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 Fowler family has presided over the Modern group for four generations, overseeing an exhaustive collection of new, used, and certified preowned vehicles. Cars in need of service seek refuge in one of the dealership’s 18 service bays, where technicians perform simple tune-ups and four-wheel alignments or investigate the impetus behind a check-engine light. As an added convenience to its customers, Modern Nissan offers online scheduling for service appointments, as well as rentals that satisfy your craving for new-car smell.
Parks Chevrolet’s skillful team of technicians nurtures chariots with thorough oil-change packages. With each Maintenance I package (a $28.95 value each), they’ll douse engines in up to five quarts of fresh oil, replace ragged filters, and chase away lost penguins nesting in the fan belt. Then, they’ll slather lubricant onto steering and transaxle shift linkages, underbody contact points, and parking-brake cable guides, reducing friction to improve overall auto performance. After mechanics top off thirsty fluids and check tire pressures, jalopies will be prepped to sail smoothly across asphalt oceans for another 3,000 miles.
ASE-certified Precision Tune Auto Care helps vehicles of all sorts run smoothly by performing top-of-the-line maintenance and repair services. The vehicular spa day begins with a full-service oil change, where a team of talented techs pours up to 5 quarts of 5W-20 or 5W-30 oil into thirsty autos while decking out happily oil-drunk engines with brand-new filters. Tires bask in equally tender treatment during a rotation, which promotes even wear and tear and gives easily bored circular sightseers a new vantage point. Upon completion, an alignment check finds out if anything is needed to keep cars rolling in a straight line. Precision Tune Auto Care's professional vehicle pamperers also stabilize tires' rubbery moods by treating them to lifetime balancing until they bounce off to the big wheelhouse in the sky. A visual brake inspection assesses the stoppers' surfaces for resistance capabilities, unusual noises, or grinding tendencies.
At Tuffy Auto Service Center, manager Chris Reynolds and his seasoned, ASE-certified technicians squeeze peak performance out of weary roadsters with an array of comprehensive services. With more than 30 years of tradition in the auto-repair industry, Tuffy franchises are hotbeds of technical wisdom and ancient car lore. Each shop's mechanics are entrusted with the task of passing along this cumulative knowledge to their customers, as well as to the future mechanics that the staff grows in pools of synthetic oil.