Since 1988, Auto Care Super Saver has been helping car owners save cash with maintenance punch cards redeemable at local auto shops throughout the course of a full year. These cards come loaded with all kinds of prepaid services, including at least three full-service oil changes with up to 5 quarts of oil, lube, and a new filter. Depending on the location, punch cards may also feature tire rotations, brake inspections, engine-light readings, air-conditioning performance tests, and other repairs and inspections essential to a car's well-being. Customers can transfer the punch card's benefits to any ride, ranging from station wagons to sports cars to feral merry-go-round mounts.
Techna Glass technicians deftly mend and replace damaged windshields with only auto-glass materials that meet or exceed the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards. The team fills in nicks and cracks with rock chip repair, which restores auto-glass's structural integrity, or swaps out entire panes with windshield replacements built in Department of Transportation–approved manufacturing plants. Each windshield installed by Techna Glass comes with a lifetime warranty against defects and a yearlong guarantee against breakage caused by highway debris or a game of real-life pinball.
Though virtually anything can fit in a car trunk—golf clubs, emergency flares, a bodybag filled with old clothes for donation—little can rival the echoing bass of an aftermarket stereo system. At Innovative Audio and Styling, technicians trick out trunks with high-quality speakers, carefully embedding them in the side wells to ensure that they leave enough cargo space without sacrificing a clear stereo sound. The same stylish yet practical mindset goes into the installation of every service, from remote-start systems and Bluetooth integration to headlight restoration and exterior styling.
Dotted with 12 stations, the New Mexico Rail Runner Express’s 100 miles of track stretches between Belen and Santa Fe. Passengers can bring their own food and non-alcoholic drinks aboard as they roll to hub-like stations, which provide easy access to Santa Fe Plaza, Bio Park, and bustling Santa Fe neighborhoods such as Nob Hill, Uptown, and Old Town. On Saturdays, artists from the University of New Mexico Theater Department spice up 506 and 509 train rides with classic Shakespeare performances that feature the ghost of Hamlet’s father wearing a conductor’s cap.
J&C Auto makes cars feel like their younger, more limber selves with the aid of ASE-certified technicians—capable of handling a broad spectrum of vehicular fixes. Along with putting air into tires and evicting gelatinous wrench-eating blob creatures from trunks, oil changes help to avoid car malfunctions. J&C will first drain each ride’s used crude and fill ‘er up with a fresh batch of oil, retiring the old stuff to an upstate farm where lubricants are given a loving home inside combine harvesters and mechanical scarecrows. Next, J&C will replace the oil filter, which keeps a landship’s inner flow clear of disruptive flotsam and jetsam, before topping off transmission, windshield-washer, and power-steering fluids. Finally, a thorough safety inspection ensures drivers enjoy peace of mind during upcoming road trips through America’s deadliest ghost towns.
The GM factory-trained technicians at Reliable Chevrolet and Reliable Nissan tinker and tweak with automobiles to help keep them running and rolling smoothly. During the oil and filter change (a $43.95 value), auto experts rejuvenate vehicles’ weathered insides with a bladder’s worth of fresh motor oil and a new oil-filtering kidney. The technicians will then execute a synchronized tire rotation (a $19.95 value) and multipoint safety inspection. To top off automobiles’ all-inclusive spa sessions, exteriors are meticulously primped and polished with a car wash (a $7 value). Patrons are free to bring in their four-legged, mechanical steeds in for service without having to schedule an appointment or sound a flugelhorn warning.