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, electricity, 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, complete a service only after it has been approved, and refuse to replace windshields with Saran wrap.
For 30 years R & D Automotive has pampered and primped German automobiles, catering to collectibles, racecars, and everyday street vehicles. Car aficionados can restore the innards of their four-wheeled steeds with an oil change, which incorporates a factory filter and a dose of fresh synthetic oil to impress passengers with a smoother ride and a healthier engine. The four wheel-alignment services employ state-of-the-art Hunter-alignment systems—whose computerized alignment sensors attach to the outside of the tires, rather than the wheel—to ensure sensitive tires don’t get damaged. Signs vehicles need alignment include excessive tire wear, vibrating steering wheels, and cup holders curled in the fetal position.
For more than seven decades, Kost Tire and Auto Care has tended to tires and outfitted autos with expertise, efficiency, and an ebullient approach by their team of Automotive Service Excellence–certified specialists. During the standard oil change, motor-oil maestros will remove thick and slow-moving sludge, replacing it with clean, free-flowing fluid fit for deserving engines and vagabond tin men who lack hearts and proper lubrication. The oil filter will also be replaced, cleaning out murky buildup to keep motors moving and cars content.
Consaul Auto Care's motor mechanics relinquish roadsters from conundrums caused by curmudgeonly oil and undiagnosed engine dilemmas. Each oil change drains tanks before engines are topped off with fresh five-quart servings of MOA-enhanced 5W-30 oil, which can keep jalopies chugging along for an extra 1,000 miles before another pomade swap or engine bathroom break is needed. Next, a 27-point inspection scours fluid levels, alignment, and electrical systems for any conditions that may require extra attention. Just as an 1,800-mile or 18-month parts-and-labor warranty ensures customers of quality workmanship, an adherence to environmentally friendly disposal services (included in this Groupon) ensures a spiteful mother nature doesn't sic bird minions on patrons' auto bodies.
Helmed by husband-and-wife duo Richard and Sandra Hameroff, Broadway Auto Clinic tends to the mechanical and aesthetic needs of vehicles foreign and domestic. As visitors relax in the lobby with a show on the flat-screen TV or a magazine, formally trained technicians employ sophisticated equipment to tune up and repair cars, with same-day service in most cases. High-powered automated car washes flush out undercarriages and protect precious paint jobs with pressurized jets of water and applications of triple-foam polish wax. Specialized dog-wash stations ensure that pets are clean enough to drive your clean car home. Two dedicated courtesy shuttles ferry passengers to and from downtown Albany and other important locations Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Tint World’s automotive detailers have been tinting car and truck windows since 1982. What started as a single location in Tamarac, Florida mushroomed across the state, and eventually led to locations in Oklahoma, North Carolina, and California. At each franchise, automobile specialists keep roadsters looking sharp and running resolutely with meticulous detailing packages, state-of-the-art auto audio and video systems, and custom wheels and tires. They still perform their original service, tinting car windows with a precise, computerized method that prevents harsh UV rays from distracting drivers, overheating interiors, and leaving dashboard hula dancers with unsightly tan lines. To keep its clients protected and comfortable in all aspects of their lives, Tint World has expanded their tinting services to include residential, commercial, and boat windows.