At Tuffy's, motor-vehicle caregivers spruce up patrons' horseless carriages and prepare them for a new season of dutiful service. After installing a new oil filter, auto artisans remove the old sludgy glop clogging the car's arterial system and replace it with up to five quarts of Valvoline 5W-30 or 5W-20 conventional motor oil (a $31.99 value; diesel or synthetic oil costs extra). The staff will also rotate tires to prepare four-wheeled wonders for safe gliding (a $12 value) and make sure air-conditioning systems function properly to bring riders to the brink of coolness faster than Fonzie’s leather jacket ($9.99). Finally, a pair of fresh wiper blades (up to 22")—grown locally by organic-blade farmers—supplants worn-out window-rubbers ($22) and a specialist conducts an extensive 41-point maintenance inspection.
A certified dealer of Nissan vehicles, Crown Nissan courts drivers with up-to-date iterations of many Nissan models, including the Leaf, Altima, Sentra, and Titan. At the dealership's attached repair shop, technicians change oil, replace transmissions, and perform sundry vehicular fixes.
Technicians at Cottman Transmission and Total Auto Care maintain inter-auto harmony with lubricating oil changes and safety inspections. During the 15- to 20-minute service, mechanics empty washed-up oils and DMV cheat sheets hidden in engines, and replace them with up to five quarts of slickening sauce, capping off the service by installing a new filter. Rubbery soles privy to the tire rotation slip out of their disks and trade places to lay the foundation for even tread wear, and Rain-X treatments glaze car window panes to keep them clear while driving through inclement weather and meatball fights. Mechanics then peruse the car's perimeter during a safety check, testing essential parts for safe, optimal driving conditions.
Hunter Auto Group's three locations throughout Asheville and Hendersonville house hundreds of new and used vehicles by manufacturer including Hyundai, Nissan, Subaru, and Volvo. Experienced staffers roam the quarters, readily available to help customers to pick out a car and formulate a finance plan. Each Hunter Auto Group location also features a certified service department open six days a week where patrons can bring their cars in for maintenance, replacements parts, or a relaxing underbelly rub.
The experienced motor-vehicle handlers at First Aid Auto transform soot-blackened horseless carriages into gleaming metal steeds through meticulous detailing services. Dirt-busting hands burnish auto exoskeletons and wax them until they shine like a newborn Terminator's skull. Rigorous vacuuming loosens and removes debris left over after sculpting new front seats from a marble block, and windows and chrome sparkle after a thorough cleansing. Hand-applied protectants prevent interior moldings and trim from building their unsightly collection of fingerprints, and thorough polishing removes scuff marks and clinging goblins from tires. All cleaners and dressings used in the detailing are environmentally friendly.
Speedee Oil Change first opened its doors more than 30 years ago, right around the time when corner gas stations began trading their garage bays for the wide aisles and refrigerators of a mini mart. With automotive service stations in decline, the first location in Metairie, Louisiana, stepped in to take care of car owners with simple lube jobs and general tune-ups. Speedee expanded to offer a full range of services including working on brakes, power steering, and transmissions, among other things. Locally owned franchises now service roadsters in 20 states, supplying drivers with ASE–certified technicians who pamper vehicles with 17-point oil changes and immunizations against rusty nails.