Welcoming autos of all makes and models, the dealer-trained technicians at Tire MD help keep roadsters running with services backed by a 12-month, 12,000-mile warranty. They play suitor to cars' inner Cinderellas, slipping on different sizes of Michelin, BF Goodrich, and Continental tires till they find the perfect fit. Their car-care expertise reaches far beyond the realm of tires, touching engines, transmissions, air-conditioning systems, brakes, and even the recently discovered "battery."
For the past 30 years, New England Tire Car Care Centers' family of ASE-certified technicians have been rejuvenating weary road warriors with services ranging from oil changes to computerized engine diagnostics. The team, while well versed in all manner of automotive maintenance, specializes in wheel care, ensuring true tracking and even tread wear with careful balancing, alignment, and rotation of the wheels. And, since their five locations are within Olympic-record-stone-throwing distance of their tire warehouse, the technicians have ready access to an extensive stock of seasonal and task-specific treads from Dunlop and Goodyear.
A 100-foot screen illuminates a home theater. Custom speaker enclosures pump music into DJ Pauly D's Mercedes Benz. Neon-green LED panels set a John Deere Gator XUV aglow. If it has a screen, speakers, or both, chances are Sound FX's technicians can customize it into something that dazzles the senses. Working with brands such as Rockford Fosgate, Control4, and Alpine, technicians outfit homes with high-tech gadgetry such as integrated remote-control programs that can control your television, lights, blinds, army of clones, and stereo system from a single console. They bring a similar blend of creativity and practicality to automobiles, installing equipment such as backup cameras and remote starters.
For over 15 years, Extreme Reconditioning has beautified the interiors and exteriors of vehicles with touchups, details, and customized decorative projects. Highly trained technicians meticulously clean the ins and outs of cars, trucks, and SUVs at the shop, or travel to clients' homes or places of work to buff, wax, and vacuum vehicles at the customers' convenience. In addition to shampooing rugs, conditioning leather, and protecting paint with impenetrable Teflon shields, Extreme Reconditioning adds decorative pinstripes to cars and trucks, scientifically proven to make gullible onlookers believe that they make the car go faster.
At more than a dozen locations throughout the northeast, ScrubaDub Auto Wash Centers' computerized wash tunnels and detailing pros spiff up cars with advanced technology and minimal environmental impact. The robotic wash systems and photoelectric sensors not only clean finishes with a gentle, soft-cloth technique, but they can target white walls, wheels, and chrome with site-specific formulas. The eco-savvy automated systems also consume less water than home washing and recycle the water used to clean the wheels and undercarriage. Biodegradable SuperGlo soap keeps the run-off free of harmful compounds before it is funneled down the proper treatment channels, where it can't pollute neighborhood storm drains or be used to test the resiliency of carnival goldfish.
The centers' innovative equipment and Earth-friendly practices have earned them the title of Best Car Wash from CityVoter for three years running. Some locations also boast separate interior cleaning bays to address filthy dashboards and seats.
For the past 10 years, the technicians at Top Notch Auto Detailing, LLC have restored sleek showroom luster to cars ranging from workhorse Fords to show horse Ferraris. No matter the make, model, or condition, the techs complete full-body details in a timely three to four hours, sparing no step in the process. Their three-step paint restoration process erases signs of wear—including rust, wax, and scratches—from cars, trucks, SUVs, and motorcycles. They seal in that shine with polish sessions conducted with both machine precision and old-fashioned elbow grease. Their quality standards don’t dip when it comes to interiors; once inside, techs condition leather and vinyl and treat soft surfaces such as floor mats or napping dogs with a deodorizer.
In addition to cleaning cars inside and out, the auto-care team is well-versed in minor repairs including headlight restoration and rust removal. They also bang out dents that don’t need any new paint, allowing car owners to maintain the fiction that they do not, in fact, live in the parking lot behind the baseball field.