Mr. Windshield's certified technicians have repaired and replaced chipped, cracked, and broken glass for more than 30 years. The crew draws upon that experience as well as a stock of 15,000 parts to quickly return chipped windshields to their safer, more beautiful selves. The repair process uses acrylic resin to form a solid bond that stops chips from becoming cracks while keeping out water and the voices of angry lifeguards. In the bustling shops, the technicians can also swap out damaged glass for safe, new pieces on both personal and commercial vehicles, often within one hour of the customer's arrival.
The skilled techs at The Tire Giant of Roseville and The Tire Giant of Sterling Heights service tires, engines, and internal systems beneath the prestigious banner of ASE certification. Name-brand tires from Cooper and Kelly replace vehicles' lopsided gaits with a precision capable of convincing yellow lines that they've been painted crookedly. Skilled technicians also service internal operations, hoisting autos of all makes, models, and origins onto full-service bays for repairs and maintenance. From sputtering engines to faulty brakes to climate-control systems with a bad source of weather updates, the versatile techs restore vehicles to working states and send them forth with steady tires and retooled performance.
Originally founded in 1959 by Kurt Ziebart as Ziebart International Corp., Ziebart has morphed from an auto-rust-prevention outfit into a full-service auto accessory and detail shop that has cropped up at some 400 locations in 30 countries. Performing everything from window tinting and professional detailing to electronics installation, Ziebart's experienced staff cares for cars with high-end products, including seasonal paint protectant and the company’s renowned rust inhibitors. To protect cars inside and out, Ziebart technicians also install accouterments such as alarm systems to thwart thieves and sunroofs to thwart unflattering film negatives from processing correctly (services may vary by location).
The Owens family presides over a team of mechanics certified by the Automotive Service Excellence board at their Sterling Heights shop, where checkerboard tiles emulate racing flags along the roof. Staffers tackle basic maintenance, such as oil changes and tire rotations, as well as in-depth repairs such as fixing water pumps and tuning engines to B-flat minor. Nearby, water hisses against undercarriages and bodies and vacuums purr across upholstery as the crew details rides.
Mobil 1 Lube Express’s seasoned technicians keep cars running smoothly and efficiently with speedy oil changes, preventive maintenance, and tire repairs. While the pros tend to automobiles Monday–Saturday, drivers wait within comfy quarters, helping themselves to the complimentary coffee and bottled water, reading the newspapers, or watching the flat-screen TVs. The shop's free email-reminder service sends electronic notifications to let drivers know when their vehicle is due for fresh motor oil, a milestone inspection, or vaccinations for its fuzzy dice.
Owner and operator Mike Harler opened Harler’s Auto Repair shop in 2001 as a way of combining his multifaceted skills in the auto industry he had developed over more than 17 years. Since 1990, Mike has apprenticed at car dealerships where he learned the importance of customer satisfaction and a gentle bedside manner through hands-on experience tending to vehicles at both service stations and independent repair shops.
Mike leads by example, ensuring his team of automotive experts demonstrates this same combination of customer service and automotive expertise in the shop’s full gamut of maintenance and repair services. The courteous staff takes time to answer questions and concerns, discussing with drivers the reason behind repairs and whether cars traveling at light speed can turn on their blinkers.