Steve Chapman was born into the auto glass business?his father, a pioneer of at-home windshield repair and installation, opened Chapman Auto Glass in 1960. Steve and his family now carry on his father?s legacy with their self-dubbed ?glass shop on wheels.? Steve?s technicians travel to customers? homes and mend windshields with the same equipment and materials used during the original installation. They use one-hour sealant to hold new windshields in place, meaning owners are back on the road faster than an auctioneer singing a rap song.
Interstate All Battery Center leads the charge in power outposts, providing 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 plethora 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 AAs ($8.99+) for bulk buyers, an Energizer 9V alkaline battery ($4.49) 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.
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.
At the Eddy's Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Ram of Wichita, factory-trained technicians helm the service department with state-of-the-art equipment, OEM replacement parts, and the know-how necessary to get cars back on the road. There, they offer everything from routine oil changes to small- and large-scale repairs. Meanwhile, in the showrooms and on the lots, non-commissioned salespeople provide helpful and no-pressure assistance, pointing out the new inventory of Chryslers, Dodges, Jeeps, and Rams. The lots also feature pre-owned vehicles from many makers, some of which include Carfax reports to fill buyers in on the cars' histories.
JK Automotive ensures customers in Wichita and the surrounding areas stay mobile. Of course, the team can help people find a new ride?maybe a truck, sedan, or sedan that secretly transforms into a robot. In addition, automotive technicians are on hand to repair vehicles and administer maintenance services, including oil changes with Castrol.