Recognized throughout the area for their automotive know-how, the ASE-certified technicians at Tune Up Plus have been caring for and correcting wayward vehicles for more than 20 years. Their skill powers a wealth of services, from basic tune-ups and full-service oil changes to axle repairs and headlight restoration; they can also keep roadsters legit with state inspections and state-bird-shaped stickers. If the promise of Wynn's car-care products isn't enough to attract passing vehicles, Tune Up's technicians lure them off the road with free air-conditioning, engine-light, and brake inspections.
The AAA VIP card elevates automobiles with quality care, inspections, and oil changes. Requiring no membership, this AAA package grants cars exclusive access to five separate auto shops. Owners may gift their vehicles with seven life-sustaining draughts of nonsynthetic oil during seven visits. Card carriers also get three Virginia-state inspections to keep auto bodies in tip-top shape, three complete tire rotations, three flat tire/slow leak repairs, and three front- and rear-brake inspections. An air-conditioning inspection helps keep four-wheeler interiors hospitable during heat waves or lava leaping contests. VIP-ers also get access to complimentary shuttle rides, discounts on of regular-priced maintenance services, and three years following the first use to take advantage of it all. See this flier for a complete list of card benefits and discounted services.
Auto Renewal Service’s licensed and insured auto menders save banged-up bumpers and rescue-vehicle exteriors from dimpled purgatories while protecting color coats. After sizing up dent-repair needs, an expert technician applies an arsenal of special tools to extract two quarter-size dings, wiping away visual records of runaway shopping carts and dive-bombing stag beetles. Professional bumper repair can restore factory-fresh smoothness to bumpy bumpers, sparing drivers the expense of full replacement and costly insurance deductibles (a $500–$900 value, depending on vehicle and severity of damage). Drivers unable to carry in their ailing auto for a free estimate can opt for the mobile service, which deploys a service person to the customer. Auto Renewal backs its services with a full warranty on all parts, labor, and antimagic force fields.
Green Clean Auto Wash locations help drivers scrub their buggies clean with automatic or self-serve washes. With trigger-controlled pressure pumps and non-toxic solvents and products, they also look out for Mother Nature, using up to 80% less water and recycling the runoff.
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.