A smile creeps across the face of Isaac Johnson, owner and manager of Advanced Automotive, as another vehicle exits his shop in top running condition. More than 35 years in the automotive-repair industry has gifted Ike with keen insight into all things automobile, knowledge that he shares with his staff of formally trained, ASE-certified technicians who brandish expertise in everything from tire repair to brake calibration. Thanks to Ike’s son, Matt, who added Pennsylvania safety-and-emissions testing to the shop’s bag of tricks, the staff also makes sure cars comply with state laws as they cruise down highways or screech to a halt in front of jaywalking snowmen.
A satellite branch of Premier Luxury Rentals, PLR AutoSpa tends to jalopies inside and out. Performing a host of services—from express detailing to deep cleaning—the spa's technicians pamper vehicles in preparation for a night out, or clean them up following a night out's transformation from pumpkin carriage back into car.
Eagle Collision's staff consists of ASE-certified technicians who offer a wealth of automotive repair and body work expertise. The shop welcomes all makes and models in for a fix, but they specialize in imports?namely, European and Japanese vehicles that require specialized knowledge and an ability to counteract jet-lag. Eagle's services range from oil changes to large-scale repairs to servicing brakes, tires, transmissions, and engines. In addition to mechanical services, they offer PA state inspections and automotive detailing, the latter a task performed with commitment and attention it takes to restore the car's original luster. Eagle Collision is also a member of the Porsche Club of America, and is a haven of informed technicians for Porsches and other exotic vehicles.
During detailing sessions, Rick's Professional Auto Detailing technicians remove dirt from the interior and exterior, as well as from the trunk and the engine compartment if desired. They give vehicles a great shine by washing and polishing them by hand and kissing them with just-glossed lips. In addition, the staff provides other cosmetic services, including odor removal, hand-painted initials and pinstripes, burn hole repair, and paintless dent removal.
With lube and service centers spread across America, Valvoline Instant Oil Change ensures that roads from coast to coast teem with automotive vigor. Certified technicians perform a roster of services, including quick in-and-out oil changes that allow motorists to arrive without an appointment and remain in their car while Valvoline oils forge a truce between metal parts. Facilities also encourage odometers to reach up to 300,000 miles with an engine-guarantee program that helps motors live long enough to see tow trucks go extinct. Valvoline extends its care to cars of all makes and models as well as charitable organizations.