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.
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.
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.
When the Baton Rouge Police Department needs to repair or spruce up their squad cars, they send their cruisers to Netterville's Auto Repair Shop. The full service repair and auto body shop employs only ASE-certified technicians, who set to work straightening dented fenders, fixing troubled transmission, or silencing squeaky brakes. Offering free shuttle service and 24-hour towing for all customers, Netterville’s also boasts an in-house paint booth operated by I-Car certified technicians and one wise, anthropomorphic drop cloth.
Plantation Car Wash Express's vehicular physicians keep cars in top health with a loaded package of maintenance, cleaning, and repair services. Cars are treated with up to two spa sessions per visit, keeping wait times low and allowing owners to space out their services. Oil changes entail a gamut of auto-pampering routines. The technician swaps out filled filters and greases the chassis, then checks brake, steering, washer, and other fluids for dehydration. Cars then relive their factory hazing days by chugging up to 5 quarts of Pennzoil Basic oil and running through a basic full-service wash, including an exterior cleansing, air dry, and spot-free rinse. Other services, such as the 16-quart transmission flush and the radiator flush, promote internal automotive health and keep vehicles chugging along smoothly.
While some kids spend their high school years hiding in their rooms, owner Joe Rusich spent his under the hood of a car. After graduation, he decided to turn his passion for cars into a full-time career, working various mechanic jobs before opening his own shop. A true family-run business, guests to the original Mandeville Auto Repair might recall Joe's daughter helping her dad fetch tools or loosen lug nuts, while today, at Northshore Automotive Repair, they'll find Joe's wife handling the administrative side of things and his son offering a hand during the summer months.
Joe's team has been tending to the needs of foreign, domestic, and talking cars at their current location for more than 13 years. Over 25 years of experience informs the owner as he oversees oil changes, brake repairs, and total engine overhauls performed by a hard-working staff––many of whom are also family members. But above all, Joe prides himself on his honest, high-quality service, and if he can't address a customer's specific issue himself, he'll gladly recommend another expert who can.