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.
Handling more than just the swap-out of your car's oily core, the Jiffy Lube Signature Service Oil Change comes standard with a fresh-from-the-box oil filter; checking and filling of transmission, differential, and power-steering, and windshield-washer fluids; and a detailed inspection of the antifreeze and coolant reservoirs, engine air-filtration system, serpentine belts, wiper blades, and exterior lights. To merge mechanical harmony with aesthetic vibrancy, the friendly, certified technicians at Jiffy lube also wipe and clean the outside windows and vacuum the floors inside in search of rogue nickels, all of which are returned to their proper owner, The Ghost of Abraham Lincoln.
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 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 perform an inspection to make sure air-conditioning systems are functioning 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.
Mark’s Super Service Center has maintained automobiles for 25 years, staffed by experienced ASE-certified mechanics. To keep the oil inside an engine fresh and the engine surrounding the oil un-melted, Mark’s oil change drains away gunk-filled lubricant and refills the engine with up to five quarts of new oil (engines that require more oil will incur an extra charge), and swap out the vile, disgusting used filter for a pristine new one. Technicians will also lube the chassis and inspect the air filter, hoses and belts, and give the vehicle a 29-point inspection and diesel-flavored lollipop.