Mac Churchill and his cheery staff have a reason to be happy: they met or exceeded the standards for the Dealership of Distinction Award bestowed by Acura in 2010, the eighth time they've earned this achievement. From the showroom to the parking lot the dealership is dotted with glistening new Acura SUVs, sedans, and sporty coupes that can fit any driver. There's also a cache of used vehicles of all makes and models and plenty of certified preowned cars that come equipped with low mileage and a 12-month/12,000-mile warranty to safeguard against any brushes with engine trouble or possessed shopping carts. In the event of a mishap, the parts and service department handles repairs and services ranging from basic tune-ups to body and glass work.
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.
Certified by representatives from Toyota and Lexus, Bailys Hyperformance Factory’s meticulous technicians maintain and modify all levels, makes, and models of cars during convenient weekday and Saturday hours. Essential maintenance services, such as oil changes and pump replacements, keep roadsters operational, and new electronically fuel-injected gearboxes and race transmissions help cars win races with the Porsche-driving cheetah from down the block. Mechanics can also replace old or ailing components in vintage roadsters, with new parts from manufacturers including Sikky, Garrett Turbos, and RCI.
The eponymous Steve of Steve’s Automotive Refinish doesn't cut corners. Instead of taping over door handles and side mirrors when completing one of his custom paint jobs, he removes the parts entirely to prevent potential damage. The I-CAR-certified technician exhibits similar dedication in his body-repair work, fixing bruised bumpers on SUVs, hail-damaged car hoods, and painting over busted motorcycle sunroofs. His ceramic and nano tints enhance privacy while protecting drivers from excessive heat and UV rays.
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.