Most great things have humble beginnings, and Express Oil Change & Tune-Up Clinic is no exception. In its 31-year history it grew to more than 170 locations across 10 states. Within these auto havens, ASE-certified vehicle-maintenance professionals slake engine thirsts with their signature 10-minute express full-service oil change and a menu of other automotive procedures. Techs swap out old oil for shiny, new oil and a new filter, followed by a thorough inspection of the engine and inner workings that ensures cars can run for miles and won’t fail during drag races through mall parking lots. Their service centers also perform general maintenance such as brake and AC service, and more advanced services such as radiator maintenance and computer diagnostics.
For more than 20 years, the certified technicians at Dekra Emission Check have done one thing and done it well: superfast Georgia-state vehicle-emissions tests. Although most patrons choose to stay in the car and alphabetize their eight-track collection during the typically five-minute inspection, many of the growing list of almost 30 Atlanta-area locations feature an indoor lounge for auto owners to kick back in. If a vehicle’s emissions exceed the regulated limit, the team advises drivers of their options and performs a free retest at a later date.
Since its creation in 1925, Dekra Emission Check’s umbrella company, Dekra, has grown to include more than 30,000 employees in 50 countries. In addition to having performed more than three million vehicle inspections in the United States, the larger business offers services such as expert appraisals, industrial product testing and certifications, and management-system certifications.
The ASE-certified technicians at Mableton Auto Center & Towing draw on nearly two decades' worth of experience as they fix up automotive issues that span from front bumper to rear exhaust. Their know-how applies to all makes and models of car, truck, or SUV—including foreign and domestic vehicles as well as cars still researching their family trees. When a vehicle arrives at the facility, the team immediately assesses the issues at-hand via both computer-assisted and manual diagnostics. This combination allows them form an accurate opinion about what kind of attention the car needs, from transmission rebuilds to collision repairs to brake services.
Speedemissions' technicians do one thing, and one thing only: emissions testing. Because they don't do vehicle repairs, they are actively rooting for all cars to pass and are invested in administering tests with integrity. In addition to more than a dozen locations in the Atlanta area alone, they also deploy four mobile testing vans to perform onsite testing that saves drivers time and fuel better spent taking an eco-conscious driving tour of the world's most interesting trees.