After watching his father work in the glass industry for more than 30 years, Troy Mason followed in his footsteps by opening his own full-service glass shop in 1991. Not content with simply fixing cracks, Troy also developed an in-house technician-training program that allies itself with the standards set by the National Glass Association. Two of its graduates were honored as half of the top four installers in the United States, earning the esteem of their peers and a gold medal made from old hood ornaments at the United States Auto Glass Olympics.
When they aren't competing for glass and glory, technicians replace windshields with parts and products purchased directly from the manufacturers, and back their work with lifetime warranties. Techna Glass also offers a lifetime rock-chip-repair membership, which entitles owners to unlimited repairs of damage caused by errant stones. When they aren't competing for glass and glory, technicians replace windshields with parts and products purchased directly from the manufacturers, and back their work with lifetime warranties. Techna Glass also offers a lifetime rock-chip-repair membership, which entitles owners to unlimited repairs of damage caused by errant stones.
From their three locations, the auto mavens at Platinum Car Wash & Oil employ advanced water-reclamation systems and power-conscious equipment during cleaning and maintenance services. The facility's full-service car-wash tunnels spray paint jobs with Simoniz soaps, waxes, and foams before staff members dab rides with microfiber towels. They continue hands-on touch during signature or 20-minute express detailing sessions that unfold as auto owners explore the waiting area's magazines, complimentary WiFi, or leather couch cushions.
Opposed to using recycled or reprocessed oils, the crew spurs pistons with Mobil oil and complimentary top-offs between services. They also help boost car with lube services, such as transmission drains, tire rotations, and VPS fuel-rail services that dislodge harmful debris and misplaced CDs from fuel- and air-intake systems.
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.
Most Popular Service: Emergency Roadside Assistance
Staff Size: 50+ people
Average Duration of Services: 30?60 minutes
Brands Used: Family Assurance Plan
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Drive Roadside aims to provide drivers with peace of mind in their travels, offering roadside assistance throughout all 50 states. The helpful service people are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to provide help to stranded motorists, whether they need a battery jump, fuel, a flat tire changed, or their doors unlocked. The licensed service techs even tow vehicles that breakdown or get stuck in mud, snow, or quicksand. Best of all, customers can rest assured knowing roadside help is at their beck and call, and they can also feel good knowing that Drive Roadside donates a portion of every membership fee to charities that help create safer roads and more educated drivers.
McNeil's Auto Body's mindful mechanics keep horseless carriages in ship-shape with a wide range of repairs and diagnostics. Treat roadsters to an automotive spa day with a hand washing and waxing, letting technicians scrub windows on the inside and out, apply protective coats of carnauba wax, and vacuum out rapidly multiplying populations of fuzzy dice ($34.95 for cars, $44.95 for small SUVs and trucks, $64.95 for large SUVs and trucks). Interior-detail packages keep insides pleasant with pressure-washed floor mats, degreased vents, and a restorative layer of vinyl or leather conditioner ($89.95 for cars, $109.95 for small SUVs and trucks, $129.95 for large SUVs and trucks), and hidden parts stay in working order with engine degreasers ($24.95) and undercarriage rinses ($15.95).
In one stop, drivers can keep the dirt?and the law?from intruding on their cars. Hidden Valley Carwash & Emissions Testing offers emissions testing, safety inspections, and DMV sticker renewal for most cars, as well as registration renewals for automobiles, boats, motor homes, and ATVs. This means that after a roughly 15-minute inspection, drivers can dodge the risk of getting a ticket and being forced to write an apology letter to the ghost of Henry Ford.
But your car will hit the road with more than just a fancy new state-certified decal; it'll also sport a gleaming finish and sparkling chrome thanks to Hidden Valley's automatic car wash and team of experienced detailers. Other automotive services here include headlight restorations, tire rotations, and windshield-chip repair.