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, 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 who 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 perform 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 service facility at Quick Lane is specifically designed to satisfy the needs of faltering autos and get them back on the road as quickly as possible. Whether you're manning a 1954 Buick Skylark or trekking the states in a brand-name bratwurst mobile, the certified technicians will crack open up to five quarts of semi-synthetic oil before changing the filter to prevent the onset of engine emphysema. Next, the medical mechanic will top off all additional fluids to ensure a properly hydrated hatchback, followed by a multi-point vehicle inspection that ensures all moving parts and flux capacitors are all in prime operating order.
At Indy Auto Spa, cars aren’t the only ones who get pampered. While autos are in the shop, patrons recline in Italian leather seats, sip complimentary coffee and bottled water, and enjoy free WiFi on loaner iPads. Meanwhile, cars receive detailing services that were ranked number one by The Indy A List voters in 2010 and 2011. At their two locations, technicians revamp cars inside and out, but also tint windows, design and install vehicle graphics, and cover cars in protective paint finishes that keep bugs from burrowing into their caramel centers.
Above all else, Sifu K.L. Brown understands two things: first, that a physical change can trigger a spiritual change; and second, that most martial-arts training caters more to men than to women. K.L. discovered that first truth as a boy in the Bronx, where his passion for the Boy Scouts, martial arts, and dance led him to several defining accomplishments. Namely, he was one of first African-Americans from his borough to earn the rank of an Eagle Scout and won both Silver Mittens and Golden Gloves titles before going on to a career as a professional boxing coach.This experience contributed to his second realization, that women needed a style of martial-arts training tailored for their fitness needs and style of learning.
Thus, K.L. designed Sweat Box, a form of martial-arts-based fitness training that dispenses with the rigidity of formal training studios in favor of a high-energy, celebratory atmosphere. As he leads participants through exercises, he also mixes in hip-hop moves and gymnastics. Leading each class, he adjusts exercises for all fitness levels, scaling difficulty where needed. In addition to helping students attain an improved physique, his fitness programs—which include classes, personal training, and competition training—encourage students to expand their perceptions of who they are and what they're capable of.
Still upholding the humanitarianism he learned with the Boy Scouts, K.L. also uses Sweat Box to promote community mindedness. Through his philanthropic venture Sweat Box, Inc. Rose Foundation, he donates proceeds from Sweat Box and Sweat Box Couture toward research into breast cancer, diabetes, and how to make donuts less delicious.