During a decade when Dirty Dancing was invigorating a generation of hoofers, Broadway Automotive's associates began invigorating horseless carriages with knowledgeable advice and sturdy parts from name-brand manufacturers. The shop’s staff built its services around a set of core ideals, such as knowing the ins and outs of an auto’s systems, offering the right products for each repair, and figuring out the trick to turning DeLoreans into time machines. Fast-forward to today’s world, and one will still find the same values imagined at the inception of the business, now backed by an expansive stock of 300,000 parts from Accel, DC Sports, and Shop-Vac. Staff associates also offer special services for ordering out-of-stock items, which can be delivered during the shop's business hours, seven days a week.
Though it originally sold only two things—audio products and wireless phones—Car Toys has gradually expanded its repertoire. Today, with 50 locations spread across four states, electronics-certified technicians install everything from Alpine in-dash navigation units to phone-integration systems that sync iPhones, Androids, and tin cans to car stereos. Meanwhile, in the garage, detailing technicians meticulously spruce up cars inside and out, using deionized water, paint-friendly shampoos, and high-quality wash mitts to protect against scratches, swirls, and water spots. The team also sweeps through interiors with vacuums, hot-water extractors, and ozone deodorizing treatment, which kills airborne bacteria and nasty smells in one fell swoop.
The highly trained technicians at Jiffy Lube tend to about 24 million customers each year with services such as the Signature Service Oil Change package, which promotes 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 prevents moving parts from deteriorating. More than 20,000 technicians who have completed an extensive training program certified by the National Institute Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) nurse vehicles at Jiffy Lube.
In addition to performing oil changes, Jiffy Lube's savants perform air-filtration, electricity, and windshield services, among others. The technicians' quality pledge includes a commitment to transparency, which stipulates that they will inform car owners of any necessary services, only complete a service after it has been approved, and refuse to replace windshields with saran wrap.
While operating as specialists for Jeep, Chrysler, and Dodge vehicles, the ASE-certified mechanics at Gene's Continental Coach Repair attend regular training sessions to keep abreast of the latest motor makeover trends in all makes and models. Oil changes include up to five quarts of new, delicious crude, as well as a filter replacement to keep out engine impurities caused by leaks or exposure to banned literature. The car-commanders also top off all fluids, perform inspections beneath the car and its hood, and test all lights to ensure they have accessible strobe switch panels. Oil-change service typically takes 45 minutes, unless the chassis check-up unveils a more pressing problem––at which time customers may take advantage of the shop's free shuttle service to convey them safely back to their home, office, or garage-side panic room.
The fully trained technicians at Pollard Friendly Jeep keep engines running smoothly with expert automotive care. During each 30-minute service, a savvy car tech replaces the filter and injects up to five quarts of new oil—Groupon customers can upgrade to synthetic oil for an additional $25—into vehicular veins. Technicians use a 30-point vehicle checkup to inspect the air filter, examine all fluids, and test the battery before sending cars happily on their way with a lollipop in their tire grip. Although no reservations are required, customers can schedule an appointment online or will an appointment into existence.