For more than 13 years, the technicians at Octopus Car Wash have escorted vehicles into high-tech soft-touch washing systems. Controlled by a tunnel computer system and electronic sensors, their robotic equipment slathers vehicles as tall as 6 feet, 10 inches with double-coat foam conditioners, clear-coat protectors, and delicious donut glaze. To appease the environment, Octopus softens, treats, and internally recycles its water while using far less than is normally used at home.
The family behind Fletcher's Tire & Auto Service opened their first shop more than four decades ago. Today, they operate a total of 35 locations, working to provide automobiles throughout Arizona with expert service and lessons in honking etiquette. ASE-certified technicians keep cars running, rolling, and stopping smoothly with regular maintenance services. Oil changes come with a battery test and a tire rotation to ensure even wear and lend every tread equal squealing opportunities; most services are backed by warranties that start at 12 months and 12,000 miles. More than 15 brands of tires find themselves ably paired with appropriate chariots thanks to a convenient online tire-size guide, and computerized alignment services help improve gas mileage and safety.
Since 1988, Auto Care Super Saver has been helping car owners save cash with maintenance punch cards redeemable at local auto shops throughout the course of a full year. These cards come loaded with all kinds of prepaid services, including at least three full-service oil changes with up to 5 quarts of oil, lube, and a new filter. Depending on the location, punch cards may also feature tire rotations, brake inspections, engine-light readings, air-conditioning performance tests, and other repairs and inspections essential to a car's well-being. Customers can transfer the punch card's benefits to any ride, ranging from station wagons to sports cars to feral merry-go-round mounts.
Certified by the National Glass Association, the techs at AACE Glass, Tinting, & Security Films keep the glass in automobiles, homes, and storefronts structurally sound and visually pleasing through an array of services. The outfit cuts its auto glass to OEM specifications, meaning the pane fits better in vehicle openings, thus decreasing the likelihood of wind coming in or amateur yodels leaking out. Car owners can also protect their investment through security films made by ClearPlex, which protect the windshield from damage caused by road debris and block out UV rays. Tinting films by MaXPro coat any glass surface, helping homes save on energy costs and shielding upholstery in automobiles. Each of AACE Glass's products is backed by a lifetime warranty against material defects and workmanship.
Cool Auto owner Michael Moreno first opened shop at age 9, when he detailed his brother's 1968 Camaro and was paid with a bag of chips and a six-pack of root beer. Today, the longtime Tucson resident has expanded the business to include a staff of 22 full-time employees who detail about 8,600 cars, trucks, SUVs, and vans every year, pulling in almost as many chips and root beers as the World Bank can hold. Detailing technicians sanitize rides with grease removals from engines and auto bodies, clay-bar and waxing rubdowns, and steam cleaning of undercarriages, axles, and suspensions. They apply the same attention to detail inside cars, lifting soda stains and pulling out ground-in dirt with extractors. They can even protect leather upholstery from wear and sun damage with shine-boosting conditioning. To make sure the car smells nice, the techs use puffs of ozone to banish stubborn odors from car cabins.
For more than 25 years, the specialists at J & L Complete Automotive have worked to extend vehicle lifespans. From regular upkeep measures such as oil changes and safety inspections to more comprehensive repairs, J & L Complete Automotive handles service requests for all domestic, foreign, and alien-born vehicles.
Windows gleam as they roll off the pavement at Glass Experts, where technicians fix and refurbish automotive panes. The team heals bruised glass with high-strength resins that restores windshields’ structural integrity and tough-guy reputation or swap out damaged windshields with crystalline replacements. The shop’s tinting services keep passengers cool and protected from UV rays while headlight restoration purges front lights of yellowing, fog, and oxidation.