Automotive in Altoona

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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.

6136 SE 14th St
Des Moines,
IA
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With more than 175 locations nationwide and more than 35 years in the business, Car-X Auto Service has earned a prime spot in the parking garage of quality car care and customer service. Started in 1971 by a team of seasoned muffler-shop owners, the service centers have blossomed from their beginnings as specialty exhaust shops to providers of nearly any repair or maintenance service imaginable, from installing performance-enhancing accessories to treating cars to therapeutic trust falls. In addition to promoting safety and long, healthy engine life with brake services and speedy oil changes, Car-X Auto Service reaches out to the surrounding community with regular philanthropic activities, such as recycling drives and participation in the American Heart Association’s Heart Walk.

4001 E 14th St
Des Moines,
IA
US

O’Brien’s Auto Repair

The ASE-certified technicians at O'Brien's Auto Repair—a Napa AutoCare Center⎯facilitate maximum mileage with vital maintenance services in its Des Moines and Urbandale locations. Mechanics initiate 41-point inspections, scoping out key components to ensure all systems are running safely and smoothly, and perform preventive and regular maintenance such as brake-pad replacement and radiator flushes. Fresh oils such as 5W-30 and 5W-20 replace their worn-out predecessors during oil changes, as techs screw on new filters to stand in for old, crusty filters or clogged cheesecloths. Cozy, sunny waiting areas invite drivers to relax with cups of coffee as their cars cavort with mechanics.

4414 Douglas Ave.
Des Moines,
IA
US

Des Moines Mobile Detailing's technicians have all the skills and tools of a typical car wash, but they aren't anchored to a building of brick and mortar. Rather, they keep their arsenal in a handy van, which they drive to homes, offices, and other locations to scrub down the dirtiest of vehicles. They can spiff up interiors, polish chrome and glass, and vacuum hard-to-reach areas beneath seats and between the pedals for braking and teleporting. A high-speed buff restores shine to faded bumpers and painted surfaces, while optional waxing leaves carriages sparkling as exuberantly as their first day off the leash.

4720 McKinley Avenue
Des Moines,
IA
US

• For $6, you get two days of airport parking (a $12 value). • For $10, you get four days of airport parking (a $24 value).

401 Grand Ave
Des Moines,
IA
US

First Class Airport Parking offers economical long-term parking for travelers, regardless of if they need one parking spot or several. Once their vehicles are settled in, travelers can hop on the complimentary 24/7 shuttle to Des Moines International Airport, located just minutes away. If guests prefer, the parking facility will provide airport transportation via a 10-passenger Lincoln Town Car stretch limousine. In addition to parking and transportation services, First Class's staff can detail cars while travelers are away.

4720 SW 26th St
Des Moines,
IA
US