Car troubles left to the staff at Alper Automotive land in skilled hands, as each mechanic holds an ASE certification and continues to train with the latest foreign and domestic cars. While technicians tinker with brakes, quench parched engines with Shell motor oil, pump up a tire’s pressure, or perform any of the shop’s other services, customers can relax inside a waiting room that welcomes parents, children, and nomadic laptops attracted by the buzz of free WiFi. Each completed repair comes with a nationwide warranty, and Alper Automotive’s status as a AAA Approved Auto Repair center signifies the shop’s upper-tier standards when it comes to reliability, cleanliness, quality, and pricing.
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.
Since its birth as a single-bay tire shop in 1929, Jack Williams Tire & Auto Service Centers has vastly expanded its array of vehicle services and spawned more than 20 additional shops throughout the state. During each of the three included oil changes, a team of knowledgeable car whisperers convinces motors' mouths to open wide as they swap soiled oil for up to five quarts of fresh, standard engine juice and install a new filter. Steel steeds with a flat tire can lurch into the shop and ask one of Jack Williams' experts to repair it; if the puncture wound is fixable, drivers can enjoy lifetime repairs and rebalancing on that one tire. To top it all off, rewards-booklet-toting folk can enjoy a bevy of additional savings including a 50% discount on a wheel alignment and a state safety inspection, as well as free shuttle service and complimentary midservice performances of "Greased Lightning."
AAMCO's trained technicians maintain roadsters with diagnostic, upkeep, and repair services performed in a certified eco-green shop. A 41-point fall/winter checkup grooms vehicles for looming frigidity with a test drive, fluid top-off, and visual inspection of all external components including the suspension, brakes, and stuck-on remoras. Automotively attuned technicians can also perform a full maintenance check at the customer's request to ensure continuation of the manufacturer's warranty coverage. The 45- to 90-minute service concludes with a tire rotation and premium oil change, which lubricates engine parts with up to five quarts of Grade A synthetic-blend oil and a standard filter. Patrons can connect to the repair shop's complimentary WiFi while their car is serviced.
• For $20, you get a general-admission lawn ticket (a $29.50 value before fees, or up to a $40 value online, including all ticketing fees). • For $31, you get a ticket for seating in sections 201–202 or 205–206 (a $49.50 value before fees, or up to a $62.50 value online, including all ticketing fees).
Since 1990, WeeBee Audio/Video has been keeping homes and automobiles wired with audio-and-video systems. The showroom boasts home theaters, stereo systems, and flat-screen TVs; behind the scenes, the technicians integrate the devices into the home or even build custom systems. The audio side is no less stocked. Car stereos, subwoofers, remote starters, and navigation systems bring gadgetry to the road; lighting upgrades and details spruce up a car's appearance.