High-performance engines. Cutting-edge computers. Cars call upon lots of sophisticated components every time the key meets the ignition, but all of the technology in the world won't do them any good without a solid set of wheels. The techs at RPM Automotive understand that the cars humblest part is one of its most important. At their full-service auto center, they keep things rolling with 3-D wheel alignments and tire adjustments designed to prevent unnecessary wear and uneven handling. They can also tackle jobs elsewhere within auto bodies, replacing brakes to increase stopping power or running computer diagnostics to determine the origins of enigmatic warning lights. When they're not busy repairing road-weary cars, they're making sure that vehicles stay in shape for the long haul with oil changes and other preventive maintenance.
After prosperous beginnings in 2002, Northside Autosports quickly became too popular for one location, expanding to more than 15 one-stop shops for all auto specialty needs. Skilled car techs execute services such as meticulous detailing, installs, repairs, and refinishing tires and wheels. Additionally, the team can boost auto's sagging self-esteem by performing exhaust maintenance, keeping the car hygienically attractive to eligible convertibles. By offering stereo system and performance installations, the shop keeps audiophiles surrounded by a wall of sound and road huggers souped up with a selection of top-of-the-line products.
Staffed by a team of glass experts, Auto Glass Ottawa specializes in everything from stone-chip repair and glass replacement to window tinting. The glass shop's certified techs fill and buff chipped windshields with diamond-clear resin, thwarting small nicks before they spider into larger cracks or blossom into beautiful butterflies. For panes too damaged to repair, the techs replace entire windshields and windows with first-rate glass from brands such as Pilkington, Ford, and PPG Industries and back their handiwork with a warranty. Auto Glass Ottawa caters to busy customers with free mobile service and a complimentary shuttle, which travels in between customer homes and the shop via an underground river system.
The trained technicians at University Auto Spa work to restore cars to their showroom heydays during the summer months, returning to university in the fall to resume their double lives as students. Drawing on five years of carriage-cleaning experience, the techs deploy to each vehicle's location to perform one of their three detailing packages, ranging from a basic Undergrad hand wash to a premium Masters package with a clay-bar treatment. Thorough floor-mat shampoos and applications of carnauba wax leave cars with the dazzling glow of a radioactive disco ball.
AutoLux Detailing thoroughly cleanses vehicular interiors and exteriors, eradicating grime and restoring cars to sparkling, sanitary glory. During the one-hour deluxe package treatment, expert technicians hand-wash outer car bodies; vacuum dust- or crumb-coated interiors; sluice dashboards, consoles, and windows; and dress tires with environmentally safe products and tasteful pairs of corduroy slacks. Lasting two to four hours, the luxury interior package grants autos the same bevy of bathing privileges as the deluxe package while also conditioning rubber mats, deodorizing cloth seats, vacuuming trunks, and shampooing mats, floor carpeting, and consoles. Customers can luxuriate in AutoLux Detailing's waiting lounge, which bestows WiFi to clients wanting to check e-mail or meet new sunroofs in chat rooms while their vehicles undergo intensive purification. AutoLux Detailing requires any appointment cancellations to be made up to 48 hours in advance.
From tune-ups to large-scale repairs, Imprint Automotive’s technicians bring decades of collective experience with them as they slide beneath undercarriages or dip into hoods. For cars that need a quick dose of lube, they’ll funnel in clean motor oil. They’ll rotate tires to keep cars on the straight and narrow, check the engine for mechanical trouble, and repair dangerous brake or fuel systems. And in case drivers need an extra boost of car-owner confidence, the technicians will perform full safety inspections to ensure the vehicle won’t break down or sneak out of the garage and elope with a gas pump.