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.
At each of Advanced Vision Care's five locations, a team of optometric physicians examines peepers of all age brackets for signs of aberration or disease. They then furnish patients with prescriptions that can be formed into contact lenses or slung into stylish frames from the likes of Prada, Lacoste, and BCBG. The staff also performs Lasik consultations, in which they determine candidacy, recommend a Lasik doctor, and provide a series of post-op checks. Most locations house a multilingual team, who can answer questions or reflect on metaphysical quandaries in English, Spanish, or Hebrew.
Twenty years ago, Sylvia Marcus partnered with a small factory in Switzerland to manufacture by hand a full line of top quality tweezers. Since then, Mark 5 has become synonymous with high quality and has expanded to other beauty related products. These include makeup brush sets, crystal nail files, compact mirrors, etc..
Licensed acupuncturist and Doctor of Oriental Medicine Valencie Exceus—or Dr. Vie—helms Highpoint Healing and Wellness, where she and her staff use Eastern medicine and massage modalities to treat patients and their individual conditions. New patients engage in a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Vie as she reviews their medical histories and offers an in-depth discussion of their medical concerns to recommend the best course of action. Among the doctor's specialties are acupuncture, cupping, therapeutic massage, Chinese herbal medicine, and tuina. The center also offers Chinese medical massages aided by soothing essential oils, ambient music, trickling water fountains, and the gentle snores of a sleeping giant.
In the skilled hands of Pronto Cafe by-the-sea's bakers, flour, water, leavening, and salt become artisanal breads, pastries, and desserts. But the bakery section isn't the only thing this cafe is known for. A Roman trattoria-style restaurant as well, Pronto's menu invites diners to sip on a cappuccino on the al-fresco patio with a plate of salumi and cheeses or linger over entrees such as wood-fired eggplant pizza. Selections from the international wine list give diners another reason to linger, outside of attempting to eat through every style of bread in the place.