Detailing cars since the age of 15, Cameron Ford, owner of Polished Image, has spent the bulk of his life in the field of auto detailing. His years of vanquishing dust, debris, and grit from all manner of vehicles has elevated his standard of what a truly clean vehicle should look, smell, and feel like. Since 1986, Cameron and his team have worked to uphold this high standard at Polished Image, even as the detail and repair shop spread to new locations and expanded its menu of services to include windshield replacement, fixing chipped paint, and removing custard pie stains caused from cutting off clown cars.
A Shade Above Window Tint's specialists are trained experts in the arts of repairing auto glass and tinting windows with SunTek film. Automobile portholes peppered with small-time scars find refuge in two chip repairs, which can erase dimples caused by flying debris or overweight insects. Technicians also take care of cars plagued with more formidable fissures by molding and installing new windshields ($120–$190, price varies/vehicle); drivers who opt for this service get to enjoy unlimited free chip repairs and wiper-blade calligraphy classes. Patrons may also give their vehicle's side windows and back windshield a sophisticated tan with a complete tint job ($190–$250). Backed by a lifetime warranty against bubbling, peeling, and discoloration, SunTek's Carbon film valiantly defends interiors from 99% of the sun's ultraviolet rays and 100% of the moon's bloodcurdling screams.
Meineke Car Care Center's certified technicians perform essential maintenance to keep automobiles healthy and spry. Most mechanics recommend an oil change every 3,000 miles to prevent oil from breaking down due to heat, debris, and difficult breakups with transmission fluid. A supreme-level oil change hydrates road ponies with a helping of lubricating oil served alongside a debris-blocking filter. Fluids are topped off to alleviate inter-reservoir envy, and a 23-point check bathes autos in the same careful scrutiny a mother hen applies to her chicks' woodworking projects. In addition to verifying the proper pressure, mechanics ensure even tire wear with a mix of balancing and rotating. Complimentary roadside assistance provides peace of mind for street sailors as they navigate unforgiving highways and byways littered with potholes, hairpin turns, and gas-siphoning hedgehogs.
The factory-trained technicians and car therapists at the family-owned Young Buick GMC revitalize road warriors' wheels with maintenance services aimed at promoting longevity. The standard oil-change treatment tends to the health of engines, draining gunked up chambers before replenishing them with six quarts of fresh-churned motor butter, proven to improve vehicle efficiency and the taste of day-old pancakes. Doors and hood hinges are luxuriously lubed, and a fluid leveling and included inspection ensure that cars are ready for the open road. While waiting for your horseless carriage's spa visit to conclude, delve into Young’s selection of complimentary snacks and coffee, or use the shop's free WiFi to check your email for lice.
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.
Precision Auto Glass, a division of Precision Tune Auto Care, calls more than 260 communities home, dotting the United States from coast to coast. Each glass-repair facility boasts ANSI-certified technicians who perform deft repairs and replacements at the client's home or office. Techs also perform services in their repair center, eliminating the need to tow damaged cars. After glass repairs or replacement, technicians clean new and existing glass and carefully clear away broken remnants and shards, leaving seats, mats, and backseats that are full of water balloons free of dangerous fragments.
From more than 35 years with 350 facilities in six countries, Precision Tune Auto Care has spent the last three decades keeping more than 2.5 million vehicles on the road with an array of maintenance and auto-repair services. Professionally trained mechanics lube engines with signature precision oil changes, rotate tires to ensure even tread wear, repair busted brakes, and test spark plugs to safeguard against ignition failure during dramatic drive-thru getaways. Whether performing complicated services on fuel-injection and cooling systems or simply aligning tires, the mechanics back all their services with a 12-month, 12,000-mile national warranty.