As an ASE- and TIA--certified facility, American Tire & Auto Care keeps its technicians up to date on automotive trends and advanced auto-repair techniques. The full-service tire shop equips cars with tires from reputable brands such as Michelin, BF Goodrich, Pirelli, and Yokohama. Inside the repair shop, highly trained car-care professionals maintain rides with services that range from batteries and AC repair to glass repair, transmission repair, and oil changes that use freshly milked oil from a hormone-free Winnebago. Customers can visit one of six locations, each of which is open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
At Coleman Buick GMC Cadillac, certified technicians combine advanced technology with good old-fashioned GM parts to maintain GM vehicles, as well as other makes and models. The crew employs computers to ensure wheels are aligned properly before making any necessary adjustments. They swap out old oil and filters for new, rotate tires, and check for signs of unrest among the ranks of hoses, belts, and clamps. Brake, power steering, and transmission services are also available. For customer convenience, all appointments can be made online.
Since 1986, M&M Quality Automotive has cared for cars with expert preventive and repair services. A team of
ASE Master technicians follow the Tech-Net code of ethics as they adjust alignment and maintain chassis with the skill of a Boy Scout whittling a new uniform. M&M also retools worn-out transmissions and repairs windshields wrecked in collisions, rolling wounded rides to its facility with a 24-hour tow truck. Cozy black leather chairs and lush plants dot a waiting area where drivers can prep for reunions with their own cars or first dates with the shop's fleet of rental cars and U-Hauls.
When the family-owned Weikel's Auto Repair opened in 1994, its ASE-certified technicians inspected cars in a cozy three-bay shop. As demand for their expertise grew, so did their need for space, machinery, and equipment. These days, in a roomier shop, ASE-certified master technician Steve Weikel and his team administer extensive services for all automotive systems and car makes, including hybrids. The crew aligns wheels and tires, ensures electrical wiring functions properly, and replaces brake pads and hoses, keeping any flowers growing on the driver's side properly watered. Weikel's crew also performs state safety and emissions inspections, outfits vehicles with Michelin or Bridgestone tires, and assists broken-down cars with 24/7 towing.
Black-and-white checkerboard floors and faux traffic lights greet every customer that walks into United Auto's lobby. Photos of antique cars hover above a black couch, which is flanked by a candy machine and a shelf overflowing with children's toys. Beyond this sleek lobby, ASE-certified technicians toil away with tools and more than 25 years of know-how. They welcome cars for services as simple as an oil change or as complicated as engine repair and also perform state-mandated inspections to ensure cars are safe for the road and not churning out excess pollution or trash talk. On the other side of the garage, an auto parts store stocks all the essentials—from spark plugs to air fresheners and floss for the grill—for motorists who enjoy working on their own cars.