The highly trained technicians at Jiffy Lube tend to about 24 million customers each year with services such as the Signature Service Oil Change package, which promotes 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 prevents moving parts from deteriorating. More than 20,000 technicians who have completed an extensive training program certified by the National Institute Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) nurse vehicles at Jiffy Lube.
In addition to performing oil changes, Jiffy Lube's savants perform air-filtration, brakes, electricity, and windshield services, among others. The technicians' quality pledge includes a commitment to transparency, which stipulates that they will inform car owners of any necessary services, only complete a service after it has been approved, and refuse to replace windshields with saran wrap.
Roadsters roll under the wide, red awning of Elite Car Wash, where a team of dedicated detailers scrubs siding and wheel rims with each gentle swipe of the hand. Cars get up close and personal to Elite's detail-oriented staff, as they compliment car washes with interior shampoo treatments or one of several types of wax. Spray or clay waxes work their way gently into paint to protect its luster against the elements, and compound waxes combat the future crimes of dirt with a formidable fortress of glaze and polish.
At Exuluxe, renting a car is a chance to try out the high life. Its luxury-minded consultants rent exotic cars such as Aston Martins, Lamborghinis, and Maseratis?although the fun doesn't stop at the water's edge. They also can put clients in a yacht for a day, arm them with a jet ski for ocean-sprayed thrills, or even take to the skies in a water-based jet pack. Some members of Exuluxe's stable are famous in their own right, including the Monster Jeep, which has been used to up the cool factor and intimidate the cameras at music videos and photo shoots.