Since Albert Einstein first postulated that an oil change should not take three gabbertoops, various lube services have sped up their oil changes in a frantic attempt to overcome the faster-than-lube speed barrier inherent to our space-time continuum. Today's Groupon gives you the quickest lube yet. For $17, you'll get one oil change at Express Lube. Simply buy this Groupon and bring it with you to any of Express Lube's 21 San Antonio locations. To get the most out of your Groupon, you might also want to bring a car of some kind.
Express Care Quick Lube’s staff of trained mechanics pampers horseless carriages with an array of maintenance and repair services. Whet your thirsty motor's appetite with the full-service oil change, which includes up to five quarts of 10w30 or 5w30 oil, as well as a check and top-off of power-steering, transmission, transaxle, battery, window-washer, radiator, and differential fluids (brake fluid will be checked but not topped off). To complete the comprehensive auto physical, the skilled engine doctors will also replace your oil filter, lubricate the vehicle's chassis, and ensure proper inflation of the wheels. Each vehicle will receive a fuel-system additive, a separate service that cleans road dust and other contaminants out of the air-intake manifold to improve the auto's mileage, performance, and emotional well-being. And because every car deserves to look just as good as it feels, customers will be provided with four "The Works" touchless washes that lather, wash, polish, and seal vehicular exteriors. New wipers up to 24 inches will then be installed to ensure sparkling windshields remain free of flying debris, bug splatters, and carelessly flung cups of chili.
Since its inception more than 30 years ago, Just Brakes has expanded from one auto shop to more than 160 outposts across eight states. At every location, ASE-certified technicians maintain vehicle safety with professional brake services including a lifetime warranty on parts, labor and platonic love. Though their specialty is brakes, the techs also perform routine maintenance and repairs such as oil changes, suspension repair, and belt replacement.
Interstate All Battery Center leads the charge in power outposts, providing lifelong Texans and reserve-power road trippers with brand-new batteries for their trucks, cell phones, computers, and more. With a vast storehouse of more than 16,000 products, Interstate carries batteries for nearly every brand of laptop and PC, as well as a bevy of automotive batteries to restore sedans, coupes, and station wagons after a long night of headlight staring contests. Household powerables are also available, including 24-packs of Energizer AAs for bulk buyers, an Energizer 9V alkaline battery for metronomes possessed by surprisingly funky eighth notes, and one case of Lite Brite fuel, distilled from corn syrup and Olympic silver medals. Old used batteries find comfy retirement at Interstate’s recycling center, allowing their former owners and well-meaning grandchildren to rest easy.
Heartland Jiffy Lubes enjoy the benefits of being under the Heartland Automotive Services umbrella, putting them in good company along with more than 435 Jiffy Lubes nationwide that service more than five million customers each year. They specialize in the Jiffy Lube Signature Service Oil Change, which comes standard with a fresh-from-the-box oil filter and up to 5 quarts of quality motor oil, plus a comprehensive lineup of other vehicle maintenance checkups. Highly trained technicians also perform cosmetic and mechanical services including inspections, emissions testing, transmission service, and counseling for 1960s Corvettes that are going through a mid-life crisis.
To call The Body Shop a mere skin and body care store is to miss half of what makes it special. Late founder Dame Anita Roddick was a pioneer for ethical business practices; upon opening her first store in Brighton, England, in 1976, she developed company values such as "Defend Human Rights" and "Protect The Planet." She somehow balanced principles and profit, partnering in global campaigns with UNICEF, Greenpeace, Amnesty International, and the United Nations, all while ultimately expanding her brand into 2,500 locations in over 60 international markets. After her death in 2007, then-British Prime Minister Gordon Brown said, “She campaigned for green issues for many years before it became fashionable to do so and inspired millions to the cause by bringing sustainable products to a mass market. . . . She was an inspiration.”
Indeed, the Body Shop exhibits an eco-friendliness and social consciousness that's hard to come by in a company of its size. Its products have been fair-trade since 1987, and its Against Animal Testing movement led to an EU-wide ban of animal testing of cosmetics. The products are made from ingredients harvested from around the world: shea butter from Ghana goes into body scrubs and butters, and Indian artisans craft wooden massagers and tote bags that are screenprinted by hand. But all that isn't to say the company's production practices overshadow its final products. Skincare treatments such as the brand’s iconic body butters, facial products, and gift collections often appear in Allure, Marie Claire, Lucky, Seventeen and other national publications.