Best Songs for Your Summertime Road Trip

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Tunes for a summertime — or heck, anytime — playlist are like mood music set to the season. Just like you, everyone at Tony’s Brake & Alignment here in Louisville likes music — from owner Robert Ohlmann to the service advisors to the ASE-certified auto mechanics who perform your auto repair and vehicle maintenance. A summertime playlist should include songs that draw you in like a siren and light up your imagination.

The cool thing is anyone can put together a playlist using Google. Just type “summertime song playlists” into the search bar, press “enter” and watch the magic happen. Or, if you’re a do-it-yourselfer, your can use iTunes or any one of a host of online music apps to conjure up your own magic.

So go ahead. Create your own personal list of the best songs your summertime road trip must have. Give it a try … Move yourself inside, while your vehicle moves you toward new memories. As an example, the office staff and ASE-certified auto mechanics at Tony’s Brake & Alignment put together their list — a baker’s dozen of the 13 songs, along with why each fuels them on a summertime road trip. Grab your ride and catch the vibe!

  • Gerry Rafferty  |  Baker Street  | Why? Can you see yourself cruising the California coast along the Big Sur or Monterey Peninsula? That’s where it takes us.
  • The Tragically Hip  | New Orleans is Sinking  | Why? Remember New Orleans in the wake of Hurricane Katrina? The spirit of its people and their culture just keeps coming back strong. And NOLA in the summertime? Think beignets, Bourbon Street and adventure. NOLA is a bundle of memories just waiting for you to make them happen.
  • Everlast  | What’s it’s Like  | Why? Have you’ve been through a tough spell this past year? Then this song’s for you. Sing it like an anthem!
  • Heart  | Stairway to Heaven (cover)  | Why? Led Zeppelin has captured generations. This song especially. from Day 1. But nobody … NOBODY … rocked it like Anne and Nancy Wilson at the Kennedy Center Gala. Check out the LZ band members reactions, beginning at the 3:15 mark.
  • Elton John  | Love Lies Bleeding  | Why? No brainer. Who hasn’t put summertime miles to bed with an EJ earworm?
  • Nirvana  | Come as You Are  | Why? While we often plan our road trips, summertime oozes with kicking back, taking it easy and going with the flow. It’s all about inviting spontaneity and improv in your summertime travels. Imagine that!
  • The Counting Crows  | Round Here  | Why? If summertime soothes your mind, then Round Here soothes your soul. Synchronicity drives us!
  • Matchbox 20  | Real World  | Why? Remember that first concert you went to with someone special? We do. Cue up MB20 and be a summertime rainmaker!
  • Yes  | Owner of a Lonely Heart  | Why? ·Summertime road trips are about relaxing, recovering, recharging and reloading for your next adventure. But please … pull over before you start playing the air guitar to this tune.
  • R.E.M.  | Losing My Religion  |  Why? It’s a summertime classic. Didn’t we all sing along? Or was it just me?
  • Smash Mouth  | Walkin' On The Sun  | Why? Go ahead. Dance in your car. We won’t tell.
  • The Record Company  | Off The Ground  | Why? Driving to a summertime concert. Ah, bliss with a tan. What’s not to like about that?
  • Phil Collins  | Take me Home  | Why? Make it your “going home” song. Every. Single. Time. And breathe. Namaste!

Playlists are a lot like Forrest Gump’s box of chocolates … You never know what you’re going to get. Ironically, that’s a lot like the vehicles our Louisville area customers and their referrals bring to us at Tony’s Brake & Alignment. The car owner first tells us about the problem, which is a huge help.

Then, we begin to look deeper into the problem. Sometimes, the auto repair is simple; other times, its more challenging for our auto mechanics to resolve in order to provide a complete and proper fix, so our clients can pickup their vehicle problem-free and without fear of an unpleasant comeback. Sorta like summertime, but in a nutshell.

If you’re looking for a shop that treats you and your vehicle right, give us a call, schedule an appointment online, or visit Tony’s Brake & Alignment at 4800 Poplar Level Road, Louisville, KY 40213, Monday to Friday, between 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM. We’ll even talk about playlists!

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