While an expert staff leads customers through an inventory of new and pre-owned Hyundais outside, Shawnee Mission Hyundai's service department hones in on parts and appearances. Hyundai-certified technicians wield factory-approved tools as they change oil and filters, replace batteries and brake pads, and tackle other auto maintenance and repairs. The shop also lavishes cars with hand washes and detailing packages that target surface imperfections with clay bars and protect exteriors with paint sealant. Drivers can await their rides in one of two lounges stocked with flat-screen televisions, magazines, free WiFi, and complimentary coffee. A play area keeps children from assessing the Blue Book value on their Matchbox cars.
The trill of an air wrench. The falsetto song of a squeegee against glass. The sounds of a stock-car repair pit drift from JC's Speedy Lube, where crews work to focus that same level of efficiency on vehicles returning to the road. Along with expeditious oil changes, mechanics perform light mechanical work and employ Genisys scanners to diagnose future problems. Visitors wait for their steel steeds to return to them, passing the time in a waiting area with free WiFi, a flat-screen TV, and steaming cups of Keurig coffee. JC's Speedy Lube also collects an ever-changing stable of used cars, which wow prospective owners with low mileage numbers and past owners who never drove them very far back in time.
Founded by a truck enthusiast in 1991, Chux Trux has blossomed into a highly recognized one-stop shop for car, truck, and jeep accessories and services. Trained Chux Trux technicians professionally install enhancers such as bed covers, steps, and chrome accessories, transforming standard vehicles into gleaming road warriors. Customers can browse the cavernous showrooms teeming with an array of custom wheels and tires as well as contractor necessities such as toolboxes, whistle music books, and ladder racks. The Chux Trux staff treats customers like family, special ordering and custom fabricating hard-to-find parts, remembering customers' birthdays, and never letting them live down their sixth-grade talent-show act.
The Jack Miller Auto Group boasts more than half of a century in the automotive industry, and at Jack Miller Kia, new and pre-owned sedans, vans, and SUVs fill the showrooms, waiting to flaunt their low mileage and fully stocked features. Factory-trained technicians stand by six days a week in the service department, where oil changes and comprehensive detailing services make cars interchangeable with their showroom brethren. A full inventory of OEM parts and a 12,000-mile warranty on all parts and services infuse vehicles with the confidence to parallel park even on an 85-degree incline.
The GM master-trained technicians at Randy Reed Buick GMC relieve engines of old, sludgy oils and pour in up to 5 quarts of clean liquid, which rushes inside to grease the palms of the various moving parts. Technicians also install a fresh filter, lube the chassis, and rotate the tires to afford even tread wear. During a multipoint inspection, professional inspectors take a peek at steering and suspension, belts and hoses, and fluid levels, and then follow the checkup with a refreshing exterior car wash, which instills the car with the confidence to flash its brights and flutter its wiper blades. The entire service lasts about one hour, or roughly as long as it takes for 60 minutes to pass.
After treating your tires to a game of musical chairs (during which each tire will be checked for leaks, damage, and stowaways), Rob Sight's technicians will run a rigorous test on every component of your vehicle's brake system down to its friction material, rotors, drums, hoses, and connection points ($24.95 for tire rotation and brake inspection). Dual- or rear-wheel vehicles cost extra. Next, they'll conduct a charge system test ($34.95) on the alternator, starter draw, and battery. After a thorough multipoint inspection and an exterior car wash, your chariot will shimmer its way off the lot looking fresh as a genetically engineered super-creature with dangerously soulful eyes.