DEKRA Emission Check has conducted certified state emissions and safety inspections in North America for more than 20 years. The majority of emissions tests conducted at their clean, well-lit facilities take less than 15-20 minutes, and the company even provides an online list of emissions and safety inspection testing tips that drivers can follow to help their vehicle ace the exam, such as warming the car up and feeding it a protein-rich breakfast. The team at each center strives to provide the highest level of customer service with safe, clean, and convenient stations. Technicians are all certified by the state of North Carolina.
Sherman Simmons was working as a regular car washer when he woke up one day and saw the need for a full-service auto-detailing shop. Now Platinum Auto Detailing?s general manager, he oversees each detail job in his 3,000-square-foot facility, detailing, washing, and waxing all makes and models along with a pair of expert detailers. Sherman and company also reach out to cars by rotating tires, changing oil, adjusting brakes, and setting them up on blind dates with smart cars.
Soapsuds are no strangers to the shiny surfaces of Black Tie Transportation's fleet of luxury vehicles. That's because the staff washes and details them daily, resulting in pristine rides for airport, event, and wedding transportation services. Professional drivers pilot each trip aboard one of their ten different vehicle types, including Lincoln Towncars, a shuttle van, a Lincoln Navigator stretch limo, and a 57-passenger motor coach with TVs, DVD player, and Wi-Fi. Though passengers can create their own itineraries using macaroni and glue, Black Tie Transportation also orchestrates guided tours of wineries, historical sites, and cities.
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 package, 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—all of which 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 offer preventative services such as air-filtration and electrical-system maintenance, among others. 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.
At Winston Salem Automotive Detailing, upbeat technicians tackle everyday buildups of auto dirt and grime with comprehensive detailing services. They pamper vehicles with hand washes and waxes, bug and tar removal, tire shining, and window washing. To accommodate customers, they offer quick scrub downs as well as complete interior and exterior detailing.