Soapsuds are no strangers to the shiny surfaces of Black Tie Transportation's fleet of luxury vehicles. That's because the staff washes and details them daily, resulting in pristine rides for airport, event, and wedding transportation services. Professional drivers pilot each trip aboard one of their ten different vehicle types, including Lincoln Towncars, a shuttle van, a Lincoln Navigator stretch limo, and a 57-passenger motor coach with TVs, DVD player, and Wi-Fi. Though passengers can create their own itineraries using macaroni and glue, Black Tie Transportation also orchestrates guided tours of wineries, historical sites, and cities.
The highly trained technicians at Jiffy Lube tend to about 24 million customers each year with services such as the Jiffy Lube Signature Service Oil Change package, which helps promote 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 helps prevent moving parts from deteriorating. More than 20,000 technicians—all of which have completed an extensive training program certified by the National Institute Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)—service vehicles at Jiffy Lube. In addition to performing oil changes, technicians offer preventative services such as air-filtration and electrical-system maintenance, among others. Jiffy Lube’s quality pledge includes a commitment to transparency, which stipulates that they will inform car owners of any necessary services, complete a service only after it has been approved, and refuse to replace windshields with saran wrap.
Sloppy jalopies roll out of Magnum Car Wash & Lube, a full-service oil-change and detailing outfit, as gleaming road warriors. The Cash and Dash car wash polishes autos from grill to trunk in five sudsy minutes, making it an ideal service for commuters on the go and a fatal mistake for naive robots. Motorists relax in their car's cockpit as cleaners swiftly strip car shells and undercarriages of caked-up, corrosive road grime and imprison shine with a coating of sealer wax.
At Winston Salem Automotive Detailing, upbeat technicians tackle everyday buildups of auto dirt and grime with comprehensive detailing services. They pamper vehicles with hand washes and waxes, bug and tar removal, tire shining, and window washing. To accommodate customers, they offer quick scrub downs as well as complete interior and exterior detailing.
Carolina Mobile Auto Service's ASE-certified staff keeps cars safely accelerating through the winter with seasonal maintenance packages. During the oil change, mechanics drain and dispose of damaged oils before replacing them with up to 5 quarts of clean conventional lubricants, which grease the metals, lessen friction, and improve pistons’ moves at the engine’s weekly dance mixer. A tire rotation crisscrosses treads to balance wear, smooth out rides, and extend tire life.
DEKRA Emission Check has conducted certified state emissions and safety inspections in North America for more than 20 years. The majority of emissions tests conducted at their clean, well-lit facilities take less than 15-20 minutes, and the company even provides an online list of emissions and safety inspection testing tips that drivers can follow to help their vehicle ace the exam, such as warming the car up and feeding it a protein-rich breakfast. The team at each center strives to provide the highest level of customer service with safe, clean, and convenient stations. Technicians are all certified by the state of North Carolina.