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.
For more than 30 years, Precision Tune Auto Care has helped vehicles of all sorts run smoothly with an array of maintenance and auto-repair services. Fully trained mechanics whet engine appetites with an oil change ($29.90), then rotate and balance tires to ensure an even distribution of wear and tear, bringing inner balance to troubled rubber rollers ($59.80). A windshield-wiper replacement maintains driver visibility throughout the coming weather-filled months ($24.90), and a brake inspection ($19.90) safeguards against inconvenient malfunctions during no-holds-barred drag races down by the old nuclear power plant.
The coaching staff at D1?which is co-owned by professional athletes such as NFL player Peyton Manning, MLB player Chipper Jones, and NFL player Philip Rivers?refuses to discriminate between professional athletes and everyday exercisers. They scale the strength-and-cardio workouts of their group boot-camp classes and one-on-one intensive courses to individual abilities, bringing out the best in each student regardless of his or her workout history.
The typical D1 gym houses modern indoor turf fields with adjoining weight rooms, giving instructors the space to invent expansive obstacle courses that may require students to lift tires or tug 747s. In the boot-camp program, coaches meet with students one-on-one to discuss progress and find ways to improve. Each facility also houses a sports-therapy clinic, where expert therapists ease muscle injuries through rehabilitation programs and strength-restoring exercises.
Durhamtown Offroad Park's 6,750 acres of pine forest lets drivers leave the pavement behind them as they veer onto dirt-covered tracks and wild trails. Dirt bikes, buggies, Jeeps, and ATVs all traverse the courses, winding through 150 miles of one-way trails and dodging wildlife (the park also offers hunting). First-time riders can rent vehicles for a day's sojourn in the park, which also consists of rock climbing, mud-bogging areas, and overnight lodging, while practiced drivers can bring their own rides and supplement their existing gear at the pro shop.
Speedemissions' technicians are actively rooting for all cars to pass and are invested in administering tests with integrity. Founded in 2001, they employ their 14 years of experience in vehicle emission testing at more than a dozen locations in the Atlanta area alone.
More than 40 years ago, the doors to Fountain Car Wash & Lube's full-service car wash tunnel opened to reveal a slew of heavy bristle brushes. Since then, the tunnel has been refurbished with soft cloths, high-pressure water jets, mild cleaning detergents, clear-coat waxes, and touchless dryers that blow away any remaining water droplets before they attract thirsty cops. The car wash works in tandem with the detail shop, where seasoned technicians shampoo interiors and revivify paint jobs with biodegradable waxes, Rain-X, and Simoniz double-bond paint sealer. In 1995, the staff added a full-service lube shop, an authorized Valvoline Express Care outlet that features transmission flushes, tire rotations, oil changes, and complimentary checkups in between services.