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.
The family-owned-and-operated Constan Car Wash has kept modern-day chariots sparkling since 1949. At the wash facility, vehicles enjoy a scrub down with plant-based, biodegradable soap free of dyes, phosphates, petroleum-based ingredients, and micro-shrimp. Friendly attendants use soft cloths to hand dry vehicles, leaving them looking fresh and clean as they burst from the lot like a pleasantly surprised camper on top of a firm but moderate geyser. Other services available by Constan's technicians include detailing inside and out, removing troublesome tar and sap, and performing speedy oil changes.
Allstar Platinum Detailing and Cleaning Service's shops house teams of skilled technicians ready to rejuvenate autos inside and out. Patrons without the time to make a visit may request on-location services, ask for a staffer to pick up and drop off their vehicle, or mail their sullied car to the shop along with a giant self-addressed return envelope. Allstar Platinum Detailing and Cleaning Service's detailing packages can also be used to cleanse other entities, including boats, houses, and offices.
The ASE-certified technicians at Express Oil Change jump-start the approximately 10-minute oil change by quenching jalopy engine thirst with up to five quarts of conventional oil (with an additional charge for synthetic or bottled oils), replacing the filter, and lubricating the chassis. Skilled technicians also meticulously examine the steering, suspension, undercarriage, air filter, and fluid levels of each vehicle to ensure that there are no issues such as a malfunctioning headlight or an unfashionable belt. Wheels stolen from song-extolled buses are kept melodically turning with a tire rotation and balance, helping to promote even wear and tear on all rubber road donuts.
At Eagle Aviation's Cessna Pilot Center, potential pilots get the rare chance to learn the fundamentals of flying in a secure, well-maintained Cessna aircraft. The training begins with a pre-takeoff briefing on flight protocols and a thorough inspection of the plane. Aspiring aviators and an FAA-certified instructor then lift off in an up-to-date Cessna 172SP for some soaring, basic maneuvering, and taking in sweeping views of Lexington County from 3,500 feet. The entire experience from engine startup to shutdown is approximately 30 minutes long. After the student helps land and taxi the aircraft, a postflight briefing addresses questions and reviews lessons learned throughout the celestial jaunt. Each flight allows room for a friend to share the thrill and corroborate Pegasus sightings.
Midas Auto Service Experts unleash more than 50 years of experience and a host of vehicle-maintenance services to keep buggies in optimum health. Technicians tune up autos with preventative-maintenance measures such as replacing outdated fluids with up to 5 quarts of conventional or synthetic oil, restoring alignment to wobbly wheels, and putting a stop to runaway rides with NAPA-brand brake installations. Mechanics also perform exhaust services to ensure environmental compliance, shape up suspensions, and keep mannequin passengers made of ice from melting with climate-control repairs.