With participating locations nationwide, Auto Care Special lets customers reach out to their local garages for a grab bag of free and discounted maintenance services. Cards may be redeemed for multiple vehicles over the course of one year for services such as oil changes, safety inspections, and engine-light diagnoses. Those who move or create alter-egos over the course of the year can scan the locations page for participating garages in their new cities of residence to receive a complimentary maintenance bundle.
Big City Car Wash's vehicle-sudsers wield modern equipment and environmentally safe cleaners, waxes, and conditioners as they skillfully beautify mechanized chariots. In the 30-minute Express Complete detail service, auto aestheticians cleanse cars inside and out with a Super Wash, scouring windows and shining tires until they gleam like the golden spokes of Napoleon's unicycle. Nimble hands apply a UV protectant to shield interior leather and vinyl from ultraviolet rays and the glare of other cars' jealous headlights, then vacuum and steam-clean floor mats to kill bacteria and remove light stains. Before fitting frames with a coat of wax, buggy buffers remove contaminants such as debris, tar, light water spots, and ill-advised tattoos of Henry Ford's face with a clay bar, which is safe for all vehicle finishes including clear coats. Car cosmetologists end their detailing by dressing autos' exterior vinyl, and provide a quality guarantee of customer satisfaction. An additional charge may be incurred for exceptionally dirty vehicles.
At ATC Window Tinting, technicians line the surfaces of cars and homes with more than 30 types of film, each bearing a useful set of characteristics. Antireflective coverings subdue hazardous glares that could cause traffic accidents, and solar-protection films block out heat while driving in the sunshine or rolling through a tanning salon. Paint-protection films deflect damage caused by rocks, salt, or gravel displaced by a vehicle's wheels. The techs also decorate surfaces with custom graphics and protect headlights and taillights with Lamin-x film. Mobile tinting, with hours extended into the nights and weekends, makes the service convenient for patrons in surrounding areas.
Westside Automotive Inc's ASE-certified technicians conduct mechanical magic during thorough approximately 30-minute preventative maintenance inspections. Drivers hand over keys to car caretakers, who precisely lubricate and check the chassis, change the oil filter, and pour engine oil during the detailed oil change. Tire treads benefit from more even wear with the tire rotation, and brake pedals, tired of having their faces pushed into the floor, welcome the brake inspection with open armrests. A check of the filters, fluid levels, tire pressure, and a basic safety inspection ensure waving windshield wipers keep their hands inside the vehicle at all times.
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.