With lube and service centers spread across America, Valvoline Instant Oil Change ensures that roads from coast to coast teem with automotive vigor. Certified technicians perform a roster of services, including drive-thru oil changes that allow motorists to arrive without an appointment and remain in their car while Valvoline oils forge a truce between metal parts.
For more than 30 years, Precision Tune Auto Care has helped vehicles of all sorts run smoothly with an array of maintenance and auto-repair services. During oil changes, professionally trained mechanics whet engines' appetites with up to 5 quarts of standard motor oil, before serving them with a freshly baked oil filter. Afterward, the vehicle maintenance inspection scrutinizes steel steeds, working to uncover potential problems and keep vehicles running as smoothly and effortlessly as a cheetah wearing silk socks. Then, during tire rotations, experienced technicians will switch around their chariot's feet, ensuring an even distribution of wear and tear, and helping drivers avoid interstate breakdowns and awkward silences in the cab of the tow truck.
After 25 years of service, to the auto-maintenance professionals at Carney Tire and Car Care Center, the only thing more important than nurturing their relationship with the environment is nurturing their relationships with their clients. Inside their shop—which is heated by 100% recycled oil—they spruce up downtrodden rides with repairs and inspections of belts and hoses, as well as basic services such as oil changes and battery replacement. They break out advanced equipment to perform complex transmission maintenance and computerized engine analysis. Carney also serves as a title and tag service as well as a Maryland state inspection center. Their tire shop stocks quality rubber from brands such as Goodyear, Yokohama, Bridgestone, and Michelin, which keeps tires hugging the road like a bear cub hugs its favorite teddy human. Putting client comfort in the forefront, Carney Tire and Car Care Center has appointed their waiting area with plush leather couches and a large flat-screen TV.
Heritage Honda revamps cruisers with comprehensive auto services performed by vehicular specialists. Under the oil-coated stethoscopes of Honda-certified technicians, horseless carriages are carefully inspected to make sure fluids are high, parts aren't worn out, and engine cylinders haven’t morphed into cubes. An oil-and-filter change pairs well with a front-end alignment ($100) or a tire rotation and new cabin air filter ($100). Replace batteries ($100) or front brake pads worn down from too many trips around Dead Man’s Curves, the draining men-only fitness club ($100). A convenient online scheduling form affords appointments for speedy express service or more intensive maintenance work.
The technicians at Mr. Tire maintain and repair more than three million cars a year, replenishing oil and rotating tires for sustained, smooth vehicle performance. During the oil change and tire rotation, technicians outfit autos with new oil filters and keep engines purring with up to five quarts of conventional oil. Mr. Tire’s technicians also inspect tires’ air- and peer-pressure levels, then rotate tires before bad influences can convince them to shoplift broken glass. A brake inspection acts as a reflex test for cars, keeping vehicles’ reaction times sharp.
The technicians at Kustom Window Tint & Motorsports perform warranty-backed tint jobs that block out 99.9% of all UV light. During the approximately 1.5-hour procedure, experienced tinters carefully outfit all windows—save the windshield—with either Johnson- or Global-brand window film for a sleek look that can cut down on glare from the sun, headlights, and prison searchlights. Tinted windows can also cool interior temperatures by up to 78%, decreasing the rate at which seats, wood trim, and dashboards fade. Kustom Window Tint & Motorsports is open Mondays–Saturdays from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m.