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Since 1962, the motor mavens at Big O Tires have been treating tin lizzies to a slew of services, including their specialty 30-minute express oil changes. The tireless techs speedily slurp out old oil with anteater-esque precision, replacing worn out filters, and rewarding loyal dip sticks with up to 5 quarts of new crude. Following a chassis lubrication, wheel wranglers remove each tire, before moving them and their entire DVD collection to a new home in an adjacent wheel well, helping to guarantee even wear and tear. After a thorough fluid check and preventative maintenance analysis, revamped rides are happily reunited with the owners to depart together into the sunset. Upgrades are available for diesel oil (price based on vehicle and location), high-mileage oil ($10–$15 extra), and synthetic oil ($20–$30 extra).

4922 Preston Hwy
Louisville,
KY
US

Thorntons independently distributes gas while keeping clean convenience stores filled with snacks to help drivers stay awake, nourished, or quenched. Power depleted, flex-fuel-friendly cars, trucks, vans, or tail-finned Zeppelins with E-85 Flex Fuel, a renewable fuel source that minimizes earth-detrimental emissions.

4154 Bardstown Rd
Louisville,
KY
US

Reward your car with NAPA AutoCare Center's standard oil change, filter change, and 21-point inspection to avoid engine-killing sludge buildup and improve the overall performance of your vehicle. Vehicle inspections follow rigorous guidelines to improve your auto's performance and extend its life. Methodical mechanics will examine your motor's essential components—from fluids to fan belts, fuel injectors, and filters—leaving you with an eight-paneled brochure detailing the results, plus your car's horoscope. As a token of appreciation, you'll also receive a keychain (while supplies last) for $5 off your next service at NAPA AutoCare.

3800 Fern Valley Road
Louisville,
KY
US

The certified carriage technicians at Roppel’s tend to foreign and domestic motors with precise mechanical services. Reviving dog-tired automobiles for more than 60 years, Roppel’s physicians refresh oil, tune brakes, and read motivational poems to underperforming transmissions. Owners can treat engines to a viscous elixir with the standard oil change and filter ($29.95) or give their four-wheeled friends the full vehicular pat-down with a complete inspection ($19.95).

632 Baxter Ave
Louisville,
KY
US

Tire Discounters’ auto specialists have been mending tires and servicing engines for 35 years. The 90-minute car physical treats beleaguered engines to a fresh oil filter and a crisp draught of up to 5 quarts of semi-synthetic Valvoline DuraBlend oil (a $34.95 value). Car physicians then focus on the treads, granting three years’ worth of wheel alignments (a $149.99 value), and a lifetime of tire rotations and balances keep handling crisp and reduce uneven tread wear (a $99.95 value). (Vehicles that require after-market modifications may not be eligible for alignment services.) To top things off, Nitrogen gas ($23.80 for four tires) keeps tires inflated for up to 25% longer than regular air and makes tires run cooler to reduce the risk of failure or overcooked hubcap omelets.

4401 Bardstown Rd
Louisville,
KY
US

Cars, semis, boats, and motorcycles clamor to Louisville Detailing's roomy shop or invite techs to their driveways and marinas for mobile shine-ups. An array of detail services treat vehicular exteriors to clear polymer-paint protectant, tire dressings, and interior wipedowns, as well as add-ons such as engine detailing. The shop also touches up scratches, smoothes rock chips, and repairs upholstery paper cuts caused by Haynes manuals. Louisville Detailing also details guests' cars at special events with concierge services, and donates a portion to its proceeds to charities such as Ronald McDonald House.

3221 Fern Valley Rd
Louisville,
KY
US