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So established is Circle K that even brand-new vehicles recognize what its red-and-white logo stands for?fuel, snacks, and everything else a car might need to keep powering down the road with its driver. Circle K's story starts back in 1951, when Fred Hervey bought three Kay's Food Stores in El Paso, Texas. Under his guidance, these three little shops grew into the more than 3,000 convenience stores that crouch on our nation's street corners today.

After rolling up to a Circle K, drivers can pump their faithful roadsters full of high-octane fuel and send them skipping through a car wash to experience the cleansing touch of Blue Coral Beyond Green and Rain-X products. Then it's time to step inside the air-conditioned shop for a peek at the provisions. Rows of sodas hibernate behind glass doors, and snacks, candy, and their ATM guardians stand boldly out in the open. Some Circle Ks also offer the Take Away Fresh Caf?, which presents an appetizing lineup of healthy road fare including sandwiches, fruit cups, and fresh-cut vegetables. Drivers can gear up for a long drive with premium coffees or enjoy a cold Polar Pop, whose specially formulated cup keeps drinks colder thanks to the family of tiny snowmen trapped in its foam walls.

1200 North Arlington Heights Road
Buffalo Grove,
IL
US

So established is Circle K Midwest that even brand-new vehicles recognize what its red-and-white logo stands for—fuel, snacks, and everything else a car might need to keep powering down the road with its driver. Circle K's story starts back in 1951, when Fred Hervey bought three Kay's Food Stores in El Paso, Texas. Under his guidance, these three little shops grew into the more than 3,000 convenience stores that crouch on our nation's street corners today.

After rolling up to a Circle K, drivers can pump their faithful roadsters full of high-octane fuel and send them skipping through a car wash to experience the cleansing touch of Blue Coral Beyond Green and Rain-X products. Then it's time to step inside the air-conditioned shop for a peek at the provisions. Rows of sodas hibernate behind glass doors, and snacks, candy, and their ATM guardians stand boldly out in the open. Some Circle Ks also offer the Take Away Fresh Café, which presents an appetizing lineup of healthy road fare including sandwiches, fruit cups, and fresh-cut vegetables. Drivers can gear up for a long drive with premium coffees or enjoy a cold Polar Pop, whose specially formulated cup keeps drinks colder thanks to the family of tiny snowmen trapped in its foam walls.

1000 Milwaukee Ave
Lincolnshire,
IL
US

Signature service: Ace Sounds

Established: 2013

Reservations/Appointments: Required

Staff Size: 2?10 people

Average Duration of Services: 4+ hours

Brands Used: Kenwood, Pioneer, JVC, Fahrenheit, Viper, Avital, Autopage

Pro Tip: Though the name may be new, the owner and techs have been in the field for over 15+ years.

Q&A with Ryan Buena, Manager/Installer

Describe a time your services really changed a client's life for the better.

I had a customer (a college student) on a budget and leaving to go back to college in another state. We initially gave him the bass he was looking for and sold him an amplifier and proper wires to go along with his sub. A week passed by, and the customer asked if we could put in his interior speakers. He was headed back to college and had a long drive ahead of him. We got the speakers in, gave him an awesome price, and he was very satisfied with everything that was done. I get a call the next day, and it was that customer driving on his way to college, [and he] thanked us [for making] his drive a lot better than it was than before. The power of music can raise your joy even on a 4+ hour drive. Though this college student brought in most of his equipment, we took care of him when other big retail stores would not even look at what he already had. He was on a budget. Also, this customer drove an hour away from his home to come and get his vehicle serviced. When he comes back into town, his words were, "I'm always coming to you guys!" The most important factor in a business is the ability to earn trust for future endeavors.

Besides making clients happy, what do you like most about your job?

The friendships that you acquire from those customers whom you made a big difference in their lives.

When and how did you first develop a passion for your work?

I started back in 1996, but didn't blossom until 2000 when I gained enough experience and confidence. I love customization and I'm glad I can share some of my work with the customers.

652 N Milwaukee
Prospect Heights,
IL
US

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. These technicians learn their care-care talents during stints in Jiffy Lube University, the company's exhaustive training program. During their training, technicians engage with computer-based learning, apply knowledge during on-the-job-training, and pass frequent skills tests to master the art of engine maintenance. Upon graduation, technicians also take the Jiffy Lube Pledge, vowing to service their customers' cars with the same care they would normally reserve for their own vehicles. This extensive curriculum and commitment to customer service is part of what earned the program accolades as an Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Certified Training Provider.

In addition to performing oil changes, Jiffy Lube’s experts perform air conditioning, air filtration, cooling system, electrical, windshield services, and many more. The technicians’ quality pledge includes a commitment to transparency, which stipulates that they will inform car owners of any necessary services and only complete those services after it has been approved by the owner.

215 W Rand Rd
Arlington Heights,
IL
US

Quick Lane Tire and Auto Center techs improve fuel efficiency and restore spunk to all makes and models during tune-ups and inspections. The Works package pampers Pintos with a plethora of services including an oil change and tire rotation. After draining dune buggies of dingy, contaminated oil, vehicular veins are infused with synthetic blend oil that is formulated to help protect against deposits, corrosion, rust, and wear. Car whisperers will also rotate tires to cut down on uneven wear and move trouble-making rear wheels to the front of the class.

801 W Dundee Rd
Arlington Heights,
IL
US

Almost a century ago, it was 1914 and William J. Cassidy was gazing out from his livery stable to watch the newfangled automobiles rumble past on Roosevelt Road. He knew then that he’d been right to expand from shoeing horses to also servicing tires. Never having children, Will took his 16-year-old nephew, Hugh, under his wing in the venture. When Will retired, Hugh took over and kept the company afloat even during the bleakest days of the Depression and WWII. Hugh’s six sons all followed in the family footsteps, opening additional locations in the suburbs, and then their children opened even more.

Today, those descendants operate 15 Cassidy Tire & Service locations throughout the city and suburbs. The Cassidy experts keep vehicles running smoothly as they grow old by practicing a full range of other auto services, from rotating tires to changing oil and flushing transmissions.

710 E Northwest Hwy
Arlington Heights,
IL
US

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