Glowing neon-red-and-blue wall accents complement the staff members' bright attitudes at American Body Works gyms. They strive to make connections with each member, remembering their names and favorite prime numbers, as they guide them through rows of cardio equipment—each with an attached LCD TV screen—and strength-training machines affixed with illustrations on their use. Guests can work out in the daytime hours or swipe their membership key for nighttime access, pushing through free-weight reps while personal trainers sleep inside their resistance-band cocoons. Amenities such as childcare, tanning, and group classes round out the gym services at several American Body Works locations.
The technicians at each American LubeFast location help refresh road-weary wagons with oil changes and a bevy of other preventative maintenance services. A full-service oil change ($33.99+) swaps out spent lubricant for up to 5 quarts of fresh piston polish while further pampering vehicles with a 22-point inspection, a new oil filter, a 1-quart top-off of all fluids, and a honk-inducing undercarriage belly rub. Meanwhile, extra-thirsty engines can lap up 6 quarts of conventional oil in addition to the perks of the full-service change ($40). Motorists can also opt for an oil and filter change without the add-ons ($24.99) or pad gas mileage with a fuel shot ($9.99) and the installation of spinnaker. Improve wet-weather visibility with new wiper blades ($13.99/blade), or help motors breathe more effortlessly with an air filter ($13.99–$31.99). Drivers can also sign up for five months of roadside assistance ($15.99), which dispatches techs to help with flat tires, dead batteries, keys locked in the car, backtalking carburetors, or a tow of up to $75 in value.
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.
Heartland Jiffy Lubes enjoy the benefits of being under the Heartland Automotive Services umbrella, putting them in good company along with more than 435 Jiffy Lubes nationwide that service more than five million customers each year. They specialize in the Jiffy Lube Signature Service Oil Change, which comes standard with a fresh-from-the-box oil filter and up to 5 quarts of quality motor oil, plus a comprehensive lineup of other vehicle maintenance checkups. Highly trained technicians also perform cosmetic and mechanical services including inspections, emissions testing, transmission service, and counseling for 1960s Corvettes that are going through a mid-life crisis.
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.