Soiled cars enter Soft Touch Auto Wash & Detail Center and emerge cleansed of unsightly grime after a thorough once-over by the center's technicians. During each hand wash, staffers employ elbow grease and torrents of soap and water to wash away gunk from the exterior. They then comb through interiors with a vacuum in search of debris before wiping smudges and film from inner windows and dashboards. Every wash also includes a towel dry that leaves cars glowing, rewarding them for every time they didn't run away from home when parked overnight in the driveway.
Tyre Track Automotive Center's six-bay garage bustles with ASE-certified technicians rescuing ailing rides, shuttles running to and from local college campuses, and owner Tim Andrew amicably assisting both staffers and patrons. The hands-on owner has spent years in the auto industry, first manufacturing and selling tires before setting up his own wholesale supply shop more than two decades ago. Since then, Tyre Track Automotive Center has morphed into a full-service auto outfit that doles out routine maintenance services and repair work in addition to its ample stock of rubber wheels. During service appointments, Tim and his crew pull quality automotive products from the shelves, retooling vehicles with Valvoline motor oil, tires from Michelin, and Bosch wiper blades before sealing repair work with a kiss.
The ASE-certified technicians at Brake King help buggies of all makes and models prep for winter weather and recover from bumpy rides. During the 60-minute winterization package, mechanics thoroughly inspect vital components including thermostats, gaskets, and batteries and fill radiators with up to 2 gallons of fancy extended-life antifreeze. Experts also work to prevent uneven tread-wear by rotating all four tires and pumping them up with air or morale-boosting hip-checks. The 90-minute pothole-damage service combines an alignment, balance, rotation, and pressure-adjustment to re-sync steering wheels with their respective rollers, correcting the gait of steel steeds weary from roadway rumbles. Techs also prepare SUVs and 4x4s for rugged winter driving by changing differential fluids and refilling four-wheel-drive systems' transfer cases with hockey-player repellant. The 90-minute drivetrain treatment wraps up as specialists check to make sure rides' four-wheel drive function is working and free of leaks.
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. Staffers acknowledge that oil plays a crucial role in maximizing the lifespan of each car—it cools the motor and prevents moving parts from deteriorating. More than 20,000 technicians who have completed an extensive training program certified by the National Institute Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) nurse vehicles at Jiffy Lube.
In addition to performing oil changes, Jiffy Lube’s savants perform air-filtration, electricity, and windshield services, among others. The technicians’ 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.