Bill Graham founded the first Graham Tire location in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, in 1951, a time before dashboards blinked with digital readouts or engines buzzed with microchip brains. As cars have progressed, Graham Tire has kept pace. Still overseen by the Graham family, the current 22 locations employ ASE-certified mechanics who mend and maintain cars, trucks, SUVs, and farm equipment. Computerized engine analysis reveals rides’ performance levels and any problems, allowing the technicians to efficiently diagnose trouble without resorting to good mechanic, bad mechanic interrogations.
All Pro Servicenter is a full service automotive repair and preventive maintenance facility. We are locally owned and operated with five metro locations to serve you. As a NAPA AutoCare Center we offer NAPA's nationwide warranty which covers parts and labor on qualifying repairs and services for 12 months/12,000 miles.
The highly trained technicians at Jiffy Lube tend to about 24 million customers each year with services such as the 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, electricity, and windshield 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.
With more than 175 locations nationwide and more than 35 years in the business, Car-X Auto Service has earned a prime spot in the parking garage of quality car care and customer service. Started in 1971 by a team of seasoned muffler-shop owners, the service centers have blossomed from their beginnings as specialty exhaust shops to providers of nearly any repair or maintenance service imaginable, from installing performance-enhancing accessories to treating cars to therapeutic trust falls. In addition to promoting safety and long, healthy engine life with brake services and speedy oil changes, Car-X Auto Service reaches out to the surrounding community with regular philanthropic activities, such as recycling drives and participation in the American Heart Association’s Heart Walk.
The ASE-certified technicians at O'Brien's Auto Repair—a Napa AutoCare Center⎯facilitate maximum mileage with vital maintenance services in its Des Moines and Urbandale locations. Mechanics initiate 41-point inspections, scoping out key components to ensure all systems are running safely and smoothly, and perform preventive and regular maintenance such as brake-pad replacement and radiator flushes. Fresh oils such as 5W-30 and 5W-20 replace their worn-out predecessors during oil changes, as techs screw on new filters to stand in for old, crusty filters or clogged cheesecloths. Cozy, sunny waiting areas invite drivers to relax with cups of coffee as their cars cavort with mechanics.
When Clint Dudley founded Shade Tree Auto more than a decade ago, he had one guiding principle: any auto shop worth its weight in carburetors should be able to repair any vehicle, regardless of its make or model. The ASE-certified technician’s new shop proved to be a roaring success with local drivers—so much so that it quickly outgrew its small garage and was forced to relocate to a larger facility. Now, at the AAA-approved shop’s current location, Dudley and his crew of master technicians perform preventative maintenance and repairs on cars, trucks, motor homes, and podracers with busted 8-track decks. Though they hold themselves to the high standards of yesteryear’s repair shops, Shade Tree Auto’s technicians feel right at home in today’s automotive landscape as they wield computerized tire-balancing tools and similarly advanced technologies. An old-fashioned sense of customer service compels them to offer a warranty on all of their services and provide a complimentary shuttle to anyone in their local area. Women can head to the garage on select evenings to participate in the Ladies Night Out Crash Course, in which experts demonstrate how to navigate insurance policies and safely jump a car over the Grand Canyon.