Since its inception more than 30 years ago, Just Brakes has expanded from one auto shop to more than 160 outposts across eight states. At every location, ASE-certified technicians maintain vehicle safety with the standard brake service including a lifetime warranty on parts, labor and platonic love. Though their specialty is brakes, the techs also perform routine maintenance and repairs such as oil changes, factory maintenance services, batteries, belt replacement, and fluid services.
With steady wrenches and minds crammed with vehicular know-how, the expert technicians at Napleton Chrysler Jeep Dodge make quick work of threats to automotive health. A four-pack of oil and filter changes means an upstanding driver or amorous crash-test dummy can ensure the insides of each engine in the driveway stay appropriately lubricated with the fresh fluid necessary for optimal combustion. Each appointment lasts half an hour or less, allowing customers just enough time to take a catnap or daydream about flipping through the most recent issue of Car and Driver in the commodious lounge area.
Over the course of 34 years, the smiling staffers at Express Oil Change and Service Center have learned that customers just want their oil changed fast. Instead of selling extra parts out of an oversized trench coat, staffers work quickly and efficiently to give cars what they crave—quarts of thick, black oil in the blink of an eye without an appointment. Each procedure lasts approximately 10 minutes, during which mechanics will replace the vehicle's oil and inspect its innards for problems. The process is so quick that customers can even wait inside their own vehicles while it occurs, much like a drive-thru car wash or drive-thru dentist appointment.
Along with quick and efficient oil changes, Express Oil Change and Service Center tends to other automotive needs such as tire rotation and balance, brake inspection and service, fuel-system cleaning, engine diagnostic, and general repair.
Growing up in New York City, Vinny Rodriguez spent a lot of time jetting down the streets of Spanish Harlem on his dirt bike and ATV—joy rides that would foreshadow his future profession. Vinny eventually channeled his love of riding into a profession by completing his motorcycle mechanic's certification and opening Vinny's Garage. To this day it doesn't feel like a job to him. "This garage is more of my lifestyle than it is a business," he says, evincing an ethos that prioritizes making new riding buddies over making a quick buck.
Signature service: Any kind of repairs
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Average Duration of Services: 1–2 hours
Brands Used: Same as vehicle
Pro Tip: We are very friendly and will make the wait an enjoyable one. The waiting area is equipped with cable and WiFi.
Signature service: Tires, lube, oil, filter, brakes
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Average Duration of Services: 30–60 minutes
Brands Used: Goodyear, Monroe, Napa, Carquest, Michelin, Continental