Automotive in Gainesville

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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 package, 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—all of which 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 offer 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.

3714 NW 13th St
Gainesville,
FL
US

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 package, 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—all of which 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 offer 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.

7531 W Newberry Rd
Gainesville,
FL
US

University Air Center dispatches its gravity-defying fleet on charter, rental, and training flights from its airborne offices located at Gainesville Regional Airport. A shiny, new Eclipse EA-500 cools its jets in the hangar bay, waiting to take its business-class passengers to their destinations at more than 400 mph, speeds once only achieved by cheetahs fired out of cannons. Trainees climb into the center's Redbird FMX simulator for ground-based training, or ride in a Cessna 172 for an actual flying experience. The aviators also tackle plane maintenance and avionics repairs as customers watch the twin big screens in the lounge or look up pilots' preferred knock-knock jokes on the complimentary computers.

4701 Northeast 40th Terrace
Gainesville,
FL
US

At Sal's Automotive, ASE-certified technicians diagnose and cure ailing vehicles of all makes, models, and origins with contemporary equipment and top-shelf parts. Services range from preventive oil changes to towing from roadside spots or the bottom of a YMCA pool. Each repair is backed by the Napa AutoCare Peace of Mind Warranty, which covers auto services for 12 months or 12,000 miles.

The shop's technicians swiftly tackle even the most complicated issues, sometimes completely reworking what's under the hood using Jasper engines and transmissions. Bonus services include after-hours drop off and pre-trip inspections.

3650 NW 97th Blvd
Gainesville,
FL
US

Auto reinvention reigns supreme at Gators Auto Customs, where the skilled staff wields electronic, cosmetic, and cleaning equipment to transform rugged or out-of-date cars into pristine, modern modes of transportation. Detailing regimens revitalize the look and resale value of rides with a hand wash and coats of wax, and motorists can further revamp their vehicle by enlisting new wheels and tires or window tints that block out the sun's glare and the moon's mind-control rays. The techs further foster driveway envy by also enhancing interiors with music- and video-system installations and outfitting cars with sleek chrome accessories.

3500 Northeast Waldo Road
Gainesville,
FL
US

The self-described "compulsive" technicians at Pamper Your Auto Detailing Spa pour their obsession into beautifying every detail on the cars, trucks, boats, and motorcycles that roll into their Gainesville shop. They perform hand washes dried with soft chamois cloth to kick off exterior auto detail services, adding extra indulgences such as leather conditioners, clay-bar treatments, and protective Teflon sprays. Their paintless techniques free doors from dings, and their intensive buffing treatments free boats from rust patches posing as barnacles.

100 Southwest 266th Street
Newberry,
FL
US