In L-Japan Automotive Services’ spacious garage, technicians straddle both sides of the Pacific. Their services, which range from standard oil changes to engine repair, cater to the intricacies of cars built by the major Japanese and American manufacturers, including Ford, Toyota, Honda, Chrysler, and Infiniti. They keep wheels rolling with factory-recommended parts and pinpoint problems quickly and efficiently with the latest diagnostic equipment. Their bodywork know-how helps mend mangled fenders, and their tire expertise ensures optimal performance once the rubber hits the pavement. Maintenance packages run through run-of-the-mill upkeep, and every oil change comes with a complimentary 29-point inspection.
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 5 quarts of Valvoline 5W-30 or 5W-20 conventional motor oil (a $26.99 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 you 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.
"Car detailing is an art," according to Small Change's vehicular professionals, and this philosophy is backed up by their fastidious attention to detail and devotion to customer education. On location or at their headquarters, the technicians not only hand wash, wax, vacuum, and squeegee, but consult with customers post-treatment on best practices for keeping autos glossy and clean. Treatments are available individually or in packages, and a budget-conscious membership plan helps customers quit the necessity of getting only a quarter of their vehicle cleaned per visit.
The ASE-certified technicians at Dupont Tire & Auto, Inc. offer a variety of routine-maintenance services such as oil changes, tire rotations, inspections, and winterization. As customers wait to hear about the health of their automotive steeds, they can rest easy in a waiting room equipped with a television, free WiFi, and coffee.