$19 for Oil Change with Inspection and Tire Rotation at G&C Express Tire and Auto Service ($56.99 Value)

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Cars are like children: it's nerve-racking the first time you see them drive off alone. Take care of your baby with this Groupon.

The Deal

  • $19 for an oil change, 27-point inspection, and tire rotation (a $56.99 value)

Internal-Combustion Engines: The Muscle in a Muscle Car

An oil change keeps all the parts of an engine moving smoothly. Peek under the hood with us to see why they need constant lubrication.

Beneath the guttural rumble of a car engine is an incredible amount of force. As soon as you step on the gas, fuel vapor mixed with air begins exploding, driving metal pistons in and out of chambers where temperatures regularly hit 3,000 degrees Fahrenheit. This enclosed system of pistons propelled by direct contact with burning gas defines an internal-combustion engine. (There is such a thing as an external-combustion engine, in which the heat is produced from outside the cylinder—as in the old-fashioned steam engines that people in the past used to make trains look extra friendly, for instance.)

The internal-combustion engine under the hood of the typical car completes its cycle in four stages, or strokes. First, fuel and air fill the cylinder as the piston drops. As the piston returns to the top of the cylinder, it (2) compresses the fuel mixture before (3) a spark from the spark plug ignites the mixture, the force of the explosion pressing the piston back down. Finally, the cylinder rises once more to push out the exhaust. As the crankshaft at the base of the pistons is kept turning by this constant cycle, it drives the rotation of the transmission, which applies all that power in a controlled fashion to the axles and, finally, sends you speeding down the road.

In a Nutshell

Auto techs infuse engines with a fresh dose of standard oil, ensure tires maintain even wear, and visually inspect 27 points on the vehicle

The Fine Print

Expires Apr 30th, 2014. Limit 1 per person. Limit 1 per visit. Appointment required. Merchant's standard cancellation policy applies (any fees not to exceed Groupon price). Customer must redeem by expiration date. Valid for customers who have not used services within past 6 months. Up to 5 quarts of conventional oil only (may purchase higher quality oil for extra fee). Extra fee for oversized vehicles. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

For those who strive to keep their car looking good and running well

All Locations

  • Chantilly (11.2 miles)

    14008 Willard Rd.

    Chantilly, Virginia 20151

  • Manassas (20.5 miles)

    11707 Pump Station Way

    Manassas, Virginia 20109

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