For more than 20 years, the service technicians at Eastside Automotive & Tire have been keeping vehicles in top shape with a variety of maintenance and tire services. They perform routine oil changes and fix broken air-conditioning systems, and can replace nearly anything on a vehicle?including brakes, struts, batteries, and windshield wipers. Patrons can also have custom tires affixed to their car, choosing from aluminum-alloy or steel wheels that can be chrome-plated, powder-coated, or covered with your favorite baseball cards.
Though it originally sold only two things—audio products and wireless phones—Car Toys has gradually expanded its repertoire. Today, with 50 locations spread across four states, electronics-certified technicians install everything from Alpine in-dash navigation units to phone-integration systems that sync iPhones, Androids, and tin cans to car stereos. Meanwhile, in the garage, detailing technicians meticulously spruce up cars inside and out, using deionized water, paint-friendly shampoos, and high-quality wash mitts to protect against scratches, swirls, and water spots. The team also sweeps through interiors with vacuums, hot-water extractors, and ozone deodorizing treatment, which kills airborne bacteria and nasty smells in one fell swoop.