Signature service: Foreign and domestic auto repair
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Average Duration of Services: 30?60 minutes
Brands Used: Raybestos, Napa, Moog, KYB, Flowmaster, Mobil, Penwood
Pro Tip: Wifi Hotspot
What's one tip for first-time customers that will make them feel like regulars?
We offer complimentary WiFi and coffee, and no appointments are necessary.
When and how did you first develop a passion for your work?
I started working on cars at a young age with my friends and my dad.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
We do complete car work, including diagnosis, engine and transmission work, and custom exhaust work.
In 1981, lifelong Greenwich residents Mark Curtis and Chris Fisher traded in their business suits for sudsy sponges when they purchased Greenwich Car Wash. 13 years later, they renamed their business Splash to coincide with an innovative idea developed by the duo: wash the cars by hand while also using a conveyor to keep them moving rather than trying to coax them forward with candy. That approach was a huge hit, and soon, Splash began spinning off into additional locations.
Today, more than 15 Splash locations are peppered across the East Coast. What started as a humble two-man operation has grown into a franchise that employs more than 500 people and washes more than a million cars per year. At each location, cars receive the ultimate in pampering thanks to a list of services that includes hand washes, express washes, detailings, and oil changes. Despite such impressive growth, though, Splash remains true to its community-driven roots, working with more than 400 charitable organizations on an annual basis.
Wielding know-how gained during years of service and training with Ford factory technicians, Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center's seasoned mechanics mend ailing autos with preventive maintenance, collision repair, and internal repairs. After securing an appointment with the shop’s online scheduler, autos roll past the dealership’s new and used Fords, Lincolns, and Mercurys and into a fully equipped service bay. The service staff also maintains full Saturday hours to combat taxed schedules and cars with a clinically diagnosed fear of weekdays.
Monroe Car Wash & Detail Center owner John Lilly doesn’t just preach honesty; he practices it. When customer Harold Heiney left his wallet at the car wash, he got a call from Lilly the very next morning. Upon picking up the billfold, a very grateful Heiney found its contents neatly enveloped and rubber banded, lying beside the soggy wallet.
Needless to say, Heiney became a vocal supporter of the car wash, and not just for its Simoniz-trained and certified detail technicians or 100-foot long, computer-controlled wash system. Also the model of integrity, they suds up each auto even if it’s forgotten to bring its rubber ducky, then banishes moisture with a 70 hp, touch-free air dryer before a technician towel dries the exterior by hand. In addition to protecting the environment with biodegradable products, Monroe goes green by recycling all its water—in fact, each wash requires 3 gallons of fresh water. Besides wash packages, customers can take advantage of express detail services or executive full service detail packages.
Heartland Jiffy Lubes enjoy the benefits of being under the Heartland Automotive Services umbrella, putting them in good company along with more than 435 Jiffy Lubes nationwide that service more than five million customers each year. They specialize in the Jiffy Lube Signature Service Oil Change, which comes standard with a fresh-from-the-box oil filter and up to 5 quarts of quality motor oil, plus a comprehensive lineup of other vehicle maintenance checkups. Highly trained technicians also perform cosmetic and mechanical services including inspections, emissions testing, transmission service, and counseling for 1960s Corvettes that are going through a mid-life crisis.
All three of SAF-T Auto Center's locations are staffed by ASE-certified technicians who utilize the latest technology to service and repair cars, trucks, and vans. The techs bolster cars' vitals with a range of services from small maintenance tasks, such as oil changes and tire rotations, to heavy-duty operations like engine replacements. As a state-certified emissions center, the 30-year-old company also stamps its approval on cars whose output meets the legal requirements, and as a Napa AutoCare center, it backs its work with the Napa Peace of Mind Warranty, which covers parts and service for 12 months or 12,000 miles and can be redeemed at more than 13,000 participating centers across the country. To further customer satisfaction, SAF-T Auto Center offers comfortable waiting rooms as well as a free shuttle that can transport customers to work or take them on a tour of the company’s air-freshener farm.