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.
Beyond the bright pops of blue and red that paint Detailz Auto Spa’s façade, skilled technicians are washing and detailing cars until every inch of them gleams. High-pressure blasts of water start things off, and a slew of special polishes, waxes, and treatments leave each wheel, roof, and leather interior sparkling. VIP programs reward frequent guests with discounts, and with spells that ward off post-car-wash rain showers.
Owned by its members, Peninsula Co-Op shares profits from its grocery, petroleum, and convenience stores with its members and the larger community. Beginning with a simple Food Centre on Keating Cross Road in 1977, the burgeoning co-op expanded into fuel services and now operates 14 gas centres throughout the area. Members receive a rebate on all petroleum purchases made throughout the year, and the original Food Centre offers a full service deli, bakery, and host of local and national-brand meat, produce, and groceries. Peninsula also keeps homes running with access to heating fuel and frees cars from grime with a full-service car wash. Each visit channels profits back into community enterprises, and affords a chance to rub elbows with Cooper, the co-op's mascot and quality-control expert for all salmon and honey.
The team at Exclusive Detailing use hand-labor to meticulously scour vehicles, with services that include everything from traditional waxing and tire-dressing treatments to specialty services such as removing tree-sap and overspray. Exclusive Detailing also specializes in polishing and paint restoration, as well as sprucing up seasonal toys like boats and motorcycles that may be confused and cobweb-covered from their long winter hibernation.
After emigrating from east Africa in 1974, Bashir Hirjee started detailing cars in a small bay in his father's Texaco station. Today, Bashir's detailing center, Bashir’s Auto Cosmetics, could swallow several such bays, as the sprawling facility covers 16,000 square feet and services up to 150 cars per week. Inside the center, autos enter a 110-foot tunnel for a thorough lambscloth car wash before a slew of protectants enhance paint and inhibit rust. Customers can take refuge in Bashir's 800-square-foot lobby while they wait, running fingers along the handmade mahogany furniture or easing into a leather sofa to enjoy the view of a flat-screen TV. A 150-foot red carpet also runs adjacent to the auto wash tunnel, letting drivers keep watch over their sudsy vehicle like a school chaperone on a class trip to the water park.
A member of the Murray Auto Group chain, Murray GM - Abbotsford caters to all General Motors needs with a fully equipped service department and a slew of new and used vehicles for sale. Current car owners can leave their cars, trucks, or SUVs in the hands of one of the centre’s 17 factory-trained technicians, who perform services ranging from a routine oil change to complex transmission repairs. The facility also stocks GM parts and accessories for all makes and models, as well as tires by brands such as BFGoodrich, Bridgestone, Dunlop, and Goodyear. While experienced staff man the 24 service bays and three life-support pods in the garage, the helpful sales crew guides potential buyers to the ride of their dreams, be it a used Mazda or Ford Fiesta or a brand new Cadillac or Corvette.