Most of the automotive-maintenance services at Pro Oil Change begin with the pop of a hood. The dull sound reverberates around the engine, where trained and certified technicians inspect air filters, replace batteries, refill fluid levels, and inject warranty-approved motor oil. Outside the automotive nucleus, they extend their restorative touch toward burned-out headlights and waved-out windshield-wiper blades. All of this unfolds inside their welcoming facility, which accepts all vehicle makes and models and features a waiting room with TVs and complimentary coffee, hot chocolate, or tea.
The vehicular vixens at Niagara Motors effortlessly expedite oil changes and refresh fuel lines, returning fallen steel ponies to pavement-punishing form. Their standard oil change ($39.95, plus $5.19 HST) includes a luxurious lube, oil, and filter change, as well as a discreet and gentlemanly gander at your belts, hoses, and connections. Niagara’s metal massage therapists also lube roadster’s hinges and linkages, as well as top up fluid levels and check and adjust tire pressure so you can bounce your auto like a fresh-out-the-box basketball. Niagara’s service department also offers a simple and easy automated-scheduling system to accurately prepare for your separation and ultimately teary reunion with your beloved road buggy.
Signature service: Automotive detailing
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Average Duration of Services: 4+ hours
Brands Used: Custom Detailing Products
Pro Tip: All appointments have a 48 hour cancellation period.
Describe a time your services really changed a client's life for the better.
We have helped many customers sell their vehicles with our detailing services. One particular customer was trying to sell their vehicle for four months. After we did some body work and a showroom quality detail, the next person who inquired about it bought it.
Do you or your staff have any special certifications or degrees?
Every technician has completed an automotive detailing course.
What aspect of your job, or the services you offer, most often surprises people?
The quality of the service received for the price.
Few businesses offer a personal touch anymore, but that's not the case At Shining Car Wash where technicians wash and dry each vehicle by hand. From there, additional services only serve to enhance the effects of your car's thorough bath?extras can include everything from engine shampooing to hand waxing with Simonize wax. And, to ensure you car looks its best for years to come, staff can also cap off their work with window tinting or rust proofing services.
Signature Service: Automotive detailing, rustproofing, and window tinting Established: 2009 Reservations/Appointments: Required Staff Size: 2?5 people Average Duration of Services: 2+ hours (detailing), 30+ min (rustproofing) Brands Used: Rustproofing products by Bocar Company, detailing products by Auto Valet Canada Pro Tip: All appointments have a 48 hour cancellation period.
Since 1980, Herb and Rhonda Singer have grown Discount Car & Truck into a network of more than 300 franchises that embrace environmentalism. Today, 91 per cent of the total fleet averages 28 miles per gallon on the highway, and in 2011, the company inaugurated a sustainability program featuring e-waste collection. Customer service is a priority, too, so the team offers complimentary pickup and return on a mechanical spider. Corporate and individual renters choose from more that 12 vehicles by makes including Kia, Toyota, and Cadillac, which can speed up to seven passengers to a concert or haul an apartment full of furniture to a bonfire.
Napa Autopro's certified technicians have been revamping dinged up vehicles for the last 25 years. To back up their array of repair and maintenance services—including oil changes and wheel alignments—they use Napa parts. Their seasonal service packages prepare automobiles for the heat of summer, the cold of winter, and the heartbreak of Valentine's Day. The staff guarantees their work with a 12-month/20,000-kilometre warranty, which is honoured at each of Napa Autopro's nearly 600 nationwide service centres.