The automotive wunderkinds at Tuffy of Waterford use sturdy replacement parts, doses of lubricating oil, and comprehensive inspections to ensure that vehicles remain safe and ready for the road. The car coddling begins with a full-service oil change, which replaces used oil with up to five quarts of fresh, standard oil, so that engines can run smoother than an Olympic sprinter on roller skates. A tire rotation helps to alleviate the stresses of the road by preventing uneven wear and guarding tires against future rotational difficulties. A thorough safety inspection identifies potential problem areas and saves money, time, and families of muffler-dwelling elves. Tuffy checks brakes and exhaust free of charge, and although waiting time varies, drivers can expect service to take up to two hours.
At any given time, Two Guys and a Garage's shop might look more like a living automotive-history museum than a repair shop, as technicians tend to vehicles both classic and contemporary. Trained staff earns the trust of these automobiles' owners through a service-first approach that includes explaining repairs in plain language, instead of falling back on technical jargon or elaborate song and dance routines. The team of ASE-certified repair technicians uses name-brand parts to complete services, ranging from oil changes to engine replacements, and some jobs even come backed by a 12-month, 12,000-mile warranty. Should repairs require the car to book an extended stay in the garage, the staff offers a convenient shuttle service that ferries owners back to their home or place of work.
From its humble beginnings as an automotive glass store in Warren, Simbol Auto Glass has mushroomed into five locations. At the pentafecta of silica shops, techs unholster Sika brand products to eradicate windshield chips, and can outright replace cracked windshields in about one hour, or seven dog-hours. To keep sunlight from fading interiors, Simbol tints windows with Smoke film, which can reduce 4%–68% of transmitted light. Technicians also enhance cars with remote starters, alarms, and satellite radio.