With more than 175 locations nationwide and more than 35 years in the business, Car-X Tire & Auto 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 reaches out to the surrounding community with regular philanthropic activities, such as recycling drives and participation in the American Heart Association’s Heart Walk.
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. These technicians learn their care-care talents during stints in Jiffy Lube University, the company's exhaustive training program. During their training, technicians engage with computer-based learning, apply knowledge during on-the-job-training, and pass frequent skills tests to master the art of engine maintenance. Upon graduation, technicians also take the Jiffy Lube Pledge, vowing to service their customers' cars with the same care they would normally reserve for their own vehicles. This extensive curriculum and commitment to customer service is part of what earned the program accolades as an Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Certified Training Provider.
In addition to performing oil changes, Jiffy Lube’s experts perform air conditioning, air filtration, cooling system, electrical, windshield services, and many more. The technicians’ quality pledge includes a commitment to transparency, which stipulates that they will inform car owners of any necessary services and only complete those services after it has been approved by the owner.
Airport Express Limousine’s elite fleet of town cars, limos, and Ford Excursion stretch limos cruises all across the Chicagoland area and beyond, from downtown to South Bend. Outfitted with classy leather seats, personal TVs, and fully stocked bars, each of Airport Express Limousine’s rides transforms mundane airport trips into highway parties more extravagant than when the Times Square ball dropped from an overpass. Though Airport Express encourages passengers to make appointments for airport pickups in advance, every terminal has a courtesy phone for last-minute rides.
Weekdays at locally owned and operated sites in Des Plaines and Beach Park, the staff at Anna's Marketplace and Car Wash opens the doors at 5 a.m. to provide the fuel that humans and autos need to start their days. Those doors stay open until midnight seven days a week, ensuring patrons can find a hot cup of coffee whenever they need it and cars can get a bath without sneaking into the neighbor's pool.
Juan Castro and his team of technicians hand wash vehicle exteriors to vibrant newness then suss out the new-car smell buried deep in the upholstery with interior cleanings. Vacuums purr across carpets to remove debris, and gentle products lift dirt from dingy dashboards. Clients can also request a tire dressing to make wheels look brand new or a Rain-X windshield application to repel water, snow, and built-up parking tickets.
The certified technicians at Hi-Tech Paintless Dent Removal deploy a deft hand and a little low-tech know-how to remove dents and dings from cars without busting up the original paint job. They use specialized tools to massage the dents out. The meticulous procedure eradicates the dent without sanding, paints, giant band-aids, or fillers that can leave the body inconsistent with itself or ill-matched.