Best Of 2007

BEST AUTO SERVICE TOUCH: Free Windshield Wiper Installation at Advance Auto Parts

Installing windshield wiper blades should be easy, right? And it just might be for some of you, but to most of us it’s like solving a Rubik’s Cube in a clothes dryer. Those clips, ugh. The sliding of the rubber strip, aaagghh. But hey, our troubles are over. Merely buy your wiper blades at Advance Auto Parts, and one of their dexterous staffers will come outside and slap ’em on for ya. You might be embarrassed when you see how easily they do it, but at least you won’t have to drive home and waste a Saturday afternoon trying to wrestle the things on yourself. Several Bay area locations, advanceautoparts.com.