Ministering to a host of domestic and foreign models, Midland Avenue Automotive preps roadsters for the slippery and windswept winter driving season with timely auto services. Technicians re-sole steel ponies with a seasonal changeover service, swapping mild-mannered all-season tires for customer-provided sets their winter compatriots. Auto experts balance rugged rubber snowshoes and pop the hood for a 30-point inspection that double-checks fluid levels, scans belts and hoses, and removes baking gingerbread from the engine block before it burns. Mechanics also install a new set of windshield-wiper blades, helping drivers safely squash the arrival of each delicate and unique snowflake.
Cars of all kinds—from Fords and Saturns to Citroens and Porsches—roll into Don Glo Automotive Center and into the care of ASE-certified technicians. Perched above an open hood or beneath a hydraulic lift, mechanics hone in on automotive maladies as they flush transmissions, repair clutches, replace belts and tires, and carry out other crucial services to keep cars purring like a hopeful Broadway actor auditioning for Cats. Don Glo Automotive Center bestows cars with Napa AutoCare Center's national warranty, which guarantees services' longevity for 12 months or 12,000 miles.
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Devonshire Discount Tire & Auto Center may have more than 60 years of service backing its reputation, but it probably didn’t have an online tire finder when it first opened its doors. The tire-finder system—which takes into account a car’s year, make, and model—cuts out the guesswork by spotlighting reasonable replacements and price quotes, as well as allowing customers to purchase tires online. Tires are then delivered to the shop, where the staff can affix them to the axles or use them to upgrade the nearest rope swing. This is just one way in which Devonshire Discount Tire & Auto Center works to convenience its clients, who can also come into the shop for repairs or maintenance services such as oil changes, collision repairs, or computerized engine analysis. And to sweeten select services, qualified repairs come with an extensive warranty on parts and labor.
Even if their clients never intend to step into the ring, the certified trainers at Mittwork Fitness LLC train them with some of the same techniques as prizefighters. Through a noncontact quartet of boxing, kickboxing, MMA, and fitness classes, the coaches foster svelte frames and stronger limbs with combinations of mitt work, heavy-bag workouts, and boot-camp-style exercise. Meanwhile, students gain confidence and soak up the fundamentals of martial-arts techniques without ever having to spar with other students or engage in competition.