Express Oil Change and Service Center has spent more than three decades catering to the needs of man's best mechanical friend. In this time, it has managed to spread across 10 states, much like the Guinness Book of World Records's largest blanket, taking its no-pressure modus operandi and penchant for recycling oil to more than 170 locations. The shop's ASE–certified technicians ply their trade with a cybernetic hybrid of high-tech computerized equipment and old-fashioned friendliness, maintaining the optimum efficiency and safety of engines with thorough oil changes, tire rotations, and maintenance packages.
More than 40 years ago, the doors to Fountain Car Wash & Lube's full-service car wash tunnel opened to reveal a slew of heavy bristle brushes. Since then, the tunnel has been refurbished with soft cloths, high-pressure water jets, mild cleaning detergents, clear-coat waxes, and touchless dryers that blow away any remaining water droplets before they attract thirsty cops. The car wash works in tandem with the detail shop, where seasoned technicians shampoo interiors and revivify paint jobs with biodegradable waxes, Rain-X, and Simoniz double-bond paint sealer. In 1995, the staff added a full-service lube shop, an authorized Valvoline Express Care outlet that features transmission flushes, tire rotations, oil changes, and complimentary checkups in between services.
Trophy Ford summons an army of new and used vehicles, including a battalion of cars under $10,000, to guard its lots and showroom. In the service department, factory-trained technicians (who specialize in Fords, Lincolns, and Mercurys) work with genuine Motorcraft and Ford Motor Company parts, changing motor oil contaminated by dirt or piston gossip, fiddling with brakes, aligning wheels, and replacing dead batteries. The dealership has English- and Spanish-speaking staff on hand to deal with engines that idle in either language.
American LubeFast proliferates the purring perfection of engines with diligent oil changes, greasing gas-gulpers with up to 5 quarts of Chevron motor oil and a new filter. Additional services aid in making the next road trip, grocery run, or demolition derby even smoother.
The regularly trained gearheads at Preferred Collision Specialist perform a variety of detailing packages to remove muck and grime from car interiors and exteriors. A hand wash and polish spruces up outside shells and a post-bath glisten is locked in by a final wax. Auto interiors that usually serve as temples for chip crumbs and gum wads get the scrub down with a thorough vacuuming, shampoo, and surface cleaning before a fresh window-wiping guarantees continued access to sunlight and nosy red-light neighbors. Additionally, technicians will travel up to 15 miles from the store to pick up or drop off vehicles.
Riverside Ford Lincoln's factory-trained mechanics specialize in helping drivers get more mileage from their motors, employing service that earned them a 2009 President's Award from Ford Motor Co. During each treatment, vehicular technicians plumb the depths of the engine and restore its reservoir with up to 5 quarts of fresh oil. Then a team of car cobblers rotates tires to balance tread wear and check for signs of hoof disease.