Drawing on half a century of automotive service, the family owned and operated Midas helps drivers to prolong vehicle vigor with factory-recommended maintenance services. Mechanics pop car hoods to perform oil changes with standard and temperature-durable synthetic solutions, taking time to inspect belts, hoses, fluids, and the air conditioner's resident penguin. Armed with efficient catalytic converters built to US EPA standards, the staff helps to shrink harmful emissions during muffler and exhaust-system checks. Trained technicians augment brake services with lifetime guarantees and curate healthy, evenly worn tires with rotations or replacements from Goodyear, Michelin, Firestone, and Bridgestone.
So established is Circle K that even brand-new vehicles recognize what its red-and-white logo stands for?fuel, snacks, and everything else a car might need to keep powering down the road with its driver. Circle K's story starts back in 1951, when Fred Hervey bought three Kay's Food Stores in El Paso, Texas. Under his guidance, these three little shops grew into the more than 3,000 convenience stores that crouch on our nation's street corners today.
After rolling up to a Circle K, drivers can pump their faithful roadsters full of high-octane fuel and send them skipping through a car wash to experience the cleansing touch of Blue Coral Beyond Green and Rain-X products. Then it's time to step inside the air-conditioned shop for a peek at the provisions. Rows of sodas hibernate behind glass doors, and snacks, candy, and their ATM guardians stand boldly out in the open. Some Circle Ks also offer the Take Away Fresh Caf?, which presents an appetizing lineup of healthy road fare including sandwiches, fruit cups, and fresh-cut vegetables. Drivers can gear up for a long drive with premium coffees or enjoy a cold Polar Pop, whose specially formulated cup keeps drinks colder thanks to the family of tiny snowmen trapped in its foam walls.
Since 1932, Firestone Wentworth Tire Services talented mechanics have outfitted wheels with road-ready tires. Armed with an inventory that boasts 14 brands, including Pirelli, Michelin, and Continental, the store’s stock includes a wide range of dimensions. The helpful sales staff ensures clients find the best match for their needs, keeping cars well-treaded, safe, and smelling of fresh rubber. The company’s automotive purview encompasses more than just the tires. Routine oil changes, roadside assistance, or even full transmission replacements all fall within the skilled, on-staff technicians' areas of expertise.
Tidal Wave Hand Car Wash’s meticulous technicians groom automobiles of all sizes with machineless, hand-powered baths. During each 15–20 minute standard wash, dexterous digits comb across cars’ outer shell, scrubbing away dirt, peeling away road grime, and decoding rebuses drawn onto dusty bumpers. Auto washers duck down to sanitize wheels and tidy up tires, and punctuate the exterior dirt purging with a gentle hand dry. Meanwhile, vacuum-brandishing techs inside the vehicle hunt for small debris or dirt particles on the carpeting and floor mats and pave trails of spotless surfaces across the dashboard and console. The service concludes with a clarifying window cleaning, helping drivers spot roadside hazards or entertain neighboring vehicles with middrive puppet shows. Tidal Wave Hand Car Wash is open from 8 a.m.–7 p.m. Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.–6 p.m. Saturday, and is closed on Sunday.
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. These technicians learn their care-care talents during stints in Jiffy Lube University, the company's exhaustive training program. During their training, technicians engage with computer-based learning, apply knowledge during on-the-job-training, and pass frequent skills tests to master the art of engine maintenance. Upon graduation, technicians also take the Jiffy Lube Pledge, vowing to service their customers' cars with the same care they would normally reserve for their own vehicles. This extensive curriculum and commitment to customer service is part of what earned the program accolades as an Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Certified Training Provider.
In addition to performing oil changes, Jiffy Lube’s experts perform air conditioning, air filtration, cooling system, electrical, windshield services, and many more. The technicians’ quality pledge includes a commitment to transparency, which stipulates that they will inform car owners of any necessary services and only complete those services after it has been approved by the owner.
Road-weary wagons shed salt and grime while adding protective finishes as they pass through Palos Auto Spa’s automatic wash. Before the car wash welcomes tired trucks and cars with a soft, soapy embrace, it offers them a kindhearted presoak conditioner ($12.75). Then, a high-pressure wash dismisses lingering road residue from the exterior, Armor All Body Shied coats your car in a bulletproof sheen, and an undercarriage wash and wheel-blaster treatment expel dirt and dust before they metamorphose into rust. A tire dressing with included rim scrubbing ($3), VisionClear window protectant, tri-foam polish, hand-towel try and new air freshener round out the package.