Frank Leta Auto Group's professional auto menders keep engines purring and exteriors sparkling with detailing and maintenance packages. During the 20-minute preferred detail, technicians wash down fusty frames and restore tires to their factory-fresh sheen. As cloths wipe-down interior surfaces and windows, vacuums explore nooks and crannies for dust bunnies and raccoons made of old fast-food wrappers. The maintenance package kicks-off as mechanics convince engines to trade-in soiled oil for a fresh batch of lubricant. Staffers then run through a 40-point inspection and rotate tires to help autos' insides run as smoothly as their tires roll. The 45-minute package also features a complimentary executive car wash, which rejuvenates exteriors sullied from regular commutes or irregular commutes through paintball arenas.
Royal Gate Dodge introduces drivers to gleaming stables of new and used Chryslers, Dodges, Jeeps, and Rams in Ellisville and Columbia, Illinois. Certified specialists stand ready at both dealerships to fix what ails a sluggish Dodge Avenger or to help a Jeep Patriot Sport remember the preamble to the Constitution. Car owners can drop off their injured autos six days a week at either service center—both are open six days a week, but the Ellisville shop closes later (11 p.m. Monday through Friday). The technicians in Ellisville also provide collision-repair services in a 14,000-square-foot facility equipped with computerized estimating systems, digital imaging, and year-round climate control.
For six decades, Lou Fusz’s savvy mechanicals have revived ailing autos with fresh fluids, tire care, and safety inspections that keep all components running at the same speed. Technicians rehydrate thirsty engines with a full dose of oil and lube (a $30 value). A new filter inoculates cars against oil-borne contaminants and other vehicular viruses, while windshields wipe their brows in relief with newly installed blades (a $34 value). After a team of trusty wheel-wranglers rotates tires to balance tread wear (a $15 value), a thorough safety check scrutinizes two dozen essential elements for signs of trouble, such as cracked casings or failed emissions tests stuffed into the undercarriage.
At The Dent Devil of St. Louis, highly trained hands scan weathered car and truck surfaces under a specialized light before deftly yet gently evening out any wear and tear. Skilled technicians undo surface dings, hairline cracks, and hail damage without disturbing the original factory paint job, smoothing out auto bodies through inside-out malleting, exterior glue pulling, or telekinesis. The 100% paintless process restores vehicles to their former glory without any unnecessary dismantling, messy sanding, or unsightly patches of putty or after-market paint. As guests relax inside the shop or under an umbrella on the sunny, plant-lined patio, hardworking techs undo dings or upgrade cars with a number of value-added services, including 3M window tinting, windshield repair, detailing, and restoration of foggy headlamps.
ASE master technicians Greg Kinder and Mike Kuemmel take the helm at Autotech Auto Center, where they keep foreign and domestic rides of all makes and models running smoothly. They fiddle under the hood, slide below the car, and dance on the roof, all to keep transmissions, brakes, and tires in check. While the team tunes up AC systems or drains dirty oil, customers can relax in the comfortable waiting room outfitted with a TV, free WiFi, and plenty of hot coffee.