Grown from two small shops to 28 locations by the sweat equity of a hard-working father-and-son team, McGee Auto Service & Tire’s open-air bays now proudly display the cobalt and maize décor signifying their status as authorized Goodyear dealers. Skilled hands outfit hoisted cars with conventional and standard oil while computerized systems recalibrate tires, brake service secures stoppers, and transmission tune-ups correct gear-bound problems. At the core of full-scale commercial fleet services, a specialized shearography machine helped earn McGee Auto Service & Tire a mention on Modern Tire Dealer's Top 100 Retreaders in the U.S. list. Oversize vehicle service also caters to recreational drivers, with RV service including repairing electrical systems, recalibrating drive trains, and restocking the feedback of the horn's onboard bugler.
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, brakes, 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.
The vehicle beauticians at Superior Car Wash purge automobiles of dirt and grime, inside and out. The car-cleanse kicks off with a thorough exterior and underbody wash, emancipating the vehicle of the social ostracism associated with road filth, weather remnants, and bug splatterings on "My Madagascar Hissing Cockroach is Smarter Than Your Honor Student" bumper stickers.
Exotic Car Services' detailers—some with 20 years of experience—scour engines clean, shampoo carpets, and massage carnauba wax onto exteriors for a deep shine. They accomplish these services with Sun-Gard hybrid products with and A.S.W.F. Films, which are color-stable and do not turn purple.
Though detailing is their calling card, techs also restore headlights and dress windows with tinted film. After washing windows clean, they cut film to size and apply it with a squeegee. Exotic Car Services uses standard, hybrid, and ceramic films including the Sun-Gard hybrid, which blocks 99% of UV rays and reduces heat by up to 64%. The crew’s expertise in this area is so established that they host a tinting school where others can learn the skills to become professional automotive window tinters. Exotic Car Services can also tint the windows of homes and businesses, helping reduce glare and cooling costs without the expense of building-size sunglasses.
Founded in 1948, Bartow Ford Company is a privately held company. The Central Florida facility, located on 30 acres of property in Polk County, employs approximately 180 people. Achievements include Ford Motor Company’s prestigious President’s Award 15 times.
Known primarily as a reputable new and pre-owned dealership, Lakeland Automall moonlights as a full-service vehicular apothecary, offering a range of services to assuage any automotive ailment. Treat a motorized life-mate to a luxurious oil change, where the keen car-coddlers employ OEM-quality filters before quenching thirsty engines with up to 5 delicious quarts of semi-synthetic Motorcraft or Castrol oil. Next, the friendly yet thorough inspectors submit the vehicle to a 25-point inspection to determine any problem areas—and exactly where your ride was on the night of July 28. Should the perambulatory physical lead to any necessary repairs, Lakeland Automall backs its parts and labor work with a 12-month or 12,000-mile guarantee. The service shop also welcomes drive-ups and offers time-crunched car parents a complimentary shuttle to swiftly convey them back to any home, office, or underground LARPing coliseum.