From services centers dotted across 10 states, the ASE-certified technicians at Express Oil Change have confidently tweaked the engine systems, brakes, and tires of broken-down rides for more than three decades. The oil changes, performed in speedy 10-minute windows, keep vehicles running smoothly on commutes, road trips, or marathon quests for rare Pringles flavors, and a commitment to quality work, friendliness, and integrity helps ensure that customers never feel pressured to purchase a service or add-on.
Since 1988, Auto Care Super Saver has been helping car owners save cash with maintenance punch cards redeemable at local auto shops throughout the course of a full year. These cards come loaded with all kinds of prepaid services, including at least three full-service oil changes with up to 5 quarts of oil, lube, and a new filter. Depending on the location, punch cards may also feature tire rotations, brake inspections, engine-light readings, air-conditioning performance tests, and other repairs and inspections essential to a car's well-being. Customers can transfer the punch card's benefits to any ride, ranging from station wagons to sports cars to feral merry-go-round mounts.
Royal Tire Service is a vehicular podiatrist that employs exemplary parts and treatments to keep motorized quadrupeds running smoothly. During nitrogen inflation, company pros will purge all but about 3 psi of rusty old air from each auto’s four rubber starters, plus the benchwarmer in the trunk, and then pump them back up with staunch nitrogen and a pep talk from the star valve stem. According to the Get Nitrogen Institute, pure nitrogen is superior tire food, maintaining wheel physique and improving performance in a way that oxygen additives in an air-based meal cannot. Since nitrogen weasels through rubber three times slower than oxygen, tires stand proud for longer, reducing the chances of an in-transit blow-out from a slouchy roller, and improving gas mileage by around 3.3%.
For more than 20 years, the certified technicians at Dekra Emission Check have done one thing and done it well: superfast Georgia-state vehicle-emissions tests. Although most patrons choose to stay in the car and alphabetize their eight-track collection during the typically five-minute inspection, many of the growing list of almost 30 Atlanta-area locations feature an indoor lounge for auto owners to kick back in. If a vehicle’s emissions exceed the regulated limit, the team advises drivers of their options and performs a free retest at a later date.
Since its creation in 1925, Dekra Emission Check’s umbrella company, Dekra, has grown to include more than 30,000 employees in 50 countries. In addition to having performed more than three million vehicle inspections in the United States, the larger business offers services such as expert appraisals, industrial product testing and certifications, and management-system certifications.
Because they travel to vehicles parked at homes or offices, the detailers from Payless Automobile Detailing are able to hand wash, wax, and buff exteriors while cars stretch their tires on familiar pavement. The clean team also shampoos seats, repairs dents, refinishes paints, and installs window tints that enhance cars’ privacy and aesthetic value. When they’re not performing work by hand, the technicians call upon the high-pressure cleaning power of EPA-certified sprayers, which blast grit and grime off of sidewalks, driveways, decks, and other broad surfaces such as home exteriors and whale smiles.