Named best repair shop in Western North Carolina each of the past five years by Mountain Xpress, Organic Mechanic earns acclaim by repairing vehicles of all makes and models while recycling sensitive materials and performing other green shop practices. Today's deal gets motorists up to four oil changes and visual inspections, which can be redeemed for multiple vehicles or used to keep one buggy in tip-top shape for up to a year, depending on driving habits and the size of the car's bladder. With each oil change at the Organic Mechanic, drivers take part in a recycling loop that helps protect the environment. After ASE-certified technicians drain dirty oil, they ship the used lubricant out to be re-refined. Mechanics drain oil filters of residual oil, shred them, and recycle them as bedding material for newborn scooters. Technicians then outfit vehicles with a new oil filter and up to six quarts of re-purified oil.
At Carolina Ford Dealers, highly trained motor medics upgrade the performance of inefficient engines with the Works Fuel Saver Package, which, according to EPA estimates, can lead to improved fuel economy for most vehicles. The Works Fuel Saver Package begins with a multipoint inspection, during which eagle-eyed vehicle vets scour belts, brakes, and hoses to spot trouble areas and chase out nests of feral mud flaps. Then, grimy engine lifeblood is cleansed with up to five quarts of Motorcraft Synthetic Blend Oil and a Motorcraft Oil Filter. Car caretakers also rotate tires and check air filters to ensure the engine breathes air untainted by lint, dust, or dander from the Wooly Mammoth living in the trunk. Finally, auto jockeys test the battery’s lifespan before topping off the car’s fluids and clasping it in a prolonged goodbye hug. Customers must use their first package by February 10, 2012, and the following two within a year of their initial use. As an added perk to this deal, customers that redeem in August will get a $10 rebate through FordOwner.com.
Speedee Oil Change first opened its doors more than 30 years ago, right around the time when corner gas stations began trading their garage bays for the wide aisles and refrigerators of a mini mart. With automotive service stations in decline, the first location in Metairie, Louisiana, stepped in to take care of car owners with simple lube jobs and general tune-ups. Speedee expanded to offer a full range of services including working on brakes, power steering, and transmissions, among other things. Locally owned franchises now service roadsters in 20 states, supplying drivers with ASE–certified technicians who pamper vehicles with 17-point oil changes and immunizations against rusty nails.
The experienced motor-vehicle handlers at First Aid Auto transform soot-blackened horseless carriages into gleaming metal steeds through meticulous detailing services. Dirt-busting hands burnish auto exoskeletons and wax them until they shine like a newborn Terminator's skull. Rigorous vacuuming loosens and removes debris left over after sculpting new front seats from a marble block, and windows and chrome sparkle after a thorough cleansing. Hand-applied protectants prevent interior moldings and trim from building their unsightly collection of fingerprints, and thorough polishing removes scuff marks and clinging goblins from tires. All cleaners and dressings used in the detailing are environmentally friendly.
Hunter Auto Group's three locations throughout Asheville and Hendersonville house hundreds of new and used vehicles by manufacturer including Hyundai, Nissan, Subaru, and Volvo. Experienced staffers roam the quarters, readily available to help customers to pick out a car and formulate a finance plan. Each Hunter Auto Group location also features a certified service department open six days a week where patrons can bring their cars in for maintenance, replacements parts, or a relaxing underbelly rub.
At Tuffy's, motor-vehicle caregivers spruce up patrons' horseless carriages and prepare them for a new season of dutiful service. After installing a new oil filter, auto artisans remove the old sludgy glop clogging the car's arterial system and replace it with up to five quarts of Valvoline 5W-30 or 5W-20 conventional motor oil (a $31.99 value; diesel or synthetic oil costs extra). The staff will also rotate tires to prepare four-wheeled wonders for safe gliding (a $12 value) and make sure air-conditioning systems function properly to bring riders to the brink of coolness faster than Fonzie’s leather jacket ($9.99). Finally, a pair of fresh wiper blades (up to 22")—grown locally by organic-blade farmers—supplants worn-out window-rubbers ($22) and a specialist conducts an extensive 41-point maintenance inspection.
The factory-trained technicians at Chaparral Buick GMC keep vehicles of all makes and models running smoothly with a bevy of lube, oil, and filter services. After sucking used and abused oil out of motors, the mechanics replace it with up to five quarts of fresh, nonsynthetic motor juice. The procedure also includes the installation of a new ACDelco filter, which keeps automobiles' innards free of contaminants and denies entry to shrunken, magical school buses. Auto whisperers go above and beyond the oil change's call of duty by performing a vehicle inspection, checking all fluid levels, belts, and hoses as well as lubricating hinges, suspensions, and drivelines.