A staff of professionally trained detailers stands at the ready to lavish every vehicle that enters Car Wash Solutions with a thorough hand wash and dry. With 20 years of detailing experience, this facility is an oasis for cars in need of cleaning—in addition to performing hand washes and careful hand drying, staffers protecting vehicle exteriors with protectants such as Meguiar’s paint sealant and polish, which give them a glossy, like-new shine.
Founded in 1948, Bartow Ford Company is a privately held company. The Central Florida facility, located on 30 acres of property in Polk County, employs approximately 180 people. Achievements include Ford Motor Company’s prestigious President’s Award 15 times.
Grown from two small shops to 28 locations by the sweat equity of a hard-working father-and-son team, McGee Auto Service & Tire’s open-air bays now proudly display the cobalt and maize décor signifying their status as authorized Goodyear dealers. Skilled hands outfit hoisted cars with conventional and standard oil while computerized systems recalibrate tires, brake service secures stoppers, and transmission tune-ups correct gear-bound problems. At the core of full-scale commercial fleet services, a specialized shearography machine helped earn McGee Auto Service & Tire a mention on Modern Tire Dealer's Top 100 Retreaders in the U.S. list. Oversize vehicle service also caters to recreational drivers, with RV service including repairing electrical systems, recalibrating drive trains, and restocking the feedback of the horn's onboard bugler.
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, brakes, 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.
• For $15, you get an oil change (a $29.95 value). • For $60, you get an oil change and fuel-injection service (a $129.90 value). The engine experts at Keenan Automotive Repair Services extract kinks in combustion to smooth automotive excursions. In the half-hour oil change lubricant replacers swap out up to five quarts of conventional oil, rotate unevenly worn tires, and run the vehicle through a quick safety inspection, checking the engine for irregularities and the chassis for signs of running with scissors. Tacking on an additional 30 minutes, the fuel-injection service boosts fuel economy by scrubbing out the valves and the throttle body essential for seamless acceleration.
American Lube Express maintains seven trained technicians onsite and rapidly shuttles vehicles through its two open bays before returning them to the roads from whence they came in top-notch shape. A 15-minute fuel-system treatment flushes out carbon deposits and varnish with a Full Throttle cleaner that tasks its microscopic scrubbers with cleansing the intake system and fuel injectors, potentially boosting a vehicle’s performance, gas mileage, and windshield-wiper speed. In order to earn the loyalty of its customers, American Lube Express dedicates itself to providing quick, thorough service as well as carefully orchestrated trust falls off the front porch. Aspiring Autobahn conquerors can await their newly invigorated chariots from the comfort of hamstring-relieving rocking chairs as fresh coffee percolates with excitement nearby.