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, only complete a service 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.
Ziebart's vehicular facelifts leave interiors devoid of offending dust and polish exteriors until they gleam. To keep dirt particles from mobbing and angrily setting glove compartments on fire, the interior detail vacuums, spot cleans, and disinfects the upholstery and carpet, employing antibacterial detergent and strategically placed dust traps. A fabric treatment penetrates individual fibers, ensuring dirt and spills are extracted. The dashboard, air vents, instrument panel, doorjambs, and glass all receive a thorough cleaning, leaving a germ-free, brightly smiling interior.
Ziebart's car custodians also treat auto exoskeletons to a luxurious hand wash that removes traces of tar, road salt, and highway pepper. Technicians machine-polish the paint finish to erase crow’s feet around headlights and eliminate unbecoming oxidation freckles. As a final touch, shine specialists scour tires and rims and fit painted finishes with a protective force field to leave vehicles looking as clean and new as they did the day a stork built them.
Tuffy Auto Service's ASE-certified technicians repair or maintain foreign and domestic cars, trucks, and SUVs. They use computerized engine analysis to peer into each vehicle's mind and ensure that all systems operate correctly, from its brakes to the part of its brain that makes jokes about being “tired” of driving. For routine maintenance, the team can rotate tires and refresh engines with Castrol oil.
Tuffy's staff adds convenience to the experience with after-hours drop off and free WiFi. A free shuttle also ferries customers to and from their homes.
Troy White's love of mobile electronics began in high school, and specifically in the front seat of his buddy's Ford Mustang, which was equipped with four Optimus 15s. Twenty-two years later, after several high-ranking jobs in the industry, Troy opened Untouchable Fabrication and Sound with friend Jon Beaty. The two mobile-electronics enthusiasts have opted for quality over quantity; rather than sell an endless supply of equipment, they've decided to feature only products they strongly believe in and think their customers will prefer. These include JVC's Arsenal line, Rockford Fosgate products, and amplifiers, speakers, and subwoofers from Arc Audio. In addition to car systems, they sell electronics for boats, including marine-grade stereo equipment that easily drowns out the songs of Sirens bent on luring your ship to the rocks.
Mechanics at Anything Automotive perform oil changes, transmission rebuilds, and systems servicing beneath one roof. Boasting ASE certification, they troubleshoot, maintain, and repair everything from the engine to the tires, and even replace broken windshields. As a show of their gratitude toward servicemen and women in challenging fields, Anything Automotive offers a 10% discount to former and current military, police, and fire personnel and teachers.