The experienced glass guardians at Windshield Pros North ensure car owners enjoy unencumbered views by fixing glass damage before it spreads. Glass installers certified by the National Glass Association and Dow Automotive Systems employ high-quality materials and specially formulated adhesives to repair or replace glass panes, carving specialized pieces to fit windshields, doors, vents, and back panels. Windshield Pros North?s technicians perform onsite handiwork six days a week at both locations, and though many services are quick, drivers take advantage of free rental cars. The team also travels directly to homes with its mobile glass services.
The experts at Oil Can Henry's wear bow ties and newsboy hats, hinting at pleasant anachronism. Completing the effect of having stepped back in time, however, drivers remain in their cars, flipping open free newspapers as though they were in a mid-century service station. As Henry's knowledgeable technicians whip through oil changes, reviving autos with a lube job, fluid top-off, visual inspection, and other services, patrons look on via a video monitor. The close-up vantage point and tips from the workers help guests learn new things about their autos and not to be too grossed out to touch the headlights anymore.
A range of Castrol motor oils, each designed to meet unique driving conditions and vehicular needs, waits on shelves, and fuel additives give an additional boost. Within the sheltered bays, the crew provides further maintenance services such as cooling-system flushes and constructive criticism of homemade hood ornaments.
Don and Rick Wood, owners of Cooks Collision, can trace their auto-repair roots back to the 1930s. Their grandfather, Clyde, built cars for Ford Motor Company and later started his own body shop, where he passed his knowledge on to his son, Bob. After working as a body-shop manager for Saltnes Volkswagen, Bob took out a mortgage against his family home and purchased Cooks Auto Body, fulfilling his dream of starting his own shop?just like his dad. Today, Don and Rick carry on the family legacy with more than 30 locations, dozens of employees, and one magical vintage racecar. Their ASE-certified mechanics are factory-certified by Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, Jaguar, and Volvo, and they repair around 30,000 cars each year.
Audio House's fully insured, MECP-certified installers carefully wire vehicles with an assortment of auto-enhancing devices and accessories. Remote-start systems let owners rouse slumbering motors at a distance, and car alarms from such top manufacturers as Viper and Auto Page unleash a barrage of honks, beeps, and freight-train noises to alert drivers of would-be thieves. In-dash GPS systems put hassle-free navigation at drivers' fingertips, and device-integration services couple mp3 players and cell phones with existing audio infrastructure. For an entertainment upgrade, the crew can install mobile video accessories and add tinted windows to shield cars from passing bikers trying to sneak a peek of the in-cabin movie.
Concord Auto Service's mechanics don't exclude vehicle makes and models from their garage. Instead, they wave all types of vehicles inside for essential maintenance and repair services such as oil changes, brake work, diagnostics, and finding Rose Royce's song "Car Wash" on the radio. For customers whose vehicles need to stay overnight, Concord Auto offers free shuttles throughout Concord.
During the oil change, an experienced technician removes the worn-out filter and purges old motor oil, then replaces them with a fresh filter and up to five quarts of standard vehicular blood. The full engine inspection includes a thorough diagnosis of all your auto's mechanical components from its gears to its belts to its throat dangly. Owners of the newly rejuvenated motor carriage receive a computerized evaluation that details existing issues and points out potential future complications. The entire service package, including the oil change and inspection, takes about 45 minutes—long enough to lounge in the waiting room, peruse a few magazines, sip a cup of complimentary coffee, or twiddle the thumbs of a fellow waitee.