The Bruce Titus Automotive Group proudly operates five full-service automotive dealerships in Kirkland, Olympia, and Tacoma. Founded in 1995 with the acquisition of Tacoma Nissan and Tacoma Subaru, Bruce then added Olympia Nissan and Olympia Chrysler Jeep Mitsubishi in 2000 and in 2009 Eastside Subaru in Kirkland.
The technicians at Foss Car Audio put nearly three decades of expertise to use as they install audio and home theater equipment across three locations. Audio equipment from brands such as Bose up the aural ante with amplifiers, speakers, and MP3 decks, which the techs can install in cars, trucks, motorcycles, boats, and razor scooters. Staffers also outfit rides with alarms, navigation systems, and remote starters, as well as tint car windows to block UV rays and angry glares from jealous horseback riders. Foss Car Audio also travels to living rooms to build customized home theater systems with Sharp, Panasonic, Hitachi, and other name-brand equipment.
NW Motor Scooters outfits two-wheeling adventurers with vehicles from a huge fleet of Vespa, Piaggio, Kymco, and Aprilia scooters for thrilling three-hour adventures on the open road. Riders will be matched with the appropriate gasoline steed based on their size, weight, experience, and astrological compatibility. After a comprehensive orientation, clients are given road-ready helmets and a scenic excursion map outlining their journey. Guided tours of up to ten scootees and solo trips alike cruise by the picturesque Steilacoom waterfront, Chambers Bay golf course, Point Defiance, and Fort Nisqually, stopping along the way for photo-ops as well as human-refueling snacks and drinks. All rentals include a bike lock and fuel, and at the end of the tour seasoned riders will receive access to an online commemorative photo from their trip and a commemorative bug from their scooter's headlight.
The Ultimate Wash starts with a quick high-pressure pre-spray that loosens dust's death grip on your road-ship's hull, followed by a thorough wheel cleaning and an underbody blast that scrubs the car's seldom-seen tummy. While you're playing an intense game of racquetball inside your car, Classy Chassis will buff the car's exterior and reveal its natural shine with a tri-color polish process. As a final nicety before the rinse and dry, the car wash will apply a 30-day sealant with rain repel—the next best thing to attaching an RV-sized umbrella to the roof.
Import Auto Center offers a clean space with an educated and straightforward approach to car repair. A synthetic blend oil and oil filter change ($24.50 value for a four-cylinder car; $27.50 value for a six- cylinder car, including tax) gets engines purring and mufflers puffing with the happy fumes of robust vehicular health. A safety and service inspection for four- and six-cylinder autos ($47.38, including tax) ensures the only danger you face in your car is the mind-washing zombie disk-jockeys that rule the AM airwaves. Should an expert serviceman find a worn belt or nearly tapped-out alternator, an impressive inventory of OEM parts (Honda, Acura, Toyota, and Lexus) stands at the ready to facilitate a speedy repair.
Though it originally sold only two things—audio products and wireless phones—Car Toys has gradually expanded its repertoire. Today, with 50 locations spread across four states, electronics-certified technicians install everything from Alpine in-dash navigation units to phone-integration systems that sync iPhones, Androids, and tin cans to car stereos. Meanwhile, in the garage, detailing technicians meticulously spruce up cars inside and out, using deionized water, paint-friendly shampoos, and high-quality wash mitts to protect against scratches, swirls, and water spots. The team also sweeps through interiors with vacuums, hot-water extractors, and ozone deodorizing treatment, which kills airborne bacteria and nasty smells in one fell swoop.