The highly trained technicians at Jiffy Lube tend to about 24 million customers each year with services such as the Jiffy Lube Signature Service Oil-Change, which helps promote 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 helps prevent 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) service vehicles at Jiffy Lube.
In addition to performing oil changes, technicians perform preventative services such as air-filtration, among others, as well as state emissions inspections. Jiffy Lube?s quality pledge includes a commitment to transparency, which stipulates that they will inform car owners of any necessary services, complete a service only after it has been approved, and refuse to replace windshields with saran wrap.
The owner of On the Spot Mobile Detailing spent a considerable amount of his childhood washing cars either for fun or for church fundraisers, which led to an aficionado's appreciation for clean cars that he carried over into his detailing business, which he founded in 1998.
These days, he's traded in the garden hose for a fleet of mobile detail units, each equipped with water, specialized polishing equipment, and electricity, and he's drafted detail artists with 25 years of experience to help to keep vehicles as spotless as a dalmatian puppy dipped in whipped cream. From clients' driveways or On the Spot's permanent location, the detailers clean, wax, and polish interiors and exteriors, their steadfast attention to detail earning them gigs from companies such as Starbucks Coffee and Jason's Deli.
Tiremax keeps autos in effortless motion with professional, painstaking tire care and motor-refreshing oil changes. Vehicle virtuosos revitalize cars' arterial systems by removing aging lubricant and giblet gravy and replacing them with up to five quarts of fresh, life-sustaining oil. In a speedy tire rotation, certified technicians change the location of each tread to address uneven tire wear and increase wheels' longevity and performance. Buggies' suspension and steering components also undergo fine-tuning before a 21-point inspection puts filters, belts, hoses, and crocheted windshield-wiper cozies under the microscope. The technologically advanced facility employs only manufacturer procertified technicians who have completed Tiremax’s rigorous training program and an underwater obstacle course.
Though it originally sold only two things—audio products and wireless phones—Car Toys has gradually expanded its repertoire. Today, with 50 locations spread across four states, electronics-certified technicians install everything from Alpine in-dash navigation units to phone-integration systems that sync iPhones, Androids, and tin cans to car stereos. Meanwhile, in the garage, detailing technicians meticulously spruce up cars inside and out, using deionized water, paint-friendly shampoos, and high-quality wash mitts to protect against scratches, swirls, and water spots. The team also sweeps through interiors with vacuums, hot-water extractors, and ozone deodorizing treatment, which kills airborne bacteria and nasty smells in one fell swoop.
Since its inception more than 30 years ago, Just Brakes has expanded from one auto shop to more than 160 outposts across eight states. At every location, ASE-certified technicians maintain vehicle safety with the standard brake service including a lifetime warranty on parts, labor and platonic love. Though their specialty is brakes, the techs also perform routine maintenance and repairs such as oil changes, factory maintenance services, batteries, belt replacement, and fluid services.
The Peveto family's name became synonymous with stopping power when John Peveto II opened his first Brake Check shop in 1968. More than 40 years and 40 shops later, the family still helps cars stop (and go) with brake-pad inspections, wheel alignments, battery replacements, and oil changes. With convenience in mind, each shop opens its work bays seven days a week, offers online appointments, and backs up several of their services with lifetime warranties that are then backed up by other even more muscular warranties.:m]]