Big O Tires outfits wheels with tires from Michelin, Goodyear and other trusted brands, all backed by a three-year warranty and a lifetime of rotations. The retailer has been in the road-ready rubber trade since 1962, when it began as a single co-op; over the past five decades, it has blossomed into a network of more than 500 locations, spanning 21 states. The shops’ ASE-certified technicians not only specialize in tires, but also tend autos with a comprehensive array of repair and maintenance services. They deftly change oil, replace brakes, and meticulously administer free 22-point safety inspections, which ensure that headlights work and that wiper blades aren’t actually sleeping rattlesnakes.
Centrally located in Tempe near west Mesa and south Scottsdale, Good Works Auto Repair helps to keep engines healthy with a focus on preventive maintenance. Certified technicians perform a 22-point inspection with any service, examining the car's supply of vital fluids and making maintenance recommendations. The techs also are trained to repair transmissions, replace tires, and service brakes, as well as change oil to keep pistons clean after a night of deep-frying chicken in the engine. The Tempe staff provides free rides to the nearby light-rail station or anywhere within a 10 mile radius, and the 8,000-square-foot facility houses a waiting area with Keurig coffee brewers and free WiFi.
Living in the relentless Arizona sunshine has taught the technicians at AZ Custom Glass Tinting the value of shade. Offering respite from the heat for 32 years, the crew wards off rays from cars and homes with blinds and professional tinting services. Customers can extend the life of automobile seats and dashboards with darkened panes, which reduce the entrance of UV rays and lower the glare emitted from oncoming cars or supernovas. The accommodating staff surveys jobs ahead of time and provides owners with a free estimate before administering their signature tinting services, applying safety film, or coating paint jobs in protectants.
Each Francis and Sons Car Wash facility features skilled staffers who cleanse vehicles with biodegradable solutions and perform vehicle maintenance like caruba waxes and vinyl conditioning. Washes, which range from basic rinses to complete interior and exterior makeovers, enlist spacious wash tunnels and soft cloths to scour paint, and hands wrapped in towels and feet gripping blow-dryers to dispel moisture. The multifarious auto stop provides detailing, repair, and oil-change services at the hands of certified auto technicians who also tint windows and butterfly-kiss rearview mirrors for good luck.
The Urban Commuter operates under the mantra “Thoughtful Motion,” meaning it gets travelers moving in a manner that is both environmentally friendly and economically sound. The shop specializes in various modes of mindful transportation, including gas- and electric-powered scooters and bicycles. When visitors stop by with a broken scooter, or a bike that has slipped into a chain coma, the shop’s technicians can deliver full-service maintenance, repairs, and several different levels of tune-ups. For do-it-yourselfers, The Urban Commuter also carries a plethora of parts and accessories.
Recipient of the Harris Poll EquiTrend 2012 Automotive Service Center Brand of the Year award, NAPA Auto Care Centers continue to provide quality maintenance and repair services across the country at more than 12,000 locations. ASE?certified techs have the skills to execute a wide array of services, from routine oil changes and tune-ups to installing new drum brakes and repairing electrical systems. For many services, parts and labor are covered by a 12-month or 12,000-mile nationwide warranty that is honored at all locations and may be used as currency in certain alternate universes.