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.
Voted as the area's best car wash from 2006–2008, Mill Creek Car Wash offers vehicular services ranging from detailing packages to oil changes and emissions testing. A lamb's-cloth auto-wash loosens dirt and debris from exteriors as cars await helpings of wheel cleaner, tire shine, and Rain-X Complete surface protectant. At the end of the wash, technicians pick up where their robotic counterparts left off, hand drying and vacuuming vehicles and whispering words of encouragement in their tire valves. Crews also dole out four types of detailing packages, sprucing up exteriors with a buff or hand wax and preserving interior landscapes with vinyl and leather conditioner. Meanwhile, technicians man the lube shop, where they fill engines with Castrol or Mobil 1 oil, flush transmissions, and replace batteries.
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.