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.
Founded in 1983 with a combination of Alan Cox’s mechanical know-how and Sherry Richardson’s business savvy learned at Georgia State University, Alan Cox Automotive has grown to include a team of ASE-certified technicians ready to revamp cars from Honda, Acura, Kia, Hyundai, and more, with services that span both the performance and racing spectra. Today, Sherry's technicians keep roadsters in highway-ready condition with general maintenance services and soup up autos with DynoTune installations, engine modifications, and novelty hood ornaments. Technicians stay in work mode outside of the garage, from Marshall Winkeljohn earning car-show plaudits for restoring a 1979 Honda Accord LX two-door from the frame up, to Jeremy Bucy cranking gears under pressure as a pit-crew member for Black Dog Racing.
The ASE-certified technicians at Atlanta Undercar Specialists, including owner and Marine Corps veteran Wayne Rowedder, know the undercarriages of a huge variety of vehicles like the backs of their oil-streaked hands. Utilizing more than 20 years of experience in the field, the techs replace oil, align tires, and ensure drivetrain functionality in speedy appointments. They also make quick work of brake checks and coolant system repairs, and they evaluate axles and timing belts during maintenance visits. Their services are all geared toward keeping each four-wheeled family member running year round, with oil changes, tire rotations, and advanced diagnostic services available should the horses in the engine become unruly.
Working under the prestigious ASE banner, Accurate Care Automotive's technicians service and repair imported Japanese, Korean, and other vehicles with practiced skill. They perform everything from routine maintenance—such as changing the oil or testing the GPS navigator on its state capitals—to hefty repair jobs and engine replacements. While their cars are being serviced, drivers can unwind in the facility's waiting lounge and savor sips of free coffee.