Automotive in West Albany

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Park Ride & Fly USA's car caretakers protect vacationing cars within 24-hour, well-lit parking lots near airports in more than 30 states. After dropping off their automobiles, customers can transport themselves and their luggage to the airport aboard one of the company’s complimentary shuttles or human-size hamster balls. While away, patrons rest easy knowing that their steel steeds are safe within fenced lots that are monitored by 24-hour surveillance. At many locations, shuttles also swing by the terminal to pick up returning travelers and reunite them with their respective vehicles, which are first freed of cloud-based artillery, including snow or recently rained molasses.

264 Wolf Rd
Latham,
NY
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For 30 years R & D Automotive has pampered and primped German automobiles, catering to collectibles, racecars, and everyday street vehicles. Car aficionados can restore the innards of their four-wheeled steeds with an oil change, which incorporates a factory filter and a dose of fresh synthetic oil to impress passengers with a smoother ride and a healthier engine. The four wheel-alignment services employ state-of-the-art Hunter-alignment systems—whose computerized alignment sensors attach to the outside of the tires, rather than the wheel—to ensure sensitive tires don’t get damaged. Signs vehicles need alignment include excessive tire wear, vibrating steering wheels, and cup holders curled in the fetal position.

16 Tivoli St
Albany,
NY
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Colonial Car Wash's octet of basic exterior washes keeps the outer hull of your road-ship unsullied by gunk, funk, and air pudding, so that it always looks like it just drove out of a commercial. The trinity of Rain-X-enhanced cleanings keeps your shining steel steed spotless and streak-free, with a high-gloss formula that repels rain, snow, and slurs against Andrew Jackson written on the hood's dust by bitter, wandering Whigs.

1769 Western Ave
Albany,
NY
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Midas is an ASE–certified auto-repair shop that upkeeps vehicles with oil changes and tire rotations to keep customer's cars operating smoothly. The Midas oil change includes a swap out of up to five quarts of oil matched to the correct viscosity grade for your vehicle with 5W-20 or 5W-30 oil (you'll have to pay the difference for synthetic oil or for more than five quarts). Midas technicians also will check to see if the filter needs to be replaced and will visually assess the levels of fluid in the brakes, power steering, automatic transmission, and coolant reservoir.

503 Columbia Tpke.
East Greenbush,
NY
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Boxley Services' friendly auto-body beautifiers have preened and primped Capital Region roadcrafts for more than 50 years. The deluxe wash begins with a thorough hand wash, followed by a tire dressing, sparkling of windows, and interior vacuuming to clear cockpits of crumbs, gum wrappers, and orphaned jelly beans. Alternately, the exterior-focus detailing package eliminates car skin contaminants with a meticulous scrubdown including removal of brake-dust build-up on wheels and polishing of rims. Before reuniting drivers with their four-wheeled friends, detailers swathe auto façades with a thick coat of wax to stave off wayward weather and incontinent pigeons.

20 Hallwood Road
Delmar,
NY
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For more than seven decades, Kost Tire and Auto Care has tended to tires and outfitted autos with expertise, efficiency, and an ebullient approach by their team of Automotive Service Excellence–certified specialists. During the standard oil change, motor-oil maestros will remove thick and slow-moving sludge, replacing it with clean, free-flowing fluid fit for deserving engines and vagabond tin men who lack hearts and proper lubrication. The oil filter will also be replaced, cleaning out murky buildup to keep motors moving and cars content.

1394 Central Ave
Albany,
NY
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