Smithfield Fast Lube boasts a unique distinction: it's home to the world's largest bottle of motor oil, as confirmed by the Guinness Book of World Records. But the 200-gallon bottle isn't just for show; it's fully functional, and the auto techs use the motor oil inside it when administering their signature 20-step oil changes. The techs offer a variety of other preventive maintenance services to keep cars running smoothly, from tire rotations and transmission maintenance to motor flushes and fuel-injection services. While their cars are being serviced, customers can keep busy with the shop's free WiFi.
Family owned and operated for decades, Hornsby Tire & Service Center keeps axled warriors asphalt-ready at its year-old facility. Oil reservoirs encounter an understanding environment in which to release pent-up sludge, freeing suspended impurities and bewildered banshees from automotive inner workings to be replaced by up to five quarts of performance-scented lubrication for increased fuel efficiency. Tire rotation extends tire life with strategic rubber rearrangement so wheelie-popping back tires move up and feel the air in their treads for a change. Finally, a Hornsby Tire & Service Center mechanical maven inspects 24 points of import to ensure peak belt performances and identify potential pitfalls before car and driver unite once again to park dangerously.
From more than 35 years with 350 facilities in six countries, Precision Tune Auto Care has spent the last three decades keeping more than 2.5 million vehicles on the road with an array of maintenance and auto-repair services. Professionally trained mechanics lube engines with signature precision oil changes, rotate tires to ensure even tread wear, repair busted brakes, and test spark plugs to safeguard against ignition failure during dramatic drive-thru getaways. Whether performing complicated services on fuel-injection and cooling systems or simply aligning tires, the mechanics back all their services with a 12-month, 12,000-mile national warranty.
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.