Most great things have humble beginnings, and Express Oil Change & Tune-Up Clinic is no exception. In its 31-year history it grew to more than 170 locations across 10 states. Within these auto havens, ASE-certified vehicle-maintenance professionals slake engine thirsts with their signature 10-minute express full-service oil change and a menu of other automotive procedures. Techs swap out old oil for shiny, new oil and a new filter, followed by a thorough inspection of the engine and inner workings that ensures cars can run for miles and won’t fail during drag races through mall parking lots. Their service centers also perform general maintenance such as brake and AC service, and more advanced services such as radiator maintenance and computer diagnostics.
Shammy's harnesses the primping power of customizable FusionX technology to free road rovers of any hull-hogging debris. Those looking for an effective alternative to summoning Sumerian rain gods to quickly clean their cars can find solace in Shammy's scrub down services, which use touch-free and rollover functions to treat and clean parts of the car to each customer's desired level of sheen. The highly perceptive car-wash technology assesses the size, height, and favorite fable of your automobile with special sensors that fit the vehicle's body like a laser-guided driving glove. Motorists can customize the wash depending on soil level, making last week's drive through the local tar pit just a grimy, yet fond memory.
As an ACDelco repair center and ASE-certified shop, O'neal Car Care Center houses talented mechanics who maintain vehicles' health with products from brand-name vendors. After persuading each motor to give up its used oil and phobia of narrow parking spaces, ASE-certified techs refill mechanical bellies with up to five quarts of conventional motor oil, or about as much as it takes to keep a robo-gecko happy for a day. Each oil change also includes the installation of a new oil filter that works to ensure engines pump contaminant-free fluids, as well as a vehicle courtesy check and tire pressure check. Similar to a self-portrait drawn with your non-dominant foot, the service typically takes 30 minutes to complete and includes all necessary disposal fees.
Led by owner Miles Holley, the team of ASE-certified technicians at Skid Marks Tires & Auto Service keeps vehicles in top form with services ranging from computerized alignments to air-conditioner repair. The company expanded in 2012, adding two locations to the two existing service centers.
Staffers at any location can outfit wheels with four tires, a service that includes two free oil changes. Patrons making a purchase of more than $249 enjoy six interest-free months with approved credit and an acceptable KITT impersonation.
On a warm August day in 1938, a father and son unveiled the first sample of what was to become Dairy Queen, selling 1,600 samples on the first day, a feat as unheard of as a dragon that breathes ice. Its ensuing prolific expansion was fueled by its frozen treats, which propelled the dessert shop from 100 stores in 1947 to 1,446 in 1950. Today, their dessert recipes remain largely unchanged, and Dairy Queen has added hearty grilled hamburgers, hot dogs, and fried chicken to its menu. Dairy Queen's enormous dessert menu boasts treats ranging from soft-serve cones and blizzards filled with cookies to takeaway ice-cream sandwiches and cakes.
At Signature Rides LLC, the car is a canvas for skilled auto-modification artists who beautify vehicles with slick accessories and customizations. Their ability to add glitzy flair to cars, trucks, and SUVs has attracted celebrities ranging from LSU football stars to crime-fighting Corvettes. Fruits of their labor include mesh grilles, chrome-covered door handles and trailer hitches, custom wheels, and airbag-suspension systems. Thanks to an arsenal of metallic, mirrored, and colored films, Signature Rides LLC’s crew can outfit windows with a tint that blocks 99% of harmful UV radiation and 79% of harsh solar heat.