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.
With more than 175 locations nationwide and more than 35 years in the business, Car-X Auto Service has earned a prime spot in the parking garage of quality car care and customer service. Started in 1971 by a team of seasoned muffler-shop owners, the service centers have blossomed from their beginnings as specialty exhaust shops to providers of nearly any repair or maintenance service imaginable, from installing performance-enhancing accessories to treating cars to therapeutic trust falls. In addition to promoting safety and long, healthy engine life with brake services and speedy oil changes, Car-X Auto Service reaches out to the surrounding community with regular philanthropic activities, such as recycling drives and participation in the American Heart Association’s Heart Walk.
Your Mom, the men's roller derby team, and the Derby Dames open the season with back-to-back games. Made up of many former world-class speed skaters, Your Mom will debut at 5:30 p.m., taking on the Sioux City Korn Stalkers for a full-length roller-derby session. At 7 p.m., the Derby Dames will face the Quad City Rollers, jamming, blocking, pivoting, and steamrolling their way around the egg-shaped circuit for some high-speed skatework. With a mission to represent athletics, integrity, and sportsmanship, the Des Moines Derby Dames invite roller-derby fans of all ages to renew their passion for the sport Thomas Edison accidentally invented. Children under 10 are invited to watch this collision chorus for free.
Des Moines Mobile Detailing's technicians have all the skills and tools of a typical car wash, but they aren't anchored to a building of brick and mortar. Rather, they keep their arsenal in a handy van, which they drive to homes, offices, and other locations to scrub down the dirtiest of vehicles. They can spiff up interiors, polish chrome and glass, and vacuum hard-to-reach areas beneath seats and between the pedals for braking and teleporting. A high-speed buff restores shine to faded bumpers and painted surfaces, while optional waxing leaves carriages sparkling as exuberantly as their first day off the leash.
At Mint Auto Detail, mobile-detailing teams travel to homes and businesses to vacuum and steam clean car cabins, hand wax auto bodies, and shine wheel wells. Techs can also pick up rides to ensure that customers without necessary electrical or water hookups will see their vehicle retrieved and returned with its coat shiny, its leather seats conditioned, and its homework done. In addition to treating interiors and exteriors to a thorough, checklist of services, technicians at Mint Auto Detailing attack special tasks such as pet odor and rust and paint removal.