Founders Ben and Jackie Thompson knew exactly what to do with their passion for automobiles and 20 years of retail and service experience: open up a comprehensive car care and motoring facility that focuses on superior customer service. The Grease Lightning brand has since expanded to include franchises under the Castrol Premium Lube Express name, each location servicing autos with a friendly and highly trained staff. They specialize in tire and maintenance service, performing repairs such as rotations, oil changes, and battery replacement with products from reputable brands including Goodyear tires, Interstate batteries, and Castrol, Pennzoil, and Havoline lubricants. In addition to keeping cars as clean and pristine as they day they were plucked from the ground with full detail services, the Grease Lightning staff can even help clients replace a hopelessly soiled vehicle entirely through car and motorcycle sales
Delta Sonic Car Wash renews tarnished transportation with an innovative touchless car-wash system that automatically guides vehicles through a tunnel of high-pressure sprays and overhead buffing cloths. The hands-free wash massages mild lotions into paint jobs, leaving vehicles with sparkling, fingerprint-free finishes that are backed by a five-day guarantee. Detailing technicians do get their hands dirty as they make use of more than 100 hours of training to dote on vehicle interiors and exteriors with products from ValuGard, Aquapel, and Blue Coral. The team wields AOCA certification know-how when injecting engines with oil and devising rustproofing treatments that avoid drilling holes or covering corrosion in zit cream.
The team of expert auto docs at Total Automotive deftly diagnoses and treats ailing domestic, foreign, and hybrid vehicles. Technicians first freshen engine cocktails with an oil change, replacing up to five quarts of synthetic blend oil to reduce grime, lubricate moving parts, and increase resistance to malaria ($40). Wheels are shifted during tire rotation ($21) to reduce uneven wear, while a thorough New York state safety and emissions inspection keeps the ride legally in the clear ($21). Finally, motor mavens consult with drivers to address their vehicle's recurring problems, such as a faulty transmission or a gearshift that fails to cause time-travel, and make recommendations from the inspection's findings. Visits vary in length from about 30 to 60 minutes, after which point staff stays within reach with a year of emergency auto club membership, good for two tows.
Bison Automotive's cozy, turquoise garage houses a legion of ASE–certified technicians who repair and maintain foreign and domestic rides with a professional courtesy that earned them the Best of Buffalo Award in 2010 and 2011. The skilled techs perform maintenance services such as oil changes and cooling-system flushes along with major repairs such as engine work, air-conditioning repair, and counseling for transmissions after painful breakups with the drive shaft. Detail services coax top luster from paint and interiors with hand washes, vacuum, and crevice work that banishes grime from autos’ nethermost nooks.