Bumper to Bumper Auto Service pits ASE-certified Master Technicians against all sorts of mechanical problems. The scope of their expertise allows them to perform repairs of all types?to the engine, to the brakes, to the air conditioners. They also offer maintenance services like oil changes and diagnostics, and even feature a body repair shop to repair dents and blemishes that would otherwise reduce the vehicle's chances at finding a nice garage to settle down with. While the technicians tend to cars, clients are invited to relax in a leather chair, sip on a cold drink, and watch TV or use the free Wi-Fi to surf the web.
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.
Drivers can control their cars' interior environments down to a specific degree. Short of driving their cars through grocery aisles, though, they have to leave their automobiles and risk the sun's wrath. To prevent solar rays from sizzling seats in cars, The Tint Shop & Accessories specializes in the application of window-tinting treatments, which block up to 99 percent of UV rays to prevent cars from overheating while adding an extra layer of privacy. The auto technicians primarily use Madico window films, which can be applied to cars, SUVs, boats, and even the windows of houses.
In their quest to provide the utmost in service, the staff offers a lifetime guarantee for their work so that each film will be working until the car is put out to pasture. The team also outfits cars with further amenities, such as in-car DVD players, iPod hookups, custom upholstery, and remote start for days it's cold enough to fill construction cones with ice cream and come back two hours later and find all 68 scoops still solid.
Since its inception more than 30 years ago, Just Brakes has expanded from one auto shop to more than 160 outposts across eight states. At every location, ASE-certified technicians maintain vehicle safety with professional brake services including a lifetime warranty on parts, labor and platonic love. Though their specialty is brakes, the techs also perform routine maintenance and repairs such as oil changes, suspension repair, and belt replacement.
E J 's Detail and Auto Works believes in the power of the human hand. At least when it comes to washing cars. They pride themselves on their hand washes, which are not only more thorough than machines but less prone to damaging the paint or making googly eyes at the fuse box. Hand washes, done with polymers and microfiber mitts, are just the preludes, though; following the soapy wash detailers use wax, clay bar, and shampoos on the interior and exterior to get the car to shine like new. Mechanics are also on hand to administer oil changes, brake repairs, and battery services.