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.
At Mobil 1 Lube Express, a troop of trained technicians replaces old oil with up to 5 quarts of new fluid, screwing in a brand-new filter to match. Then, they'll put on their safety caps and perform an inspection—which includes checking fluids, lights, belts, and tires—before turning steering wheels left and asking tailpipes to cough twice. Cleaners equipped with smudge-eradicating suds and dust-hungry vacuums move in next, targeting grime and fingerprint mosaics with a full-service wash and hand dry, vacuuming interiors, and applying Rain-X and triple-foam protectants for extra defense against the elements. An application of rust inhibitor protects metallic veneers from corrosion, and a coating of Bugg Off affords rides a layer of defense against clingy insects and children wearing trendy magnetic vests. Specialists will also blast away crud from carriage underbellies and decorate wheels and tires with sprays of Wheel Brite and a tire shine.
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.
With lube and service centers spread across America, Valvoline Instant Oil Change ensures that roads from coast to coast teem with automotive vigor. Certified technicians perform a roster of services, including drive-thru oil changes that allow motorists to arrive without an appointment and remain in their car while Valvoline oils forge a truce between metal parts.
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).