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.
Though customers at Mr. Phills Auto Spa can’t walk in and receive a facial or a mani-pedi, the car-wash-and-detail center does go out of its way to make them feel comfortable as its staffers skillfully hand wash automobiles and detail interiors. Guests sip on complimentary coffee, cocoa, water, or wine, and calm grumbling stomachs with muffins, bagels, and other baked goods, rather than feasting on discarded air fresheners. Free WiFi and a business center equipped with computers, private offices, and a conference room ensure that businesspeople can stay on top of their responsibilities throughout the day. To accommodate guests who are too busy to stay at Mr. Phills during the detailing process, a free shuttle provides transportation to and from home, work, the golf course, or the Batcave.
Travels In Wine Tours' co-founders, Kimberlee Young and Derek Schuler, share their love of wine, food, and travel with curious tourists through tours designed and led by certified sommeliers. Epicurean scenic tours of boutique wineries, personalized luxury Napa vacations, and custom weekend getaways marry viticultural education with flavorful indulgence as guests take in picturesque panoramas of vineyards that stretch to the horizon before curving upward and forming bridges to the moon.
A-1 Detailing and Pressure Washing's licensed and insured team members call upon 20 years of experience to wash and polish cars of all makes and models, with additional add-ons available including headlight restoration, waxing, Scotchgard, and engine cleaning. And they aim their powerful pressure washers at homes, too, ensuring a safe bathing experience for vintage paneling, gutters, windows, and plants. By removing layers of exterior grime and buildup, the pressure-washing treatment not only helps to increase curb appeal and prevent erosion, it also increases houses' chances of getting asked to prom. During appointments, homeowners may inquire about complimentary estimates for additional jobs including pressure-washing decks, sidewalks, and driveways.
Though they may be a long way from their country of origin, European- and Asian-made vehicles feel at home at Import Performance thanks to friendly technicians who service their nuanced systems and equip them with original parts. The team's 20 years of experience and specialization in foreign brands such as Audi, Subaru, and BMW becomes evident as they pop hoods and crawl beneath undercarriages to service brakes and engines and sing to transmissions in their native tongue. Although the company performs repairs, their number-one goal is to thwart problems before they occur through maintenance services that preempt mechanical failures and save drivers money on costly fixes.
Teppanyaki-trained chefs create thrilling bursts of flame and clouds of savory aromas as they grill vegetables, seafood, and choice beef cuts tableside. Teriyaki-doused tilapia, shrimp, and a slab of filet mignon take center stage on plates alongside an ensemble of soup, salad, rice, veggies, and noodles. Indecisive appetites find solace in more than a dozen combination dinners, which pair up proteins such as chicken and lobster tail or new york steak and chicken for a tag-team attack on taste buds. In addition to tableside hibachi cooking, Kobe Japanese Steak and Sushi amasses a sushi selection featuring the most impressive fish formations since the first all-mermaid troupe of Rockettes.