Fairfield Hyundai's speedy Hyundai-certified technicians sate thirsty engines and cosset car exteriors in a one-hour blitz of auto services. During the oil change, up to 5 quarts of conventional oil coat inner metals in friction-defying lubricant, and a new filter protects the engine from dirt flung into its grille by bullying tricycles. Techs redistribute tread wear by shuffling tire positions, then embark on a multipoint performance inspection, which leads them beneath the hood, under the car, and into reservoirs to replenish low levels of fluids. They'll also measure the front and rear brake linings, assess tires' tread depths, check the cooling and heating system, and play with lights, signals, and horns to determine cars' readiness to stand in for the brass section of a flashy disco band. A cleansing wash concludes the service, leaving each auto with a glowing complexion as well as invigorated innards.
Since 1969, Bruce Bennett Nissan—formerly Bob Sharp Nissan—has placed happy customers behind the wheels of safe, dependable cars. Mindful of maintaining the integrity of precious automobiles with expert service and repairs, a staff of friendly salesfolk and finance professionals helps visitors pick out a shiny new or still-lustrous preowned Nissan with assistance in either English or Spanish. The auto shop’s technicians boast an average tenure of 16 years, using their well-honed skills to swiftly change out oil, flush engines, recharge AC systems, repair or replace vital parts, and make sure cars can be retrofitted with multistage rockets.
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.
Cranbury Service Station keeps autos rolling smoothly through a litany of necessary maintenance services. During a standard oil change, the station's certified automotive ameliorators replace old, worn-out oil with fresh-faced young fluid, straight from lubricant college and ready to take on the heat, dust, and high-stress pressures of today's high-octane internal combustion world. To help new oil adjust to its job of safeguarding precious moving parts, gaskets, and various shafts, a fresh oil filter is included. After tires are rotated to ensure even wear, the mechanics at Cranbury Service Station perform a meticulous safety inspection, checking fluids, tire pressure, lights, and more. The roughly 90-minute service keeps cars of all makes and models careening headlong down the highway as smoothly as an ice statue down a freshly greased bowling alley.
Signature service: Foreign and domestic auto repair
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Average Duration of Services: 30?60 minutes
Brands Used: Raybestos, Napa, Moog, KYB, Flowmaster, Mobil, Penwood
Pro Tip: Wifi Hotspot
What's one tip for first-time customers that will make them feel like regulars?
We offer complimentary WiFi and coffee, and no appointments are necessary.
When and how did you first develop a passion for your work?
I started working on cars at a young age with my friends and my dad.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
We do complete car work, including diagnosis, engine and transmission work, and custom exhaust work.
Andrew Goldstein saw the first Volkswagen Beetle roll onto his school's parking lot in 1958. He was in sixth grade, and his family's dealership was the town's main gateway for foreign cars. As Andrew grew, so did his love of the car industry. During high school, he took a job in a used car lot to gain experience before going to college, where he majored in automotive marketing. With a freshly printed degree in hand, he set to work at Riverbank Volkswagen under the watchful eye of his father, Seymour. According to Kara O'Connor of the Hour Online, Goldstein admitted that, though working for his father was difficult, "In the end it was better because now I run the business and I learned to do everything the right way." Today, Andrew is president of Riverbank Volkswagen, and two of his sons—Seth and Eric—work by his side. Much like his father, Seth started out at a young age, cleaning up grease and eventually landing a job as a technician before ascending the ladder to service manager. Eric, the Internet manager, learned the value of hard work by cleaning gutters and cars before finding his niche online. Both sons strive, along with their father, to maintain the reputation earned by their grandfather. For an auto dealership, surviving the past 50 years is either a sign that what they're doing is right or just the result of making three left turns.