What began as Tulsa native Ted Robertson's humble downtown garage in 1962 has earned its place as a local automotive institution, where ASE-certified mechanics ensure long engine life with expert maintenance, repair, and tire services at all 11 Robertson Tire locations. Members of the Robertson family still proudly oversee the business, celebrating a half-century in operation, three generations of family ownership, and a mantel dangerously overflowing with awards. Tires from renowned brands such as BFGoodrich and Hankook?as well as fuel-efficient models from Michelin and Goodyear?cap car axles with firm traction and computer-balanced fits, and flushes, repairs, oil changes, and inspections keep engines purring. In addition to repairing cars, trucks, and utility vehicles, the community-minded staff supports local and national charities such as Operation Smile and reduces carbon tire treads with eco-friendly products and tires.
Steve Jones, who formerly helmed Owasso Automotive Care, and his team of expert techs fix and maintain cars, trucks, and diesel vehicles in their new Catoosa shop. Mechanics rescue rides from maladies large and small, with preventive maintenance from tune-ups and oil changes to in-depth power steering and transmission repairs. Drivers can wait for their cars in a peaceful slate-blue lobby accented with dark furniture and autographed photos of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.
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, battery maintenance, 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.
Since 1975, Ranch Acres Car Care has upheld a commitment to reliable auto service, from routine oil changes to transmission work and AC repair. The family-operated shop offers the personalized, caring service that can be hard to find in a national chain or child begrudgingly finishing his chores. The shop's Saturday-morning hours mean weekday workers don't have to sneak out early to schedule convenient repairs.
Servicing autos for more than 35 years, Hesselbein Tire caters to cars with a seasoned team of ASE– and TIA–certified mechanics. The full-service automotive shop overseas a sprawling stockpile of more than 150,000 name-brand tires from the likes of Bridgestone and Firestone and handles the round rubber souls of all types of vehicles, from passenger vehicles and heavy trucks to lawn and garden vehicles, golf carts, and ATVs. Engine experts cater to all corners of the car with an extensive array of services including computerized alignments, battery service, transmission maintenance, and brake service. Hesselbein's staff pumps passageways full of Pennzoil during standard oil-change services and inspects overactive air conditioners that continually attract families of small Yetis.
The roar of a clean engine is music to the ears of Briarwood Auto Service's technicians. They dote on every sedan and SUV that pulls into their lot. Even their basic services are loaded with perks and upgrades?take the basic oil change, which includes a full inspection along with the standard 5 quarts of oil.
As a certified NAPA AutoCare Center, Briarwood Auto Service rarely encounters a problem it can't fix. When the technicians aren't flushing out dirty oil, checking batteries, or rotating tires to ensure even wear, they delve into the car's innards to check on the AC and power steering. Their extensive knowledge allows them to service both domestic and foreign cars, provided the latter can show a valid passport.