With lube and service centers spread across America, Valvoline Instant Oil Change ensures that roads from coast to coast teem with automotive vigor. Certified technicians perform a roster of services, including quick in-and-out oil changes that allow motorists to arrive without an appointment and remain in their car while Valvoline oils forge a truce between metal parts. Facilities also encourage odometers to reach up to 300,000 miles with an engine-guarantee program that helps motors live long enough to see tow trucks go extinct. Valvoline extends its care to cars of all makes and models as well as charitable organizations such as Big Brothers Big Sisters of America.
After treating your tires to a game of musical chairs (during which each tire will be checked for leaks, damage, and stowaways), Rob Sight's technicians will run a rigorous test on every component of your vehicle's brake system down to its friction material, rotors, drums, hoses, and connection points ($24.95 for tire rotation and brake inspection). Dual- or rear-wheel vehicles cost extra. Next, they'll conduct a charge system test ($34.95) on the alternator, starter draw, and battery. After a thorough multipoint inspection and an exterior car wash, your chariot will shimmer its way off the lot looking fresh as a genetically engineered super-creature with dangerously soulful eyes.
While an expert staff leads customers through an inventory of new and pre-owned Hyundais outside, Shawnee Mission Hyundai's service department hones in on parts and appearances. Hyundai-certified technicians wield factory-approved tools as they change oil and filters, replace batteries and brake pads, and tackle other auto maintenance and repairs. The shop also lavishes cars with hand washes and detailing packages that target surface imperfections with clay bars and protect exteriors with paint sealant. Drivers can await their rides in one of two lounges stocked with flat-screen televisions, magazines, free WiFi, and complimentary coffee. A play area keeps children from assessing the Blue Book value on their Matchbox cars.
Cobalt-blue key chains emblazoned with Johnson County Automotive's logo swivel on countertop racks in the cozy reception area, emulating the spinning wheels and whirring belts on the bustling auto-shop floor. Amid hydraulic lifts, arsenals of tools, and three decades worth of greased memories, a team of ASE-certified mechanics goes to work, rebuilding battered carburetors, grooming engines, changing oil, and replacing the alarm clock hanging next to the Garfield hanging in the back window. While mechanics pore over cars, drivers take off in complimentary loaner cars until their rides are ready. Johnson County Automotive upholds its work with a 24-month, 24,000-mile warranty, and doles out car-care tips on its newsy blog.
Although Sallas Auto Repair began as a small, two-bay repair shop, owner and ASE-certified master technician Nick Sallas already had enough experience to fill a multifloor garage. Nick's journey through the automotive industry led him through the service centers of General Motors and Honda and included a 10-year ascension up Goodyear's training programs. He opened Sallas Auto Repair in 1993, fusing his experience with his passion for repairing vehicles and saving customers money. More than 20 years later, he and his wife have expanded the small garage into two AAA-approved facilities stocked with 15 service bays and 15 skilled and certified employees.
The staff at both Sallas Auto Repair locations perform bumper to bumper services, including oil changes, preventative maintenance, and most all repairs. Services and repairs in the authorized Napa Auto Care Centers are backed with 24-month and 24,000-mile warranties. During repairs guests relax in waiting rooms stocked with computer stations and free WiFi or take advantage of complimentary rides home should their car beg to spend the night. Sallas’ commitment to cars is rivaled only by its commitment to the community; the shop has supported numerous organizations ranging from the US military to local athletic programs.
Family owned and operated since 1954, A&A Royal Auto Trim stocks a garage full of deft mechanics and technicians who accessorize, clean, and upholster vehicles. Window tinters with more than 10 years of experience apply UV ray–deflecting film to portholes, and experienced detailers revive upholstery, upgrade electronics, and scrub auto bodies from inside a full-service shop. A&A Royal Auto Trim offers its services to all vehicular makes and models including classic cars, custom builds, and family-band tour buses.