John F. Hogan Jr. was a consistent man. He had been clocking in to the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company’s corporate office in Akron each day for more than 25 years, learning the ins and outs of its tires. Then, in 1984, he made a slight change. He decided to move to Virginia, open Hogan & Sons Goodyear, and share his knowledge of Goodyear’s tires there. Since then, his business has grown right along with his family—there are now eight locations and many more Hogans. All of the full-service automotive shops have complimentary shuttles and, of course, Goodyear tires. The full-service auto repair shop is staffed by continually trained ASE-certified technicians, who swap out motor oil, realign wheels, inspect brakes, and teach air-conditioning units how to whistle during maintenance and repair services. They service all makes and models and include a 3 year, 36,000 mile warranty on all their work.
The wrench-wielding virtuosos at Wiygul Automotive Clinic call upon more than 35 years of automotive experience to keep roadsters running smoothly with a variety of services. Steel ponies of all makes and models can roll into the shop?s service bays, where mechanics pore over parts to confirm safety and snuff out problems. Safety inspections and state emissions tests pinpoint fume outputs and confirm that seat belts and airbags adhere to safety standards established by Evel Knievel fan fiction. Technicians also repair engines, transmissions, and power steering; adjust heating and cooling systems; and encircle wheels with Dunlop and Goodyear tires. Wiygul Automotive Clinic doubles down on its work with 24-month/24,000-mile warranties on parts and labor, and shuttles drivers home and back during their cars' appointments.
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, 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.
Elite Car Care Centers' ASE-certified technicians revamp waning cars and engines with a vast range of repair and maintenance services. Focusing on preventative maintenance, the techs change oil, rotate tires, and perform thorough inspections of the intricate belts and hamster wheels of the modern car engine to insure their proper function. Elite Car Care Center's talented body repairmen can handle crinkled doors, dented bumpers, and beaten grills. If a car can't make the journey on its own four wheels, staffers will go on-location and tow it to their nearest shop, and a shuttle service gives customers a lift to work or home during lengthier service sessions.
AAA-approved and bustling with ASE-certified technicians, Dulles Shell Service Center mends domestic and foreign cars with an array of repair and maintenance services bolstered by computerized diagnostic technology. Led by master technicians Mike Jacobs and Sam Boyd, the staff dives under hoods and chassis to inject engines with oil and service brakes and exhaust systems. The state-certified emissions repair facility also administers safety and emissions inspections to keep vehicles road-safe and smog at a minimum. During repairs that require overnight stays, the facility's complimentary shuttle service whisks auto owners to workplaces, homes, or makeout points within a 3-mile radius of the shop.
One could argue whether or not people actually have a favorite color, but the detail technicians at Xtreme Auto Details would argue they do. Since their shop opened in 1999, they've developed a specialty in detailing black and red vehicles. They revivify the colors during tiered detail packages that employ a repertoire of techniques, including hand washes and over-spray- and odor-removal treatments. Though the staff's fondness for black and red may influence their decision to have a Chicago Bulls–themed wedding, it doesn't prohibit them from welcoming other shades of vehicles into their shop, which offers free WiFi for waiting customers.