From lubing diesel and gas engines to repairing the clutch on a car or truck, the technicians at Auto Mechanic Shop wield the knowledge and equipment necessary to address vehicular problems of all kinds. Using computer diagnostics, the savvy techs can evaluate engine performance across a wide range of makes and models or help prospective car owners to inspect a vehicle before they purchase it. The shop also offers towing services throughout Central Florida, should cars break down on the road or refuse to leave the Denny’s parking lot.
For more than 20 years, At Your Service Import Auto Repair has reinvigorated vehicles with new parts and fresh oils, specializing in the upkeep of European and Asian makes and models. The skilled technicians assess performance issues and return cars to the road with deft repairs. Among the shop’s maintenance services, booster shots of conventional oil and synthetic lube help engines maintain their tolerance for extreme temperatures and ability to perform CPR on overworked pistons.
Treat your ride to a quick oil swap, tire remix, and checkup at Expert Car Care, where all technicians in the garage are certified by the National Institute for Automotive Excellence, a collective tasked with dividing the grease monkeys from the jungle-jumping expatriate monkeys who merely pose as mechanics. Expert's veteran technicians will quickly swap out your car's oily soul, then carefully reposition your tires, compensating for any uneven wear caused by vehicle weight distribution and ever-shifting road conditions. Before your sweet stallion gets a lolli for good behavior, the experts will comb over 50 specific points for any reasons to deny them the sugary taste of road-safe praise.
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 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, battery, and transmission 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.
Signature service: Tires, lube, oil, filter, brakes
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Average Duration of Services: 30–60 minutes
Brands Used: Goodyear, Monroe, Napa, Carquest, Michelin, Continental
Most auto shops have a waiting room where patrons can relax in a plush chair and watch TV while their car is serviced. Tennis Garage—which hasn’t moved since it opened in 1957—does one better by augmenting the typical waiting-room experience with a driving range and a game room complete with a pool table that converts into a ping-pong table. While drivers take advantage of these diversions, the shop’s ASE-certified mechanics set to work, treating rides to a slew of automotive maintenance and repair services including oil changes, tune-ups, brake repair, and heating and cooling services. They enlist the electronic expertise of computerized diagnostic equipment to quickly identify problems in order to keep domestic and foreign vehicles driving smoothly and not at war with each other.