K&F Custom Car Detailing–techs train hoses on cars and buildings, unleashing rivulets of pressurized water to liberate exteriors from smudges and grime. Autos emerge from the detail shop freed from the effects of bug splatters and soda spills alike, thanks to staffers' meticulous exterior hand-washing and interior carpet and leather cleansing services. K&F also travels to homes and offices to pressure wash their walls, whether it's the whole façade or focused areas such as roofs, sidewalks, and the open mouths of parched lawn gnomes.
Over the course of 34 years, the smiling staffers at Express Oil Change & Service Center of Greensboro have learned that customers just want their oil changed fast. Instead of selling extra parts out of an oversized trench coat, staffers work quickly and efficiently to give cars what they crave—quarts of thick, black oil in the blink of an eye without an appointment. Each procedure lasts approximately 10 minutes, during which mechanics will replace the vehicle's oil and inspect its innards for problems. The process is so quick that customers can even wait inside their own vehicles while it occurs, much like a drive-thru car wash or drive-thru dentist appointment.
Along with quick and efficient oil changes, Express Oil Change & Service Center tends to other automotive needs such as tire rotation and balance, brake inspection and service, fuel-system cleaning, engine diagnostic, and general repair.
There are plenty of automotive centers that altogether neglect environmental concerns. Not Honest-1 Auto Care. The Environmentally Sustainable Actions-certified automotive-care center sees to the longevity of cars with a slate of traditional services, and they also focus on pollution prevention, recycling, and resource conservation. Their respect for the comfort of Mother Nature dovetails with their efforts to make patrons comfortable during services. Honest-1 offers complimentary shuttle services to nearby areas. But for those waiting, they'll find the comfort of a large, tiled lobby, granite countertops, a seating area filled with leather couches and flat-screen televisions, and an Internet café with clean restrooms. Patrons can take advantage of a coffee bar and complimentary beverages or a large, secured children's play area, where kids waiting for their Hot Wheels to get a tune-up read Car and Driver Junior Edition. While guests wait in comfort, the careful, experienced technicians evaluate, quote, and fix problems—all while recycling oils, fluids, and coolants.
"The Works" car wash provides cleansing care for the underbody and sides through two pre-soak passes, a bug wash, laser wash, tri-color conditioner, clear-coat protectant, spot-free rinse, and laser dry. Just roll up to Waterworks, clink in your token, and allow the powerful touchless technology to soak, blast, blow, and dry your vehicle to a shiny state unseen since it drove away from the automotive womb. All Waterworks locations operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week, allowing you to revamp your ride whenever it needs it most. For an extra touch of interior invigoration, all locations host coin-operated vacuums, and most locations (excluding Market St.) offer carpet shampoo, fragrances, and jealous drivers within bragging distance.
The mobile mechanics of John O'Brian Auto Care travel to customers' locations to lather crusty cars and perform oil changes with synthetic-blend oil. During the 30-minute gold-service wash, technicians scrub the frame with soapy water, dry it with a towel, and shield their eyes from the blinding glow. Next, they scrub the tires into brimming black and silver, awaken fogged-up windows, and nosedive inside with a vacuum aimed at every crevice and seat cushion. Dashboards and center consoles spring to life resuscitated by sponges, and spot checks on the carpet and seats target recently spilled drinks, grease, or party-size cans of beans.
City Automotive's ASE-certified technicians walk cars through a painless state-sanctified procedural to validate safe operations and regulatory emissions. During the 30-minute inspection, mechanics adjust headlights and turn signals, scrutinize brakes for proper stopping power, and squirt water at windshields to check the reflexes of wipers. Techs then gauge tires to approve the supportive condition of pavement pounders, verify proper handling on the steering mechanism, and reflect upon the importance of visibility in the rear view mirrors. Car horns brag of their bravado when pushed, proving their mettle against green-light dozers, and any cars equipped with post-factory tinted windows will be assessed based on a visibility light requirement. The mechanics then move on to the emissions inspection, where they test exhaust emission controls and eavesdrop on the muffler before introducing the car to a computer diagnostics system, which relates back to the mechanics the state of readiness monitors and the car's paralyzing fear of bicycles.