With lube and service centers spread across America, Valvoline Instant Oil Change ensures that roads from coast to coast teem with automotive vigor. Certified technicians perform a roster of services, including drive-thru oil changes that allow motorists to arrive without an appointment and remain in their car while Valvoline oils forge a truce between metal parts.
Randy Wise's team of expert mechanics fends off vehicular woes by executing dealership-quality maintenance and repair services. During each oil change, fresh, spongy filters whet engines' appetites for up to 5 quarts of oil. The service can increase gasket function, soothe shafts, and strengthen auto immune systems against tailgating-transmitted diseases. Technicians prevent wobbly-wheel syndrome by performing a tire rotation, and a multipoint inspection checks cars for any latent damage or wear. The service typically takes a total of about 30 minutes, after which owners can zip away confident in the knowledge that a mechanic has confirmed their brakes exist.
During Alexander’s Auto Wash’s Superior Full Service car wash, a jump-suited technician will use a soft cloth to clean your car from hood to trunk, expending extra elbow grease on the door jams, dash, underbody, and rubber shoes. Windows receive a blast of Rain-X to keep visibility high and a triple coat of foam wax to make the car’s shine more brilliant than Einstein in a checkers challenge. The clean team will then vacuum cookie crumbs in the center console, Cheetos dust on the dash, and gold doubloons from seats, floor mats, and the trunk or hatch. A squadron of dexterous hands will towel-dry your vehicle before giving it a choice of air freshener and lollipop.
LaFontaine Automotive Group adheres to a "Family Deal" credo, striving to cosset car-buyers with solid information and service as they saddle up one of nearly a thousand new and pre-owned GM–brand steeds. A 2011 Buick Regal CXL RL2 sedan delicately sips its fuel at 30 miles per gallon on the highway while sporting a sleek four-door frame suggestive of madcap high-octane fuel funneling ($28,241 MSRP). The 2011 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE truck packs a flex-fuel V-8 engine that grants it the load-carrying, tow-hauling capacity expected of a pickup with the corn-derived, ethanol-based fuel capability of a flock of noble crows ($36,356 MSRP).
The automotive wunderkinds at Tuffy of Waterford use sturdy replacement parts, doses of lubricating oil, and comprehensive inspections to ensure that vehicles remain safe and ready for the road. The car coddling begins with a full-service oil change, which replaces used oil with up to five quarts of fresh, standard oil, so that engines can run smoother than an Olympic sprinter on roller skates. A tire rotation helps to alleviate the stresses of the road by preventing uneven wear and guarding tires against future rotational difficulties. A thorough safety inspection identifies potential problem areas and saves money, time, and families of muffler-dwelling elves. Tuffy checks brakes and exhaust free of charge, and although waiting time varies, drivers can expect service to take up to two hours.