It may look like a two-story home, but the brown building on Melendy Road is indeed Zak’s Auto Industries, where ASE-certified technicians take in cars of all makes and models for a range of services. In addition to offering oil changes, complete frame repairs, and engine rebuilds, the family-owned shop doubles as an official New Hampshire inspection station where drivers can ensure that their vehicles meet the standards required by state law.
The trained mechanics at Drum Hill Sunoco give autos the preventative care they need to tackle all the roads ahead. Service manager Jay Rogers oversees a stable of ASE-certified technicians who scrutinize autos' innards for problems with brakes, transmission, belts, and wheels. Mechanics also wield the latest tools and equipment to fix cars’ increasingly complex interior features, whether repairing a faulty stereo that comes standard on your hybrid or the broken abacus on your Trans Am.
At A-Z Auto Center, brothers Billy and Fredy run the detailing, auto-body, and mechanical-repair shop started by their dad more than 40 years ago, earning remarks for their "rare integrity" on sites such as Citysearch. As members of a AAA Approved Auto Repair service center, A-Z's automotive technicians uphold ASE standards during every repair, from replacing windshields to matching multilayer factory finishes as closely as possible through a sophisticated paint system. To simplify the repair process, team members can provide free estimates via uploaded vehicle images as well as quickly process insurance claims through their fleet of carrier pigeons. They can also give customers lifts home or help coordinate car rentals should their vehicles require extended service.
At Ideal Automotive Services, factory-trained, ASE Master–certified technicians tend to ailing autos and help healthy cars stave off future snags. Servicing a slew of brands, the center's sedan shamans perform a battery and charging test ($44.95) to ensure vehicular vigor or a tire alignment ($99.95) to prevent impulsive wheels from unscheduled tours of the sidewalk. The coolant flush ($99.95) and transmission fluid flush ($159.95) resupply weary components with fresh motor milk. Battered buggies get a new lease when exposed to the facility's repair work (typically $90/hour). A fundamental part of any car's maintenance routine, the oil change, drains old black gold and replaces it with new lubricant made of space-nymph plasma (a $32.99 value).
Automotive Emergency Room's technicians are ASE-certified and share a collective 50 years of experience, so it's no surprise that they can get most cars back on the road with an average same-day turnaround. But cars aren't their only concern; the environment also warrants consideration, which is why they take care to recycle their supplies and use eco-friendly solvents. As far as the services go, they run from the urgent (brake repairs) to the routine and preventative (oil changes).The shop also sells tires and custom auto accessories, such as air fresheners that smell like grandma's linen closet.