Most great things have humble beginnings, and Express Oil Change & Tune-Up Clinic 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.
Eschewing the stereotypes of oil- and soot-covered auto shops, Tires Plus welcomes motorists into tidy, brightly lit show rooms. There, well-dressed and equally well-trained professionals guide customers through making the right purchases and decisions for their cars, dispensing helpful tips, tires, repairs, and maintenance help to ensure that autos run smoothly, just like a football player covered in vegetable oil. Tires Plus's soft spot encompasses more than cars; it also focuses on community involvement via partnerships with associations such as Meals on Wheels and the Pediatric Cancer Foundation.
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 the standard brake service 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, factory maintenance services, batteries, belt replacement, and fluid services.
For more than 20 years, the certified technicians at Dekra Emission Check have done one thing and done it well: superfast Georgia-state vehicle-emissions tests. Although most patrons choose to stay in the car and alphabetize their eight-track collection during the typically five-minute inspection, many of the growing list of almost 30 Atlanta-area locations feature an indoor lounge for auto owners to kick back in. If a vehicle’s emissions exceed the regulated limit, the team advises drivers of their options and performs a free retest at a later date.
Since its creation in 1925, Dekra Emission Check’s umbrella company, Dekra, has grown to include more than 30,000 employees in 50 countries. In addition to having performed more than three million vehicle inspections in the United States, the larger business offers services such as expert appraisals, industrial product testing and certifications, and management-system certifications.
The staff at AAA Auto Detail Center knows how much you paid for your car. Well, maybe not the exact price. But they do know that it was likely a large investment—too large a cost to let your buggy fall victim to the hazards of weather damage, tar, and rust. That's why the company's team of technicians stand by five days a week to ensure clients can work needed detailing and maintenance into their busy work, home, and hobby-blogging schedules.
Once your car is in the capable hands at AAA Auto Detail Center, which has received an A+ rating on BBB, the team's main goal is to restore the lustrous glow it had as it rolled off the assembly line. To that end, the staff of technicians provides interior and exterior detailing services, which include paint buffing and 3M Scotchgard protection. Through their host of services, staffers aim to bring cars from the brink of looking worn out to looking like they drank from the oilrig of eternal youth. The bodywork-savvy staff augments cars' brand-new glow with cosmetic enhancements such as window tinting with Llumar films and dent repairs.
ASE-certified technicians inhabit each America's Service Station, where vehicles can say goodbye to sludgy liquids and adopt up to 5 quarts of clean oil. Oil changes also present four-wheelers with fresh filters to protect the engine from speaking before thinking. The fall-maintenance package increases auto health to compensate for imminently excessive raw-scarecrow consumption. The bundle opens with an oil-and-filter change before a tire rotation aims to redistribute tread wear and lengthen wheels' lives. Additionally, technicians service the cooling system and refill up to one gallon of coolant, then perform a 27-point inspection—a visual examination wherein perceptive car scholars confirm that lights, brakes, and batteries haven't broken down or proclaimed themselves luddites.