Guided through the mechanical morass by two ASE-certified master technicians, Techne Mechanical services domestic and foreign vehicles from compact to colossal. While the vehicle's vital fluids are being transfused, the technicians play a game of musical tires, rotating them around the car until the music stops and the odd tire out gets relegated to the trunk. The car's brakes are also inspected to ensure they can continue in their deceleration duties. Alternately, Techne Mechanical offers a Class-A state inspection to certify the car is road-worthy, environmentally sensitive, and not actually a set of trash-can lids bolted onto a refrigerator.
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 car-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-trippers cruising across the highways of the United States or the thoroughfares of Canada will likely, somewhere or another, stumble upon a GCR Tire shop. At each of the more than 200 friendly automotive-care outposts, skilled technicians keep autos rolling with quality services and top products by the likes of Bridgestone, Firestone, and Dayton. Drivers can pull into the garage for standard maintenance, such as oil changes and wheel alignments, or call on GCR 24 hours a day, seven days a week for roadside assistance or tips on building a boss tire swing. The auto experts also flaunt their skills repairing suspensions, steering, and airbag systems, along with performing engine diagnostics and tune-ups.
Get your chassis classy in time for rolled-down-window weather with the full-service treatment, including up to five quarts of Valvoline oil, a new Valvoline oil filter, and vehicle lubrication of chassis components (if required). The procedure also includes a complete examination of everything from tire pressure to transfer-case fluid. Customers pay the difference for any excess quarts of oil or certain replacement filters (see the fine print above).
A dedicated staff and comfy service lounge greet customers at Pinkerton Chevrolet's two locations. Both new and gently used GM vehicles such as Buicks, Chevrolets, and Cadillacs grace the grounds, beckoning customers to test-drive them to the nearest deserted go-kart racetrack. Inside, patrons can sip on premium coffee, catch a favorite show on the flat-screen TV, or surf the wireless Internet while their car is spruced up.
The technicians at Qwikwash Detailing and Carwash caress cars completely by hand, with microfiber cloths superseding machines and harsh brushes. Each 30-minute Super Premier car wash kicks off with a detailed cleanse, during which agile digits traverse the outer shell while scrubbing off dirt, film, and diesel rashes. Ample applications of exterior dressing enhance the car's glossy shine, and then cleaners clarify the windows and sniff out interior debris with a vacuum. Techs add dressing to surfaces and panels, and finally, an aromatic air freshener drives out stale odors.