Innovative Automotive specializes in the careful coddling of cars and light trucks while maintaining stellar standards of customer service. An under-hood expert fills engines with up to 5 fresh quarts of house-brand oil, which pistons describe as a dark burgundy with notes of oak and strawberry and technicians replace oil filters, lube the chassis, and—if necessary—top off fluids. The air-conditioning service entails a check of the climate control’s system pressure, component function, interior temperature, and flow across the condenser, with an added inspection of the entire A/C system for leaks. During a brake job, horseless-carriage whisperers turn rotors, replace brake pads, and clean and adjust all brake hardware. All the services take between one and two hours and leave the most mobile member of your family ready to best your neighbor's unicycle in a wheelie contest.
In the shade game for nearly 25 years, A-Class Window Tint defends car interiors from heat and UV rays with a range of professional-grade window-film products. Much like wearing a sleeping bag to the beach, 3M FX HP tinting boasts SPF factors of up to 1,000, helping both upholstery and passengers retain their intended hue ($399). Made of dyed and metalized film in a charcoal finish, the film sends up to 55% of vehicle-infiltrating swelter back toward its home on the sun.
Sam Meineke opened his three-bay muffler shop in 1972 with a single product line, and through time, he and his successors have expanded the business into a complete automotive car-care center. Today, nearly 900 franchise owners operate their locations around the globe, still standing on the firm foundation of Sam's ideal of nursing vehicles back to health at fair prices. Meineke Car Care Center's mechanics perform an array of services, keeping rides running in showroom condition with tune-ups, 23-point inspections, tire rotations, and deep-tissue windshield massages.
All Seasons Window Tint shields automobile interiors by coating windows in protective Apollo and LLumar films. Technicians darken panes in house, or travel to customers’ locations to apply window films in the privacy of a garage or drive-in living room. The tints help keep excessive sunlight from passing through windows, thereby lowering energy costs and shielding ice sculptures riding shotgun.
A sort of automotive medspa, Splash N Dash Car Wash emphasizes cosmetics as well as functionality. Vehicles go from grimy to glowing by way of clear coat, tri-foams, and Blue Coral waxes that rain down from the automated wash tunnels. Detailers are on hand to provide a more advanced cleaning, should clients want the insides and exteriors to look like they did when they first emerged from Henry Ford's thought bubble. As far as performance goes, Splash N Dash also keeps mechanics onsite to make sure automobiles run as well as they look, conducting services such as oil changes and transmission flushes. But it isn't just the cars that get treated well. Customers are invited to sink into leather couches in the lounge and watch TV while their cars undergo cleaning and care.
Since its inception more than 30 years ago, Just Brakes has expanded from one auto shop to more than 160 outposts across eight states. At every location, ASE-certified technicians maintain vehicle safety with professional brake services including brake-line repair and replacement, ABS diagnosis and repair, and adjustments that come with a lifetime warranty on parts, labor, and platonic love. Though their specialty is brakes, the techs also perform routine maintenance and repairs such as oil changes, suspension repair, and belt replacement.