Originally founded in 1959 by Kurt Ziebart as Ziebart International Corp., Ziebart has morphed from an auto-rust-prevention outfit into a full-service auto accessory and detail shop that has cropped up at some 400 locations in 30 countries. Performing everything from window tinting and professional detailing to electronics installation, Ziebart's experienced staff cares for cars with high-end products, including seasonal paint protectant and the company’s renowned rust inhibitors. To protect cars inside and out, Ziebart technicians also install accouterments such as alarm systems to thwart thieves and sunroofs to thwart unflattering film negatives from processing correctly (services may vary by location).
Armed with a vast arsenal of impressive amenities, Airlines Parking provides secure temporary housing for automotives in need of a snooze. Turn your ride over to one of the friendly, experienced carsitters, and relax as they steer it toward its three-day resting place. More than 5,000 spaces await vehicles of all stripes, and a blindingly speedy staff teams up with mostly friendly computers to quickly and efficiently organize blocks of intentional traffic. Round-the-clock security and a complex-spanning fence keep cars safe from vengeance-driven deer, and free battery-booster service and tire air cure automobiles suffering from a deflated sense of self. After dropping off your car, enjoy a quick trip to the airport in one of Airlines Parking's motor coach shuttles.
Complete Auto Care, where ASE-certified technicians tend to busted rides and invite interested drivers to attend free Car Care Academies. A respect for the environment seasons each of the company's repair and maintenance services. Take the EcoPower oil change, for example, an option in Portland, Oregon shops that boasts recycled, twice-refined engine oil mixed with the distilled rage of Mother Nature.
Since its first facility hit the streets in 1926, Firestone has expanded to 2,200 locations nationwide, all of which offer the same service warranty options and stand as red-and-blue beacons to remind us that community programs such as Driver's Edge and Meals On Wheels deserve to be sponsored. Auto care wouldn't be complete without tires, and Firestone has plenty of those to offer, including Bridgestone run-flats that fend off the effects of a flat tire for 50 miles.
Owner Bob South brings nearly 30 years of industry experience to Sheldon Road Auto Service. He and his skilled staff of ASE-certified technicians keep cars running smoothly with their exhaustive list of repair and maintenance services. They scoot under the hood to inspect engines, drain mucky oil, and fiddle with batteries, and they slide beneath the car to inspect and repair fuel systems and test the underbelly's tickle reflex. Aside from fixing autos, the crew also outfits rides with a full line of tires by Goodyear, Michelin, and Pirelli.
Ultra Auto Wash’s signature service––appropriately dubbed the Ultra wash––starts with a basic exterior car wash but brims with luxurious extras, including a triple-coat polish, a rust-inhibitor treatment, and a weather shield. Not all cars require such painstaking detail, however, so the technicians also offer two simpler washes that still manage to clean autos more thoroughly than the simplest wash of all: driving into a dunk tank.
The lube jockeys at FastLane grease up vehicular heartstrings using only Valvoline DuraBlend and Lyden ProGuard Synthetic-Blend motor oils, which have been proven to improve engine performance and gas mileage. Most automobiles require an oil change every 3,000 miles or three to six months, when their engines begin to mature and their muffler's voice starts cracking. FastLane's auto artisans also perform a 20-point preventative maintenance inspection to help avert any potential breakdowns. With an average waiting time of 10 minutes, FastLane will not only provide a high-grade black-gold transfusion, they’ll also check all filters and fluids, inspect lights and signals, and test tires for pressure; batteries and serpentine belts also receive a thorough cavity search. Should any major repairs be needed, FastLane will recommend only what is essential, rather than pressuring owners into jet-engine transplants, monster-truck enhancements, or painted flames that attract swarms of moths overcome with a mob mentality.