From two service tunnels on opposing ends of the facility, EZ Car Wash & Lube washes and maintains vehicles with products from Armor All, Blue Coral, Rain-X, Black Magic, and Westley's. In the wash-and-detail tunnel, staff members cleanse autos exclusively by hand before releasing them to folic in the pristine pastures at the other end. Eschewing harsh tactics, the detailers dote on paint jobs with soft lamb's-wool mittens, soft-water detergents, 100% cotton towels, and shampoo and conditioners with balanced pH levels. In charge of purging vehicle insides, the team at the oil-change station replaces old motor oil and filters with a haste that approaches the speedometer's highest documented speed.
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.
Dan Adema smiles when he sees an engine light lit up. The pieces to this puzzling statement begin to fall into place when you learn he's an ASE-certified master technician who specializes in diagnostics. He showcases his talents each day at Our King Auto Repair, a AAA-approved automotive maintenance and repair facility. Adema and his team of technicians augment their work by offering a drop-off service and a free shuttle, as well as a two-year, 24,000-mile warranty. If the service is minor, customers can wait in the facility's '50s-themed lobby, with retro couches, automotive antiques, and complimentary coffee, tea, or hot chocolate, depending on whether the Keurig machine's grumpy, contemplative, or overjoyed.
VMS Auto Body Center traces its lineage to 1967, and has since forged a well-earned reputation for the integrity, skill, and passionate dedication of its staff to the craft of auto-body restoration and repair. They spruce up vehicular surfaces under the able leadership of chief painter Sako, a master at manipulating urethane topcoats and catalyzed undercoats, and auto-body artist Mihran, who once converted a Pontiac Fiero into a Lamborghini, and a Model T into an ancient Assyrian chariot. Teams of technicians undo unsightly collision damage on all domestic or imported cars, restore rare antique automotives, and reassure potential customers with free estimates for all work, all while recycling any hazardous waste.
ASE-certified technicians at Richard Hibbard Auto Center diagnose and repair vehicles every day. In addition to the bustling body shop, Richard Hibbard Auto Center also features an inventory of preowned vehicles as well as a stock of Wheego electric cars.
Recipient of the Harris Poll EquiTrend 2012 Automotive Service Center Brand of the Year award, NAPA Auto Care Centers continue to provide quality maintenance and repair services across the country at more than 12,000 locations. ASE–certified techs have the skills to execute a wide array of services, from routine oil changes and tune-ups to installing new drum brakes and repairing electrical systems. For many services, parts and labor are covered by a 12-month or 12,000-mile nationwide warranty that is honored at all locations and may be used as currency in certain alternate universes.