The highly trained technicians at Jiffy Lube tend to about 24 million customers each year with services such as the Jiffy Lube Signature Service Oil Change package, which helps promote 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 helps prevent moving parts from deteriorating. More than 20,000 technicians—all of which have completed an extensive training program certified by the National Institute Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)—service vehicles at Jiffy Lube. In addition to performing oil changes, technicians offer preventative services such as air-filtration and electrical-system maintenance, among others. Jiffy Lube’s quality pledge includes a commitment to transparency, which stipulates that they will inform car owners of any necessary services, complete a service only after it has been approved, and refuse to replace windshields with saran wrap.
With a team of ASE-certified master technicians, Bell's Automotive Service has been treating vehicles for more than 50 years. Cars of every make and model slip into its seven bays, where John, Brian, Don, and Evan check them for problems. These technicians take the time to explain any repairs they are going to make in layman's terms, and offer a 12-month, 12,000-mile warranty on all parts and labor. In the parts department, Tim watches over a huge stockpile of gadgets and greasy potions; anything not in stock he can order or borrow from Robosaurus, who lives in the backyard.
Working from two locations in Jacksonville, Gunner Tire's certified technicians help cars reach their maximum mileage with a range of maintenance and repair services. After performing free safety inspections, the team draws from a stockroom of top-brand tires by Michelin, Falken, and Cooper to outfit cars with the best spinners in every size. They confiscate dirty oil and replace it with standard or Mobile 1 premium fluids, and toss away dingy filters wrought with engine-clogging debris. While cars receive service, customers can lounge in shop's diner-like atmosphere, where black-and-white checkerboard floors and vintage red walls box in a coffee bar and fresh air saturated with complimentary WiFi.
The car doctors at Auto One Service Center perform preventative and repair services to keep vehicles on the road and safe for motorists. Skilled mechanics feed thirsty motors up to 5 quarts of fresh 10W30 oil to ensure that the pistons are well-hydrated and don't cramp-up after long drives. Improved road readiness comes in the form of a tire rotation, which promotes longevity by ensuring even tread wear. Brakes benefit from a thorough flush, which removes old fluid, cleans the brake lines, and fills them with new solution to help cars brake smoothly for chickens crossing the road. With the EVAC, vehicular cooling systems undergo a detailed examination to uncover possible leaks and recharge air-conditioning units weary from sunny summers. Up to a pound of refrigerant will be replaced, creating a refreshingly cool cockpit environment.
Handling more than just the swap-out of your car's oily core, the Jiffy Lube Signature Service Oil Change comes standard with a fresh-from-the-box oil filter; checking and filling of transmission, differential, power-steering, and windshield-washer fluids; and a detailed inspection of the antifreeze and coolant reservoirs, engine air-filtration system, serpentine belts, wiper blades, and exterior lights. To merge mechanical harmony with aesthetic vibrancy, the friendly, certified technicians at Jiffy Lube also wipe and clean the outside windows and vacuum the floors inside in search of rogue nickels, all of which are returned to their proper owner, The Ghost of Abraham Lincoln.