New Ford models such as the Focus, Explorer, and Mustang gleam inside Tindol Ford Subaru’s showroom, complementing a selection that also includes used vehicles from Ford, Honda, BMW, and Cadillac. The customer-service-focused staffers help to pair up prospective buyers with cars that suit their lifestyles, explaining financing options rather than insisting everyone pay with sacks of Tonka trucks.
Meanwhile, certified technicians tend to road-worn cars in the onsite auto shop. They inspect and tune up autos, change oil, and swap dilapidated parts for factory-certified replacements. The techs can also tackle more rigorous tasks, repairing autos after major collisions or converting trucks into monster trucks by injecting them with an experimental serum.
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.
Havoline captures four-wheeled mobiles and gives them thorough scrub downs that restore shininess and flush out dirty interiors. With a trio of level-one washes, autos have three opportunities to take a cleansing trip through the precision-programmed, automatic soft-cloth wash tunnel, in which bumpers are cleaned and tires are pressure washed to blast away tread grime that's overstayed its welcome. After coaxing your car out of its cozy bath tunnel with promises of free spoilers and lightbars, Havoline's cleaners towel down the mechanical beast before hoovering seats, mats, and carpets clear of gunk and wiping windows clean. Finally, the attendants dust down the dashboard, steering column, and console before applying a spritz of car cologne that's certain to strike love in the engines of autos all across the neighborhood.
ASE-certified Precision Tune Auto Care helps vehicles of all sorts run smoothly by performing top-of-the-line maintenance and repair services. The vehicular spa day begins with a full-service oil change, where a team of talented techs pours up to 5 quarts of 5W-20 or 5W-30 oil into thirsty autos while decking out happily oil-drunk engines with brand-new filters. Tires bask in equally tender treatment during a rotation, which promotes even wear and tear and gives easily bored circular sightseers a new vantage point. Upon completion, an alignment check finds out if anything is needed to keep cars rolling in a straight line. Precision Tune Auto Care's professional vehicle pamperers also stabilize tires' rubbery moods by treating them to lifetime balancing until they bounce off to the big wheelhouse in the sky. A visual brake inspection assesses the stoppers' surfaces for resistance capabilities, unusual noises, or grinding tendencies.
Parks Chevrolet’s skillful team of technicians nurtures chariots with thorough oil-change packages. With each Maintenance I package (a $28.95 value each), they’ll douse engines in up to five quarts of fresh oil, replace ragged filters, and chase away lost penguins nesting in the fan belt. Then, they’ll slather lubricant onto steering and transaxle shift linkages, underbody contact points, and parking-brake cable guides, reducing friction to improve overall auto performance. After mechanics top off thirsty fluids and check tire pressures, jalopies will be prepped to sail smoothly across asphalt oceans for another 3,000 miles.
A bad window-tinting job can mean bubbles, cracks, and purple hues. So each professional installer at Sun Stoppers Window Tinting is required to have at least five years of experience. To set their customers’ minds even more at ease, technicians back up their services with a lifetime performance warranty. Their window tinting keeps interiors from overheating, shields passengers from UV rays, and adds an attractive aesthetic to exteriors. Reduced glare helps drivers stay safe, and if an accident happens, the tinting holds shattered glass in place.
The technicians can also shield paint jobs from weather, rogue pebbles, and bugs with 3M paint-protection film. Beyond automotive services, the technicians also tint residential windows and install solar screen shades to protect furnishings from the damaging effects of the ball of fire that grants us life.