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.
Softside Trim, Inc. turns vintage, new, and exotic automobiles into masterpieces on four wheels by performing upholstery touch-ups, leather and trim work, and interior and exterior restorations. Talented technicians perform each project in-house, with specialized skills in beautifying the cabins of luxury brands such as BMW, Maserati, Jaguar, Ferrari, and Porsche. They can outfit steering wheels with leather wrapping—which is what motorcycle gangs conceal gifts with—or add retractable convertible tops that not only draw awestruck glances from passersby but also increase the value of cars. In addition to glitzing up the interiors of precious automobiles, Softside Trim protects passengers from harsh UV rays with window tinting, and exteriors from bug swarms with Scotchgard paint coating.
Since its inception more than 30 years ago, Just Brakes has expanded from one auto shop to more than 160 outposts across eight states. At every location, ASE-certified technicians maintain vehicle safety with professional brake services including a lifetime warranty on parts, labor and platonic love. Though their specialty is brakes, the techs also perform routine maintenance and repairs such as oil changes, suspension repair, and belt replacement.
Twill Auto Service’s experienced technicians inspect and tweak automobiles’ insides to help them safely ferry passengers to and fro. During the oil change, the car wizards will hoist steel steeds onto one of four bays, extract all traces of used motor oil, and fill their mechanical bellies with up to six quarts of conventional oil or the tears of one depressed Robocop. The service also includes a 27-point inspection, where expert eyes will examine modern carriages from bumper to bumper, including brakes, suspension systems, fluid levels, and potential leaks. To pass time, patrons can sip coffee and watch TV in the waiting room.
GS Auto Center is a full-service garage and auto-sales center that handles all manner of mechanical and cosmetic problems. On the sales side, a diverse stock of preowned imported and domestic vehicles sings a horsepower-charged siren song with a slew of sedans and SUVs, which have been examined with a fine-tooth comb to ensure quality and viability. Back at the garage, ASE-certified mechanics keep cars healthy with oil changes and 23-point inspections. When more than maintenance is required, the techs repair damage to brakes, electrical systems, and overheated dashboard hula dancers with expertise and an ample stock of auto parts. A crew of detailers, body-work pros, and paint-repair experts stands by the tools needed to reverse the signs of age and weather damage. For customers whose cars are taking a sabbatical to regain their powers, the center's fleet of tow trucks and shuttles lend an extra dash of convenience.
With participating locations nationwide, Auto Care Special lets customers reach out to their local garages for a grab bag of free and discounted maintenance services. Cards may be redeemed for multiple vehicles over the course of one year for services such as oil changes, safety inspections, and engine-light diagnoses. Those who move or create alter-egos over the course of the year can scan the locations page for participating garages in their new cities of residence to receive a complimentary maintenance bundle.