ACT Audio's technicians merge their MECP certifications with the latest in automotive gadgetry to skillfully soup up rides with pristine sound and advanced mobile electronics. Utilizing recognized industry brands such as Memphis Car Audio, they bolster in-car sonics by installing new speakers or updating older stereos and backseat minstrels with iPod-friendly ports that allow digital jukeboxes on the road. Heated seats, radar detectors, and OnStar navigation systems slide seamlessly into cockpits at the hands of the capable techs, who also wire remote starters into ignition systems so drivers can warm up their cars without having to buy them coffee.
At Corky's Auto Parts, Frank Ravenola ably helms the business founded by his father, Carmine, outfitting and maintaining all types of vehicles and farm equipment with top-shelf parts and expert repair. Corky's prides itself on its hardworking employees, who blend an encyclopedic knowledge of all things automotive with neighborly friendliness, just like an assembly-line robot with a good, firm handshake. Its CarQuest affiliation helps the tidy local shop stock its shelves with parts and supplies for almost any make or model, and the store also keeps engines humming and exteriors looking shipshape with onsite paint mixing and machining and special orders of rare or hard-to-find parts.
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.
Veteran-owned Cameron's Automotive's staff of ASE-certified master technicians fosters peak engine performance in foreign and domestic automobiles with booster shots of motor oil. The roughly 20- to 30-minute service commences as mechanics drain dirty oils from the car and dispose of them safely or donate them to needy oil lamps. To conclude, they administer up to 5 quarts of fresh conventional oil (additional fee for synthetic), which slickens the inner components as it surges to the engine.
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, complete a service only after it has been approved, and refuse to replace windshields with Saran wrap.