As Super-Lube's name suggests, its signature service is the oil change. Technicians at its more than 50 locations lubricate engines with up to five quarts of premium oil. The comprehensive service, which requires no appointment, also comes with a 20-point maintenance check, and a free fluid top-off between changes. The technicians' handiwork extends beyond oil changes, too—they can change radiator fluid, swap out fuel filters, and replace broken windshield wiper blades.
The auto cleansers at Fresh Improvement scrub vehicles by hand, buff and shine exteriors, and meticulously scour interiors to return rides to their showroom luster. Patrons can treat roadsters to a 45-minute express hand car wash, which includes an exterior wash and a chamois dry, and expels bugs from the front bumper, windshield, and rooftop lawn chairs. During one to two hours of advanced primping, the detail Wash-n-Wax cleanses exteriors from doorjamb to fuel cap and then bathes bodies in a detergent loaded with clear-coat conditioner and protectant. After blow-drying moisture out of every crevice and wind cave, technicians massage Rain-X into windshields and shine painted surfaces with orbital and hand waxes.
Locally owned and operated, Super-Suds Express scours cruddy car casings with a bevy of ultra-speedy wash options. De-gunk mucky motor coats with a three-minute Deluxe wash, which entails a soft-cloth wash, tire brushing and wheel cleaner, a tri-foam bubble bath, a spot-free rinse, and a whirlwind trip through the Tornado air dryer. The Works wash includes all of the Deluxe’s cleansifying trappings but with the added perks of a tire shine, Rain-X window dressing, and a clear coat of sealer wax dashingly draped over your vehicle's exterior. Both speedy de-soilings include the use of a free self-service vacuum session to clear interiors of dirt, leaves, and Lilliputian hitchhikers.
Though already highly skilled, the repair and detailing technicians at Custom Cars are required to undergo additional training every year. It's all part of founder Don “Dee” Hargrove’s mission to reach new heights in customer satisfaction. Thus armed with knowledge of all the best and latest repair techniques, the shop's certified technicians restore busted windshields and fix dents and dings, backing each repair with a one-year warranty. They also install—and sell—amplifiers and stereos and outfit rides with new wheels, tires, and glass-encased sidecars for superhero sidekicks.
In addition to fixing parts, Custom Cars staffs a deft and thorough detailing crew. The team uses foam washes to loosen dirt and reduce swirls before giving paint a thorough spray-down using a two-bucket method and pH-neutral soaps to prevent scratches. Techs also tidy up everything in sight on the inside, including floors in need of vacuuming, driver's cockpits in need of dusting, and drivers in need of waxing.
An ASE–certified technician with 35 years of automotive experience leads the crew at Tire Town Automotive Repair. At any given time within the garage’s eight service bays, there might be one mechanic repairing signal lights, another performing brake checks, and a third refitting cup holders for Super Big Gulps. On the retail end, hundreds of tires by Toyo Tire, Michelin, and Goodyear share display space with high-performance go-karts.
The technicians at Qwik Lube of Tallahassee dedicate themselves to extending the life of all makes and models of vehicles with up-to-date preventive-maintenance services. While skillfully nurturing vehicles, technicians demonstrate their dedication by keeping records of service dates and cars’ favorite snacks. Adhering to manufacturers’ recommendations, the staff tracks all future service dates, courteously informing clients when oil, belts, or air filters need changing.