So established is Circle K that even brand-new vehicles recognize what its red-and-white logo stands for—fuel, snacks, and everything else a car might need to keep powering down the road with its driver. Circle K's story starts back in 1951, when Fred Hervey bought three Kay's Food Stores in El Paso, Texas. Under his guidance, these three little shops grew into the more than 3,000 convenience stores that crouch on our nation's street corners today.
After rolling up to a Circle K, drivers can pump their faithful roadsters full of high-octane fuel and send them skipping through a car wash to experience the cleansing touch of Blue Coral Beyond Green and Rain-X products. Then it's time to step inside the air-conditioned shop for a peek at the provisions. Rows of sodas hibernate behind glass doors, and snacks, candy, and their ATM guardians stand boldly out in the open. Some Circle Ks also offer the Take Away Café, which presents an appetizing lineup of healthy road fare including Ball Park hot dogs. Drivers can gear up for a long drive with Premium Coffees or enjoy a cold Polar Pop, whose specially formulated cup keeps drinks colder thanks to the family of tiny snowmen trapped in its foam walls.
Voted best car wash in the Denver area by CityVoter, Bear's Car Wash & Detail Center takes a meticulous approach to purifying autos. Ozone-treated water rinses away environmentally friendly solvents, whose corrosion- and hazard-free formulas dissipate dirt and other debris during car washes through an automated tunnel. Detailing packages treat cars to hand-applied carnauba wax, carpet shampoo, leather conditioning, and other luxe spruce-ups. No matter the service, each newly cleansed car receives a thorough hand-dry with soft towels. Drivers can watch through observation windows as their rides roll through the wash tunnel, or sip a drink from the cappuccino bar in the sitting area while perusing car accessories and novelty items such as speed-bump-sized whoopee cushions.
The certified repair specialists at Delta Auto Glass understand that dealing with a damaged windshield can be stressful, so they give their customers a little extra care. Technicians travel to homes and offices in the Denver area free of charge to replace entire windshields, repair chips and cracks, and compliment the smell of drivers' air fresheners. Whether they're providing a clear view for domestic or foreign cars, trucks, SUVs, or commercial vehicles, techs use glass that's been reinforced with primer and adhesives. They also guarantee the parts and installation against future leaks and stress breaks.
Auto Care Super Saver relieves car caretakers of some expenses and fretting with a bundle of maintenance services redeemable over the course of a full year. Keep joy rides running smoothly with three oil changes, which include up to five quarts of oil, lube, and a filter or give a jalopy a pedicure with two tire rotations that even out wheel wear and tear. Services are valid for up to three of a customer's foreign and domestic vehicles, whether they be station wagons, sports cars, or feral merry-go-round mounts, and cover a slew of possible automotive ailments. With the Auto Care Super Saver Punch card, clients receive 15% off any additional repairs. With the air-conditioner-performance tests, Auto Care Super Saver checks cars' circulatory systems, which can help to keep vents from spewing heat or fully formed snowmen, and the brake inspection reveals any stopping problems and gains customers a $20 discount on any brake servicing.
The glass guardians at SwiftPro Auto Glass restore nicked and dinged windshields to their factory sheen with repairs and full replacements. During rock-chip repairs, trained technicians mend cracks or chips up to 3 inches in length, correcting imperfections that hinder the windshield's structural integrity and ability to withstand dive-bombing goliath beetles. Most repairs conclude within 10 minutes.
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.