Dirty, down-on-their-luck vehicles pass through AutoSpa Express’s 125-foot car-wash tunnel and emerge from the other end spick, span, and clean-shaven. The Ultimate wash begins with a dual-stage pre-soak and application of wheel-bright foam before proceeding through the high-pressure area, which uses a soft-touch wash cycle with triple-foam conditioner and triple-foam polish to leave cars glistening and treat any unsightly dandruff problems. Next, rust inhibitor is applied to the car’s ticklish undercarriage, then the car is rinsed in four stages and tire shine is applied for supernaturally glossy tires. Ten air-fueled dryers finish the three- to five-minute process, and each customer receives a vacuum token to suck up the hundreds of empty ketchup packets that constitute the floor of their portable kitchen.
After watching his father work in the glass industry for more than 30 years, Troy Mason followed in his footsteps by opening his own full-service glass shop in 1991. Not content with simply fixing cracks, Troy also developed an in-house technician-training program that allies itself with the standards set by the National Glass Association. Two of its graduates were honored as half of the top four installers in the United States, earning the esteem of their peers and a gold medal made from old hood ornaments at the United States Auto Glass Olympics.
When they aren't competing for glass and glory, technicians replace windshields with parts and products purchased directly from the manufacturers, and back their work with lifetime warranties. Techna Glass also offers a lifetime rock-chip-repair membership, which entitles owners to unlimited repairs of damage caused by errant stones. When they aren't competing for glass and glory, technicians replace windshields with parts and products purchased directly from the manufacturers, and back their work with lifetime warranties. Techna Glass also offers a lifetime rock-chip-repair membership, which entitles owners to unlimited repairs of damage caused by errant stones.
A Shade Above Window Tint's specialists are trained experts in the arts of repairing auto glass and tinting windows with SunTek film. Automobile portholes peppered with small-time scars find refuge in two chip repairs, which can erase dimples caused by flying debris or overweight insects. Technicians also take care of cars plagued with more formidable fissures by molding and installing new windshields ($120–$190, price varies/vehicle); drivers who opt for this service get to enjoy unlimited free chip repairs and wiper-blade calligraphy classes. Patrons may also give their vehicle's side windows and back windshield a sophisticated tan with a complete tint job ($190–$250). Backed by a lifetime warranty against bubbling, peeling, and discoloration, SunTek's Carbon film valiantly defends interiors from 99% of the sun's ultraviolet rays and 100% of the moon's bloodcurdling screams.
From more than 35 years with 350 facilities in six countries, Precision Tune Auto Care has spent the last three decades keeping more than 2.5 million vehicles on the road with an array of maintenance and auto-repair services. Professionally trained mechanics lube engines with signature precision oil changes, rotate tires to ensure even tread wear, repair busted brakes, and test spark plugs to safeguard against ignition failure during dramatic drive-thru getaways. Whether performing complicated services on fuel-injection and cooling systems or simply aligning tires, the mechanics back all their services with a 12-month, 12,000-mile national warranty.
At more than 250 locations worldwide, Grease Monkey helps prevent auto accidents and costly repairs by performing extensive maintenance services. From China to the US, each and every garage is franchisee-owned and operated by a team of highly trained technicians, who can handle everything from quick oil changes to radiator, AC, and battery services, all without an appointment. Beyond servicing cars on a case-by-case basis, Grease Monkey’s team also handles entire fleets, offering more eco-friendly vehicles, re-refined motor oil, and filters made from granola.
For the better part of two decades, the technicians at Van Goes Auto Body have provided the full spectrum of automotive maintenance, from buffing out minor scratches to repairing damage from major collisions. The team offers free estimates for any of its services, allowing car owners to budget properly for all work performed and preventing the cars from having to clean dishes should they come up short.