Drawing on half a century of automotive service, Midas helps drivers to prolong vehicle vigor with factory-recommended maintenance services. Mechanics pop car hoods to perform oil changes with standard and temperature-durable synthetic solutions, taking time to inspect belts, hoses, fluids, and air conditioners. Armed with EPA- and CARB-complying catalytic converters, the staff helps to shrink harmful emissions during muffler and exhaust-system checks. Trained technicians augment brake services with lifetime guarantees and curate healthy, evenly worn tires with rotations or replacements from Goodyear, Michelin, Firestone, and Bridgestone.
For 30 years, the ASE-certified techs at Fox Plaza Tire & Auto Service have outfitted engines with fresh oil and able-bodied filters. During the 45-minute process, mechanics replace old contaminated goo with up to 5 quarts of clean motor oil, which keeps engines spry and less likely to sleep until noon, and then lube the chassis to help it stay loosened up. Cars are generally too lazy to rotate their own tires, so Fox Plaza's people with do it for them, preventing the tread from wearing out in an uneven fashion while also encouraging balanced handling. Next, mechanics perform a free 27-point inspection, wandering with professional aplomb from the car's hood to its brakes and lights, confirming that everything's in safe operating order.
When Sam Meineke opened his first automotive shop in 1972, they only sold mufflers. Today, more than 870 shops staff skilled mechanics to keep cars running smoothly with an extensive list of services. They replace drained batteries, fix faulty air conditioners, and inspect brakes. Meineke's Preferred and Supreme oil-change services come with roadside assistance in case your car comes down with mad-car disease.
Handling more than just the swap-out of your car's oily core, the Jiffy Lube Signature Service oil change comes standard with a fresh-from-the-box filter; a checking and filling of transmission, differential, power-steering, and windshield-washer fluids; and a detailed inspection of the antifreeze and coolant reservoirs, engine air-filtration system, serpentine belts, wiper blades, and exterior lights.