parts during a thorough 127-point safety inspection. The team checks and tests warning lights, fluids, the battery, parking brake, and transmission mounts, among other gadgets.
Established in Vernon, BC, Kal Tire has six decades of service under its belt and more than 240 locations across Canada. The independent shop's many different brands of tires - including brands like Nokian, Michelin, and Bridgestone - keep cars, SUVs, semis, and even mining trucks running in all weather conditions. Its collection of shiny custom wheels brings class to once-drab jalopies. And its professional technicians keep highways safe and cars and trucks running smoothly by handling everything from routine air-pressure checks and alignments to brake-pad and shock replacements.
The team of mechanics at Glass Doctor of Edmonton can fix everything from minor fender-benders to major collisions. Techs restore busted-up buggies with frame-straightening services and can repair all scratches, rust damage, and dents. Complete paint jobs and custom work such as side skirts and rear spoilers are also part of their repertoire.
Auto Details' exhaustively trained technicians combat corrosive seasonal elements with gentle hand washes and protective-sealant applications. Over the course of approximately two hours, towel-swirling technicians soap away caked-on road salt, paying special attention to intricate door jambs, wheels, and hood ornaments shaped like Fabergé eggs. With auto bodies reset to sparkle, an undercarriage wash spruces up chassis where the sun doesn't shine, and jets of water free exterior windows from highway grime. Before cars roll off the lot, a hard-coated paint sealant repels wintry weather with a combination of shine and protection like a parka made of plate mail.
At Kia West Edmonton, winner of a 2010 Consumer Choice Award, vehicle virtuosos pamper cars in a brand-new, high-volume service facility. In an oil-change service, Kia West Edmonton welcomes new, preowned, and emotionally distant cars to its hospitable and efficient drive-thru service centre. Motor mavens flush spent oil from four-wheeled patients, replacing the aging sludge clogging cars' arterial systems with an injection of premium synthetic oil to keep things running smoothly and safely. In addition to relubricating engines, technicians swap congested filters for fresh ones, restoring weary autos to the liveliness of when they were young go-karts.
Aero Car Parts' experienced technicians install an array of automotive apparatuses, including remote starters and alarms, window tints, and specialty lights for nearly every make and model. A one-way remote starter and alarm (starting at $495 including installation), can communicate with cars telepathically from a distance, and buyers can also choose to purchase a range of optional capabilities, including the power of keyless entry, trunk release, and cold weather start. Further customization services range from window tinting ($80+) to specialty lighting such as 3M headlights ($90) and fog lights ($30) so drivers can confidently take shortcuts through the most shrouded of dream sequences.