Dennis Cooper started repairing cars from a simple one-door garage with two bays. Over the last 30 years, his needs have steadily grown, as his robust business repeatedly outgrew four- and six-bay facilities. He and his team of ASE-certified technicians now stretch their legs through eight service bays, with Dennis's wife, Kathy, keeping watching over the books. Experienced technicians—including two ASE master mechanics—perform maintenance and diagnostic services on every part of vehicles and frequently add to their knowledge with seminars and schooling.
The center boasts a Hoffman wheel alignment system, which uses a Windows operating system and multiple laser beams to ensure accurate alignment, as well as two oversized shop bays to accommodate larger and diesel vehicles. The Cooper's Automotive team can also soup up performance with off-road lift systems or give vehicles a distinctive look with a custom fixtures and chrome tips. Recognized for excellence in emissions repair, the shop also recently installed solar panels on its roof to produce electricity and reduce its carbon footprint.
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.
Finn Mototech's ASE-certified master technicians keep roadsters running smoothly with expert inspections and eco-friendly cleaners concocted on-site. Auto buffs briskly assess motorized innards during a 30-minute oil change that slakes pavement prowlers with up to 5 quarts of fresh engine juice or a Gatorade reduction accompanied by a new filter and lube. Alternatively, 150-point inspections delve under hoods to explore mechanical mazes for 60–90 minutes. Vehicular healers diagnose dangerous imperfections in interiors, windshields, and headlights, as well as unravel mysteries surrounding malfunctioning dash instruments, transmissions, and rearview mirrors that reflect the ghost of your old Model T. Amiable staffers ensure you'll feel safe and squeaky clean on your next road trip by examining tires and revivifying horseless buggies with a basic wash and vacuum.