From custom leather seats to eye-catching spoilers, Autoplex by Vanworks refurbishes cars, trucks, and SUVs with interior and exterior accessories. Window tints by 3M, Webasto sun roofs, and bumpers are just part of the shop’s exterior enhancements; technicians also equip rides with tires by Michelin and Good Year. On the inside, technicians install both luxuries and necessities, including seat-heaters, floor mats, and LiquiCell Comfort equipment, which save drivers from a sore coccyx after a long road-trip or stake-out of their old principal's house. Alpine products drive Autoplex’s electronics division, where the professional installers can soup up systems with everything from overhead video units to vehicle-specific navigation systems.
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 quick in-and-out oil changes that allow motorists to arrive without an appointment and remain in their car while Valvoline oils forge a truce between metal parts. Facilities also encourage odometers to reach up to 300,000 miles with an engine-guarantee program that helps motors live long enough to see tow trucks go extinct. Valvoline extends its care to cars of all makes and models as well as charitable organizations.
Finn Mototech's ASE-certified master technicians keep roadsters running smoothly with expert inspections and eco-friendly cleaners concocted on-site. Auto buffs briskly assess motorized innards during a 30-minute oil change that slakes pavement prowlers with up to 5 quarts of fresh engine juice or a Gatorade reduction accompanied by a new filter and lube. Alternatively, 150-point inspections delve under hoods to explore mechanical mazes for 60–90 minutes. Vehicular healers diagnose dangerous imperfections in interiors, windshields, and headlights, as well as unravel mysteries surrounding malfunctioning dash instruments, transmissions, and rearview mirrors that reflect the ghost of your old Model T. Amiable staffers ensure you'll feel safe and squeaky clean on your next road trip by examining tires and revivifying horseless buggies with a basic wash and vacuum.
Dennis Cooper started repairing cars from a simple one-door garage with two bays. Over the last 30 years, his needs have steadily grown, as his robust business repeatedly outgrew four- and six-bay facilities. He and his team of ASE-certified technicians now stretch their legs through eight service bays, with Dennis's wife, Kathy, keeping watching over the books. Experienced technicians—including two ASE master mechanics—perform maintenance and diagnostic services on every part of vehicles and frequently add to their knowledge with seminars and schooling.
The center boasts a Hoffman wheel alignment system, which uses a Windows operating system and multiple laser beams to ensure accurate alignment, as well as two oversized shop bays to accommodate larger and diesel vehicles. The Cooper's Automotive team can also soup up performance with off-road lift systems or give vehicles a distinctive look with a custom fixtures and chrome tips. Recognized for excellence in emissions repair, the shop also recently installed solar panels on its roof to produce electricity and reduce its carbon footprint.
At Jiffy Lube, staffers trained in an ASE-certified program perform signature service oil changes and efficiently check vehicles for potential issues. In addition to keeping engines chugging along smoothly, technicians can rotate tires, replace headlights and wiper blades, and perform an automatic transmission service.