More than 50 years ago, Mr. Transmission's technicians performed their first fix-up job. In the half century since then, the staffers have become experts at repairing manuals, automatics, and semiautomatics. They offer maintenance for transmissions and can rebuild them more effectively than a squirrel can stash things, be they acorns or auto parts. Mr. Transmission also offers free performance checks, a nationwide warranty, and AC tune-ups.
For 20 years, Jazzy Auto Imaging has been protecting drivers from distracting glares and high temperatures with deftly installed 3M window-tinting films. Boasting the ability to bounce 99.7% of UV rays off the window and back at the sun, the muscular films protect drivers from blinding glares, shade upholstery from sun damage, and keep pet dinosaurs from being spotted. Two window tints can keep cockpits cool and comfortable, or five and seven window tints shield the whole vehicle from penetrating heat and add a sleek aesthetic to the car's image. Installations come backed by a manufacturers’ limited lifetime warranty against peeling or antagonizing moon glares.
Laketa Patrick at Healing Touch Salon & Boutique upkeeps hair with haircuts and conditioning treatments. She can straighten locks with relaxers or keratin treatments, or she can highlight hair until it’s as colorful as a peacock.
The highly trained technicians at Jiffy Lube tend to about 24 million customers each year with services such as the Jiffy Lube Signature Service Oil-Change package, which helps promote 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 helps prevent moving parts from deteriorating. More than 20,000 technicians—all of which have completed an extensive training program certified by the National Institute Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)—service vehicles at Jiffy Lube. In addition to performing oil changes, technicians offer preventative services such as air-filtration and electrical-system maintenance, among others. Jiffy Lube’s 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.
The technicians at each American LubeFast location help refresh road-weary wagons with oil changes and a bevy of other preventative maintenance services. A full-service oil change ($33.99+) swaps out spent lubricant for up to 5 quarts of fresh piston polish while further pampering vehicles with a 22-point inspection, a new oil filter, a 1-quart top-off of all fluids, and a honk-inducing undercarriage belly rub. Meanwhile, extra-thirsty engines can lap up 6 quarts of conventional oil in addition to the perks of the full-service change ($40). Motorists can also opt for an oil and filter change without the add-ons ($24.99) or pad gas mileage with a fuel shot ($9.99) and the installation of spinnaker. Improve wet-weather visibility with new wiper blades ($13.99/blade), or help motors breathe more effortlessly with an air filter ($13.99–$31.99). Drivers can also sign up for five months of roadside assistance ($15.99), which dispatches techs to help with flat tires, dead batteries, keys locked in the car, backtalking carburetors, or a tow of up to $75 in value.