Since its inception more than 30 years ago, Express Oil Change & Service Center has treated cars to comprehensive yet convenient oil changes performed in 10 minutes. That tradition is continued today, in 170 shops sprinkled across 10 southern states, each staffed by a fleet of ASE-certified technicians who also submit autos to a range of maintenance and repair services, backed by warranties and environmentally conscious practices.
During the 10-minute full-service oil change, technicians don't just drain and recycle dirty fluids: they also put cars through the wringer by inspecting belts, hoses, and suspension systems, checking air filters, and sleuthing around the undercarriage for looming problems or secret piercings––all while customers wait comfortably in their car. In the service center, they call upon top equipment to rotate and balance tires, inspect brakes, and repair or replace parts, and use level 1 and level 2 computer diagnostics to correctly diagnose all manner of mechanical ailments.
Simoniz's The Best exterior service pampers transporters with a shine-restoring exterior wash. Car caretakers ensure that carriages are completely cleaned, from their hard exoskeletons to soft underbellies to mate-attracting rims. Rid windshields of bug-and-dirt debris before applying a visibility-boosting treatment. After a tire shine matches trundling rubber to trendy patent-leather streets, a team of wash techs gives autos a final Double Bond protectant and autos go through a machine drying process, assuring all the essential oils get absorbed into their thick skins. As part of this deal, Groupon customers also receive $10 off an express detailing service ($44.99) during a future visit.
As the lifts inside Smart Auto’s state-of-the-art service shop hoist vehicles into the air, the team of mechanics bustling below performs maintenance services such as oil changes, brake repairs, and engine diagnostics. The sounds of their clinking tools echo inside, where the in-house finance team sits, and outside, where a parking lot full of used cars attend obedience school.
Husband-and-wife team Marcus and Tonya run Karworkz the old fashioned way: with hard work all done by hand. During services such as basic washes their team whips out the soft cloth and safely buffs cars clean, while complete detailing dolls up autos inside and out, shining everything from tires to ash trays. A multi-talented squad, they can also accomplish headlight restorations that clear away oxidation for brighter illumination, as well as upholstery repairs.
Champion Car Wash polishes rides and boats with full washes and detailing. Their services range from basic car washes and vacuums to rim polishing, tire shining, and triple foam polishes. They also apply special services such as RainX treatments and waxing. Champion Car Wash adopts a 72-hour clean policy, meaning that if customers’ cars get dirty for any reason during 72 hours after a wash, they can bring it back for a complimentary exterior wash with a receipt.
An ASE master technician mans the controls at All Pro Services Tire & Auto Center, a NAPA AutoCare Center and Blue Seal shop. All of the service center's mechanics pack impressive credentials under their hoods, and are well equipped to handle all makes and models of cars, SUVs, trucks, and service vehicle fleets. Brands such as Goodyear, Dunlap, and Valvoline fortify the range of services they offer, from repairing tires to checking cars' belts, hoses, and resting heart rates. While the mechanics fiddle, customers can either catch a shuttle ride to work or retreat to the comfortable waiting room to watch TV, slurp complimentary coffee, and surf the free WiFi.