Drawing on half a century of automotive service, the family owned and operated Midas helps drivers to prolong vehicle vigor with factory-recommended maintenance services. Mechanics pop car hoods to perform oil changes with standard and temperature-durable synthetic solutions, taking time to inspect belts, hoses, fluids, and the air conditioner's resident penguin. Armed with efficient catalytic converters built to US EPA standards, the staff helps to shrink harmful emissions during muffler and exhaust-system checks. Trained technicians augment brake services with lifetime guarantees and curate healthy, evenly worn tires with rotations or replacements from Goodyear, Michelin, Firestone, and Bridgestone.
Located roughly 3 minutes from Tucson Airport, Parking Express's fenced and lit parking lot harbors vehicles overnight while auto owners are away. The secure lot is open 24/7 and features complimentary car covers and a shuttle service that ferries drivers to and from their terminal. While vehicles are parked, the staff offers car wash and detail services and general maintenance measures, such as oil changes and nightly bedtime stories.
Metro Car Wash's meticulous technicians and loaded wash and detail packages have earned them the back-to-back title of Tucson Weekly's Best Car Wash in 2011 and 2012. Determined to make both Metro Car Wash locations stand apart from faceless car-washing chains, owners Craig and Sean strive to add personal touches to both locations. To that end, the Speedway facility is known for its outdoor track where customers can observe their car during a wash and croon it soothing lullabies to calm its nerves. The owners and staff have also built a community partnership program to donate a portion of their funds to nonprofit organizations each quarter.
Though they might not be able to turn all they touch into gold, the technicians at Midas can do just about anything to keep cars rolling smoothly. They swap out dirty oil during oil changes, give vehicles a thorough checkup during Midas Touch maintenance packages, and put cars through the wringer with any number of other guaranteed services. And every time they install a new muffler, they remember how Midas got its start back in 1956—as a muffler shop in Macon, Georgia, where the first of Johnny Mufflerseed's trees produced fruit.