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.
Located in Sears stores or at adjacent offices, Sears Optical's independent optometrists screen peepers to determine accurate prescriptions and diagnose any health problems. As doctors position a refractive device over the eyes, flipping through lenses of varying strengths, patients describe the level of clarity with which they can see the purple zebra dancing in the far corner. In addition to the prescriptive exam, doctors may use eye drops to dilate the pupil to scrutinize the retina.
An ASE-certified facility that welcomes cars of all makes and models, Euro Motors, Inc. boasts certified technicians who use advanced diagnostics and equipment for everything from simple tune-ups to large-scale repairs. They perform both maintenance services—including oil changes and computerized diagnostics—and advanced jobs, such as complete rebuilds. Whether it's faulty brakes, a broken air conditioner, or busted shocks, the technicians tackle the job with aplomb. They also conduct used-car inspections to help potential buyers determine whether a prospective car is in good shape and to ensure it isn't a horse in disguise.
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 professional brake services 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, suspension repair, and belt replacement.
Pro Import’s ASE-certified master technician and team of factory-trained experts maintain, repair, and detail cars of all makes and models, including their specialties: Toyota, Lexus, Honda, and Acura. They restore and install tires, change oil, and perform tune-ups to ensure cars travel smoothly, like a bullet train through the Great Tunnel of Lard. In the detailing center, 3M products lend a helpful hand to cleaning crews, who sweep through vehicles inside and out during five different packages—from the simple wash, wax, and vacuum of the Bronze service to the fully loaded Platinum Plus detail, complete with three coats of wax, a high-speed polish, and a clay-bar treatment.
Most Popular Service: Oil change
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Brands Used: Castrol Oils, OEM parts
Sixteen-foot bay doors open up into Denver Automotive and Diesel Center's 18,000-square-foot facility, a space where techs get cars, diesel trucks, and RVs in working order. And while visits primarily concern services such as oil changes, tune ups, and alignments, that might not be the only reason you pop in. WiFi permeates an eco-friendly waiting area, with a kids' center, five televisions, a chalkboard wall, and drinks and snacks. While they wait, guests rest easy knowing all parts and labor is covered by a two-year warranty, and that the business offers a local shuttle service should they need to get away.