At Carolina Ford Dealers, highly trained motor medics upgrade the performance of inefficient engines with the Works Fuel Saver Package, which, according to EPA estimates, can lead to improved fuel economy for most vehicles. The Works Fuel Saver Package begins with a multipoint inspection, during which eagle-eyed vehicle vets scour belts, brakes, and hoses to spot trouble areas and chase out nests of feral mud flaps. Then, grimy engine lifeblood is cleansed with up to five quarts of Motorcraft Synthetic Blend Oil and a Motorcraft Oil Filter. Car caretakers also rotate tires and check air filters to ensure the engine breathes air untainted by lint, dust, or dander from the Wooly Mammoth living in the trunk. Finally, auto jockeys test the battery’s lifespan before topping off the car’s fluids and clasping it in a prolonged goodbye hug. Customers must use their first package by February 10, 2012, and the following two within a year of their initial use. As an added perk to this deal, customers that redeem in August will get a $10 rebate through FordOwner.com.
The factory-trained technicians at Chaparral Buick GMC keep vehicles of all makes and models running smoothly with a bevy of lube, oil, and filter services. After sucking used and abused oil out of motors, the mechanics replace it with up to five quarts of fresh, nonsynthetic motor juice. The procedure also includes the installation of a new ACDelco filter, which keeps automobiles' innards free of contaminants and denies entry to shrunken, magical school buses. Auto whisperers go above and beyond the oil change's call of duty by performing a vehicle inspection, checking all fluid levels, belts, and hoses as well as lubricating hinges, suspensions, and drivelines.
At Tuffy Auto Service Center, manager Chris Reynolds and his seasoned, ASE-certified technicians squeeze peak performance out of weary roadsters with an array of comprehensive services. With more than 30 years of tradition in the auto-repair industry, Tuffy franchises are hotbeds of technical wisdom and ancient car lore. Each shop's mechanics are entrusted with the task of passing along this cumulative knowledge to their customers, as well as to the future mechanics that the staff grows in pools of synthetic oil.
Named best repair shop in Western North Carolina each of the past five years by Mountain Xpress, Organic Mechanic earns acclaim by repairing vehicles of all makes and models while recycling sensitive materials and performing other green shop practices. Today's deal gets motorists up to four oil changes and visual inspections, which can be redeemed for multiple vehicles or used to keep one buggy in tip-top shape for up to a year, depending on driving habits and the size of the car's bladder. With each oil change at the Organic Mechanic, drivers take part in a recycling loop that helps protect the environment. After ASE-certified technicians drain dirty oil, they ship the used lubricant out to be re-refined. Mechanics drain oil filters of residual oil, shred them, and recycle them as bedding material for newborn scooters. Technicians then outfit vehicles with a new oil filter and up to six quarts of re-purified oil.
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.
The Fowler family has presided over the Modern group for four generations, overseeing an exhaustive collection of new, used, and certified preowned vehicles. Cars in need of service seek refuge in one of the dealership’s 18 service bays, where technicians perform simple tune-ups and four-wheel alignments or investigate the impetus behind a check-engine light. As an added convenience to its customers, Modern Nissan offers online scheduling for service appointments, as well as rentals that satisfy your craving for new-car smell.