Clean Cars of Washington's staff whittles dirt-encrusted cars back down to their clean, fresh-from-the-factory state during 15–35-minute bath appointments. Technicians first wipe muck and mire from the frame's surface, scrubbing every inch until the vehicle looks as radiant as a just-married binary star. Next, they venture down to the tires to peel away layers of highway dust before dispatching vacuums to roam like K9 dogs through the interior, sniffing out crumbs, and leaving surfaces free of unwanted detritus. In an effort to dry off, exterior panels and trim snuggle up into the cleaners' soft chamois rags, which glide eloquently across the car leaving trails of shiny, postbath goose bumps in its wake.
The highly trained technicians at Jiffy Lube tend to about 24 million customers each year with services such as the Signature Service Oil Change package, which promotes the longevity of each vehicle. Staffers acknowledge that oil plays a crucial role in maximizing the lifespan of each car—it cools the motor and prevents moving parts from deteriorating. More than 20,000 technicians who have completed an extensive training program certified by the National Institute Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) nurse vehicles at Jiffy Lube.
In addition to performing oil changes, Jiffy Lube's savants perform air-filtration, electricity, and windshield services, among others. The technicians' quality pledge includes a commitment to transparency, which stipulates that they will inform car owners of any necessary services, only complete a service after it has been approved, and refuse to replace windshields with saran wrap.
For more than a decade, technicians at Redline Motorsports have sold scooters and serviced two-wheeled vehicles of all makes and models. Each member of the highly knowledgeable sales staff has an extensive background in scooters and motorcycles, helping clients zero in on a Kymco, Eton, or TaoTao two-wheeler ideal for any budget or transportation need. Certified mechanics bring motorcycles and scooters back to a healthy, energy-efficient purr with regular tune-ups, as well as extensive repairs and overhauls, backed with years of professional experience and scooter-specific training.
Available in a spectrum of shades, the window tints installed by Protector Inc. protect car interiors from prying eyes and upholstery-bleaching sun. To ensure maximum precision, each tint comes computer-cut to fit the shape of its window, like the curtains in a really neat person's house. Protector Inc.'s handy technicians also install car stereos, tires and rims, and remote car starters, and they can even tint car's lights in a range of colors.
Glass technicians mend up to three small chips in automotive windows, restoring the glass's optical clarity by up to 95% while preventing spidering and further damage. Alternatively, if the cracks are too severe to be repaired, customers can apply the Groupon value as a credit toward a window replacement: Technicians restore busted glass in its entirety with urethane adhesives that meet governmental and original equipment manufacturer safety standards. Though the cost of a full window replacement varies by the make and model of each vehicle, Prestige Auto Glass charges $370 for mid-level full replacements.