With 18 years of experience in the business, mechanic Brandee Wilcox and his wife, Rebecca, opened an automotive company focused on building a trusting relationship with customers. At Wilcox & Son Automotive, you’ll receive easy-to-understand advice on what’s up with your car, whether it needs new oil or just to be told that it is loved. The full-service facility keeps visiting vehicles in running order with routine oil changes and inspections, along with more extensive procedures such as engine repairs and replacements.
Dilapidated vehicles putter into the garage at Dave's Auto Systems, but head home restored to a factory-condition shine and hum. The trained technicians are versed in all makes and models, much like a child raised by auto parts, so they can efficiently tackle the repairs and tune-ups of any roadster. To help them do their best work, they enlist technology, including computer-fueled diagnostic tools to tweak malfunctioning AC systems, rotate tires, or calibrate suspension systems.
With participating locations nationwide, Auto Care Special lets customers reach out to their local garages for a grab bag of free and discounted maintenance services. Cards may be redeemed for multiple vehicles over the course of one year for services such as oil changes, safety inspections, and engine-light diagnoses. Those who move or create alter-egos over the course of the year can scan the locations page for participating garages in their new cities of residence to receive a complimentary maintenance bundle.
Most auto shops have a waiting room where patrons can relax in a plush chair and watch TV while their car is serviced. Tennis Garage—which hasn’t moved since it opened in 1957—does one better by augmenting the typical waiting-room experience with a driving range and a game room complete with a pool table that converts into a ping-pong table. While drivers take advantage of these diversions, the shop’s ASE-certified mechanics set to work, treating rides to a slew of automotive maintenance and repair services including oil changes, tune-ups, brake repair, and heating and cooling services. They enlist the electronic expertise of computerized diagnostic equipment to quickly identify problems in order to keep domestic and foreign vehicles driving smoothly and not at war with each other.