Hudson Tire’s talented technicians restore motor mojo and smooth handling to road-weary wagons. After dispatching dingy, contaminant-ridden oil, techs infuse vehicular veins with up to five quarts of a fresh synthetic oil blend. Aging oil filters are similarly swapped for new, clog-free oil sieves. A tire rotation moves talkative rear tires to the front of the class before computerized wheel balance will correct uneven individual tires that can cause vibrations at certain speeds and during the rinse cycle. Before reuniting man and Miata, vehicles are probed with a 14-point inspection to ensure the roadworthiness of brakes, shocks, lights, and more.
Gussying up rides at locations in 15 of the continental states, Tuffy Auto Service Center's technicians perform full-service auto repairs backed by lifetime and nationwide warranties. In addition to keeping cars running smoothly with preventative maintenance services such as oil changes and tire rotations, the staff performs full-service repairs, including overhauling worn-down brakes, noisy mufflers, malfunctioning engines, and ingrown windshield wipers. Other services include alignments for off-kilter wheels, which promote better gas mileage, and tune-ups, which ensure such components as the fuel injectors, ignition system, and spark plugs are in ship-shape.
With soaps, waxes, clay bars, and shampoos in tow, S.O.S. Mobile Detailing’s technicians make house calls to cleanse dirty vehicles. They offer five different packages to accommodate all states of filth. Basic wash packages include an exterior wash, scrub, and tire shine, and full details use clay bars, hand waxes, and rim polishes to get cars glowing inside and out. In addition to detailing packages, S.O.S. also offers hard-water spot-removal treatments and engine cleaning.
Ready To Shine’s detailing crew goes from one Tampa home to the next, sprucing up cars, trucks, and SUVs at their owners' convenience. The team eliminates the need to take rides to the car wash with a sudsy hand wash and dry, followed by one of three detailing packages. Clients can choose the Silver package for a quick interior vacuuming and spritzes of Armor All, or spring for the Gold package and treat their car to a wax and buff. At the top of the spectrum is the Platinum deal, complete with interior shampooing and a pep talk for bobble-heads that have been feeling apathetic.
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.
Boasting more than 50 years of collective automotive experience, the mechanics at Consumer Car Care Countyline motivate cars for driving on today's challenging roads and highways. Techs begin each 30- to 60-minute service by cajoling overworked fluids from the car and replacing them with fresh oil to slicken all the secret parts that make an engine tick. Once properly lubricated, the car caretakers rotate tires to prolong their lives and equalize tread wear, then proceed with a wheel balance, which stabilizes all four pavement pounders and results in smoother driving, better handling, and less arguing over whose directions are the best. Drivers opting for additional services can take advantage of Consumer Car Care Countyline's courtesy rides, which allow customers to return home or head back to work while their cars receive nurturing.