Located in Sears stores or at adjacent offices, Sears Optical's independent optometrists screen peepers to determine accurate prescriptions and diagnose any health problems. As doctors position a refractive device over the eyes, flipping through lenses of varying strengths, patients describe the level of clarity with which they can see the purple zebra dancing in the far corner. In addition to the prescriptive exam, doctors may use eye drops to dilate the pupil to scrutinize the retina.
Though it originally sold only two things—audio products and wireless phones—Car Toys has gradually expanded its repertoire. Today, with 50 locations spread across four states, electronics-certified technicians install everything from Alpine in-dash navigation units to phone-integration systems that sync iPhones, Androids, and tin cans to car stereos. Meanwhile, in the garage, detailing technicians meticulously spruce up cars inside and out, using deionized water, paint-friendly shampoos, and high-quality wash mitts to protect against scratches, swirls, and water spots. The team also sweeps through interiors with vacuums, hot-water extractors, and ozone deodorizing treatment, which kills airborne bacteria and nasty smells in one fell swoop.
Auto Care Super Saver relieves car caretakers of some expenses and fretting with a bundle of maintenance services redeemable over the course of a full year. Keep joy rides running smoothly with three oil changes, which include up to five quarts of oil, lube, and a filter or give a jalopy a pedicure with two tire rotations that even out wheel wear and tear. Services are valid for up to three of a customer's foreign and domestic vehicles, whether they be station wagons, sports cars, or feral merry-go-round mounts, and cover a slew of possible automotive ailments. With the Auto Care Super Saver Punch card, clients receive 15% off any additional repairs. With the air-conditioner-performance tests, Auto Care Super Saver checks cars' circulatory systems, which can help to keep vents from spewing heat or fully formed snowmen, and the brake inspection reveals any stopping problems and gains customers a $20 discount on any brake servicing.
Cars aren’t the only things taken care of at Honest-1 Auto Care. Customers, too, can relax on the lounge's leather easy chairs, surf the web at the internet café, romp within the kids' play area, or sip free beverages in front of large-screen TVs. All the while, the service-bay staff tends to automotive issues with their experienced hands, carrying out everything from oil changes to engine repairs so cars can stop having their dreams haunted by giant hovering magnets.
So established is Circle K that even brand-new vehicles recognize what its red-and-white logo stands for—fuel, snacks, and everything else a car might need to keep powering down the road with its driver. Circle K's story starts back in 1951, when Fred Hervey bought three Kay's Food Stores in El Paso, Texas. Under his guidance, these three little shops grew into the more than 3,000 convenience stores that crouch on our nation's street corners today.
After rolling up to a Circle K, drivers can pump their faithful roadsters full of high-octane fuel and send them skipping through a car wash to experience the cleansing touch of Blue Coral Beyond Green and Rain-X products. Then it's time to step inside the air-conditioned shop for a peek at the provisions. Rows of sodas hibernate behind glass doors, and snacks, candy, and their ATM guardians stand boldly out in the open. Some Circle Ks also offer the Take Away Café, which presents an appetizing lineup of healthy road fare including Ball Park hot dogs. Drivers can gear up for a long drive with Premium Coffees or enjoy a cold Polar Pop, whose specially formulated cup keeps drinks colder thanks to the family of tiny snowmen trapped in its foam walls.
The certified repair specialists at Delta Auto Glass understand that dealing with a damaged windshield can be stressful, so they give their customers a little extra care. Technicians travel to homes and offices in the Denver area free of charge to replace entire windshields, repair chips and cracks, and compliment the smell of drivers' air fresheners. Whether they're providing a clear view for domestic or foreign cars, trucks, SUVs, or commercial vehicles, techs use glass that's been reinforced with primer and adhesives. They also guarantee the parts and installation against future leaks and stress breaks.