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.
With more than 90 years of experience, Ed Schmidt keeps the area's automobiles pristine from bow to stern. The detailing package exfoliates each vehicle's exterior with a grime-blasting wash and dragon-fire dry. Vacuums embark on a search-and-destroy mission through interior carpets and dashboard panels to obliterate dust and dirt. Equipped with streak-slaying cloths, technicians wipe windows inside and out so you can stare directly as the sun without any dust refraction. Finally, wheels are cleaned and dressed in formal attire, enabling entry to high-school proms, weddings, and velvet-roped doctor’s offices.
In addition to proudly donning the insignia that represents ASE certification, all of the technicians at Oakdale Truck & Auto spent at least 10 years beneath the service bays of dealerships. Utilizing the fruits of their experience, the techs tend to cars by providing fresh oil, tire tweaking, or pithy comebacks after encounters with witty bumper stickers. They also boost owner confidence with free inspections and the promise of warranties on all services.
The automotive center treats cars with as much courtesy as their owners. As vehicles revel in the care of technicians, drivers can take a break of their own by hopping aboard Oakdale Truck & Auto's local shuttle, which supplies free rides to homes, offices, or the nearest air-freshener factory. :m]]
Though current owner Gary Pontious Sr. purchased Toledo Auto Care in 1975, the shop’s legacy stretches even further back, to 1917. Today, Gary and his son, both certified by the Automotive Management Institute, maintain the shop’s long-held reputation with the help of a team of ASE-certified techs. These auto wizards skillfully perform a wide range of services, including warranty-backed repairs.
Aside from oiling engines and servicing car parts, Gary’s staff takes care of customers by way of free roundtrip shuttles, towing, and engine-light inspections. These customer-comfort measures extend to the shop’s tidy waiting room, which is filled with stock-car memorabilia and complimentary Starbucks coffee. The team also supports local community efforts by offering free car-care workshops and raising money to aid the fight against cancer.
At Tuffy's, motor-vehicle caregivers spruce up patrons' horseless carriages and prepare them for a new season of dutiful service. After installing a new oil filter, auto artisans remove the old sludgy glop clogging the car's arterial system and replace it with up to 5 quarts of Valvoline 5W-30 or 5W-20 conventional motor oil (a $26.99 value, diesel or synthetic oil costs extra). The staff will also rotate tires to prepare four-wheeled wonders for safe gliding (a $12 value) and make sure air-conditioning systems function properly to bring you to the brink of coolness faster than Fonzie’s leather jacket ($9.99) . Finally, a pair of fresh wiper blades (up to 22")—grown locally by organic-blade farmers—supplants worn-out window-rubbers ($22) and a specialist conducts an extensive 41-point maintenance inspection.
The staff at Allied Motorworks speaks the langage of European, American, and Asian automobiles fluently, and showcases those car-talk skills during battery, transmission, engine, and brake services. In addition to internalizing the factory specs of luxury and imported vehicles, they perform all types of auto maintenance. During oil changes, techs perform extensive checks, and crews degrime every nook and cranny of a car during auto details, creating a shine that even hovering birds take as a threat.