Technicians at Cottman Transmission and Total Auto Care maintain inter-auto harmony with lubricating oil changes and safety inspections. During the 15- to 20-minute service, mechanics empty washed-up oils and DMV cheat sheets hidden in engines, and replace them with up to five quarts of slickening sauce, capping off the service by installing a new filter. Rubbery soles privy to the tire rotation slip out of their disks and trade places to lay the foundation for even tread wear, and Rain-X treatments glaze car window panes to keep them clear while driving through inclement weather and meatball fights. Mechanics then peruse the car's perimeter during a safety check, testing essential parts for safe, optimal driving conditions.
Sims Tire & Auto Center lengthens automotive life spans with regular maintenance and preventative-care services. With each oil change, service professionals replace up to 5 quarts of standard oil, using the specified grade, weight, and flavor for each vehicle. In addition to ensuring that automotive innerworkings run smoothly, the piston pediatricians replace oil filters to prevent clogs and increase engine efficiency. Sims Tire & Auto Center's professionals also employ computerized testing tools to identify improper alignment, which can lead to poor gas mileage and traction and stress on other components. The 300-point test provides drivers with a detailed analysis on wheel alignment, as well as follow-up steps and information on alternatives to automotive orthodontia.
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 five quarts of 5W-30 or 5W-20 conventional motor oil (a $31.99 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 perform an inspection to make sure air-conditioning systems are functioning properly to bring riders 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.
Most great things have humble beginnings, and Express Oil Change & Service Center is no exception. In its 31-year history it grew to more than 170 locations across 10 states. Within these auto havens, ASE-certified vehicle-maintenance professionals slake engine thirsts with their signature 10-minute express full-service oil change and a menu of other automotive procedures. Techs swap out old oil for shiny, new oil and a new filter, followed by a thorough inspection of the engine and inner workings that ensures cars can run for miles and won’t fail during drag races through mall parking lots. Their service centers also perform general maintenance such as brake and AC service, and more advanced services such as radiator maintenance and computer diagnostics.
A bad window-tinting job can mean bubbles, cracks, and purple hues. So each professional installer at Sun Stoppers Window Tinting is required to have at least five years of experience. To set their customers’ minds even more at ease, technicians back up their services with a lifetime performance warranty. Their window tinting keeps interiors from overheating, shields passengers from UV rays, and adds an attractive aesthetic to exteriors. Reduced glare helps drivers stay safe, and if an accident happens, the tinting holds shattered glass in place.
The technicians can also shield paint jobs from weather, rogue pebbles, and bugs with 3M paint-protection film. Beyond automotive services, the technicians also tint residential windows and install solar screen shades to protect furnishings from the damaging effects of the ball of fire that grants us life.