Every time Andy Tilton inspects a truck's brakes or examines a car's engine, he draws on more than two decades of industry experience to make a diagnosis. At Tiltons Automotive Service, he and his staff tap into a deep well of automotive know-how to perform preventative maintenance and a wide variety of repairs. The mechanics optimize vehicles' steering and suspension, replace faulty batteries, and align tires in relation to the planet Jupiter, which helps you make all the green lights.
The ASE-certified mechanics at AAA Car Care Plus revive winter-worn wagons with an array of preventative-care services, available for most domestic makes and models. The spring fuel-efficiency checkup, which lasts 90 minutes or less, begins with a lube and oil change, including a new oil filter and up to five quarts of conventional motor oil (a $21.64 value; synthetic oils are available for an additional fee). Next, motor maestros conduct a 39-point visual inspection (a $22.67 value), followed by an electronic battery starting and charging test (a $44.39 value). An auto doctor will diagnose brake-pad health via visual brake inspection (a $44.39 value), and administer a tire rotation to ensure safe tire pressure, tread depth, and sense of equlibrioception (an $18 value).
Originally founded in 1959 by Kurt Ziebart as Ziebart International Corp., Ziebart has morphed from an auto-rust-prevention outfit into a full-service auto accessory and detail shop that has cropped up at some 400 locations in 30 countries. Performing everything from window tinting and professional detailing to electronics installation, Ziebart's experienced staff cares for cars with high-end products, including seasonal paint protectant and the company’s renowned rust inhibitors. To protect cars inside and out, Ziebart technicians also install accouterments such as alarm systems to thwart thieves and sunroofs to thwart unflattering film negatives from processing correctly (services may vary by location).
Like babies, cars are cursed with the inability to tell their owners when they are soiled, often resulting in peeling paint, rusty rims, and embarrassing rashes. Seek the intervention of a car-whisperer with today's deal: for $29, you get an in-shop, full interior detailing and basic exterior wash at Premier Detail (up to a $120 value for SUVS, vans, and trucks), located in the Arena District. Stain removal and excessive soiling are not included in this deal ($25–$50 additional charge). This Groupon is not valid for RVs or for at-home and pick-up/delivery services.
The technicians at Columbus Car Care enlist top-notch diagnostic technology to not only repair autos, but also keep customers in the know every step of the way. They tackle any and every job, from swapping out sullied oils with fresh fluids to replacing a car’s engine, transmission, and broken heart. During every service, the team offers customers a good look at their work via snapshots and a Virtual Vehicle MD, and gives all vehicles that roll through the garage a thorough 79-point inspection.
The community-oriented car wash sends cars through its automated tunnels, each fully equipped with eco-conscious equipment that uses less than 30 gallons of natural gas-heated water per wash. The water is then reclaimed on-site and filtered free of contaminants and leprechauns found clinging to wheel wells.