At Mobil 1 Lube Express, a troop of trained technicians replaces old oil with up to 5 quarts of new fluid, screwing in a brand-new filter to match. Then, they'll put on their safety caps and perform an inspection—which includes checking fluids, lights, belts, and tires—before turning steering wheels left and asking tailpipes to cough twice. Cleaners equipped with smudge-eradicating suds and dust-hungry vacuums move in next, targeting grime and fingerprint mosaics with a full-service wash and hand dry, vacuuming interiors, and applying Rain-X and triple-foam protectants for extra defense against the elements. An application of rust inhibitor protects metallic veneers from corrosion, and a coating of Bugg Off affords rides a layer of defense against clingy insects and children wearing trendy magnetic vests. Specialists will also blast away crud from carriage underbellies and decorate wheels and tires with sprays of Wheel Brite and a tire shine.
At The Dent Devil of St. Louis, highly trained hands scan weathered car and truck surfaces under a specialized light before deftly yet gently evening out any wear and tear. Skilled technicians undo surface dings, hairline cracks, and hail damage without disturbing the original factory paint job, smoothing out auto bodies through inside-out malleting, exterior glue pulling, or telekinesis. The 100% paintless process restores vehicles to their former glory without any unnecessary dismantling, messy sanding, or unsightly patches of putty or after-market paint. As guests relax inside the shop or under an umbrella on the sunny, plant-lined patio, hardworking techs undo dings or upgrade cars with a number of value-added services, including 3M window tinting, windshield repair, detailing, and restoration of foggy headlamps.
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 adept automotive aces at Aamco focus their collective mechanical genius on your car's every whirring gear during this comprehensive tune-up. Parched motors get a tasty five-quarts of fresh, 5w30 or 10w30 motor oil to lubricate their machinery for smoother commutes, safer road trips, and swifter maneuvering around banana peels (a $29.95 value). Next, a tire rotation (a $15 value) ensures wheels spin safely and evenly, helping avoid pesky single tire replacements and unexpected blowouts, while a fresh set of wiper blades makes for better visibility during rain, hail, and attack by mynock (a $15 value). An added battery check will make certain your people mover's power is fully charged, healthy, and ready for more miles, and that no garage elves have been using it to power their weather machine again.
Benchmark Complete Auto Care maintains and repairs most vehicle makes and models. If yours is on the cars serviced list, you can sign it up for an oil change, a singing lesson for the radio, or anything else that's provided by the shop's ASE-certified technicians. To counter the inconvenient nature of most car problems, Benchmark offers amenities such as shuttles, tows, early drop-offs, and online appointment scheduling.