Hoover the Mover's professional auto caretakers sustain the well-oiled integrity of vehicles with a brief yet detailed inspection and oil change. To begin the 15–30 minute treatment, the mechanical medics swap out the oil and filter, prolonging engine life while erasing years of smoked cigarettes and grizzled voice-overs from its voice. During a thorough 27-point inspection, the technicians turn a discerning eye to the vehicle's vital systems—assuring that the brakes, lights, hoses, lines, and filters are functioning, and that GPS maps are folded properly.
The coaching staff at D1 Sports Training refuses to discriminate between professional athletes and everyday exercisers. They scale the strength and cardio workouts of their group boot-camp classes and one-on-one intensive courses to individual abilities, bringing out the best in each student regardless of their workout history. The typical D1 gym houses modern indoor turf fields with adjoining weight rooms, giving instructors the space to invent expansive obstacle courses that may require students to lift tires or tug 747s. In both the boot-camp and Total Fit programs, coaches meet with students one-on-one to discuss athletic progress and find ways to improve further. Each facility also houses a sports therapy clinic, where expert therapists ease muscle injuries through rehabilitation programs and strength-restoring exercises. Many professional athletes implicitly endorse D1’s program by staking their claim in some of the company’s indoor exercise complexes; Peyton Manning, MLB athlete Chipper Jones, and quarterback Philip Rivers count themselves among facility co-owners.
GM factory–trained and ASE-certified technicians at Coastal Chevrolet shuffle vital motor oils in and out of vehicles of all makes and models. During the oil change, mechanics swap dirty lubricant with up to 5 quarts of conventional oil and install a filter, which blocks out dirt and sleepwalking valve stem caps. The oil change concludes as techs examine crucial components as part of a GM multipoint inspection. During the tire rotation, car rubbers are repositioned to equalize tread wear. Further services include a recalibrating of tire sensors, and techs inflate tire pressure to meet manufacturer specifications and instill balance. Additionally, free shuttles orbit Coastal Chevrolet's facility, stopping to pick up customers and deliver them to their home or office while their cars receive the attention and lullabies they deserve.
Around the parking lot, a platoon of new and certified used Hyundais stands ready to ferry their new owners home from Hendrick Hyundai North. Inside, the dealership’s service and parts departments bustle with auto technicians who work to fix brakes, check batteries, change motor oil, and install even-larger monster-truck wheels.
The Ford-factory-trained technicians at Summerville Ford pre-empt engine trouble by slaking cars' thirsts with Motor-craft synthetic blend motor oils. During the 20-30-minute oil change, customers can recline in the lounge, connect to the free Wi-Fi, and auction off their jumper cables as the techs drain dirty oils from the car and replace them with up to five quarts of synthetic blend oil and sub in a new filter. Technicians reposition rubber to ensure even tread wear during the tire rotation, and they scan for hazards to the car's safety, performance, or self-esteem during the multi-point inspection that follows. The facility's free shuttle whisks drivers to their destinations if they opt for further services.
At Tuffy's, motor-vehicle caregivers spruce up patrons' horseless carriages and prepare them for a new season of dutiful service. After installing a new oil filter, auto artisans remove the old sludgy glop clogging the car's arterial system and replace it with up to five quarts of Valvoline 5W-30 or 5W-20 conventional motor oil (a $31.99 value; diesel or synthetic oil costs extra). The staff will also rotate tires to prepare four-wheeled wonders for safe gliding (a $12 value) and make sure air-conditioning systems function properly to bring riders to the brink of coolness faster than Fonzie’s leather jacket ($9.99). Finally, a pair of fresh wiper blades (up to 22")—grown locally by organic-blade farmers—supplants worn-out window-rubbers ($22) and a specialist conducts an extensive 41-point maintenance inspection.