Since 1998, the ASE-certified mechanics at The Star Auto Service have issued drivers a simple promise: “If you drive it on Earth, we’ll probably service it.” From within the tool-packed service bays of this certified NAPA Auto Center, the techs live up to that promise every day, tackling jobs ranging from oil changes and preventive maintenance to engine replacements, transmission work, and electronics overhauls. High-tech diagnostic equipment burrows to the source of potential problems, and a 21st Century tune-up unearths an even more in-depth analysis. In addition to its initial promise, the team also abides by a strict code of ethics, which dictates its commitments to the customer and how to conduct a drag race between minivans.
For more than two decades, skilled mechanics at Lute Riley have deftly serviced and spruced up Hondas and Acuras within the spacious Richardson dealership shop. During the one- to three-hour car coddling, a skilled Honda Master Technician ushers your auto into one of 60 service bays, replaces gunky filters, and quenches thirsty pistons with a fresh pour of oil. The motor maestro then conducts a thorough 27-point inspection to ensure vehicles run safely and are free of hitchhiking hood ornaments. In addition to the internal overhaul, Lute Riley Honda's staff scrubs sedans inside and out with an executive car wash, shining glass, exteriors, and tires before vacuuming interiors to rout out debris and fossilized french-fry colonies.
The staff at North Central Ford has earned the Ford Motor Company President’s award for customer satisfaction every year from 2006 to 2011. This commitment to quality service is evident in the work they do, from general maintenance to more extensive repairs that call upon the dealership’s stock of manufacturer-recommended parts. While cars are in the shop, customers can take advantage of North Central Ford’s shuttle system, which, unlike a surgeon with two broken arms, operates six days a week.
Courtesy Nissan's experienced mechanics pamper and service all types of automobiles, helping them approach infinity on their odometers. During the oil change, engine curators extract old oil like a tin-man phlebotomist and inject fresh filters with up to 5 quarts of conventional Valvoline oil. An ensuing inspection addresses cars' safety systems—including brakes, steering, fluid levels, and tire pressure. Before horseless carriages roll back onto the road, car caretakers lash on two front windshield wipers designed to deliver more roadside clarity than a psychologist's lemonade stand; in all, the service takes about 90 minutes.
Christensen Tire & Automotive tunes up road-weary people movers and rescues beloved rides from lemondom with its friendly team of knowledgeable, certified automotive technicians. Standard, semi-synthetic oil changes replace up to 5 quarts of unfresh motor oil with elegantly mud-like fluid that can help to extend the life of the motor. After depositing their car, truck, or luxury all-terrain golf cart, drivers can relax while the team goes to work to ensure car blood flows freely through the labyrinthine under-the-hood network. For an additional $35, customers can upgrade to a full synthetic oil change.
The first Kwik Car Lube & Tune shop opened in 1986, later followed by more than 350 locations that gradually created a stretch of auto-maintenance nirvana across eight states. At any Kwik Car shop, technicians direct their automotive-maintenance services toward brakes, engines, transmissions, tires, and air conditioners.
Precision Tune Auto Care started as a little tune-up shop in Beaumont, Texas, and now thrives at 350 locations throughout the United States. The company handles every new kind of vehicle on the market, and offers a 12-month/12,000-mile warranty, good at any of its of locations. These days, the teams of certified technicians service something in the neighborhood of 2.5 million vehicles every year, swapping oil in sports cars, helping doors slide smoothly on minivans, and fusing new animal traits into the DNA of hybrids.