Driven by a passion for keeping cars, trucks, SUVs, RVs, and boats spotless, The Dream Jet Wash’s technicians revitalize cars with attentive hands and detailing acumen second only to their innate ability to understand what cars are really thinking when the Check Engine light goes on. They show an attention to detail as they complete all washing, waxing, and polishing services by hand, buffing both exteriors and interiors dry with hand towels to soothe even the most sensitive chassis. When not sloughing off regular roadway grime from paint jobs, wheel wells, and tires, staffers also remove vehicle wraps and decals and restore headlights to their original shine.
Between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. any day of the week, Lone Star Pass holders can unwind to the rubba-dub-dub of a drive-thru car wash's automated scrubbers at any one of Texas Shine Car Wash's 6 locations. Upon emerging, the wheelmobiles of those who opted for the Ultimate Shine option additionally will be towel dried and have their tires dressed to ensure ultimate-extreme shine.
Foothill's A.O.C.A certified technicians will drain out all the worn-out crude and replace it with fresh-squeezed dinosaur juice. They'll check and top off all of your car's fluid reservoirs (except brake fluid, which is checked but not topped off for safety reasons), in addition to examining lights, signals, and the battery. Every check is performed three times for redundancy and video recorded for accurate scoring and instant replays. The car wash keeps it basic and thorough, offering soft-cloth service with interior vacuuming, window spick-spanning, and both interior and exterior detailing.
The highly trained technicians at Jiffy Lube tend to about 24 million customers each year with services such as the Jiffy Lube Signature Service Oil-Change, which helps promote 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 helps prevent 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) service vehicles at Jiffy Lube.
In addition to performing oil changes, technicians perform preventative services such as air-filtration, among others, as well as state emissions inspections. Jiffy Lube’s 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.
Interstate All Battery Center leads the charge in power outposts, providing lifelong Texans and reserve-power road trippers with brand-new batteries for their trucks, cell phones, computers, and more. With a vast storehouse of more than 16,000 products, Interstate carries batteries for nearly every brand of laptop and PC, as well as a bevy of automotive batteries to restore sedans, coupes, and station wagons after a long night of headlight staring contests. Household powerables are also available, including 24-packs of Energizer AAs for bulk buyers, an Energizer 9V alkaline battery for metronomes possessed by surprisingly funky eighth notes, and one case of Lite Brite fuel, distilled from corn syrup and Olympic silver medals. Old used batteries find comfy retirement at Interstate’s recycling center, allowing their former owners and well-meaning grandchildren to rest easy.
With a team of ASE-certified technicians, GT Automotive continues its 31-year tradition of keeping metal-framed human transporters running smoothly and safely. During the 20-minute process, technicians summon the spirit of Henry Ford to drain the spoiled motor oil pumping in the veins of sedans, coupes, trucks, or SUVs. Auto experts then swap in a fresh oil filter and fill vehicles' innards with up to five quarts of regular motor oil, although the specialists can use synthetic oil for an additional cost. While relaxing in one of the shop's bays, guests can munch on complimentary popcorn or assign names and back stories to fish housed in the waiting area's 300-gallon saltwater reef aquarium.