In addition to providing shop space for customers to make their own repairs, DIY Auto Repair has full-service technicians that perform repair work and maintenance, including oil changes and brake checks. The shop also spruces up car and truck exteriors with paint and bodywork services.
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.
What started as a single gas station and garage in 1963 has since expanded into an eight-location tire-and-repair shop, adept at handling all things automotive. Burnett Automotive welcomes drivers across Johnson County and Manhattan to stop in for preventative maintenance services, including brake inspections and fluid flushes. A routine oil change include a thorough inspection of the battery and fluid levels, and an examination of the trunk for any hitchhiking spare tires. Beyond service jobs, Burnett Automotive also outfits rides with brand-new tires and equips drivers with a bevy of tire information, including maintenance and safety.
Frank Ancona Honda has been open for over 50 years as a go-to spot for new and pre-owned automobiles. Inside of the showrooms, brand-new Honda sedans and SUVs sparkle with straight-from-the-factory finishes, full of futuristic features and pristine odometers. Meanwhile, all sorts of makes and models, both foreign and domestic, dot the pre-owned lots. And in the service center, technicians perform small- and large-scale repairs, oil changes, and complimentary car washes while customers take advantage of the waiting lounge or private room to get some work done or delete their 'car for sale' classified ad. Those who can't stick around can hop aboard the shuttle for a convenient ride to work.
A framed picture of the Route 66 sign hangs near the front desk of Dr. Dent—an homage, perhaps, to road trips across middle America. Though such treks can help make travelers worldly and wise, they can leave cars with dents and dings. Dr. Dent’s repair experts erase the bumps and scratches that happen on the road to self-discovery—or simply to the grocery store—to let the discoveries themselves shine through, and they’ve been doing so for more than 20 years.
Instead of affixing heart-shaped band-aids to scrapes and hail wounds, the crew uses several makeover methods to furbish car complexions. During paintless dent repairs, they return the surface to its ideal shape using a nonabrasive metal tool. In addition to improving the car's appearance, this technique preserves the original panels and factory paint. The technicians also use glue pulling—a new technique that involves adhesive tabs, slide hammers, and skilled force—to reshape dented metal. They can also fix chipped paint in-house, layering a clear coat of enamel atop a color-matched base coat.
Founded by a truck enthusiast in 1991, Chux Trux has blossomed into a highly recognized one-stop shop for car, truck, and jeep accessories and services. Trained Chux Trux technicians professionally install enhancers such as bed covers, steps, and chrome accessories, transforming standard vehicles into gleaming road warriors. Customers can browse the cavernous showrooms teeming with an array of custom wheels and tires as well as contractor necessities such as toolboxes, whistle music books, and ladder racks. The Chux Trux staff treats customers like family, special ordering and custom fabricating hard-to-find parts, remembering customers' birthdays, and never letting them live down their sixth-grade talent-show act.