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.
Wash Wizard’s boasts state-of-the-art-tunnel, touch-screen interactive pay stations , high power vacuums, and vending machines featuring additional car-care products. At the Mount Pleasant location 120-foot long wash tunnels lather and spray passing cars with a menagerie of paint sealants, polish, and tire glaze.
NAPA cares for vehicles with pampering services designed to extend the lives of trusty driving machines. ASE-certified car technicians replace dirty oil with fresh oil, ensuring cars are well greased and prepared to prowl through gravel wildernesses and patrol asphalt jungles. The oil change helps drivers steer clear of engine-killing sludge buildup and keeps friction in the engine down, preventing the motor from seizing up. NAPA's auto docs will also complete a tire rotation, potentially extending the life of tires by guarding against the uneven tread wear cars can experience both on the highway and on the treadmill.
At Tuffy's, motor-vehicle caregivers spruce up patrons' horseless carriages and prepare them for a new season of dutiful service. After installing a new oil filter, auto artisans remove the old sludgy glop clogging the car's arterial system and replace it with up to five quarts of 5W-30 or 5W-20 conventional motor oil (a $31.99 value; diesel or synthetic oil costs extra). The staff will also rotate tires to prepare four-wheeled wonders for safe gliding (a $12 value) and perform an inspection to make sure air-conditioning systems are functioning properly to bring riders to the brink of coolness faster than Fonzie’s leather jacket ($9.99). Finally, a pair of fresh wiper blades (up to 22")—grown locally by organic-blade farmers—supplants worn-out window-rubbers ($22) and a specialist conducts an extensive 41-point maintenance inspection.