All Tune and Lube's ASE-certified technicians keep horseless chariots lubed up with fresh oil and ready to face the next road trip. During the 60-minute service, mechanics shake down engines until they give up their used and abused oil, refill them with up to 5 quarts of standard 10W-30 motor oil, and install a new filter to ensure the fluids circulating inside motors stay free of contaminants that could increase automobiles' white-oil cell count. A tire rotation and balance gives wheels a new point of view and facilitates even wear and tear on treads. The technicians also pamper fuel sippers' windshields with a new pair of wipers, which can help drivers see clearly while driving through rain, sleet, or snowmen. Finally, they'll perform a vehicle-maintenance inspection, examining filters, analyzing brakes, running a quick safety check, and topping off fluids.
Seventy-five feet is all that it takes for dirty automobiles to become clean again at Waves Car Wash. That is the length of the facility’s automated washing tunnel, which can machine wash and dry a vehicle's chassis, slather it with triple-foam UV protectant, and shine tires. Throughout this entire process, the eco-conscious filtration system manages to recycle around 30% of the water used during the wash. Not every wash is automated though, and a dedicated staff is on hand to help vehicles look their best by hand-performing a variety of services. For the more comprehensive detailing packages, the technicians tidy up interiors by conditioning leather surfaces and cleaning upholstery with steam-extraction technology. They are also capable of professionally installing or removing window tinting.
With lube and service centers spread across America, Valvoline Instant Oil Change ensures that roads from coast to coast teem with automotive vigor. Certified technicians perform a roster of services, including drive-thru oil changes that allow motorists to arrive without an appointment and remain in their car while Valvoline oils forge a truce between metal parts.
The jalopy technicians at Unique Auto Sound & Tint shroud the apertures of foreign and domestic cars and light trucks with high-performance window tints and transform rides with functional modifications and repairs. Driver's-side and front-passenger darkenings shield riders behind a sunshade designed to block UV rays, reducing interior heat, preventing leather-seat cracking and fading, and protecting drivers' skin and beloved eight-tracks. Carriages in need of sprucing up can delight in the gentle streaming waters of a vehicle wash ($35 for a car or light truck, $45 for an SUV), during which skilled auto-bathers slough debris from paint and glass while de-griming dashboards, seats, and carpets. Trained mechanics can also touch up scuffs and dents as well as preempt problems with computer diagnostics ($65/hour for repair services). For those who wish to soup up their rides with extra gadgets, Unique Auto's buggy-betterers install radios from top-name brands such as Pioneer, JVC, and Sony ($100 to $1,200), GPS equipment, and car alarms that sound Beethoven's Symphony no. 9.